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7 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Edwards receives Democratic endorsement in governor's race

(AP) — State Rep. John Bel Edwards won the endorsement Saturday of the Louisiana Democratic Party in the governor's race, a signal no other major Democrats are expected to launch a campaign for the fall election. The endorsement allows the party to shift resources to Edwards' campaign, coordinating message, providing staff support and working on get-out-the-vote efforts in a state ...

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MAR 27, 2015 - Fox News

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Cleared in murder, but implicated in related crimes, ex-death row inmate denied pay by court

A north Louisiana judge has denied state compensation for a former death row inmate exonerated in a 1983 murder but still implicated in related crimes.

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MAR 27, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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No pay for ex-inmate cleared in murder, but not other crimes

Dorroh ruled that Ford cannot be compensated for the wrongful conviction under Louisiana law because evidence shows he knew the robbery was going to occur and later tried to sell goods stolen from the crime.

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MAR 27, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Bookkeeper admits embezzling $715,000 from charity

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite (puh-LEET) says a 67-year-old bookkeeper has admitted embezzling about $715,000 from Community Health Charities of Louisiana and Mississippi. The prosecutor says Blanchard used the charity's money to pay her credit card bills, cover cash advances on her gas credit card, and for personal spending.

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MAR 26, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Prosecutors: Evidence supports ex-Va. gov's convictions

The former governor argues in his appeal that the actions he took on behalf of Williams — arranging meetings with other state officials and attending or hosting events promoting Star's products — are routine political courtesies and not "official acts" as defined in federal bribery law. Prosecutors countered in their 93-page brief that McDonnell's actions fit the definition of "official ...

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