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How New Orleans Saints Are Building One of the NFL's Most Potent Defenses

If you need proof that defense wins championships, look no further than Super Bowl XLVIII (48) almost four months ago when the Seattle Seahawks dismantled the Denver Broncos, and one of this generation's top quarterbacks in Peyton Manning.<p>If you want a demonstration of a nearly-complete defensive …

Football (U.S.)

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Watch a Keurig-Like Tortilla-Making Machine in Action

Because hand-formed tortillas take a "rather long time" to make, here's a promo video for a device called the <b>Flatev</b>, a machine that internally presses and cooks <b>dough-filled pods</b> to create fresh tortillas. (The idea is similar to that of the Keurig and brew-to-order coffee; tortillas are made one at …

Obama on Clinton: 'We're buddies'

President Barack Obama says he and Hillary Clinton are “buddies” and that she would be “very effective” should she run for the White House again.<p>The president’s remarks, aired Friday on ABC’s “Live with Kelly and Michael,” come amid an intensifying rollout for Clinton’s upcoming book, which …

Why Republicans are slowly embracing marijuana

After years of voting down almost every proposal championed by pot legalization advocates, the House made a surprising move this week, approving a measure that would prohibit the Drug Enforcement Administration from busting state-licensed medical marijuana operations.<p>The action in the<p>GOP-dominated …

Bobby Jindal Flip-Flops On Major Education Issue

In the past several years, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) has gone from a "strong supporter" of the Common Core Standards to someone who compares them to "centralized planning" in Russia.<p>A New Orleans Times-Picayune article Thursday suggests Jindal's presidential ambitions and the polarizing …

Renowned poet, author Maya Angelou dead at 86

Award-winning author, renowned poet and civil rights activist Dr. Maya Angelou was found dead in her Winston-Salem, N.C., home Wednesday morning. She was 86.<p>Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Jones confirmed Angelou's death to Fox News. Angelou, who rose from poverty as a child raised in St. Louis and …

Why Do a Majority of Black and Latino Students End Up at Two-Year Colleges?

In Los Angeles, the an­nounce­ment last week made for front-of-the-loc­al-sec­tion news. Stu­dents at gang- and poverty-rid­den East Los Angeles’s …

African-Americans With College Degrees Are Twice As Likely to Be Unemployed as Other Graduates

The Ivy-League-edu­cated barista who can’t find a job that pays enough to live any­where be­sides her child­hood bed­room. The freshly min­ted MBA …

College & University

Soul Food For Thanksgiving: Mac And Cheese, 'Red Drink,' And More

Adrian Miller is a lawyer and former special assistant to President Clinton. After the president's second term, finding himself with extra time on his hands, he ended up spending the next decade or so researching soul food. "With the only qualifications of eating the food a lot, and cooking it …

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These Are 21 of the Best Soul Food Kitchens in the Country

Soul food isn't just an American tradition; it's a way of life, with deep roots in the South that have spread all over the nation like an uncontrollable fryer spill in the Mississippi. Collard greens, Hoppin' John, fried chicken, neckbones, waffles, biscuits, grits, catfish... they're as American …

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How to cook perfect gumbo

The spectre of gumbo has loomed large over this column for some months: unable to find a source of filé powder in the UK, it has been twice delayed. The thing is, gumbo is sacred to Louisianans. Everyone's mother or grandmother makes the best version and often it involves several hours standing …

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UNO lays off 28 employees to help close $6 million budget deficit | NOLA.com

The University of New Orleans announced layoffs of 28 employees Friday, part of an effort to reduce the school's $6 million budget deficit. No …

Mandeville approves annexation of property near Louisiana 22 | NOLA.com

The Mandeville City Council has approved the annexation of a 1.7-acre tract near Louisiana 22 that could become the future site of a medical complex. …

Is Bobby Jindal looking to tap into Mitt Romney's donor list? | NOLA.com

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is looking to benefit from Mitt Romney's expansive donor network, according to a report in The National Review. But the …

February 2014 'sweeps' ratings report for New Orleans TV newscasts | NOLA.com

The TV buzz around NBC’s Winter Olympics broadcasts and Fox’s “American Idol” episodes featuring New Orleans’ Harry Connick Jr. at the judges table …

New Orleans District Moves To An All-Charter System

The nation's largest experiment with charter schools is expanding.<p>The Recovery School District, a state control board that runs most schools in New Orleans, shut down the last of its five traditional public schools this week, making it the first all-charter system in the nation.<p>"Twenty years ago, …

New Orleans District Gets Rid Of Its Last Traditional Public Schools

This week, the New Orleans Recovery School District permanently closed its last five traditional public schools, making it the first public school district in the country entirely composed of charter schools, according to The Washington Post.<p>As Al Jazeera notes, until this week, 84 out of the 89 …

New Orleans: Water and Wood

The pigs are naked today.<p>Andrew is a little disappointed. With superlative words and hands in the air, he attempts to paint the scene for me.<p>“Seriously. My neighbors decorate their pigs for every holiday. Shamrocks for St. Patrick’s, costumes on Mardi Gras!” He looks back one more time to be sure, …

Newly Single Sofia Vergara Hangs Out With Family In New Orleans

There's three good ways to get over a breakup: spending time with loved ones, traveling somewhere new and exciting, and looking <i>really damn hot</i> while doing it.<p>Somehow, <b>Sofia Vergara</b> pulled off all three this past weekend on a family getaway to New Orleans.<p>Vergara, 41, shared several happy snapshots …

Top Notch NY-Style Pies From Pizza Delicious, New Orleans

Pizza Delicious<p>617 Piety St. New Orleans, LA 70117 (Map); 504-676-8482; Pizzadelicious.com<b><br>Pizza type:</b> New York-style with local inspiration <b><br>Oven type:</b> Marsal Gas Deck<b><br>The Skinny:</b> Well executed slices, flavorful specialty pies, craft beer and Italian wine. Eye-catching salads, pastas, and desserts are …

Serious Entertaining: 20 New Orleans Recipes for Mardi Gras

Celebrate Fat Tuesday in style with these New Orleans-inspired foods. From muffulettas to po' boys and all the seafood in between, we've got your Mardi Gras party food covered. As for drinks? See our collection of 12 Mardis Gras cocktails to make at home!<p>Po' Boys and Sandwiches<p>Classic Muffaletta …

Saints' Rob Ryan Enjoys Himself at New Orleans Greek Festival

The 41st annual New Orleans Greek Festival was this weekend, and Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan seemed to really enjoy himself.<p>Michael DeMocker from <i>The Times-Picayune</i> tweeted a couple of pictures of Ryan at the festival on Saturday, and judging from the photos, it looks like the defensive …

Football (U.S.)

New Orleans: Designer outlet mall set to open where the tourists are

An outlet mall with designer duds from Neiman Marcus' Last Call Studio, purses from Coach, shoes from Steve Madden and more than 50 factory stores is set to open Thursday in downtown New Orleans.<p>The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk, touted as the first urban outlet center in the country, will be …

Breaking Down New Orleans Pelicans' Offseason Blueprint

With the New Orleans Pelicans sitting out this year's NBA draft, the team's focus now shifts to finding other ways to improve this offseason. It has a strong core already in place but still needs to add a couple of pieces in order to compete in a tough Western Conference next season.<p>The 2013-14 …

NBA