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For 2 photographers who covered Katrina, Baton Rouge floods bring back lessons

The first thing that got him was the smell. It was not quite the same as it was after Hurricane Katrina. But it was very close. That smell — a mildewy, wet, soggy mush of a smell — is hard to describe and impossible to forget. "It's always the smell that gets me, more than the sites. It's a smell," … Read More
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Judge acknowledges racist, sexist Web comments, withdraws from race

Arkansas Times | Blue Hog Report Judge Mike Maggio withdrew from a race for the Arkansas Court of Appeals after acknowledging he'd posted sexist, racist and homophobic comments on a website, Max Brantley reported Wednesday. Maggio posted under the name "geauxjudge" on a message board called TigerDroppings.com, sharing musings on topics like "rodeo sex," someone who was "black by injection" and "Why do two men get their weiners cut off to them date each other." Matt Campbell compiled a dossier of Maggio's postings, triangulating personal information he mentioned in his comments with facts about Maggio. In his statement acknowledging the postings, Maggio decried "the politics of personal destruction." Read More
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