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Gulf Coast seafood biz slammed by freshwater from floods
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Gulf Coast seafood biz slammed by freshwater from floods

By JANET McCONNAUGHEY Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Fresh water from Midwestern floods has killed oysters along the coasts of three states and cost Mississippi half of its blue crabs. Water that came through a Louisiana spillway killed 95% of the oysters in Mississippi’s share of the Mississippi Sound and fed toxic algae blooms...

Court: First Amendment protects “hate group” label
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Court: First Amendment protects “hate group” label

By JAY REEVES Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a liberal advocacy group has a First Amendment right to call a Christian ministry a hate group for its opposition to homosexuality. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson, in a 141-page decision issued late Thursday, threw out a complaint filed by...