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Pope Francis Invited To Address Congress

A new Pope has completed his first year, and has called for healing and unity. Pope Francis has cultivated an image of open mindedness, and accessibility. He appears to have established himself as a man of the people.

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Big News From Led Zeppelin!

A few years ago, during a TV interview, I was asked, "What kinds of music do you like to listen to?" I laughed & replied, "music I don't play on the radio!" The interviewer looked stunned, so I went on to clarify. I'm very proud of the work we do here at 99.9 KTDY, and feel that we play great music. I'm proud to say I'm the music director here. That being said, it's not the ONLY great music out there. I enjoy country, Jazz, Reggae, African music, and, of course, Rock 'n Roll.

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Two Dead, 23 Injured by Driver at SXSW

UPDATE: Local news outlet Statesman reports the alleged driver is 21-year-old Rashad Charjuan Owens.

Tragedy has befallen SXSW, the music industry's biggest event, currently taking place in Austin, Texas. A driver plowed into a crowd of people outside the Mohawk venue, where rapper Tyler, The Creator was performing as part of the Vans showcase on late Wednesday night (March 12), killing two and injuring 23 more, sending them to the hospital.

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Happy 25th Birthday To The Internet!

We use the internet to send electronic mail, pay bills, get our news and purchase almost anything we want.
People can visit a virtually limitless number of websites to obtain a vast amount of information. Data has become the "cash crop" of the 21st century. Corporate entities are constantly searching for new ways to grow, and monetize databases.
Social media enables users to reconnect with people they haven't seen in decades... That may not always be a good thing...

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Legislature Considers George Rodrigue License Plate

The Louisiana legislature opened its 2014 session on Monday, with a full slate of bills to consider. Some are sure to bring spirited debate, like the 15 marijuana related bills. One bill that will likely face little to no opposition is a proposal to introduce a series of license plates honoring Army Rangers, winners of the Distinguished Service Cross and the late artist, George Rodrigue.

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Saints Sign Top Free Agent Jairus Byrd

The "experts" weren't expecting the New Orleans Saints to make a big splash in the free agent market of 2014. Salary cap issues were expected to prevent them from making major moves. So much for the experts.

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Saints Begin Rebuilding Today

You may not think of a team that went 12-6 last season as being in a rebuilding stage, but the New Orleans Saints are. They're clearly looking to rejuvenate their roster. Will Smith, Jabari Greer, Jonathan Vilma, Roman Harper, and Lance Moore were big contributors to the first Super Bowl Championship in franchise history, and are popular with fans.

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BP Still Fighting Claim Payments From Gulf Oil Spill

Nearly four years after BP's Macondo well blew out in the Gulf of Mexico, the oil giant is still fighting the payment of claims resulting from the spill.

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Taylor Swift tops List

Taylor Swift officially makes the most money in the music industry.

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Justin Bieber’s Mom Pattie Mallette Wants More Kids

Batten down the hatches! Is the world ready (willing and able) for another Bieber?!

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6 Common Lent Misconceptions Explained

Lenten season is a BIG DEAL here in Acadiana. But despite its pervasiveness, there are still many misconceptions held about Lent among Catholics.

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Chrysler Orders Rare Dodge Vipers Destroyed (Video)

This is is bound to break Jay Leno's heart, or that of any auto enthusiast. Chrysler Corporation has ordered the destruction of 93 of the first Dodge Vipers ever built. Vipers are rare, and expensive to begin with. The cars being destroyed are pre-production prototy

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