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Good Morning America: Turtle gets LEGO wheels after losing back legs

Vet students at Louisiana State University came up with this genius solution to help Pedro the turtle get moving after he lost both his back legs in an accident.

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Security Magazine: LSU Police awarded national law enforcement accreditation by CALEA

The LSU Police Department was awarded accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc., or CALEA, in the Law Enforcement program on Friday, Nov. 13, following a vote of CALEA’s 21-member board. CALEA Accreditation serves as the International Gold Standard for Public Safety Agencies.

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Newsday: Fewer trips during pandemic Thanksgiving but thousands still traveling

Passengers flying at the region’s major airports are estimated to be 71% fewer over last year’s Thanksgiving travel days. Trips aboard the Long Island Rail Road were down 73% Monday compared to the same time in 2019. And on the state roadways, there were "lighter traffic volumes" Wednesday.

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Yahoo: LSU Civil Engineering Professor Researches Safer Roads for Senior Citizens

LSU Civil Engineering Assistant Professor Hany Hassan conducts research in the college's driving simulator as part of his study into senior citizens' driving behavior in various traffic and environmental conditions.

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National Geographic: How powerful hurricanes hasten the disappearance of Louisiana’s wetlands

Johnson Bayou Fire Chief Rony Doucett remembers driving down Louisiana Highway 82 in the 1970s. Back then, he estimates, there was about a quarter-mile stretch of beach between the highway and the water.

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New York Times: Imagine if We Listened to Scientists Before the Hurricane

Climate and weather science have made impressive advancements in the 15 years since Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans in their ability to track these storms and identify how climate change influences their formation and ferocity.

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USA Today: Will the Black Lives Matter movement finally put an end to Confederate flags and statues?

The national protest movement that has erupted in the wake of George Floyd's death has rekindled a fire under the cultural tinderbox known as the American Confederacy.

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