Penalties blocked for abortion law

Posted: September 1, 2014 at 3:09 a.m.

BATON ROUGE -- A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of Louisiana's restrictive new abortion law, but lawyers disagree about whether his order covers doctors at all five of the state's abortion clinics or only those at three clinics whose lawsuit challenges the measure.

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Police and firefighters work on the scene where three people were killed and two others injured after an airplane crashed in a field northwest of the main runway at Erie Municipal Airport while coming in for a landing in Erie, Colo., Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. (AP Photo/The Daily Camera, Cliff Grassmick)

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Civilians trained for '50s Soviet invasion

This March 26, 1947, fi le photo shows Federal Bureau of Investigation Director J. Edgar Hoover calling the Communist Party of the United States a “Fifth Column” whose “goal is the overthrow of our government” during testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee in Washington

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