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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Tulane University institute dedicated to brain science has received a pledge of $1 million to endow a research fund. The pledge to Tulane's Brain Institute was made by the Priddy Family Foundation to establish the Priddy Family Spark Research Endowed Fund.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. John Bel Edwards is telling President Donald Trump that Louisiana will be harmed with his use of tariffs in trade disputes with other countries. The Democratic governor wrote to the White House, asking the president to reconsider the approach. In the letter, Edwards says the tariffs Trump has imposed on certain imports, along with the retaliatory tariffs enacted by countries in response, will damage Louisiana's ports, liquefied natural gas facilities and farms.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A former Louisiana congressman has a memoir coming out this summer. Times-Picayune reports Bob Livingston, who spent 21 years representing parts of southeast Louisiana, reflects on his time in Washington, D.C., in "The Windmill Chaser: Triumphs and Less in American Politics." The book is scheduled for release Sept. 11 by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press.

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi's second pharmacy school is opening on the state's Gulf Coast. Classes will begin on Monday at William Carey University's School of Pharmacy in Biloxi. For now, the 58 students will be meeting in temporary locations, awaiting the October scheduled opening of the $7 million, three story pharmacy building. Baptist-affiliated William Carey will offer an accelerated pharmacy course, with students finishing in three academic years instead of the traditional four years.

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