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Top New Orleans news: Rally for research on gun violence set; rising river poses threat; more

Here's what you need to know about what's happening in New Orleans.

Man charged in connection with punching comedian outside of club

David Hale faces second-degree battery and simple battery charges. The incident happened early Saturday outside a nightclub.

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Rally to promote funds for gun violence research set for Saturday

The event at the Patrick F. Taylor Library in the Ogden Museum of Southern Art is being organized by Giffords, a nonprofit founded by former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who survived being shot in 2011.

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Mississippi River posing threat to city during hurricane season

The river that drains much of the flood-soaked U.S. is still running far higher than normal, menacing New Orleans in multiple ways just as the hurricane season intensifies.

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Cancer Society kicks off fundraising season

The American Cancer Society held its Making Strides Against Breast Cancer breakfast in New Orleans on Wednesday to launch its fundraising season.

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New power plant could cost nearly $700M, watchdogs say

The controversial Entergy New Orleans plant could cost three times more than ENO estimates, affordable energy advocates say.

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