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After heavy June rains, a buildup of manganese is discoloring a Louisiana city's water supply

Jul. 17, 2024 13:31 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Unusually high concentrations of the mineral manganese are discoloring the drinking water in the northwest Louisiana city of Shreveport, where officials have been fighting the problem for over a month. The manganese isn’t considered a health hazard for the...

AI experimentation is high risk, high reward for low-profile political campaigns

Jun. 17, 2024 10:20 AM EDT

Adrian Perkins was running for reelection as the mayor of Shreveport, Louisiana, when he was surprised by a harsh campaign hit piece. The satirical TV commercial, paid for by a rival political action committee, used artificial intelligence to depict Perkins as a high school student...