Thursday 17th August, 2017
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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- A more traditional person might call it crass, an ostentatious 90th birthday bash with a $250-per-person price tag to attend. But then, no one would call Louisiana's four-term former governor, Edwin Edwards -- the convicted felon with a wife five decades his junior, a 4-year-old son and a lifetime of making headlines -- anything close to traditional.The birthday festivities Saturday night at a posh Baton Rouge hotel sold out weeks in advance, with hundreds of elected officials, lobbyists and onlookers ponying up for tickets and a chance to watch what is expected to be ...
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