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By David Keene
Allowing states to innovate could reduce dependency on bureaucracy
Topic - Pat Smith
Lawmakers have killed a measure that would have allowed public high school students to be surveyed about sex-related risk behaviors.
For the third time in five years, legislators on Wednesday shot down a fellow lawmaker's proposal to mandate sex education in Louisiana's public schools.
A measure to allow the state education department to survey students on sex-related risk behaviors narrowly advanced to the Louisiana House for debate after passing a committee Tuesday.
Lawmakers have rejected a measure that would have made it illegal to refuse to sell or lease property to same-sex couples in Louisiana solely because they are gay, the latest setback for groups trying to advance gay rights legislation in the state.
The leaders of the State Department's Benghazi probe defended their inquiry into the 2012 attack, but they acknowledged to Congress on Thursday that their mission was limited in scope and faced questions over why they gave Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton an advance look at their findings.
Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill is listed in stable condition at a local hospital after suffering a seizure late in the game against New Mexico State. It's the third time in his coaching career that Kill has had a seizure on game day.
Smith says the survey would help collect information on teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, in a state with high rates of both.