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The Galatoire Foundation presented $100,000 to Eden House New Orleans and Breakthrough New Orleans with proceeds from its popular Christmas and Mardi Gras table auctions. Eden House is a local charity that fights human trafficking; Breakthrough New Orleans works with at-risk middle school students to prepare them academically.

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The San Antonio Express-News headlined its obituary of Tom Benson with "San Antonio billionaire Benson, owner of the New Orleans Saints, dies at 90," and quoted Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones as saying Benson was a "proud Texan." Say what? Benson was born in New Orleans, lived here and was laid to rest last week with a funeral Mass at St. Louis Cathedral.

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POLITICO profiled Mayor Mitch Landrieu as "The Cajun Democrat who could shake up the 2020 field" of presidential candidates and cited his "smooth Cajun accent." Again, say what? Not everything is Cajun by virtue of being Louisianan. After everyone had a good laugh, the publication changed its description of the outgoing mayor to "a Southern Democrat."

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