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# New Orleans

All time
# pitt stop
Groupon is offering Irish users the chance to meet Brad Pitt for €18k
Forget your €10 iPhone speakers. This is extreme Groupon-ing.
# fat tuesday
Mardi Gras in New Orleans a century ago was still a wild party
Give or take a few strings of beads.
# sister sister
College friends discover they're half-sisters through sperm donor
They both bought the same jacket without realising it! Sisters.
# Protest
Here's how New Orleans musicians protested against proposed noise laws
A proposed noise ordinance has led to a petition set up by musicians.
# Wild West
Frontierland: Early photos of major US cities
Some already hold the shape of the cities they would become – some are a little grittier.
# hairy situation
PICS: These are some of the best beards and moustaches in the world
Bow before them!
# coffee lovers
Heavy coffee drinkers beware: new study shows it could shorten your life
People under the age of 55 who drink four or more cups of coffee a day might have a shorter life, says new study.
# helpful guide
What is twerking and why is everyone talking about it?
Let us explain twerking for you because we know you’ve been wondering.
# New Orleans
New Orleans: 19 confirmed injured following parade shooting
Unknown gunmen opened fire during an early afternoon parade in New Orleans yesterday, injuring 17 adults and two 10-year-olds.
# Louisiana
12 people, including a child, shot at New Orleans' Mothers Day parade
Up to 400 people were participating in the parade at the time; three people were seen running from the scene.
# Chancers
VIDEO: Don’t want to pay €1,100 for a Super Bowl ticket? Just sneak in
That’s what these two students did anyway.
# Super Bowl
Kerry's Kieran Donaghy shows true colours at New Orleans Super Bowl last night
Star could’ve done a job for the 49ers last night we reckon.
# Super Bowl XLVII
Video: Beyoncé's performance at the Super Bowl Halftime Show
Watch the full performance, including the reunion of Destiny’s Child, right here…
# Sb47
Snapshot: Mayo flag spotted at the Super Bowl
The question is… are they Ravens or 49ers fans?
# Super Bowl XLVII
Open thread: Here's where all the cool people staying up for the Super Bowl are hanging out
Ravens or 49ers? Pull a sicky or get up in the morning? Is there more chicken wings there or what? Come join the chat.
# Bingo
PLAY: Super Bowl Bingo 2013
It’s that time of year again – so why not help pass the time with’s exclusive Super Bowl bingo?
# oh no she didn't
VIDEO: News reporter lets video bomber have it
You don’t want to mess with this lady when she’s doing the news.
# world of celebs
The Dredge: Beyoncé flees to New Orleans after breaking our hearts
The best of the day’s celebrity dirt.
# flightplan
Have boots, will travel: 6 sporting trips to take in 2013
We mark your sporting calendar and give you a couple of resolutions you may actually enjoy.
# a fine mess
NFL: Saints fan ref removed from New Orleans game
Brian Stropolo will not be officiating during Panthers v Saints tonight.
# Reprieve
NFL: 'Bountygate' player bans lifted
Jonathan Vilma, Scott Fujita and Will Smith are now free to play football.
# Isaac
Isaac downgraded to tropical storm as curfew remains
A curfew has been ordered in New Orleans as tropical storm Isaac continues.
# Hurricane Isaac
Isaac makes second landfall as New Orleans faces 80mph winds
Hurricane Isaac came shore at 12:45am Irish time – and again this morning – on the seventh anniversary of Katrina.
# Isaac
Hurricane Isaac strengthens while approaching US coast
President Obama has called on residents in the storm’s projected path to heed the warnings, saying: “Now’s not the time to tempt fate.”
# Isaac
New Orleans braces for Isaac, seven years after Hurricane Katrina
The tropical storms is expected to build strength as it approaches America’s Gulf Coast.
# Isaac
Tropical storm Isaac heads towards Gulf Coast
It is seven years – almost to the day – since Hurrican Katrina devastated the same area in 2005.
# celebrations
5 alternative sixth year holiday ideas
Leaving Certificate students have worked hard, now where are they going to play hard? Here are some less than ordinary sixth year holiday destinations.
# not pushed
Barmaid 'will drop charges' against Cuba Gooding Jr
It looks like the actor won’t be arrested after all.
# London 2012
Finger lickin' good: Draft pick Davis Kentucky fries Tunisians
The New Orleans Hornets have snagged a decent player for the new NBA season.
# Arrest
Police issue warrant for arrest of Cuba Gooding Jr
Show me the warrant. Show me the warrant!
# America
5 ex-police officers sentenced for killing civilians after Hurricane Katrina
The former New Orleans police officers were given prison terms ranging from 6 to 65 years for shooting dead unarmed residents on a bridge after Katrina.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web…
# To The Mattresses
WATCH: 850 people set a new world record as 'human mattresses'
Hundreds of people in New Orleans were tied to mattresses and knocked over to break the world record for the longest chain.
# mardi gras
Celebrity floats join Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans
Hillary Swank, Cyndi Lauper, Harry Connick Jr and others at Mardi Gras.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
# new dawn
NBA stars prepare for hectic schedule following end of lockout
With the prolonged argument between players and officials finally over, fans can finally focus on matters taking place on the court again.
Un-caged: it's Jake vs. Jake in New Orleans
With UFC’s Fight Night 25 just around the corner, we look ahead to the “Battle of the Bayou”, Jonathan Brookins’ baptism of fire and the welcome return of Adam Belcher.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the globe.