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   Not too long ago, it was pretty much agreed that crime may be high and summers may be hot, but New Orleans was a pretty cheap place to live for renters. No more. CNN's list last week of "Worst Cities to be a Renter" placed the Crescent City at No. 6, estimating a 9 percent rent hike since 2009 and a 1.5 percent decline in income in the same period. ...

   Gambit contributor Jeremy Alford, editor of the website and subscription newsletter LaPolitics, has launched a gossipy weekly political newsletter, "Tuesday Tracker." This one is free, and covers political matters from all over the state, both weighty and frivolous. To sign up, visit www.lapolitics.com/tuesday-tracker.

   The Washington Post created March basketball-style brackets for the 2016 race for the Republican presidential nomination, with the names of 17 politicos (15 names and one pair of play-ins). Missing from the 17 top contenders: Gov. Bobby Jindal.

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