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The Louisiana Restaurant Association Education Foundation
announced $57,000 in scholarships to 34 students. Destrehan High School graduate and Nicholls State University student Kerry Ford will receive the foundation's Jim Funk scholarship. Since 2009, the foundation's scholarship fund has awarded nearly $400,000 to students.

Steven Michael Paulus
was among 20 people to receive the 2017 Carnegie Medal from the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission recognizing acts of civilian heroism. Paulus rescued two people from a burning pickup truck in Metairie in 2016. The fund has named 9,934 honorees and awarded nearly $39 million since 1904.

U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy,
a physician, wrote to a constituent that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) creates a "Health Choices Commissioner" to determine coverage and treatment, ProPublica reported. No such commissioner exists. In a review of more than 200 letters from Congress and Senate members to constituents, ProPublica found "dozens of errors and mischaracterizations about the ACA and its proposed replacement."

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