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We'll have more news from Capitol Hill and overseas in a few moments. But first, this just in from Lafourche Parish in Louisiana.

The Associated Press reports the president of the parish has signed an ordinance banning saggy pants. The author of the ban, a local council member, said the intent is to keep people from wearing pants that show their underwear. The ordinance would also ban revealing bra straps, partial nudity and clothing that is not becoming to one's sex. The parish president, Charlotte Randolph, acknowledged the ordinance may be unconstitutional and there may be cracks in the legal thinking.

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