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Digging inside LA online impersonation law

It's finally Friday!  Britney Glaser here in the KPLC 7Newsroom with a look at some of the stories we're covering today:

*Following the drama of Notre Dame's Manti Te'o and his fake girlfriend, we look at a Louisiana law that's supposed to protect people from similar situations.

*A meeting is set for today between the Port of Lake Charles and Magnolia LNG to finalize certain business agreements on a new project proposed for the area.  It's another billion dollar project promising lots of new, high paying jobs.

*The FDA says it has approved a new flu vaccine that's made without eggs or the influenza virus.  The vaccine, called "Flublok," is permitted for use in people 18-49 years old.  We'll show you how it works.

*Cyclist Lance Armstrong says he did not feel like he was cheating when he used performance enhancing drugs throughout his cycling career.  We'll have the highlights from his confession to Oprah Winfrey.

*Calcasieu Parish Superintendent of Schools, Wayne Savoy, says it took the Sandy Hook school shooting to get the ball rolling for tightened security standards at schools.  Find out some of the proposals made in Baton Rouge this week to keep kids safer.

*Meteorologist Ben Terry says it's going to be a beautiful weekend!  Check out the extended forecast and see just how cold it will be.

Make it a Sunrise day!

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