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Hurricane Katrina (2005)

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Top Hurricane Katrina (2005) Articles

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  • Louisiana Senate contest embodies Democrats' task: win black voters

    Louisiana Senate contest embodies Democrats' task: win black voters
    Mary L. Landrieu is one of the most vulnerable Democrats in the U.S. Senate, and her chances of reelection this fall could come down to her ability to turn out African American voters like Barbara Brown. Standing outside Franklin Avenue Baptist Church...
  • Brain-eating amoeba in water causes high anxiety in Louisiana parish

    Brain-eating amoeba in water causes high anxiety in Louisiana parish
    Officials traced the death of a 4-year-old Mississippi boy in August to a day spent playing on a Slip 'n Slide in a New Orleans suburb. Cause of death: a rare, brain-eating amoeba. At first, officials thought the amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, had been...
  • Go Away With ... Ken Budd

    Go Away With ... Ken Budd
    As Ken Budd was turning 40, his father died of a heart attack. After the author heard from countless people about what an impact his father had made on their lives, he began to question his own purpose in the world. He began to do volunteer work and spent...
  • Ruth Benerito dies at 97; chemist helped develop wrinkle-resistant cotton

    Her name graces no labels, but millions wear Ruth Benerito creations daily. A government chemist, Benerito led a team that helped create wrinkle-resistant cotton — an innovation that spared homemakers hours of ironing and breathed new life into an...
  • Why the Astrodome is worth saving

    HOUSTON — Forget Monticello or the Chrysler building: There may be no piece of architecture more quintessentially American than the Astrodome. Widely copied after it opened in 1965, it perfectly embodies postwar U.S. culture in its brash...
  • Typhoon Haiyan and the language of disaster

     Typhoon Haiyan and the language of disaster
    A lie repeated often and confidently enough can become widely mistaken for the truth, becoming a belief that obscures the facts. False beliefs about disaster follow this model; their poison is concentrated in a few oft-deployed words, notably "mobs,"...
  • Obama's reversal of fortune

    Obama's reversal of fortune
    When it comes to his healthcare law, President Obama faces a political version of what insurance folks call "adverse selection": All the bad news is sticking to him and most of the good news is sticking to someone else. Adverse selection, as we've...
  • New Jersey's handling of Superstorm Sandy funds questioned

    POMONA, N.J. — His state wrecked and reeling from Superstorm Sandy, Chris Christie made himself the face of New Jersey's comeback effort with a take-charge tour de force that became a cornerstone of an expected run for president. But the made-for-...
  • Third death in SXSW crash as victim dies in hospital

    Third death in SXSW crash as victim dies in hospital
    A third person has died as a result of a motorist plowing his car into a crowd of people outside a nightclub last week at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, officials said on Monday. University Medical Center Brackenridge and Austin police...
  • Retirement: choosing to work longer

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Daryl Owens has experienced more curveballs in the past decade than many people face in a lifetime. A New Orleans native, she lost her home and all her possessions in 2005 to Hurricane Katrina. She and her husband, Daryl...
  • Film Review: 'Chlorine'

    A middling satire, "Chlorine" takes aim at the hollow materialism of an upwardly mobile New England suburb, with Vincent D'Onofrio and Kyra Sedgwick as one couple who have so far failed to ride the prosperity wave. There's a somewhat dated, familiar...