3 Views On A Tragedy: Reporters Recall First Days After Katrina

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When Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast, devastating regions of Louisiana and Mississippi, three of NPR's correspondents saw the storm firsthand. These are their stories.

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Billions Spent On Flood Barriers, But New Orleans Still A 'Fishbowl'

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People in New Orleans say the city finally has the storm defense system it should have had before Hurricane Katrina — at a cost of $14.5 billion. Now someone needs to cover the cost to keep it strong.

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Stephen Hawking's New Theory On Black Holes

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The famed physicist has presented a new idea on on one of the most complicated things in the universe: black holes.

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Rio's Favelas Feel The Peace — And The Pressure — Of Pacification

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Before hosting the World Cup, Brazil launched a program to pacify high-crime slums. The project has cut violence in some areas, but in others residents have been caught in the police crossfire.

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How A Once-White Church Broke Down Racial Barriers

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Fifteen years ago, Peoples Church in Cincinnati was called First Christian Assembly of God. After race riots shook the city in 2001, Pastor Chris Beard refocused the church on racial reconciliation.

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Man In 2014 Anti-Semitic Shooting Found Guilty Of Capital Murder

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Frazier Glenn Cross, was 73 years old when he opened fire on people in two locations near Kansas City last spring.

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Why Utah Is The Only State Trying To Track And Limit SWAT-Style Tactics

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For all the talk of police militarization, no reliable statistics exist on the number of raids by SWAT or other heavily armed tactical teams. There are no federal or state tallies — except in Utah.

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North Dakota Law Aims To Set Parameters For Police Use Of Drones

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North Dakota is out in front with a law setting the parameters for police use of drones. It bars the use of lethal weapons on these remote controlled flying machines, but it seems to specifically rule in non-lethal weapons. Some legislators are concerned that a change in the original bill that was written by a lobbyist now makes North Dakota the first state to allow police forces to arm drones wit

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How Are U.N. Climate Talks Like A Middle School? Cliques Rule

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Tiny island nations, Latin American developing countries and even non-joiners like Switzerland have all found more power and influence in climate negotiations after forming or joining a group.

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Marginalized Young American-Somalis Look East To Join ISIS

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The Twin Cities area has the largest Somali population in America. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Minneapolis Councilman Abdi Warsame about young people arrested for allegedly conspiring to join ISIS.

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Anti-Establishment Candidates Trump, Sanders Continue Rise In The Polls

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Populism and voter discontent defined this summer in politics. NPR explores what insurgent campaigns by Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump suggest about the next phase of the 2016 presidential campaign.

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Katrina Sparked Push To Improve Hurricane Forecasting

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In the decade since Katrina, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Weather Service have invested in new satellites and computer modeling technology that have significantly improved their ability to forecast and track hurricanes.

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Obama's Climate Change Words And Actions Don't Match, Alaskans Say

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President Obama is visiting Alaska this week to highlight his push to fight global warming. Two weeks ago, the Obama administration approved drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean.

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If Fish Is Brain Food, Can Fish Oil Pills Boost Brains, Too?

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Research suggests eating fish regularly over a lifetime is good for the brain. But when it comes to staving off cognitive decline in seniors, fish oil supplements just don't cut it, a study finds.

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Travel Suggestions: 'Gates Of Hell' And Ringing Rocks Park

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David Plotz of Atlas Obscura, a website devoted to the world's wondrous and curious places, takes us to "The Gates of Hell" in Turkmenistan and to Ringing Rocks Park in Pennsylvania.

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