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A Mom's Life, Rebuilt After Katrina, Wrecked By Baton Rouge Floods 27.8.2016 NPR: Saturday
Myra Engrum works, cares for her son, has friends and is active in church. She's done things "right." But for the second time in 11 years, she's picking up the pieces of her storm-ravaged life.
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Sheltered by soccer after Hurricane Katrina, he now helps Louisiana flood victims 27.8.2016 Washington Post
Sheltered by soccer after Hurricane Katrina, he now helps Louisiana flood victims
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Hurricane Katrina Victim Helps People Recover After Louisiana Floods 27.8.2016 NPR: All Things Considered
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Errol Joseph, whose house was flooded by Hurricane Katrina, about how he is working with volunteers from the non-profit Lowernine.org to help people rebuild after flooding in Baton Rouge, La.
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When touring disasters, politicians weigh image, distraction 26.8.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — In a dramatic, made-for-camera arrival, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence stepped off a Blackhawk helicopter to tour tornado-damaged neighborhoods Thursday, giving out hugs and promising swift assistance a day after several twisters touched down. The people of this city about an hour north of Indianapolis, where a tornado toppled a Starbucks coffee […]
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When touring disasters, politicians weigh image, distraction 26.8.2016 AP National
KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) -- In a dramatic, made-for-camera arrival, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence stepped off a Blackhawk helicopter to tour tornado-damaged neighborhoods Thursday, giving out hugs and promising swift assistance a day after several twisters touched down....
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Mobile homes returning to Louisiana after deadly flooding 25.8.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Mobile homes will fill front yards across southern Louisiana again, just like after Hurricane Katrina, as federal authorities bring in temporary housing for thousands of people displaced by catastrophic flooding. These houses, though, will be on blocks and strapped down — not on wheels like the travel trailers of a […]
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Rolling Stone exposé: The GOP’s Secret Plan to Steal the Vote 25.8.2016 GregPalast.com

Donald Trump is right—the election IS rigged. And it’s his buddies who are rigging it. For Rolling Stone Magazine, my team has unearthed a secret list of MILLIONS of voters who are marked to be purged, up to a million by November—who? Mostly voters of color, i.e. Democrats.

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Day After Obama Tours Louisiana Flood Damage, Government Holds Massive Gulf Oil and Gas Lease Auction 24.8.2016 Truthout - All Articles
On Tuesday, President Obama visited Louisiana for the first time since the devastating floods that killed 13 people and damaged 60,000 homes. The Red Cross has called it the worst natural disaster in the United States since Hurricane Sandy. While many climate scientists have tied the historic floods in Louisiana to climate change, President Obama made no link during his remarks. However, on Tuesday, four environmental activists were arrested in New Orleans protesting the Interior Department's decision to go ahead with a lease sale of up to 24 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas exploration and development. The sale is being held today in the Superdome -- the very building where thousands of displaced residents of New Orleans sought refuge during Hurricane Katrina 11 years ago. We speak to Antonia Juhasz, an oil and energy analyst, author of Black Tide: The Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill. She joins us from San Francisco. TRANSCRIPT AMY GOODMAN: On Tuesday, President Obama visited ...
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Obama tours flood-damaged Baton Rouge 24.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Baton Rouge, La. • Standing amid piles of waterlogged debris, President Barack Obama on Tuesday promised a sustained national effort to rebuild flood-ravaged southern Louisiana “even after the TV cameras leave” during a visit aimed in part at stemming campaign-season criticism that he’s been slow to respond to the disaster. As he toured a battered neighborhood and spoke to reporters, Obama reassured residents that the federal response would be robust and he tried to buck up beleaguered residents... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Obama visits flood-damaged Louisiana in show of support 24.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Baton Rouge, La. • Standing amid piles of waterlogged debris, President Barack Obama on Tuesday promised a sustained national effort to rebuild flood-ravaged southern Louisiana “even after the TV cameras leave” on a visit aimed in part at stemming campaign-season criticism that he’s been slow to respond to the disaster. As he toured a battered neighborhood and spoke to reporters, Obama reassured residents that the federal response would be robust and he tried to buck up beleaguered residents of ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Presidential golf: Scandal for thee, but not for me 23.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary

One of the most exhausting things about politics is a mindset that says “scandal for thee, but not for me.”

Consider the perennial (alleged) scandal of presidential golf. When George W. Bush was commander in chief, he played a lot of golf, and his critics were outraged — or at least pretended to...

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7 Clever Ways to Fight Flooding in an Increasingly Wet World 23.8.2016 Wired Top Stories
7 Clever Ways to Fight Flooding in an Increasingly Wet World
Countries around the world are buttressing and planning as floods like those in Louisiana become commonplace. The post 7 Clever Ways to Fight Flooding in an Increasingly Wet World appeared first on WIRED.
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White House says feds doing their part in flood response 23.8.2016 AP Top News
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is making his first visit to flood-ravaged southern Louisiana as he attempts to assure the many thousands who have suffered damage to their homes, schools and businesses that his administration has made their recovery a priority....
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Why don't more storms get names? 23.8.2016 CNN: Top Stories
In the United States, hurricanes are the only kinds of storms that get a name. Andrew, Katrina Ivan, Sandy. Other major storms -- tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and blizzards -- aren't as special. The recent flooding in Louisiana caused damage on the level of a hurricane, but the storm had no name.
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Why Americans now expect their presidents to turn up at natural disasters 23.8.2016 Washington Post: Politics
Hurricane Katrina raised expectations, but calls for presidential visits date back to Coolidge.
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Is the Louisiana Flooding More Devastating Than Hurricane Sandy? 23.8.2016 Mother Jones
The relief effort in Louisiana is ramping up after 10 days of monumental flooding. On Tuesday, President Barack Obama will visit Baton Rouge to survey the damage and find out how the federal government can help. The Red Cross has repeatedly described the flooding as "the worst natural disaster to strike the United States" since Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast in 2012. But for those who aren't on the ground in Louisiana, it can be difficult to understand what that really means. Here are some numbers that compare the two disasters. Deaths and damaged homes: Thirteen people have died and about 60,000 homes have been damaged in the flooding that began in Louisiana on August 12. As of Friday, the Obama administration listed 20 parishes in the state as disaster areas, making federal funding available to assist those communities. Hurricane Sandy had a bigger death toll, claiming 72 lives in the United States and damaging 200,000 homes. But that storm hit a much wider swath of land, including metropolitan ...
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Education Reformers' Core Beliefs Are Objectionable 22.8.2016 Truthout.com
America's corporate education reform movement has been a marketing success. Reformers have popularized slogans that promote a radically new public school system; one where tenure and bargaining rights are abolished or severely degraded. The former Daniel J. Healy International Academy, which was part of Detroit Public Schools, in Detroit, May 3, 2016. (Joshua Lott / The New York Times) Truthout takes zero advertising money -- instead we rely on readers to sustain our site. Will you join the thousands of people who fund our work? Make a donation by clicking here! America's corporate education reform movement has been a marketing success. Reformers have popularized slogans that promote a radically new public school system; one where tenure and bargaining rights are abolished or severely degraded; where CEOs and administrators, who may have backgrounds in business, politics or public relations rather than education, make hiring and firing decisions; and where data-based accountability -- necessarily driven ...
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Distinguished pol of the week 21.8.2016 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Distinguished pol of the week
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In Baton Rouge, fledgling hope that disaster may help heal a wounded city 21.8.2016 Washington Post
After a difficult summer that included the police killing of Alton Sterling and the shooting of six law enforcement officers, shared devastation — and astonishing acts of generosity — are bringing people together in the wake of epic flooding.
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Obama to visit flood-ravaged Louisiana next week after returning from vacation 20.8.2016 LA Times: Nation

President Obama plans to visit Louisiana next week to assess the damage of massive floods there and to talk with local officials about how the federal government can best help in recovery, the White House said Friday.

Obama wants to get a “first-hand look” at the devastation, White House Press...

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