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Global Warming and Economic Crisis Lead to One Solution: Climate Jobs 1.9.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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New Orleans Enters The Charter School Era 30.8.2014 NPR: All Things Considered
Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans and swept away many of the city's public schools. Now, the district is unveiling a transformed school system, composed entirely of charter schools.
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Why the Legacy of Katrina on New Orleans Is Different From Disasters That Befell Other Cities 29.8.2014 American Prospect
  Rescue personnel search from victims as they traverse the New Orleans 8th Ward in the flooded city of New Orleans on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005. Water continued to rise after the onslaught of Hurricane Katrina, which pounded the coast on August 29. How to remember Hurricane Katrina? I consider this each year as the anniversary approaches. I assume it’s something that most people do when the anniversary of a traumatic event draws near. New Orleans is not my hometown; I grew up two hours northwest from it in Louisiana’s fourth largest city, Lafayette . The day before Katrina reached land, my sister, who was in law school at Loyola University, called me (I was living in New York at the time) and said she was driving home. Everything from news to gossip portended the same: that Katrina was a beast and everyone should get out, or, at the very least, find adequate shelter. She fit as much from her apartment into her car as was humanly possible, boarded up her windows as best she could and called me before she ...
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ERROR: Missing Story Title 29.8.2014 Boston Globe: Latest
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ERROR: Missing Story Title 29.8.2014 Boston Globe: Latest
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Landrieu claims parents’ home as her own, raising questions of Louisiana residency 29.8.2014 Washington Post: Politics
NEW ORLEANS — In Washington, Sen. Mary Landrieu lives in a stately, $2.5 million brick manse she and her husband built on Capitol Hill. Here in Louisiana, however, the Democrat does not have a home of her own. She is registered to vote at a large bungalow in New Orleans that her parents have lived in for many decades, according to a Washington Post review of Landrieu’s federal financial disclosures and local property and voting ...
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Crime Scene – New Orleans 27.8.2014 GregPalast.com
By Greg Palast [Lower Ninth Ward, New Orleans]  Nine years ago this week, New Orleans drowned.  Don’t you dare blame Mother Nature.  Miss Katrina killed no one in this town.  But it was a homicide, with nearly 2,000 dead victims.  If not Katrina, who done it?  Read on. The Palast Investigative Fund is making our [...]
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The Fire This Time: America's Withdrawal From the Fight Against Racism Guarantees More Fergusons 25.8.2014 American Prospect
(AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J.B. Forbes) A protester shouts as she moves away from a line of riot police in Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J.B. Forbes) This article originally appeared on the  Policy Shop  website of Demos.   I remember the stunned reaction of so many Americans back in the summer of 2005 when legions of poor black people in desperate circumstances seemed to have suddenly and inexplicably materialized in New Orleans during the flooding that followed Hurricane Katrina. Expressions of disbelief poured in from around the nation: “How can this be happening?” “I had no idea conditions were that bad.” “My God, is this America?” People found themselves staring at the kind of poverty they thought had been largely wiped out decades earlier. President George W. Bush seemed as astonished as anyone. He made an eerie, oddly-lit, outdoor appearance in the city’s French Quarter on the evening of September 15 to announce that his administration ...
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Insurance Sector Could Use a Rainy Day 25.8.2014 Wall St. Journal: US
Ahead of the Tape: A common misconception is that property and casualty insurers thrive during times of calm. But that is when pricing tends to soften.
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Hope, resentment in new charter school landscape 20.8.2014 AP National
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Nine years after Hurricane Katrina, charter schools are the new reality of public education in New Orleans....
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When the National Guard comes in 19.8.2014 CNN: Top Stories
They've served in every U.S. war since 1637. When natural disasters strike, they're often among the first to head to the epicenter.
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In New Orleans, a change in police command 19.8.2014 AP National
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Post-Katrina scandals have abated and the homicide rate dropped markedly last year, but violent crime still plagues New Orleans and challenges abound for the person who ultimately replaces police chief Ronal Serpas....
A change in command at New Orleans police deptartment as law enforcement challenges linger 19.8.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
Ex-cop who burned body again gets 17 years 16.8.2014 Twincities.com: Nation
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For a second time, a former New Orleans police officer was sentenced Friday to more than 17 years in prison for burning the body of a man shot to death by another New Orleans police officer in the chaotic days following Hurricane Katrina.
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McFadden: Congress, president should return to Washington now 15.8.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
The GOP Senate candidate said current crises warrant reconvening
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New Orleans clears out homeless camp of 160 people 15.8.2014 AP National
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- City workers wearing gloves - and a few in face masks - threw sofas, armchairs and quilts into garbage trucks Thursday, clearing out a homeless encampment of about 160 people. Officials said it attracted rats and called it a public health hazard....
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Minnesota National Guard drills for disaster in Vigilant Vortex 14.8.2014 Star Tribune: Local
National Guard trains for large-scale disaster with its state, national and international partners.
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Gulf oyster harvest has nose-dived since BP spill 12.8.2014 AP National
HOPEDALE, La. (AP) -- Fisherman Randy Slavich drags a clunky metal net through an underwater oyster bed in Lake Machias, a brackish body opening into the Gulf of Mexico. For generations, this has been a bountiful lake for harvesting oysters, long before millions of gallons of oil spilled off Louisiana's coast in 2010....
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Gulf oyster harvest way down since oil spill; fishermen blame BP, company cites other factors 12.8.2014 Star Tribune: Business
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Wonkblog: The real reason Obama’s second term, like his predecessors’, has gone so badly 11.8.2014 Washington Post
You can’t really dispute Lawrence Summers’s suggestion  on Monday that second terms, including President Obama’s, often seem “ineffectual.” George W. Bush’s Katrina and the financial crisis, Bill Clinton’s impeachment, Ronald Reagan’s Iran-Contra, Richard Nixon’s resignation, Lyndon Johnson’s Vietnam War: The list goes on. Perhaps surprisingly for a renowned economist, Summers draws causality out of this correlation. He suggests that presidents should be limited to one term, perhaps six years ...
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