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Ex-Cop Pleads Guilty In Hurricane Katrina Killing Probe: 2 Shot, Killed On Danziger Bridge

AP | MARY FOSTER and MIKE KUNZELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW ORLEANS — In Hurricane Katrina's chaotic aftermath, police shot six people – killing two – as they crossed a bridge in search of...

Make a Hands-On Difference for Haiti: Pa Za Pa

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Anne Dilenschneider

Elementary school children across the country are making health kits for Haiti with the United Methodist Committee on Relief. Communities everywhere are encouraged to join the effort.

Haiti, Katrina and America's Poorest Community

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Richard Walden

Most Americans are completely oblivious to the abstract and harsh poverty right here at home. This is proven by American ignorance of the horrors occurring at Indian Reservations across the Dakotas.

The Saints Have Won the Superbowl and I'm Moving Home

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Am I moving back to New Orleans because the Saints won the playoffs? No. That would be ridiculous. I'm moving back because the Saints have won the Superbowl.

New Orleans Mayoral Race: Super Sunday Overshadows Significant Saturday

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Politics may not be the main topic of conversation in this football-addled town right now, but there is a mayoral election on Saturday, the day before...

Superbowl Inspiration: The Book That Motivates The Saints

Chicago Tribune | Jack McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The New Orleans Saints, who play the Indianapolis Colts in the Super Bowl on Sunday, have become the personification of Naperville-based author Dan Gr...

Arne Duncan: Hurricane Katrina Was The 'Best Thing' For New Orleans Schools

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ABC News' Mary Bruce Reports: Education Secretary Arne Duncan said today that Hurricane Katrina was "the best thing that happened to the education sys...

Obama to New Orleans: Recover Without Us

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

In the welter of State of the Union news, this tidbit got to me: the administration is letting the Office of Gulf Coast Recovery quietly die.

Hope From The Rubble: Redirecting Awareness Amidst Global Crisis

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

The hope, for Haitians and ourselves, is that although there will always be cracks, it is through these broken places that our awakening is prompted in our hearts.

Make a Hands-On Difference for Haiti: Charlotte Tigers Update

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Anne Dilenschneider

This week they are gathering the supplies they will need to put together 442 health kits that will be sent to Haiti. Hundreds of thousands of these kits will be needed over the coming months.

Mayor Ray Nagin Says Haiti Resembles New Orleans

April D. Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
April D. Ryan

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, at the White House today, connected the dots between Haiti and New Orleans.

Make a Hands-On Difference: Katrina Volunteers Still Needed

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Anne Dilenschneider

The United Methodist Committee On Relief is the only major relief agency still on the ground rebuilding Louisiana after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. They still need volunteers and you can help!

Reading the Pictures: That "Looting"

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2010-01-16-pull.jpgThe media has got to be very careful in using the term "looting" in the midst of an overwhelming humanitarian crisis.

No Hurricane Worries? Not So Fast

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joseph B. Treaster

Here's the bad news about the quiet, almost peaceful hurricane season in 2009: Right away, people start thinking this is the norm. They start to relax and maybe even make fun of hurricanes.

New Orleans: Where Accountability Failed, Liability Follows

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

The Army Corps of Engineers' liability for damages to at least three New Orleans plaintiffs has been made official by a Federal district judge. The question now is whether the Justice Dept. will appeal.

A Top Story of the Decade Deserves Accurate Coverage

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Rosenthal

Today, New Years Day, many articles are covering the most memorable events of the decade. Naturally, they all include the metro New Orleans flood.

New Orleans Police Shot 10 Civilians, 4 Of Whom Died, After Katrina, New Probe Finds

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

During the turbulent days after Hurricane Katrina made landfall, New Orleans police shot 10 civilians, at least four of whom died, according to interv...

After the Earthquake, We Must Address Millions of Social Tremors

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christine Pelosi

Ultimately the true measure of a natural disaster is not just in the havoc wrought by mother nature but in the social justice performed with the better angels of human nature.

Tiger, Letterman, Madoff And More: Eight Lessons From The Decade's Biggest Flameouts

Robbie Vorhaus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Robbie Vorhaus

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Liveblogging Obama's Speech with New Orleans Ready for its Closeup

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Dalton-Beninato

CNN and MSNBC are spending much of today focused on the 60,000 abandoned homes, the levees only one third of the way into readiness for a 100-year flood and more than 100,000 former residents not in New Orleans.

10 Most Generous Moments Of The Decade

HuffPost | Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The ups and downs of the last 10 years have been marked by dozens of generous acts that have inspired others, helped those in need and set a standard ...

Will The Unemployment Disaster Be Obama's Katrina?

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

There's a Category 5 storm about to make landfall, and the president and the officials in charge of preparing for the approaching disaster don't seem to be particularly worried. Sound familiar?

The Need for Enemies

Lawrence E. Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence E. Joseph

What is it about our need for enemies? Has the American consciousness been shaped, even warped, by decades of fighting off the Nazis, the Communists, and now, Muslim extremists?

Put Kids on Obama's New Orleans Tour

Mark Shriver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Shriver

Katrina affected everybody in New Orleans, but the long term effects of days in crowded shelters, months of homelessness, and years of changing schools have proved especially destructive to children.

No On Abortions, Yes On Bill, Says GOP Congressman Cao

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

"Basically, I do agree with the President that we need some kind of health care reform," says Anh in a Q and A. "Now, what kind of reform are we going to get? That is the question."