Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina Hurricane Katrina was an Atlantic Ocean-based hurricane that struck the U.S. in 2005, causing nearly 2,000 deaths. The storm made landfall on August 29 in southeast Louisiana and devastated the Gulf Coast before it was done. New Orleans suffered the most casualties, as the levee system designed to keep out flooding failed, leaving most of the city under water. The federal response and rescue missions were widely criticized for their ineffectiveness, raising questions about race and class disparity, and the national and local governments' ability to protect citizens in times of crisis.

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Why I Serve: HUD Assistant Secretary Melanie Roussell

HUD Assistant Secretary Melanie Roussell on her career in public service.

Bring That Week Back: Michelle Obama Preps for 50th Birthday Party

Nativity scene replaces Jesus with Trayvon Martin, a petition is calling for two Ohio men to be charged with rape and hate crimes against an African-American teen, plus more national news.

Jury Chosen for Ex-Officer in Katrina Shooting

Opening statements are set to begin in the retrial of former New Orleans policeman David Warren who shot and killed Henry Glover four days after Hurricane Katrina.

Mississippi Failed to Spend Nearly $1 Billion on Katrina Relief

Despite millions of dollars in federal funds available to Mississippi for rebuilding after the 2005 hurricane, much remains unspent.

Bring That Week Back: New Orleans: 8 Years After Hurricane Katrina

The family of Martin Luther King Jr. was in a minor car accident, 11-year-old starts first year at Texas Christian University, plus more.

Commentary: Why I Came to Washington This Day

Keith Boykin commemorates Aug. 28, the day of the original March on Washington.
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