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Police: Katrina hero plotted ex-wife's murder

The subject of the best-selling nonfiction book "Zeitoun" about a nightmarish incarceration during Hurricane Katrina's aftermath has been accused of plotting to murder his ex-wife, her son and another man. Full story

APNewsBreak: US auditing post-Katrina sewer cash

Federal housing authorities are auditing the use of more than $650 million in grants designated for an ambitious plan for sewage and water systems across south Mississippi in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, The Associated Press has learned. Full story

Entertainment: Sept. 11 and Katrina top TV's most memorable moments

LOS ANGELES -- Watching news coverage of the Sept. 11 attacks, Hurricane Katrina disaster and the O.J. Simpson murder verdict proved to be the most impactful TV moments of the past 50 years in the United States, according to a study released Wednesday.Television research … Full story

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Katrina levees as historic sites?

Thousands housed in trailers after Katrina may get payments

Katrina, twister survivors unite to rebuild

Six years after Katrina, slow progress on levees

Pedicabs hit the streets of New Orleans

How Hurricane Irene stacks up vs. Katrina

6 years later, Lower 9th Ward still bleak

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  Where is the Democratic Party?

Melissa Harris-Perry and her guests, including MSNBC contributor Karen Finney, Republican consultant Katon Dawson, The Nation’s Katrina vanden Heuvel and Think Progress’ Igor Volsky, talk about the shifting composition of the Democratic Party.

  Justice Roberts as the legislative ‘umpire’

Melissa Harris-Perry and her guests analyze Supreme Court Justice John Roberts’ motivations in his Supreme Court ruling. New York University professor Kenji Yoshino, Republican consultant Katon Dawson, The Nation’s Katrina vanden Heuvel, and Think Progress’ Igor Volsky join Melissa Harris-Perry to d

  Times-Picayune driven to downsize

The newspaper industry’s dwindling profits have forced one of the nation’s oldest newspapers to stop printing newspapers seven days a week. Instead, the paper plans to print three issues a week and host the rest of its content online. NBC’s Anne Thompson reports.

  Eurozone apocalypse near?

As world leaders are convene this week in the United States for the G8 Summit at Camp David and the NATO Summit in Chicago, The Washington Post’s Ezra Klein, The Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel, Reason.com editor Nick Gillespie, and Latino Decision’s Victoria DeFrancesco Soto join Melissa Harris

  House strips down Violence Against Women Act protections

The House of Representatives passed its version of the Violence Against Women Act this week, but the Melissa Harris-Perry panelists - including Katrina vanden Heuvel, Elon James White, Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, and Nick Gillespie - are joined by Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., as they discuss how this ver

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5 Year Anniversary Of Hurricane Katrina Nears For A Battered US Gulf Coast
5 Year Anniversary Of Hurricane Katrina Nears For A Battered US Gulf Coast

NEW ORLEANS - AUGUST 24: A man walks next to the 17th Street canal levee, which breached in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, August 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.