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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Coroner: 2005 Post-Katrina Police Shooting Was a Homicide

The death of Henry Glover, who was shot by a police officer in the chaos following Hurricane Katrina was newly classified as a homicide Wednesday by the New Orleans coroner.

Ava DuVernay, David Oyelowo Reteam for Hurricane Katrina Film

This will be the third collaboration for the Selma pair.

Sentencing Nears for Former New Orleans Mayor

Ex-New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin will learn his fate on July 9.

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.
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