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Hurricane Katrina: 10 Years Of Recovery And Reflection

The Survivors' Street: 10 Years Of Life After Katrina

NPR first visited Schnell Drive in St. Bernard Parish 10 years ago to speak with the Bordelon family as they rebuilt their home. Unlike many, they're still there today.

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The Secret To Japan's Little League Success: 10-Hour Practices

A Japanese team has again reached the final four of the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. Their training involves strict discipline, relentless drilling and group responsibility.

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Tiny Desk

Watch: Eskimeaux

There's lighthearted, almost childlike beauty in the way Gabrielle Smith puts words to song. Here, she performs a few songs from the album OK.

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Television

A Colombian Kingpin Gets The 'Goodfellas' Treatment In 'Narcos'

A new Netflix series offers a fictionalized account of how smuggler Pablo Escobar built his cocaine empire. The show is compelling and complex — especially for fans of classic crime stories.

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Defrocked Archbishop Dies Awaiting Trial On Sex Abuse Charges

Former Polish Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski was accused of paying for sex with children and possessing child pornography while he served as the Holy See's ambassador to Dominican Republic.

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Usain Bolt Jokes That American Justin Gaitlin Paid Cameraman To Take Him Down

Bolt was accidentally knocked down by a cameraman on a Segway. Bolt took the accident in stride, saying he suffered a few cuts but nothing serious.

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All Songs Considered

Our Favorite Dance Tracks Of August

New music from Joy Orbison, one of the leading lights of the U.K. garage and house revivals, plus more dance tracks for the waning days of summer in All Songs Considered's monthly mix.

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Book News & Features

'The Wake' Is An Unlikely Hit In An Imaginary Language

Paul Kingsnorth self-published The Wake, his tale of the 11th-century Norman conquest of England, written in a pastiche of modern and Old English — and was startled when it became a smash hit.

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StoryCorps

Stargazing From The Street Corner, Telescope And Hat In Hand

Herman Heyn has stood on a Baltimore street corner with a telescope almost nightly for 27 years. He does it for tips, for love of the stars — and for the hope he may inspire the same love in others.

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