Katrina, Two Years Later Two years ago, Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and other cities and towns along the Gulf Coast. Many of the displaced remain far from home. As the nation marks the second anniversary of the storm, NPR reports on the state of efforts to rebuild homes, towns and lives.

Katrina Marked Turning Point for 'Times-Picayune'

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An Education Star Takes on New Orleans Schools

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Life Far from Easy for New Orleans Musicians

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In Post-Storm New Orleans, Murder Is a Fact of Life

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Overwhelmed New Orleans Teacher Quits

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Image Slows New Orleans' Economic Recovery

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New Orleans Suffers Crisis in Mental Health Care

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Wisdom Watch: Lt. Gen. Russel Honore

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Much Long-Term Katrina Recovery Aid Unspent

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Displaced Family Acclimates to Life in Texas

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The Bordelons: Rebuilt Home, Hope for the Future

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Houston Holds Hope, Despair for Katrina Evacuees

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Population in Flux Redefines New Orleans

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Two Years After Katrina, the Mattios Return Home

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Stuck and Suicidal in a Post-Katrina Trailer Park

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As Crescent City Recovers, so Do Its Restaurants

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