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Ronnie Landry, 14, plays basketball in front of his home on Schnell Drive. He and his father, Wilbert Landry, bottom right, moved here from the 9th Ward of New Orleans in 2014. Noney Deffes, bottom left, is a longtime Schnell Drive resident who survived the flood in a neighbor's attic, then lived out of her recreational vehicle before returning to her home. Edmund D. Fountain for NPR hide caption

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The Survivors' Street: 10 Years Of Life After Katrina

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President George W. Bush (center) surveys the devastation in New Orleans with (from left to right) Vice Adm. Thad Allen, Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco, Mayor Ray Nagin and Lt. Gen. Russel Honore on Sept. 12, 2005, two weeks after Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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"Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job ..."

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Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina made landfall near Pearlington, Miss., a tiny town on the border with Louisiana. A home currently under construction there adheres to new FEMA standards for elevation. David Schaper/NPR hide caption

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From The Eye Of The Hurricane To Near Oblivion: Katrina's Forgotten Town

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Officials stand by the scene outside a movie theater where a man opened fire on filmgoers Thursday in Lafayette, La. At least two were fatally wounded and seven others injured before the gunman killed himself. Lee Celano/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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More than 80 percent of the people getting federal subsidies to defray the cost of their monthly health insurance premiums have jobs, statistics suggest. And many are middle class. Jen Grantham/iStockphoto hide caption

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Low, Middle Income Workers Most Vulnerable To Loss Of Obamacare Subsidies

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Sheron Bazille pays $219.01 a month for her health insurance. She knows the amount down to the penny. Jeff Cohen/WNPR hide caption

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Tales From 3 Louisianans Who Got Subsidized Health Insurance

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Carlton Scott pays $266.99 per month for his subsidized health insurance plan. He worries he and his neighbors would lose their insurance without the subsidy. Jeff Cohen/WNPR hide caption

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What's At Stake If Supreme Court Eliminates Your Obamacare Subsidy

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The annual Courir de Mardi Gras in Mamou, La., in February 2008. In the Cajun country tradition, revelers go house to house, collecting ingredients for gumbo from local families. Here, the host tosses a live chicken from a rooftop for the participants to catch — which can be tricky, considering the festivities often begin with early-morning drinking. Carol Guzy/Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Melissa Downer and her family moved to Camp Minden, La., 11 years ago and live on three acres. The mother of three young daughters says they'll move if the M6 is burned in the open air. Kate Archer Kent/Red River Radio hide caption

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EPA Push For Massive Munitions Burn Ignites Opposition In Louisiana

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Landrieu's Loss Flips Lingering Holdout Of Democrats' 'Solid South'

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Don't look for leading Ebola researchers at the Sheraton New Orleans. Louisiana health officials told doctors and scientists who have been in West Africa not to come to a medical meeting in town. Prayitno/Flickr hide caption

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Ebola Researchers Banned From Medical Meeting In New Orleans

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Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards is launching a return to politics by running for Congress. His campaign comes 50 years after he first served as a state senator, and three years after he was released from federal prison, where he was serving time on corruption charges. Edwards — nicknamed the "Silver Fox" €”— says public life is his calling. "It's in my blood," he tells NPR. Travis Spradling/SP hide caption

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Ex-Con, Future Congressman? Former Gov. Edwin Edwards Campaigns Again

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The Lafayette Parish Correctional Center in downtown Lafayette, La. By most counts, Louisiana has the highest incarceration rate in the country, but sentencing reformers have loosened some of the state's mandatory minimum sentences and made parole slightly easier to get. Denny Culbert for NPR hide caption

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States Push For Prison Sentence Overhaul; Prosecutors Push Back

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