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Palm trees bend and banners rip on Canal Street as Hurricane Katrina blows through New Orleans on Aug. 29, 2005 — 10 years ago Saturday. Ted Jackson/The Times-Picayune/Landov hide caption

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3 Views On A Tragedy: Reporters Recall First Days After Katrina

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Water spills into New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward through a failed floodwall along the Industrial Canal on Aug. 30, 2005, a day after Hurricane Katrina tore through the city Pool/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Billions Spent On Flood Barriers, But New Orleans Still A 'Fishbowl'

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Johnny Jackson looks out the back door of his home as he talks to his neighbors in New Orleans. Jackson's home is still under construction 10 years after Hurricane Katrina nearly destroyed his property. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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At A Shelter Of Last Resort, Decency Prevailed Over Depravity

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Kenneth Jackson stands outside the Dew Drop Inn, which his grandfather, Frank Painia, opened in 1938. John Burnett for NPR hide caption

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As New Orleans Recovers, Will The Dew Drop Inn Swing Again?

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New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu speaks about New Orleans' emergence as a model of urban renewal and economic recovery 10 years after Hurricane Katrina during a visit Tuesday to the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Mayor Landrieu To Displaced New Orleanians: 'Y'all Can Come Home'

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Donald Trump wears what's become a campaign signature: his "Make America Great Again" hat. Part of making the country great again, Trump says, is implementing his hard-line immigration plan. Scott Heppell/AP hide caption

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How Realistic Is Donald Trump's Immigration Plan?

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Dalton Javier Ramirez, a 28-year-old piñata maker from Reynosa, Mexico, works on his popular new creation — a piñata of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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New Piñata Trumps Usual Party Props For Mexican Entrepreneur

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Donald Trump Visits The Border And Calls For Tougher Enforcement

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Donald Trump Explores Border Reform Measures In South Texas

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Barbecue head-on shrimp made at Pascal's Manale. It may be hard to find head-on shrimp in cities away from the coast, so Pascal's Manale co-owner and chef Mark DeFelice came up with a shortcut. awiederhoeft/Flickr hide caption

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Hacking Iconic New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp Far From The Gulf

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Nicholas Herrera sits in his studio, surrounded by his carvings. (Photos are courtesy of David Michael Kennedy, another El Rito artist, who was featured on NPR in 2011.) Courtesy of David Michael Kennedy hide caption

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Jesus In A Lowrider: El Rito's Santero Carves Saints In Modern Clothing

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Texas Ranchers Share Secret To Nurturing The Perfect Rib-Eye

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U.S. Immigration Agency Again Drops 'Family Friendly' Detention Centers

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Mary Helen Flores (center) is the founder of Citizens Against Voter Abuse. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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In Rio Grande Valley, Some Campaign Workers Are Paid To Harvest Votes

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With Corruption Rampant, Good Cops Go Bad In Texas' Rio Grande Valley

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