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Susan Spicer, pictured here in December 2009, is the chef and owner of Bayona restaurant in New Orleans. She says Janette Desautel, the Treme character played by Kim Dickens (below), is based on her — just "younger, saltier and a little prettier than me." Cheryl Gerber/AP hide caption

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A group of teenage boys who lost their families and homes in Haiti's Jan. 12 earthquake have formed a brotherhood of sorts, and are helping one another survive. They live in a Port-au-Prince park with no shelter and no adult supervision. The boys have washed and worn the same clothes they were wearing the day of the quake. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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Children play inside the Ecle College Mixtede La Foi, a school that has been converted into a shelter for earthquake refugees in Montrouis, Haiti, about 50 miles northwest of Port-au-Prince. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Construction workers convert Sunday school rooms into exam rooms at the New Orleans Faith Health Alliance, a fledgling health clinic for uninsured workers at First Grace United Methodist Church in New Orleans' Mid-City neighborhood. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

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As Focus Shifts To Jobs, The Uninsured Seek Solutions

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Fans celebrate the New Orleans Saints' win against the Indianapolis Colts during Super Bowl XLIV on Bourbon Street in the French Quarter, Sunday in New Orleans. The Saints defeated the Colts 31-17. Cheryl Gerber/Getty Images hide caption

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In New Orleans, Rise Of Saints Symbolic Of City

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U.S. Navy and Air Force personnel prepared to airlift a girl with head injuries to an offshore medical facility last week in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The U.S. military says it halted flights carrying Haitian earthquake victims to the United States on Wednesday. Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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S.C. Voter Reflects On Obama's First Year

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New Orleans May Elect First White Mayor In Decades

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