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Riding With A Rescue Mission In The Surreal, Perilous Texas Floods

Nearly a week since Harvey struck Houston, many people remain stranded by high water in their neighborhoods. NPR rode along on a citizen water-borne rescue operation.

Christine Garcia relaxes with her 8-year-old daughter Mia in the Channelview High School gym. It's been turned into an evacuation shelter for victims of flooding from Harvey. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Houston School Superintendent Says A Lot Of Work Ahead To Open Schools

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Passionfruit Drake
Cineramascope Galactic

President Donald Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, listens to a question during a meeting with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto in the Oval Office on Monday. Tillerson, when asked Sunday whether Trump's response to violence in Charlottesville, Va., represented American values, said that "the president speaks for himself." Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Are Trump's Foreign Policy Stumbles First-Year Growing Pains Or A Reason For Worry?

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Tanzanian superstar Diamond Platnumz performs onstage during the 2016 BET Experience in Los Angeles. Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET hide caption

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Love In A Time Of Urbanization: The Twofold Vulnerability Of An East African Pop Hit

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I Miss You Diamond Platnumz
Recensere Rous

Workers begin repairs to a wall that was lost in the wake of Hurricane Harvey on Wednesday in Rockport, Texas. Most insurance policies don't cover flooding damage. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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In Storm-Tossed Houston Area, Most Homeowners Lack Flood Insurance

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Parts of Houston remain flooded, but most hospitals are up and running, according to Darrell Pile, CEO of the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council, which manages the catastrophic medical operations center in Houston. Marcus Yam/LA Times/Getty Images hide caption

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In Houston, Most Hospitals 'Up And Fully Functional'

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We Learn Rob Cross
Nomade Slang Ibrahim Maalouf
High Wire Erroll Garner

Aboard the fishing vessel Marathon, Nicholas Cooke (left) and Nathan Cultee unload 16 farm-raised Atlantic salmon into a container in Bellingham, Wash. Megan Farmer/KUOW hide caption

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Salmon Fisher: Spill Is Dangerous And 'We Shouldn't Have To Deal With It'

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Dead Sea Scrolls Yeasayer
Galope Maga Bo & Robertinho Barreto

Troy King navigates his boat through a flooded portion of Highway 90 in Houston on his way to rescue the Galvan family. Katie Hayes Luke for NPR hide caption

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Riding With A Rescue Mission In The Surreal, Perilous Texas Floods

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Scientists have created a treatment in which genetically modified T cells, shown in blue, can attack cancer cells, shown in red. Steve Gschmeissner/Science Source hide caption

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FDA Approves First Gene Therapy For Leukemia

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Indian Summer Jai Wolf
Almost Like Being in Love Red Garland
Lillies of the Valley
Woke Up Dead in the Morning Roots of Orchis
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Planes are parked at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston on Tuesday. The airport, which had been closed since Hurricane Harvey made landfall, opened with limited service on Wednesday. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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With Rain Lessening In Houston, Airports And Ports Begin Opening

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Say That Toro y Moi
How We Be Sinkane
Fuzz Dennis Coffey

Soprano Katharine Gunnink sings the aria "Ch'il Bel Sogno" by Puccini at Adobe Headquarters in San Jose, Calif. for Arias in the Office. James Tensuan/KQED hide caption

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New Pop-Up Series Treats Silicon Valley Workers To Opera At The Office

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Big Brother Stevie Wonder
Goumari Watcha Clan