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New Orleans commemorates 15th anniversary of Katrina with music, parade

New Orleans marked the 15th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on Saturday (August 29) in New Orleans style - with music and dancing. https://youtu.be/bEGm1QxNi4g Residents turned out with tubas and...

‘We are not out of the woods’ – New Orleans mayor as Barry intensifies

The slow-moving hurricane had with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 km/h) and its center was expected to cross the coast the late morning and early afternoon, the National Hurricane Center said. Barry should quickly weaken below hurricane strength...

‘Life-threatening’ Tropical Storm Barry heads towards New Orleans

While the storm did not yet have hurricane-force winds, it was forecast to bring torrential rains of up to 25 inches (64 cm) in certain places, which officials said risked flooding along the already-swollen lower Mississippi River. Officials canceled a...

New Orleans residents angry at water management as city floods

Journalism advisor Brent Pearson was visiting New Orleans from St Louis, Missouri, when the weather hit. He filmed the severe flooding in Canal street, as well as reactions from residents downtown. The National Weather Service issued hurricane watch for parts...

Cars stuck, shops flood in New Orleans’ French Quarter

An Instagram video by a local store called Earth Odyssey shows cars partially submerged and severe flooding in the city. Their video captions reads, "Shop is closed today due to flooding. The water has gone down but we're cleaning...

Sephora shuts U.S. stores for diversity training after racial incident

Sephora shut down all its U.S. locations, distribution centers, and corporate offices for an hour Wednesday morning to conduct diversity training for employees, a move that follows a racial incident involving a Grammy-nominated singer SZA. The R&B performer, who is...
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Protesters in New York show solidarity with mass demonstrations in Russia

A group of protesters in New York came out in solidarity with their counterparts in Russia who...
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Biden warns COVID will ‘get worse’ before it gets better, as New York calls for help

 President Joe Biden on Saturday (January 23) warned Americans that COVID will "get worse," before it gets better.  The...

Images show abandoned U.S. border wall along New Mexico as Biden halts further construction

A construction site of the U.S.-Mexico border wall which former President Donald Trump had touted as a major accomplishment days before leaving...

U.S. TV personality and journalist, Larry King dies aged 87

Larry King, who quizzed thousands of world leaders, politicians and entertainers for CNN and other news outlets in a career spanning more...

Houston Health Department Opening Additional COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment Slots

UPDATE - The Houston Health Department's 1,600 new COVID-19 vaccination appointment slots filled in approximately five minutes of opening at 4 p.m.