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Associated Press

Former FEMA Director Michael Brown said that he deserved much of the blame for the government's failures after Hurricane Katrina, saying he fell short in conveying the magnitude of the disaster and calling for help.

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Associated Press

Mayor Ray Nagin suggested that Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and other storms were a sign that "God is mad at America" and at black communities, too, for tearing themselves apart with violence and political infighting.

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Reuters

The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives approved a revised $8 billion tax incentive package to help rebuild the hurricane-devastated Gulf Coast after resolving differences over tax breaks for casinos and affordable housing.

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Associated Press

Government engineers performing sonar tests at the site of a major levee failure confirmed that steel reinforcements barely went more than half as deep as they were supposed to, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers official said.

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Washington Post

The federal government has spent more than $18 billion in Hurricane Katrina relief, in just 2 months, storm recovery costs have already drawn even with spending package that the US has been funding Iraq reconstruction for the past 2 years.

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60 Minutes (CBS)

For 300 years, the sea has been closing in on New Orleans. As the coastal erosion continues, it is estimated the city will be off shore in 90 years. Even in good weather, New Orleans is sinking. Can we or should we put New Orleans back together again

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Associated Press

Preparing for Hurricane Katrina, Wal-Mart stocked its shelves with food and water for Gulf Coast customers. Southern Company workers were readied to restore lost electricity. The New Orleans Sheraton moved guests to safe areas in the hotel, fixing th

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Hill News

House Government Reform Committee Chairman Tom Davis (R-Va.) yesterday threatened to subpoena three members of the Bush Cabinet and White House counsel Harriet Miers if they do not comply with document requests issued by his select committee on Hurri

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Associated Press

Rescuers scaled heaps of rubble to listen for survivors trapped in debris left by a tornado that ripped through communities in Indiana and Kentucky, killing 22 people.

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Associated Press

Once a proud businessman, William Dwyer sits in a parking lot these days begging his insurer for money. The 57-year-old retiree said he was quick to file claims after Hurricane Katrina severely damaged his home in suburban Slidell. An adjuster inspec

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Agence France Presse

New Orleans police spokesman, Captain Marlon Defillo, said security in the city has been reinforced with the help of 2,000 National Guard troops and several hundred state police troopers.

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Associated Press

Gov. Jeb Bush took the blame Wednesday for frustrating delays at centers distributing supplies to victims of Hurricane Wilma, saying criticism of the Federal Emergency Management Agency was misdirected. "Don't blame FEMA. This is our respon

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Reuters

Hurricane Wilma crashed ashore in southwest Florida and roared across the peninsula, pounding Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach with top sustained winds of 125 mph.

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(CBS/AP) Gathering strength at a fierce pace, Hurricane Wilma grew into a Category 5 monster storm early Wednesday with 175 mph winds. Forecasters warned the storm was "extremely dangerous" and said a key reading of its pressure was the low

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