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In the decade since Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, an influx of billions of dollars and thousands of new residents has helped revitalize portions of the city. However, for some longtime residents like local MC and activist Domonique Meyers, the Crescent City is at risk of losing something much more valuable than what it has gained.

NEW ORLEANS — “This is where I’m from, this is me, right here,” Domonique Meyers, 28, says as we walk up to his family’s home in the 5th Ward.

Rows of slender, single-story shotgun houses crowd together along the narrow streets of the neighborhood, with only a few feet separating them. But the …

Hurricanes

These Beautiful Aerial Photos Of L.A. Show What Income Inequality Looks Like From Above

Richer neighborhoods are beautiful, curvy swaths of green and blue. Poverty means you live in a straight brown line.

California has more billionaires than any other state (and most countries). And there's a giant and growing gap between the ultra-rich and most Californians; the state also has the …

Los Angeles
Terrorism

Analysis: Even in defeat, Greece sends powerful message to Europe

WASHINGTON — The deal agreed to Monday between Greece and its creditors was hard fought, and even if Athens did not come out on top, the lengthy negotiations call to mind another Greek battle: the Battle of Marathon, a famous Greek victory against Persian invaders in 490 B.C. that later inspired …

Greece

Tests Find Asbestos in Kids’ Crayons, Crime Scene Kits | Asbestos Nation – EWG Action Fund

When you catch a conversation about asbestos, you might think it’s about health problems from at least 30 years ago. You’re not alone. Many Americans …

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Universes could be created during Tuesday's leap second

What's in a single second? An awful lot, depending on when and where you are in the universe. CNET's Eric Mack ponders the value of Tuesday's extra …

Major League Baseball

Misty Copeland Is Named the First African-American Principal Dancer at ABT

Misty Copeland is having a very good year. The 32-year-old ballerina has just been announced as the American Ballet Theatre’s new female principal dancer, becoming the first African-American woman to hold that title in the company’s history. The news comes on the heels of her recent appointment as …

African Americans

Crazy art installation puts an LED thunderstorm in a glass house

German artist Leigh Sachwitz displays a wildly interactive and immersive art piece that creates a raging storm inside the gallery.

Grab your virtual …

Art

The Man Who Saw America

Last May, Robert Frank, the world’s pre-eminent living photographer, returned to Zurich, the orderly Swiss banking city, cosseted by lake and mountain, where he grew up. When an artist who made his reputation by leaving returns home, mixed feelings are inevitable, and that was especially true for …

'Electric Universe': A Light Painting Photo Straight Out of a Film Camera

Believe it or not, the image above isn’t a digital composite created in Photoshop — it’s a light painting photo captured using a film camera. …

This Craigslist Scam Preys on Photography Assistants

Photographers, beware: there may be scammers on your local Craigslist that target photography assistants. Fall into this trap, and you could soon …

Craigslist

Tom Brady's appeal of Deflategate suspension ends after 10 hours

NEW YORK -- No details of Tom Brady's appeal of a four-game suspension were immediately available after a 10-hour hearing, but a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter that "Tom Brady's greatest ally today was Tom Brady."

Sources also told Schefter that Brady came off as genuine, earnest and persuasive, …

Tom Brady

France will not tolerate US spying, warns Hollande

Reports that NSA spied on presidents Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande branded "unacceptable" after emergency meeting

President Barack Obama has reassured his French counterpart Francois Hollande in a phone call that Washington was no longer spying on France and had stopped …

National Security Agency (NSA)

What the WikiLeaks documents reveal about US spying on French leaders

Francois Hollande apparently held secret meetings with Germany's opposition and Nicolas Sarkozy believed he was the one who could lead the push to resolve the financial crisis in 2008, according to WikiLeaks documents

Documents published online by WikiLeaks show that the US wiretapped three French …

World Leaders

The simple idea that could transform US criminal justice

Municipal court in the US works like this: the accused stands with his attorney in front of the bench, looking up at the judge on high. The accused is effectively invisible, a bystander to the back-and-forth between judge, prosecutor and defence attorney, who speak in jargon that ordinary people do …

UK Politics

U.S. cyber hack unsettles, frustrates U.S. defense industry

(By Andrea Shalal, Reuters) — U.S. weapons industry executives say they are disappointed and frustrated about a massive U.S. cyber breach that exposed sensitive information about millions of Americans, including many thousands who work on high-security arms projects.

Details are still emerging about …

Here's A Really Good Reason To Make Your Kids Watch 'Sesame Street'

"Sesame Street" may give a lasting educational boost to children who watch it, a new study has found. But that doesn't mean long-distance learning should replace traditional preschool.

A recently released study from Wellesley College economist Phillip B. Levine and University of Maryland economist …

Kids

10th Annual Battered Mothers Custody Conference: Children’s Lives Shattered When Family Courts Betray Them — Best Videos on the Web

May 3, 2013

Assaulted. Silenced. Lives shattered or ended. These are the brutal experiences mothers and children have suffered after seeking …

BATTERED, BEREAVED, AND BEHIND BARS

Arlena Lindley’s boyfriend Alonzo Turner beat her for months and murdered her child — so why was she sent to prison for 45 years? A BuzzFeed News Investigation.

The first thing Latricia Chance saw when she walked up to the apartment that October morning was a toddler, alone and shoeless, eating …

Crime

What It’s Like To Be In An Emotionally Abusive Relationship

ShutterstockIt starts with a “hey”. He seems normal, and is fairly attractive, and you can’t help but smile in return. Not only is he funny and …

Are you in an emotionally abusive relationship?

Relationships can be tricky to navigate because they differ vastly from person to person. It takes effort from both parties to maintain a stable and …

CDC report: 1 in 5 women have been raped

The percentage of female rape victims has jumped significantly. This should be surprising -- but it's not

It has been estimated that approximately 1 in every 6 American women has been raped in her lifetime. On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released an unfortunate amendment …

How our child support system can push the poor deeper into poverty - The Washington Post

In the United States, nearly one in four children are due some sort of child support. But only 62 percent of the money owed is actually paid. To get a sense of who these deadbeat parents are, consider this chart comparing different states:

This chart suggests that, generally, the poorer the state, …

Poverty