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D.C. Couple Moves to New Orleans to Build Homes for Over 900 Families Still Affected by Hurricane Katrina: 'We Couldn't Leave These People Behind'

Originally posted 08/27/2015 10:25AM

When thousands of people fled New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina hit in August 2005, one married couple from Washington, D.C., arrived to volunteer – and never looked back.

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Meet the Loneliest Woman in New Orleans: 'It's a Ghost Town Around Here'

Meet the Loneliest Woman in New Orleans: 'It's a Ghost Town Around Here'

Originally posted 08/26/2015 03:20PM

Shawn McNeil looks at her life in two parts: Before Katrina and after Katrina.

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Train Attack Suspect ID'd as 26-Year-Old Moroccan Citizen; Being Investigated for Radical Ties: Reports

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Train Attack Suspect ID'd as 26-Year-Old Moroccan Citizen; Being Investigated for Radical Ties: Reports

Originally posted 08/23/2015 10:45AM

The man suspected of attacking a crowded high-speed train bound for Paris Friday has been identified as Ayoub El Khazzani, officials told NBC News.

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'Wrong Place, Right People': U.S. Servicemen, Passengers Speak Out after Foiling Possible Terror Attack on European Train

UpdatePosted 08/22/2015 10:00AM

'Wrong Place, Right People': U.S. Servicemen, Passengers Speak Out after Foiling Possible Terror Attack on European Train

Originally posted 08/22/2015 10:00AM

The three Americans at the center of a successful effort Friday to thwart a gunman's possible terrorist attack on a Paris-bound train got one more in a long line of thanks you this afternoon – this one from President Barack Obama.

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Annie Lennox Joins Family and Friends to Say Goodbye to Her Daughter Tali’s Boyfriend, Ian Jones

Annie Lennox Joins Family and Friends to Say Goodbye to Her Daughter Tali’s Boyfriend, Ian Jones

Originally posted 08/16/2015 05:55PM

Family and friends gathered Saturday to mourn and honor Ian Jones after he drowned one week earlier while kayaking with girlfriend Tali Lennox-Fruchtmann in the Hudson River in New York.

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Indonesian Plane Carrying 54 Goes Missing, Possibly Crashed Near Destination: Reports

Indonesian Plane Carrying 54 Goes Missing, Possibly Crashed Near Destination: Reports

Originally posted 08/16/2015 09:55AM

An Indonesian plane and the 54 people on-board went missing Sunday afternoon, shortly before it was scheduled to land, CNN reports.

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3 Adults and 5 Children Found Dead Following Standoff at Houston Home

Originally posted 08/09/2015 01:05PM

A 49-year-old man is in custody after a standoff with sheriff's deputies at a Houston-area home Saturday night, and the discovery of eight dead bodies (three adults, five children) in the residence, officials told the Associated Press.

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Annie Lennox's Daughter's Kayak Capsizes in the Hudson River, Boyfriend Still Missing

Annie Lennox's Daughter's Kayak Capsizes in the Hudson River, Boyfriend Still Missing

Originally posted 08/09/2015 10:50AM

The search continues for the boyfriend of Tali Lennox-Fruchtmann, daughter of musician Annie Lennox, after the kayak they were in capsized Saturday morning outside Poughkeepsie, New York, officials tell PEOPLE.

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5-Year-Old Girl Credited with Saving Mom and Baby Brother After Their Car Drives Off the Road

5-Year-Old Girl Credited with Saving Mom and Baby Brother After Their Car Drives Off the Road

Originally posted 08/02/2015 12:30PM

A little girl's quick thinking apparently saved the lives of her mother and brother after the mom said she nodded off at the wheel and drove their car down an embankment, causing serious injuries to both herself and her infant son, the CBC reports.

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Person of Interest in Custody After Fatal Shooting of Memphis Police Officer

Originally posted 08/02/2015 11:20AM

Memphis police say they have a person of interest in custody in connection with the fatal shooting that left one of their officers dead late Saturday, apparently the result of a traffic stop gone wrong, according to the Associated Press.

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