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Monday, 30 June 2014 09:05
Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination A rockstar of the paywall set - A Q&A with the Financial Times’ Rob Grimshaw—“Ultimately, it does come back to the content” Local cops can track your phone, and the government doesn’t want you to know how - A surveillance technique sparks questions about official secrecy.
Dallas County Preparing To House 2,000 Immigrant Children
Sunday, 29 June 2014 05:51
DALLAS, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The plan to house 2,000 immigrant children in Dallas County appears to be a go. The kids and teenagers are currently being detained at the border, after crossing into the United States illegally, without their parents. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins is proposing a partnership between the federal government, the county and non-profits that has not been seen since Hurricane Katrina.
Brian Williams on What 'Enraged' Him About Katrina
Thursday, 26 June 2014 12:12
In a couple of months, it will have been nine years since Katrina made landfall in Louisiana. In a recent conversation with Tom Brokaw, "NBC Nightly News" anchor and managing editor Brian Williams -- who has reported from the region multiple times -- described the impact today's social media might have had on Katrina, and what it's like to look at footage from that day.
Yardley: Book review: ‘ The Inevitable City’ Hurricane Katrina and the rise of New Orleans by Scott Cowen with Betsy ...
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 06:59
There’s a lot of sensible stuff in this account of post-Katrina New Orleans by the outgoing president of its most prominent educational institution, Tulane University, but there’s a lot of soapy stuff, too. Scott Cowen writes with obvious passion and personal knowledge about the various ways in which the city has seized the opportunity provided by natural disaster to rebuild itself — “reimagining the city from scratch,” as he puts it — and he makes…
Hughes Announces Emergency Networking Services for Hurricane Season
Monday, 23 June 2014 11:03
GERMANTOWN, Md., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, today announced the availability of Hughes Emergency Solutions to help businesses and government offices prepare for the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season, which officially began June 1. The satellite solutions, which include emergency response, continuity of operations (COOP) and network restoration, offer path-diverse options for agencies and businesses to maintain broadband connectivity, even when disaster…
Golden Hammer: FEMA waste slows Katrina rebound
Monday, 23 June 2014 09:42
Nearly 10 years after Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, some regions are still rebuilding. And nearly 10 years after the Federal Emergency Management Agency was accused of mismanaging aid for victims, investigators found the agency is still finding ways to waste taxpayers’ money. A grant program to help relocate organizations whose buildings have been ravaged by hurricanes is letting recipients keep funds they are not entitled to, according to a report by the Homeland…
Thad Cochran faces tough Senate runoff
Sunday, 22 June 2014 17:07
STORY HIGHLIGHTSLong time Mississippi senator has a tough runoff on TuesdayThe race has gotten ugly -- blogger took photos of Cochran's bedridden wife Cochran says becoming a college cheerleader was first political raceCritics say he's been in office too long and is out of touch Washington (CNN) -- The devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina along the Mississippi coast was fresh in Haley Barbour's mind when he met with Sen.
Cellphone providers ready lines of communication for hurricane season
Saturday, 21 June 2014 14:54
As we dive deeper into hurricane season and the tropics heat up, it's another reminder to be well prepared and hurricane ready. That includes making sure your evacuation plan is ready, right down to your lines of communication, and cell phone providers are also getting ready. Related Man, woman injured in separate.
‘Katrina’ of illegal immigrants flooding into border states daily
Friday, 20 June 2014 23:32
Thousands of illegal immigrants from Central America — many of them unaccompanied children — are flooding into Texas and other border states every day, prompting one lawman to compare the deluge to Hurricane Katrina. “How do you prepare for that?” Don Ray, the director of the Texas Border Sheriffs Coalition, told CBS News. “You can’t have an influx of people like that without having an impact.
Gulf Coast braces for Hurricane Isaac's wrath
Friday, 20 June 2014 14:01
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Gulf Coast braced for the landfall of Hurricane Isaac late Tuesday, hunkering down behind boarded-up windows with stockpiles of food and water as wind-driven rain lashed bayous and beaches. New Orleans calmly waited out another storm on the eve of Hurricane Katrina's seventh anniversary, hoping the city's strengthened levees will hold. Isaac, a massive storm spanning nearly 200 miles from its center, zeroed in on New Orleans, turning streets famous…

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