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Revelers march past an abandoned home still with rescue markings in the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans during a parade marking the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on Saturday.Getty Images

Gulf Coast marks Katrina's fury, celebrates rebirth

NEW ORLEANS — As the church bells rang marking the decade since Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, the 80-year-old woman wept softly into a tissue as she leaned against her rusting Oldsmobile near a Catholic church in Mississippi. "I feel guilty," said Eloise Allen, whose house in Bay St. Louis was damaged bu …

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  1. Dasani or Aquafina, our love for bottled water is a costly affair

    Nation

    Once an occasional indulgence, bottled water is becoming America's drink of choice.

    The bottled water industry is expected to surpass soda.
  2. 'Awakenings' author, neurologist Oliver Sacks dies at 82

    Obituaries

    NEW YORK — There was the blind man who had the disastrous experience of regaining his sight. The surgeon who developed a sudden passion for music after being struck by lightning. And most famously, the man who mistook his wife for a hat.

    Dr. Oliver Sacks speaks about Alzheimer's disease to an audience at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Conn. Sacks, a neurologist and writer, died Sunday. [Johnathon Henninger Connecticut Post via AP (2005)]
  3. Vote tally for Iran nuclear deal rises to 31 in Senate

    Nation

    WASHINGTON — Oregon's Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley on Sunday became the 31st senator to announce support for the Iran nuclear deal, as momentum builds behind the agreement the Obama administration and other world powers negotiated with Tehran.

    Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., right, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Today Merkley became the 31st senator to announce support for the Iran nuclear deal, as momentum builds behind the agreement the Obama administration and other world powers negotiated with Tehran. [MANUEL BALCE CENETA | Associated Press]
  4. Bush works to bolster donations

    Nation

    WASHINGTON — Jeb Bush's presidential campaign, which to date has raised significantly more than his Republican rivals have, is encountering difficulties maintaining its torrid pace as Bush slips in the polls and top party donors continue to withhold their commitments.

  5. In scramble for resources of arctic, Russia outpaces U.S.

    Nation

    ABOARD COAST GUARD CUTTER ALEX HALEY, in the Chukchi Sea — With warming seas creating new opportunities at the top of the world, nations are scrambling over the arctic — its territorial waters, transit routes and especially, its natural resources — in a rivalry some already call a new Cold War.

    A crew member on the Coast Guard ship Alex Haley looks for other ships in the Chukchi Sea off the coast of Alaska in August. Amid warming seas, nations see new opportunities in the arctic.