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  1. Ultimate holiday travel destinations, from Estonia to New OrleansRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 10 | New York Daily News

    The holidays are a great time to travel - whether you want to spend time with family, or go out of your way to avoid them. Here are some fun, festive spots and ideas that range from relaxing at the beach to tearing up the slopes or partying the night away on New Year's Eve.


  2. JFK records likely to reveal plots to kill Castro, Oswald's tripsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 26 | New York Daily News

    The National Archive is set to dump thousands of pages of documents Thursday about the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy - the source of swirling conspiracy theories for more than 50 years. "I'm astonished at the sheer number of documents," said Ken Hughes, a researcher with the University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public Policy.


  3. Star chef John Besh steps down amid sexual harassment allegationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 23 | New York Daily News

    New Orleans celebrity chef John Besh stepped down from management of the restaurant group that bears his name after a newspaper reported that 25 women who are current or former employees of the business said they were victims of sexual harassment by male co-workers and bosses. New Orleans media outlets said Besh's departure from the business he co-owns was announced to employees Monday.


  4. 'Katrina brain': The invisible long-term toll of devastating storRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2017 | New York Daily News

    Brandi Wagner thought she had survived Hurricane Katrina. She hung tough while the storm's 170-mph winds pummeled her home, and powered through two months of sleeping in a sweltering camper outside the city with her boyfriend's mother.


  5. Search called off for missing worker after offshore oil rig blastRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2017 | New York Daily News

    Coast Guard crews called off their search for a Texas man presumed dead after an offshore oil rig explosion in Louisiana, officials said Monday. Timothy Morrison, of Katy, vanished Sunday night as the cleaning crew escaped the massive inferno at the Lake Pontchartrain oil platform.


  6. Seven hurt, one missing after Louisiana oil rig explodesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2017 | New York Daily News

    Seven people were hurt and one is missing Sunday night after an offshore oil rig exploded into a giant fireball near New Orleans, officials said. The loud blast reverberated along Lake Pontchartrain where maintenance workers were cleaning an oil platform at the time of the explosion around 7:15 p.m. local time.


  7. Nate weakens to a tropical storm, but heavy rains still expectedRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2017 | New York Daily News

    Nate weakened to a tropical storm Sunday after making landfall near Biloxi, Miss., but heavy rains and storm surge flooding were still expected. The storm center was located about 50 miles east-southeast of Meridian, Miss., at 7 a.m. Sunday, according to the National Weather Service's National Hurricane Center, with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph.


  8. Hurricane Nate makes landfall on Gulf Coast as Category 1 stormRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2017 | New York Daily News

    The Category 1 storm packing 85 mph winds weakened slightly as it roared onshore on a path that was likely to spare New Orleans from its most severe impacts. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu ordered a curfew to be lifted after the National Weather Service canceled a hurricane warning for the Big Easy.


  9. Storm Tracker: Follow Hurricane Nate's pathRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2017 | New York Daily News

    Tropical Storm Nate gains strength in the Caribbean Sea as it moves toward the U.S. Gulf Coast in this NOAA Satellite image taken October 6, 2017. Hurricane Nate continued to strengthen on its path to the United States coast and is expected to be at least a Category 2 storm by the time it makes landfall overnight.


  10. Hurricane Nate poised to hit New Orleans as a Category 2 stormRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2017 | New York Daily News

    A strengthening Hurricane Nate is churning north across the Gulf of Mexico and will likely slam into New Orleans as a Category 2 storm, forecasters said Saturday. Outer bands of the deadly hurricane were expected to batter the Gulf Coast starting in the evening, with the center of the storm expected to make landfall overnight, said U.S. National Hurricane Center spokesman Dennis Feltgen.


  11. Tropical Storm Nate picks up speed as it eyes New OrleansRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2017 | New York Daily News

    Tropical Storm Nate presents a new danger for the U.S. coast as it picks up strength in the Gulf of Mexico, killing more than 20 people in Central America. The National Hurricane Center said Nate's winds will gain strength from the current 45 mph as it moves north-northwest toward New Orleans.


  12. Stories of selflessness, heroism emerge amid Harvey devastationRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2017 | New York Daily News

    More than 19 trillion gallons of rain - adding up to about 52 inches of water - have fallen onto areas like Houston and Cedar Bayou as of Tuesday, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. As Harvey batters Texas and Louisiana, people have stepped up to help their fellow man, woman and animal survive the devastating storm.


  13. Hurricane Katrina survivor evacuates Texas due to HarveyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 28, 2017 | New York Daily News

    Kate Quarella Beard, a Hurricane Katrina survivor who lost her home in 2005 and moved to Houston, experienced a case of deja vu when she was forced to evacuate due to Tropical Storm Harvey. "We watched the news for 14 hours, and it was literally like watching everything I had already been through one time happen right again in front of my eyes," Beard told CNN's Brooke Baldwin on Monday.


  14. In defense of 'racist' monumentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2017 | New York Daily News

    From New Orleans to New York City, an unprecedented wave of iconoclasm rocks the nation. Repulsed by the resurgence in white nationalism, officials are rushing to remove memorials to Confederate soldiers, military leaders and symbols of "the Lost Cause" and Southern feminine sacrifice - monuments that Nazis and the KKK have claimed as their own.


  15. Monumental ignoranceRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 20, 2017 | New York Daily News

    The widely reported act of destruction was swift, violent and spontaneous. A group of angry demonstrators surrounded the once-sacred statue, tied ropes to its neck, hauled it down into the street, and smashed it to pieces.


  16. Fired New Orleans principal denies he's racist, white supremacistRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2017 | New York Daily News

    That was the insane message a New Orleans principal, who was fired after a video surfaced of him wearing jewelry usually associated with Nazism and then posing near a Confederate flag, suggested as he fired back at people calling him a racist and white supremacist. Nicholas Dean Andrews lost his job at Crescent Leadership Academy, a charter school with mostly black students, last month after a YouTube video surfaced of him being interviewed ahead of a protest at the city's Lee Circle.


  17. Those against Confederate monuments should be lynched: lawmakerRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2017 | New York Daily News

    Karl Oliver, a Republican state representative, took to Facebook this weekend and blasted the removal of statues such as one of Robert E. Lee taken down in New Orleans on Friday. "The destruction of these monuments, erected in loving memory of our family and fellow Southern Americans, is both heinous and horrific," he said Saturday night.


  18. Statue of Jeff Sessions' namesake removed in New OrleansRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2017 | New York Daily News

    Crews in New Orleans on Wednesday removed a Confederate-era statue honoring P.G.T. Beauregard, a Civil War general and partial namesake of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The 106-year-old statue of Beauregard - who helped craft the Confederate battle flag that's become synonymous with racism - is the third of four sculptures the city voted to remove in 2015.


  19. Torch-wielding protesters rally at Confederate statue in VirginiaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2017 | New York Daily News

    Torch-wielding white supremacists reportedly rallied around a Robert E. Lee statue slated for removal Saturday night in Virginia and chanted "Russia is our friend." The group surrounding the Confederate statue in Charlottesville's Lee Park extinguished their torches just before 9:30 p.m. and left as cops swarmed the street, according to the Daily Progress newspaper .


  20. Rapper ordered to pay more than $1.1M to slain teen's familyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2017 | New York Daily News

    Rapper Corey Miller, who once went by the stage name of C-Murder, has been ordered to pay $1 million to the family of a teen he was charged with killing. A judge in Louisiana has ordered Corey Miller, the rapper known as "C-Murder" who is serving a life sentence for killing a teenager at a nightclub, to pay the victim's family more than $1.1 million.


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