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    Open Phones on Tenth Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

    Telephone lines were open for calls on the 10th anniversary of the landing of Hurricane Katrina with lines reserved for residents of Louisiana, residents of Mississippi, and people displaced by the hurricane. Archival video from the C-SPAN video library was shown as well as Katrina-related events from the past week. Two New Orleans residents, Sue Sperry and Doreen Keeler-Tollerson, talked by telephone about their experiences, the difficulties still facing residents, the pace of recovery, and how New Orleans had changed.

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    Commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

    Former President Bill Clinton, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, New Orleans residents, faith leaders, and advocates spoke at an event commemorating the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the region’s recovery following the storm. Soledad O’Brien was the master of ceremonies. The event included the national anthem, other musical performances, videos, and prayers.

    “Katrina 10 Commemoration: The Power of Community” was a commemoration presented by The Rockefeller Foundation and The City of New Orleans in the Smoothie King Center.

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    Democratic National Committee Summer Meeting, Afternoon Session

    Former Governor Martin O’Malley (D-MD), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and others who were seeking the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016 addressed the Democratic National Committee summer meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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    Martin O'Malley at Democratic National Committee Summer Meeting

    Former Governor Martin O’Malley (D-MD), who was seeking his party’s presidential nomination in 2016, addressed the Democratic National Committee’s summer meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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    Democratic National Committee Summer Meeting, Morning Session

    Former Governor Lincoln Chafee (D-RI) and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who were both seeking the party’s 2016 presidential nomination, addressed the morning session of the Democratic National Committee’s 2015 summer meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota.