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Watching from afar as the devastation unfolds in Texas in the aftermath of Harvey has been difficult for anyone paying attention. But that experience is magnified for expatriate Houstonians — like NPR's producer Fatma Tanis.

Despite a spike in the number of homicides and a U.S. State Department travel advisory, tourists are continuing to flock to Los Cabos, Mexico. The popular tourist destination is now one of the most violent in Mexico, but tourists and officials don't seem worried about the warnings.

FEMA says it hopes to get people out of shelters and into transitional housing, such as hotels, as quickly as possible. Then they'll try to find rentals or other housing for victims, including manufactured homes, as a last resort.

Due to a lack of functioning shelters in Port Arthur, Texas, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is airlifting evacuees in military cargo planes to Dallas.

Dockless bike-sharing that allows riders to pick up and drop off bicycles anywhere took off in China last year. Now Asian firms have expanded to the U.K., but not everyone is pleased.

Houston's mayor says many homes will remain flooded for the next 10 to 15 days as the city turns its attention to getting back to work and cleaning up. The area's oil refineries are also working to get back to capacity.

Congress and the General Services Administration Inspector General are raising new questions about President Trump's hotel in Washington, D.C., that's leased from the federal government.

Stephen Lipp and his wife moved to Katy, Texas after their home in New Orleans was hit by Hurricane Katrina. Now they've been flooded out again by Hurricane Harvey.

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with political commentators David Brooks of The New York Times, and Jamil Smith, a contributing writer at The Daily Beast, about the political stories of the week.

President Trump has told immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children to "rest easy," but now supporters of the Obama-era program fear it could soon be phased out.




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