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NPR reporters have been going home to see how their hometowns have changed. NPR's Richard Gonzales returns to Richmond, Calif., a blue collar city east of San Francisco seeing an exodus of African-Americans and the emergence of a new Latino community.

At the only emergency department providing care in downtown Houston, staff stayed in the hospital throughout the week to care for patients. It was an emotional experience.

The General Services Administration approved the Trump Organization's lease for the Washington, D.C., property. But the GSA Inspector General's Office is taking another look at the contract.

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with the Houston police chief Art Acevedo about the week following Hurricane Harvey's landfall in Texas.

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.

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.

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.




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