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"I'm overwhelmed of all that's going on and not knowing if my home is going to be there; if my dad is OK — it's just ... I don't know what to say."

Michael Walter of the city of Houston's Office of Emergency Management provides an update on the city's efforts to cope with Tropical Storm Harvey.

Reservoirs swollen by rain from Hurricane Harvey were opened early Monday, a move that was expected to flood more homes — but one the Army Corps of Engineers says is needed to limit the disaster.

A recent study suggests that when people spend their extra cash to get help with time-consuming chores, they're likelier to feel better than if they use the money to buy more things.

Despite legal requirements, more than one-quarter of cases of severe abuse that were uncovered by government investigators were not reported to the police. The majority involved sexual assault.

In an administration where it seems like everyone becomes an instant celebrity, Hicks has kept her head down, working hard at maintaining a low profile.

Tropical Storm Harvey continues to dump rain in Houston, Texas, causing devastating floods across the region. NPR's Marisa Peñaloza reports on the ongoing storms, flooding and rescue operations.

Flooding across Houston has left many people Stranded. Houston Public Media reporter Andrew Schneider gives an update from inside a building cut off by the water.

Ben Philpott of member station KUT in Austin, Texas talks about the response of Houston and Texas officials to flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey.

At least two people in Texas are dead as a result of Harvey, a storm that landed as a category 4 hurricane earlier this week. Houston Public Media reporter Gail Delaughter reports on the flooding.

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