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Demolition Looms for Ninth Ward of New Orleans

Lower Ninth Ward resident Haven Bell stands in front of his house, which has a red sticker from the city deeming the building in danger of collapse.
Photos by Audie Cornish, NPR
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Lower Ninth Ward resident Haven Bell stands in front of his house, which has a red sticker from the city deeming the building in danger of collapse.
Bell's home took on 12 feet of water after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Despite mold and dangling insulation on the first floor, Bell says the structure is sound.
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Bell's home took on 12 feet of water after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Despite mold and dangling insulation on the first floor, Bell says the structure is sound.

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Audie Cornish
Over two decades of journalism, Audie Cornish has become a recognized and trusted voice on the airwaves as co-host of NPR's flagship news program, All Things Considered.