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New Orleans Buries Katrina —Literally

The message: 'Goodbye bitch!'

(Newser) - Five years after Hurricane Katrina changed the face of New Orleans forever, residents of St. Bernard Parish yesterday put her to rest with a mock funeral. Parishioners filed past an empty casket, dropping in notes, reports the Times-Picayune . "Goodbye bitch," read the note from the former parish president.... More »

Wealthy Americans Migrating South: IRS Data

Good weather, low taxes lure rich, even during recession

(Newser) - Wealthy Americans are on the move, largely to the low-income-tax havens of the Sunbelt. A new Forbes analysis of IRS data from 2008 shows Collier County, Fla., at the head of the pack, picking up 15,150 new residents with an average income of $76,161—compared to $26,128... More »

Cops: Dad Killed Baby Son to Dodge Child Support

Child's body found stuffed in a bag

(Newser) - A young father has been charged with murdering his toddler son to avoid paying child support., reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune. The dad, 22, confessed to killing his son, stuffing the child's body in a bag and dumping it in a playground. He originally claimed the child was abducted. The... More »

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