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In some Lebanese towns, Syrian refugees now outnumber Lebanese. And harassment against them is picking up — as is political rhetoric against them.

After Hurricane Katrina, 20,000 people faced difficulty getting government aid to rebuild, because they couldn't prove they owned their homes. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with University of Texas Law Professor Heather Way about how the same thing could happen after Hurricane Harvey.

With streets mostly dry and shelters closing, people displaced by Harvey are returning home. Now, residents are focused on whether their homes are habitable, and many are worried about paying rent and mortgages.

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.

Each year, the International Rescue Committee holds a summer school program for newly-arrived refugee kids. This year's session in Seattle includes 36 students from Iraq, Syria, Somalia and Afghanistan.

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.




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