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New Orleans Mayor Halts Evacuees' Return to City

Mayor Ray Nagin suspends his ambitious plan to reopen parts of New Orleans. He said he was concerned about the threat from Tropical Storm Rita, now moving west toward the Gulf of Mexico. The mayor was also under pressure from federal officials, including President Bush, who say the city is still unsafe.

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Robert Smith is a host for NPR's Planet Money where he tells stories about how the global economy is affecting our lives.