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How did your life collide with the headlines in 2007?
Iraq, the subprime crisis, Facebook, immigration, oil prices - 2007 had no shortage of hefty headlines. We'd like to hear about how these and other major news events of the past year affected you. Where did your life collide with the news in 2007?

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Rebuilding New Orleans, One Shotgun At a Time  March 24, 2007E-mail this story E-mail this story
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The housing crisis in New Orleans is nowhere near over. Rent and real estate costs have gone through the roof, and thousands of people continue to live in FEMA trailers or bunk with friends and family. Many dream of getting a fixed-up shotgun house—that long, narrow row of rooms with a front stoop and French doors that's iconic New Orleans. One group of architects and students is re-imagining the shotgun as a contemporary, efficient, and affordable housing solution. But as independent producer Eve Troeh reports, their designs aren't what you expect.