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Syrian refugees will cook for you and tell their stories at a monthly supper club

At the Syrian Supper Club of South Florida, a different family volunteers each month to host a dinner at their house, cooked by Syrian refugees.

National

After 125 years as a house of worship, church becomes a home

A 125-year-old former United Brethren church in Oakdale, Calif. has started a new chapter as a home. Instead of a congregation and the sound of hymns reverberating from the 22-foot ceiling, there is a family of five and the sound children laughing and a toddler’s feet scurrying across the original hardwood floors.

Videos

Hurricane Katrina + 10: Community server

Mercedes Carranza, a Gulfport restaurant owner, helped acclimate Hispanic families from Honduras, Panama, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Mexico to a post-Katrina Coast when they arrived to help rebuild South Mississippi. (Ali Rizvi/McClatchy)
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Hurricane Katrina + 10: Community server

Hurricane Katrina + 10: Police Chief 2:23

Hurricane Katrina + 10: Police Chief

Hurricane Katrina + 10: Grieving daughter 2:25

Hurricane Katrina + 10: Grieving daughter

Hurricane Katrina + 10: Katrina baby 2:36

Hurricane Katrina + 10: Katrina baby