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In the muck and mold, Houston neighborhood tackles a Texas-size cleanup

HOUSTON - In Kashmere Gardens, a historically black neighborhood and one of Houston's poorest, the floodwaters have receded, but sorrow is on full display in the piles that line the street.

Heaps of soggy carpet padding. Chunks of drywall. Splintered boards, broken dressers and moldering mattresses.

A television. A teddy bear. Family photographs and a Bible,

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