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By James Oliphant and Emily Flitter WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - At almost every turn lately, Donald Trump has tried to get under Jeb Bush’s skin. In interviews and on social media, Trump relentlessly needles and mocks Bush, almost to the exclusion of his many other rivals in the Republican presidential field. Trump's incivility is unusually raw and personal for any modern presidential campaign, particularly at this early stage, when most of the contenders are busy blasting Democrats, not each other.
President Barack Obama strolled Thursday through a historic African-American community in New Orleans, savoring the city's fortitude 10 years after it was ravaged by Hurricane Katrina. Obama was in New Orleans to praise its "extraordinary resilience" a decade after the storm devastated the "Big Easy" and shattered Americans' confidence in government. With shirt sleeves rolled up, the president greeted residents among the new pastel paint and wood-shuttered windows in Treme, crediting partnerships between local, state and federal government for the resurrection of the historic neighborhood.