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Rebecca Hersher

Rebecca Hersher appears in the following:

W. Va. Flooding Victims Return Home To Stinking Sludge

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

West Virginia residents continue the clean-up from record floods, while some have no homes to return to. Also, another round of storms on Monday hit some of the places that were already flooded.

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24 People Killed In W. Va. Flooding; 3 Counties Declared Disaster Areas

Monday, June 27, 2016

Residents in one neighborhood are preparing to apply for federal aid funds. They're weighing whether to rebuild next to the creek that destroyed their homes or abandon the area for higher ground.

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Waters Begin To Recede, Leaving Disaster In West Virginia

Sunday, June 26, 2016

President Obama has declared a major disaster in West Virginia after flooding killed at least 24 people. The town of Rainelle started to clean up today as waters began to recede.

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Justice Department Drops Charge That FedEx Shipped For Illegal Pharmacies

Friday, June 17, 2016

A federal judge approved prosecutors' motion to end a trial of FedEx in San Francisco, but didn't specify a reason. A grand jury indicted the shipping company in 2014. The trial started Monday.

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94-Year-Old Former Auschwitz Guard Found Guilty Of Complicity In 170,000 Murders

Friday, June 17, 2016

Reinhold Hanning, a former death camp guard, told victims in the courtroom, "I am sorry." He said he has been silent all his life about his role as part of the Nazi killing machine from 1942 to 1944.

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Southwestern, Plains States Brace For Record High Temperatures This Weekend

Friday, June 17, 2016

Temperatures in Phoenix are forecast to go as high as 120 degrees. A massive high-pressure system has prompted excessive-heat warnings for parts of five states in the Southwest and the Plains.

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Court Dismisses Texas Lawsuit To Block Syrian Refugees

Thursday, June 16, 2016

The state said it was not adequately consulted by the federal government about resettlement, but the judge ruled the state has no authority over immigration decisions by the federal government.

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Study Finds 15 'Bright Spots' Where Coral Reefs Aren't Dying As Fast As Expected

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Around the world, warm oceans and human interference are still causing massive reef "bleaching." A newly released study looks at what's different about these healthier-than-expected reefs.

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WATCH: Utah Lt. Governor Apologizes For Past Attitude Toward Gay People

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Spencer Cox, a Republican, spoke at a vigil after the Orlando shooting. He apologized for not always treating everyone with "the kindness, dignity and respect — the love — that they deserved."

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Pistorius Walks Without His Prosthetic Legs In Dramatic Show At Sentencing Hearing

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

A defense lawyer called the track star a "broken man" and said Pistorius has made a "series of enemies" since he killed his girlfriend in 2013. The athlete faces a minimum of 15 years for murder.

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'They Were So Beautiful': Remembering Those Murdered In Orlando

Monday, June 13, 2016

They ranged in age from 18 to 50. They were dancers and students, a singer and a bouncer, an accountant and an aspiring firefighter — mothers, fathers, teenagers, couples and best friends.

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Why You Probably Shouldn't Say 'Eskimo'

Sunday, April 24, 2016

There's a new theory about what the term means. But that doesn't change its controversial past.

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After Suicides, Greenland Town Mobilizes To Prevent More Deaths

Friday, April 22, 2016

In January, two young men killed themselves in one Greenland town. The country has the world's highest known suicide rate, and people worried these suicides would become a cluster. So they mobilized to prevent more deaths.

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How Do You Help Someone Who Is At Risk Of Suicide?

Friday, April 22, 2016

Are there specific things you should say — or not say — to a family member or friend who seems to be potentially suicidal?

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Numbers Lie Even More Than Usual In Greenland

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Statistics about Greenland both distort and reveal. The average income is $33,000 — that's definitely "high." Yet in some ways it resembles a developing world country.

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The Arctic Suicides: It's Not The Dark That Kills You

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Greenland has the world's highest suicide rate. And teen boys are at the highest risk.

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At Arctic Winter Games, Biathlons, Stick Pulls And Sledge Jumps

Saturday, March 12, 2016

At the Olympics of Inuit sports, athletes from Greenland, Alaska, Canada and Russia face off in games like the finger pull and Alaskan high kick. But collaboration is more important than competition.

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In The Arctic Circle, The Sun Will Come Up After 58 Tomorrows

Monday, January 25, 2016

The people in a tiny town in Greenland manage to stay (reasonably) happy even without the sun. But they're sure glad to have it back.

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Meet The Cool Girls At A High School In Kabul: #15Girls

Thursday, October 15, 2015

They're defying the rules that girls shouldn't get a higher education. But there are obstacles ahead, from pressure to marry young to the lack of slots in the country's universities.

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As A Father's Alzheimer's Progresses, Family Learns To Love Him As He Is

Saturday, October 03, 2015

In this installment of NPR's series Inside Alzheimer's, we're sharing a recent video of Greg O'Brien at home on Cape Cod, Mass. A longtime journalist, O'Brien was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease in 2009.

The first time I interviewed Greg O'Brien, back in January, I asked him what ...

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