Joe Hernandez

WHYY

Joe Hernandez covers South Jersey for WHYY.

He previously worked at WNYC, as a producer on the local news desk and at The Takeaway, WNYC and PRI's morning drive show. His work has appeared on NPR, the Columbia Journalism Review, and NJ Spotlight.

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A new island has emerged out of the Pacific Ocean, but it may soon disappear

Sunday, September 25, 2022

The little atoll located southwest of Tonga's Late Island measured roughly 8.6 acres and stood at around 50 feet above sea level, Tonga's Geological Services said.

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Canada's Atlantic provinces begin to recover from historic damage caused by Fiona

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Fiona made landfall as a hurricane-strength post-tropical cyclone, causing widespread damage in five provinces and leaving more than 250,000 people without power.

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The Cherokee Nation is renewing its push for a nonvoting delegate in Congress

Saturday, September 24, 2022

The same treaty that led to the Trail of Tears also said the Cherokee Nation could be represented by a congressional delegate. The tribal government wants the position to be filled for the first time.

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Tropical Storm Ian threatens the Caribbean and Florida with hurricane conditions

Saturday, September 24, 2022

The weather system currently churning south of Jamaica is projected to intensify into a hurricane in the coming days. Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency in Florida.

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Twitch bans some gambling content after an outcry from streamers

Thursday, September 22, 2022

The streaming giant said it would prohibit content that included unlicensed slots, roulette, or dice games. Sports betting, fantasy sports, and poker will still be permitted on Twitch.

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Why Iranian women are burning their hijabs after the death of Mahsa Amini

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Amini, 22, died Friday, several days after she was arrested in Tehran by the country's "morality police" for violating hijab laws. Her death has sparked outrage and protests across the country.

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The deadly clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh, explained

Monday, September 19, 2022

Hostilities began anew last week between the two countries in the deadliest spate of violence since 2020, though a cease-fire reached on Wednesday put a temporary stop to the bloodshed.

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Serena Williams and Roger Federer changed tennis forever. So will their retirements

Monday, September 19, 2022

Williams, 40, and Federer, 41, have both announced in short succession their plans to retire, leaving the tennis world without two of its most iconic players.

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Move over, Jeff Bezos. India's richest man is now wealthier than the Amazon founder

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Gautam Adani's fortune lies somewhere between $147 billion and $152 billion, according to lists maintained by Forbes and Bloomberg.

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Yeshiva University cancels all clubs after it was ordered to allow an LGBTQ group

Saturday, September 17, 2022

The Supreme Court said Yeshiva University would have to go back to New York state courts in its legal battle with the YU Pride Alliance, an LGBTQ student group asking to be officially recognized.

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He got an unexplained $250,000 payment from Google. The company says it was a mistake

Friday, September 16, 2022

Sam Curry, a self-described hacker, was puzzled by the payment. A Google spokesperson says the company paid "the wrong party as the result of human error" and was working to correct it.

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The Supreme Court rules Yeshiva University must recognize student LGBTQ group for now

Thursday, September 15, 2022

The opinion left in place a New York state court ruling requiring the university to recognize the YU Pride Alliance while it continues to argue its case.

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Runners can identify as nonbinary in next year's Boston and London marathons

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

In an effort to make the races more inclusive, organizers for the 2023 Boston Marathon and the 2023 TCS London Marathon say qualifying runners can enter as male, female or nonbinary.

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The 'triple-dip La Niña' explained – and how it affects the weather in your area

Monday, September 12, 2022

It's the first time this century that La Niña has returned for three consecutive years, according to the UN's weather agency. The pattern influences weather events worldwide.

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Antigua and Barbuda may try to remove King Charles III as its head of state

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Prime Minister Gaston Browne told ITV News he plans to hold a referendum within the next three years to decide whether to remove the king as head of state and become a republic.

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Disney releases the first looks at 'Disenchanted' and a live-action 'Little Mermaid'

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Among the many announcements about upcoming projects at the media giant's D23 Expo were two new trailers for popular film franchises.

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You may get an IRS refund if you filed your taxes late during the pandemic

Saturday, September 10, 2022

The IRS is refunding penalties it charged taxpayers for filing their 2019 and 2020 tax returns late, as a form of COVID-19 relief. The refunds don't apply to penalties for failing to pay your taxes.

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NASA eyes late September for its next attempt to launch the Artemis moon mission

Friday, September 09, 2022

During a press conference on Thursday, space agency officials said they were eyeing Sept. 23 or Sept. 27 as possible dates for the launch.

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Las Vegas police find a public official's DNA at the scene of a journalist's murder

Thursday, September 08, 2022

Outgoing Clark County Public Administrator Robert Telles is being held on a charge of open murder in the stabbing death of Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter Jeff German.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook's fix for those pesky green text bubbles? 'Buy your mom an iPhone'

Thursday, September 08, 2022

Google has called on Apple to adopt RCS, a new messaging service that is increasingly used on Android devices. The iPhone maker, which uses its own iMessage service, hasn't budged.

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