Rebecca Hersher

Rebecca Hersher appears in the following:

Questions About China's Military Training After Female Fighter Pilot Dies

Monday, November 14, 2016

Yu Xu was a member of the Chinese air force's elite aerobatics team, and was the first woman to fly China's J-10 fighter jet. She died in a training accident over the weekend.

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Grand Jury Indicts Former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Schock faces 24 counts including wire fraud and theft of public funds. The indictment alleges he cost the federal government, his campaign and others more than $100,000.

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Much Of The Southeast U.S. Is Grappling With Drought

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Months of severe drought are causing water shortages and wildfires, particularly in Alabama and Georgia. The USDA has designated part of Georgia a disaster area for farmers.

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Colorado Voters Accept Right-To-Die Measure

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Colorado became the sixth state to pass an aid-in-dying measure. It allows people with six months or less to live to obtain and self-administer medications to hasten their deaths.

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Woman In Iconic 'Afghan Girl' Photo Deported Back To Afghanistan

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Sharbat Gula, who appeared on the cover of National Geographic in 1984, was returned to her native country Wednesday. Pakistan had accused her of illegally obtaining identity documents.

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D.C. Votes Overwhelmingly To Become 51st State

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

District of Columbia voters passed the referendum Tuesday with nearly 80 percent in favor. Congress, which will ultimately decide the fate of the federal district, is not expected to approve it.

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Climate Conference Aims To Put Paris Agreement Into Action

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Leaders from 195 nations are meeting in Morocco to come up with specific plans for carrying out a worldwide plan to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.

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At Susan B. Anthony's Grave, Visiting Hours Extended For Election Day Crowds

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

People were lining up to leave their "I Voted" stickers at the gravesite of the women's suffrage activist. Elsewhere, tributes popped up on Twitter and Instagram to other icons of the movement.

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Former Philippines Dictator Eligible For Burial In Heroes' Cemetery, Court Rules

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

The country's supreme court announced the decision Tuesday allowing former dictator Ferdinand Marcos a hero's burial more than 25 years after his death. Victims of his regime had tried to block it.

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Court Blocks New Nursing Home Rule From Taking Effect

Monday, November 07, 2016

Companies sued the federal government over a new rule protecting the right of patients and their families to sue nursing home companies. It was supposed to go into effect in November.

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Giant Snowballs Wash Up On Siberian Beach

Monday, November 07, 2016

The masses of balls that appeared along 11 miles of coast in western Siberia were snowy and icy. Some of them were small, and some were quite large.

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Earthquake Shakes Oklahoma Oil Storage Hub

Monday, November 07, 2016

The magnitude 5.0 quake damaged buildings in Cushing, Okla., the largest commercial crude oil storage center in North America. No damage to oil storage facilities or nearby pipelines was reported.

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Jury Selection Postponed In Trial Of Church Shooting Suspect Dylann Roof

Monday, November 07, 2016

The federal death penalty trial of Roof, who is accused of murdering nine people at Charleston, S.C.'s oldest black church, was postponed for a closed hearing between Roof, his attorney and the judge.

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Keitany And McFadden Extend Winning Streaks In NYC Marathon

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Mary Keitany has won the women's race three years in a row. Tatyana McFadden won her fourth consecutive title in the women's wheelchair race. Ghirmay Ghebreslassie became the youngest man ever to win.

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Jury Selection Set To Begin In South Carolina Church Shooting Trial

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Federal prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Dylann Roof, 22, who killed nine people during a bible study at Emanuel AME church in Charleston, S.C. in June 2015.

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Opening Statements Begin In North Charleston Police Shooting Trial

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Former North Charleston, S.C., police Officer Michael Slager is charged with murder in the shooting death of Walter Scott, an unarmed black man, in April 2015.

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Up To 240 People Feared Dead In Capsizings Off Libyan Coast

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Officials say two boats sank in the Mediterranean, and at least 31 survivors arrived on the Italian island of Lampedusa. This year has been the deadliest ever for migrants crossing the Mediterranean.

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Obama: Army Corps Examining Possible Rerouting Of Dakota Access Pipeline

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

"There's an obligation for authorities to show restraint" in their handling of people protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline, President Obama said in an interview with the news organization Now This.

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In South Africa, More Calls For The President To Step Down

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Thousands of people demonstrated in Pretoria before the release of a report on alleged corruption by President Jacob Zuma. The Nelson Mandela Foundation has accused Zuma of looting the state.

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A 'Chaotic And Ineffective Response To The Violence' By U.N. In South Sudan

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

An independent review found "conflicting orders" within the United Nations mission in Juba resulted in failure to respond to an attack during which South Sudanese soldiers raped Western aid workers.

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