Rebecca Hersher

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$151 Million Settlement Deal Reached Over West Virginia Water Poisoning

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

A federal judge has tentatively signed off on the agreement between local residents and two companies over a 2014 chemical spill that contaminated drinking water for hundreds of thousands of people.

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Early 20th Century Earthquakes May Have Been Caused By Calif. Oil Boom

Monday, October 31, 2016

A new study suggests a handful of earthquakes in the 1920s and 1930s were associated with increasingly deep and frequent drilling for oil near Los Angeles. Since then, drilling practices have changed.

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In Show Of Unity, Pope Francis Marks 500th Anniversary Of Protestant Reformation

Monday, October 31, 2016

Pope Francis is kicking off a yearlong commemoration of the split between Catholics and Lutherans by calling for Christians to stand together against persecution.

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PHOTOS: Astronauts Touch Down After 115 Days In Space

Sunday, October 30, 2016

A Russian Soyuz space capsule touched down in Kazakhstan on Sunday morning local time, delivering Kate Rubins, Anatoly Ivanishin and Takuya Onishi safely back to Earth.

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Police Evict Dakota Pipeline Protesters

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Police officers, some of them in riot gear, removed protesters who refused to leave private land in North Dakota where a pipeline is supposed to be built.

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Report Declares Global Wildlife Populations Are Plunging. But It's Complicated

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The WWF report asserts that wildlife populations have dropped by a startling percentage since 1970. The details and extent of that decline, however, are more complex than any one number can capture.

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Settlement Deal Reached In 2014 West Virginia Chemical Spill

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Residents affected by a leak of a coal-washing chemical into the Elk River reached a deal with a chemical company. A class-action suit against a water company was set to move forward in federal court.

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Juror Being Replaced In Oregon Occupation Case; Trial Draws Crowds

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

A juror was found to be biased and dismissed on Wednesday. The judge ordered an alternate to take his place in the trial of seven people in the armed occupation of wildlife refuge in Oregon.

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Gambia Says It Will Leave The 'International Caucasian Court'

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Gambia is the third nation this month to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, accusing the tribunal of being biased against Africans.

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Researchers Build 'Nightmare Machine'

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

An MIT project rolled out just in time for Halloween uses artificial intelligence to generate horror images.

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Vatican: Don't Scatter Cremation Ashes, And Don't Keep Them At Home

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

New guidelines from the Roman Catholic Church note that the practice of cremation is increasing and recommend that ashes be buried in "cemeteries and other sacred places."

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How Small Fibs Lead To Big Lies

Monday, October 24, 2016

A new study finds evidence of "a gradual escalation of self-serving dishonesty," in which small lies pave the way for larger deceptions.

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Christopher Marlowe Officially Credited As Co-Author Of 3 Shakespeare Plays

Monday, October 24, 2016

Oxford University Press will list both William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe as co-authors of the three Henry VI plays in its newest complete edition of Shakespeare's work.

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PHOTOS: Finalists For The 2016 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

Friday, October 21, 2016

A bear being fish-slapped. A decidedly not-regal eagle. An unfortunate buffalo/bird interaction.

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Montana Judge Faces Call For Impeachment After Incest Sentencing

Thursday, October 20, 2016

More than 55,000 people have signed an online petition to impeach a Montana judge who handed down a 60-day sentence to a man who pleaded guilty to raping his 12-year-old daughter.

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U.K. Will Posthumously Pardon Thousands Of Gay And Bisexual Men

Thursday, October 20, 2016

The so-called Turing Law would automatically issue pardons to thousands of men who had been convicted for having consensual relationships with other men under laws that have since been repealed.

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2 Americans Killed In Attack Near Training Camp In Afghanistan

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The Defense Ministry says an assailant in an Afghan Army uniform opened fire, killing a U.S. soldier and an American civilian. Also, a new report finds child casualties are rising in the conflict.

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Malaysia To Fast-Food Joints: Please Rename Your Hot Dogs

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The company Auntie Anne's is the latest international food chain to run afoul of Malaysia's halal guidelines. Regulators asked that pretzel dogs be renamed because dogs are considered unclean.

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'It Was Time To Make A Hard Stand'; Closing Arguments Completed In Malheur Trial

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Seven defendants who occupied Oregon's Malheur National Wildlife Refuge stand accused of conspiracy, theft of government property and illegally carrying firearms. Among them are Ammon and Ryan Bundy.

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Author Of 'Guantanamo Diary' Released From Military Prison

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Mohamedou Ould Slahi was sent to his home country of Mauritania after 14 years of imprisonment. His heavily redacted book about his time in the U.S. facility was published in January 2015.

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