Rebecca Hersher

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EU Will Send Afghans Back To An Increasingly Violent Home Country

Thursday, October 06, 2016

A deal with the Afghan government paves the way for European countries to deport tens of thousands of asylum seekers back to Afghanistan, even as the security situation there worsens.

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In Haiti, Slow Revelations About The Scale Of Hurricane Destruction

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Hurricane Matthew drowned and battered the island nation on Tuesday. At least 283 people died and, more than 48 hours after the storm made landfall, many of the worst hit areas are still inaccessible.

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Haiti's Presidential Election Delayed In Wake Of Hurricane

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Haiti's presidential election has been delayed multiple times in the past year. The country is being run by an interim president, whose constitutional mandate has already expired.

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'We Were Already In A Cholera Crisis'; Hurricane Pummels Haiti, Heads North

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Hurricane Matthew killed at least 11 people in Haiti before it barreled north toward the Bahamas. Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas all declared states of emergency as they prepared for the storm.

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With EU Vote, Paris Climate Agreement Is Poised To Become Binding

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

The European vote to ratify it effectively ends debate over the climate deal. Once the EU turns over paperwork to the U.N. later this week, the plan will officially come into force.

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'The Situation ... Is Truly Catastrophic'; Hurricane Matthew Slams Into Haiti

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

The Category 4 storm dumped rain on southwestern Haiti on Tuesday morning and lashed the island with maximum sustained winds of up to 145 mph. The hurricane is continuing north toward Cuba.

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Maria Sharapova's 2-Year Doping Ban Cut To 15 Months

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

The tennis star was suspended from international competition after testing positive for the banned drug meldonium. She will be eligible to play again beginning in April 2017.

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One Year After Tragic U.S. Attack In Kunduz, The Taliban Gains Ground Again

Monday, October 03, 2016

The Taliban are taking back territory in both northern and southern Afghanistan. Amidst the fighting, a Kunduz hospital attacked by the U.S. one year ago is planning to reopen.

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Caribbean Nations Feel Hurricane Matthew's Lash

Monday, October 03, 2016

Authorities warn of "life threatening" wind and flooding in Haiti and have issued warnings for parts of Cuba, Haiti and Jamaica. The U.S. Navy evacuated families from its base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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India Ratifies Paris Climate Change Agreement

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Sixty-two countries have now joined the plan. Together, they account for about 52 percent of global emissions, which is a little short of the 55 percent threshold to make the agreement binding.

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Pope Warns Of 'Ideological Colonization'; Praises Catholics In Caucasus

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Pope Francis reached out to Orthodox Christians and Muslims in Georgia and Azerbaijan, and warned Catholics to stand up against gender theory, which he says is a threat to marriage.

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After Record Heat, California Fires Burn Into The Fall

Sunday, October 02, 2016

A wildfire near San Jose, Calif. has destroyed a dozen homes, and threatens more than 150 structures. Meanwhile, the massive Soberanes fire is still burning two months after it began.

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Prime Minister Theresa May Says The U.K. To Begin EU Departure By March 2017

Sunday, October 02, 2016

British Prime Minister Theresa May said leaving the European Union would make the U.K. an "independent sovereign nation." After it officially begins, the Brexit negotiations will take two years.

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Reykjavik Turns Off Street Lights To Turn Up The Northern Lights

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Wednesday night's aurora borealis forecast was particularly strong, so Icelandic officials tried to reduce light pollution to make the green glow more visible to people in the capital.

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New Rule Preserves Patients' Rights To Sue Nursing Homes In Court

Thursday, September 29, 2016

A new rule is the most significant overhaul of federal funding regulations for nursing homes in more than two decades. It also requires "nourishing, palatable" food and infection-control plans.

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Turkey's President Recommends Extending State Of Emergency

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Thousands of people have been arrested or dismissed under the current state of emergency after a failed coup attempt July 15. The date has been declared a national holiday for "democracy and freedom."

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What Meerkat Murder Tells Us About Human Violence

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

What is the most murderous mammal? A new study says it's the meerkat. But the study argues that over all of human history, humans are still more lethally violent than the average mammal.

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Pangolin, The 'Artichoke With Legs,' Earns Top Trade Protection

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

World leaders at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species agreed to ban all commercial trade in pangolins, small and endangered mammals that also resemble aardvarks.

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U.S. Government To Pay $492 Million To 17 American Indian Tribes

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The settlement resolves lawsuits alleging the federal government mismanaged tribal land, resources and money. The Obama administration says it has now settled more than $3.3 billion in such suits.

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Elon Musk Unveils His Plan For Colonizing Mars

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

In a speech at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, the billionaire tech entrepreneur is detailing his vision for sending humans to the red planet.

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