Rebecca Hersher

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Wonder Woman Named Honorary U.N. Ambassador For Gender Equality

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The imaginary superhero will be sworn in on Oct. 21, the 75th anniversary of the character's debut. How her powers will be harnessed by the international governing body isn't clear.

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Hurricane Nicole Wallops Island Of Bermuda

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Category 3 storm has maximum sustained winds of 125 miles per hour. The National Hurricane Center calls it "extremely dangerous."

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Man Arrested In German Bomb Plot Kills Himself

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

A Syrian man, Jaber al-Bakr, was arrested Monday on suspicions he was plotting a bombing. German officials say he killed himself in the cell where he was being held.

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Protests Disrupt Pipelines Across The Northern U.S.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

On Tuesday, activists targeted five pipelines carrying crude oil into the U.S. from Canada, as construction resumed on a North Dakota pipeline.

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Albuquerque Police Shooting Trial Ends In A Hung Jury

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Two former officers were on trial for murder in the 2014 shooting of a homeless man. The DOJ cited the shooting in its finding of a pattern of excessive force within Albuquerque's police department.

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European Court Finds Russia Violated Rights Of Chess Star Garry Kasparov

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Kasparov was detained for five hours at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport in 2007, preventing him from attending a political protest against the government of President Vladimir Putin.

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President Obama Really Wants People To Live On Mars

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

In an op-ed for CNN, the president wrote that he hopes to one day look at the night sky with his grandchildren and tell them that humans are living on Mars.

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VIDEO: Aerial Footage Shows Scale Of Destruction In Aleppo

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

They are haunting images: rubble-filled streets and entire blocks of ghostly facades. The United Nations says about 250,000 civilians are trapped in rebel-held eastern Aleppo.

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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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