Samantha Raphelson

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Grieving Mother Orca Carries Dead Calf For More Than A Week, Over Hundreds Of Miles

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The calf was the first to be born in the endangered pod of Pacific Northwest killer whales in three years.


Muslim Americans Running For Office In Highest Numbers Since 2001

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

As many as 100 Muslims filed to run for office this year, according to Muslim political groups, the most since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. About 50 of those candidates remain in the running.


It Is Legal For Kids To Work On Tobacco Farms, But It Can Make Them Sick

Friday, July 13, 2018

Advocates say that gaps in federal regulations leave child workers vulnerable to the health risks of nicotine and pesticide exposure. Labor laws allow larger farms to hire kids as young as 12.


One Man's Mission To Bring Home 'Amerasians' Born During Vietnam War

Thursday, July 12, 2018

During the Vietnam War, tens of thousands of babies were born out of relationships between Vietnamese women and American servicemen. Many were left behind after the U.S. withdrew from Vietnam in 1975.


Death Toll In Thai Tourist Boat Sinking Rises To 41 As Search Efforts Continue

Saturday, July 07, 2018

Thai officials said on Saturday that 15 people are still missing from the wreckage of a tourist boat that capsized and sunk on Thursday off the coast of Phuket island.


Man Accused Of Threatening To Kill Supporters Of Trump And New York Congressman

Saturday, July 07, 2018

The Long Island man also almost ran over a volunteer after a confrontation at Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin's campaign office.


North Korea Slams U.S. Talks As 'Regrettable' After Pompeo Called Them 'Productive'

Saturday, July 07, 2018

The two countries had different takes on meetings intended to follow up on a denuclearization agreement signed last month by President Trump and Kim Jong Un.


Advocates Push For Stronger Measures To Protect Hotel Workers From Sexual Harassment

Friday, June 29, 2018

Unite Here, a labor union that represents workers in the hospitality industry, estimates that the majority of their members who are housekeepers have faced sexual harassment on the job.


How The Opioid Crisis Is Depressing America's Labor Force

Monday, June 18, 2018

The U.S. lags behind other countries in workforce participation because more opioids are prescribed in this country, says a report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.


When Leaving Your Religion Means Losing Your Children

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish women who have left or are trying to leave the faith often confront long-drawn out child custody battles over their decision to no longer practice their religion.


Lava Flows From Guatemala Volcano Prompt New Evacuations

Friday, June 08, 2018

Authorities ordered evacuations of rescue workers and nearby villages on Friday because of dangerous flows of lava, ash and toxic gases from Fuego, which erupted Sunday, killing at least 109 people.


'She Will Not Be Missed': Children Deliver Harsh Send-Off In Mother's Death Notice

Thursday, June 07, 2018

The Redwood Falls Gazette in Minnesota removed a death notice from its website last week after it sparked an outcry over what's fair to say about the deceased.


In Thailand, 17 Pounds Of Plastic Kills Whale, Highlighting Ocean Pollution

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Last week, dozens of plastic bags were pulled from the stomach of a whale that researchers found washed ashore in Thailand.


Queens, N.Y., Residents Fight 3rd Homeless Shelter In Their Neighborhood

Thursday, May 24, 2018

The new shelter in Blissville, Queens, will be one of 90 that Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to open in New York over the next year in an effort to reform the city's homeless shelter system.


Anthem Policy Discouraging 'Avoidable' Emergency Room Visits Faces Criticism

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Under the health insurer's policy, Anthem can retroactively restrict or deny coverage if the company decides that a visit to the emergency room could have been avoided.


Trump Hints At Plan To Create 'Space Force' As Sixth Military Branch

Monday, May 21, 2018

While the Pentagon opposes the measure, the military has conducted operations in space for 50 years.


The Voice Behind The 'Laurel' Or 'Yanny' Recording: Actor Jay Aubrey Jones

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Broadway and TV actor Jay Aubrey Jones recorded thousands of words for But his pronunciation of the word "laurel" went viral for sounding to some people like "yanny."


What We Know About The Alleged Texas High School Shooter

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Officials have not released a motive, but some information on the suspect and attack is coming into focus. It appears the rampage at Sante Fe High School was planned.


Something From Nothing: 20 Years On, The Enduring Yada Yada Of 'Seinfeld'

Monday, May 14, 2018

The series finale of Seinfeld aired 20 years ago on May 14, 1998. Since then, a new generation of fans continues to follow the antics of Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer on cable and online.


New Jersey Town Restricts Streets From Commuters To Stop Waze Traffic Nightmare

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

In Leonia, nonresidents are not allowed on 60 side streets after New York-bound motorists trying to get on the George Washington Bridge were redirected through the town by traffic apps.