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When Florence Hit Her School Community, This Principal Stepped Up
Many of Krista Holland's students have been away from home and out of school for more than week. She says, "The lack of a sense of normalcy for the kids, I think that's where my heart aches the most."
(Mon, 24 Sep 2018 05:00:20 -0400)

Flood Waters From Florence Hit Elderly Hard
For the elderly, a flood can turn in to an eviction notice. They're often on fixed incomes and can't afford repairs.
(Mon, 24 Sep 2018 04:57:00 -0400)

Can't Get Comfortable In Your Chair? Here's What You Can Do
Chair design shifted dramatically about a hundred years ago, and it hasn't been good for our backs. Our daily lives are filled with chairs that make our posture worse. Luckily, we've got hacks.
(Mon, 24 Sep 2018 04:56:00 -0400)

Trump And Japan's Abe Meet In New York Ahead Of U.N. General Assembly
The two leaders met for dinner at Trump Tower, where they discussed trade and military ties. The meeting comes as the U.S. considers imposing hefty import tariffs on foreign-made automobiles.
(Mon, 24 Sep 2018 04:04:00 -0400)

Tiger Woods Wins First Golf Tournament Since 4 Back Surgeries
Tiger Woods did something Sunday that he hasn't done in more than five years: He won a tournament. The victory at the Tour Championship in Atlanta was the 80th victory of his PGA Tour.
(Mon, 24 Sep 2018 02:51:00 -0400)

Bill Cosby's Sentencing: How We Got Here, What His Punishment Could Be
The 81-year-old comedian faces as much as four years in prison after a jury convicted him of three counts of aggravated indecent assault in April. Cosby's sentencing hearing begins Monday.
(Sun, 23 Sep 2018 20:05:00 -0400)

Jill Biden Talks Biden Cancer Initiative
NPR's Michel Martin interviews former second lady Jill Biden about the Biden Cancer Initiative and its effort to bring together health care providers, researchers drug companies and patients.
(Sun, 23 Sep 2018 17:23:47 -0400)

World Champion Arm Wrestler
NPR's Michel Martin speaks to New Hampshire native Cathy Merrill about her unexpected rise to stardom in the arm-wrestling world, and what she's doing to prepare for the World Championships in Turkey.
(Sun, 23 Sep 2018 17:23:47 -0400)

Hurricane Maria's Devastation Of Puerto Rico, 1 Year Later
One year after hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Natalie Jaresko, head of the island's financial oversight board, about the daunting task of revamping its economy.
(Sun, 23 Sep 2018 17:23:47 -0400)

UN General Assembly: How Will Trump's Agenda Fare?
A look at the administration's latest moves: the UN Human Rights Council withdrawal, defunding the UN agency that aids Palestinian refugees and lowering the cap on refugees to be resettled in the U.S.
(Sun, 23 Sep 2018 17:23:47 -0400)

Anita Hill Testimony: The Witness Not Called
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Sukari Hardnett, who wanted to corroborate Anita Hill's testimony about then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas but was not called before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
(Sun, 23 Sep 2018 17:23:47 -0400)

Kavanaugh-Ford Hearing Lookahead
The Senate Judiciary Committee plans to hold a hearing Thursday to hear from Christine Blasey Ford, who's accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault when they were in high school.
(Sun, 23 Sep 2018 17:23:47 -0400)

A Bunch Of Cocaine: Boxes Of Donated Bananas Contained $17.8 Million Worth Of Drugs
"Sometimes, life gives you lemons. Sometimes, it gives you bananas," says the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. "And sometimes, it gives you something you'd never expect!"
(Sun, 23 Sep 2018 16:42:16 -0400)

PHOTOS: As Florence Floodwaters Rose, Rescuers Helped Hundreds Of Animals In Danger
Some evacuees are unwilling or unable to bring their pets with them, leaving them in a dangerous position. Rescuers have been tracking down scared animals in danger and bringing them to safety.
(Sun, 23 Sep 2018 14:53:56 -0400)

After Hurricane Florence, Animal Shelters Are Inundated With Lost Pets
As the Florence recovery effort continues, volunteers from across the South are helping care for the dogs and cats separated from their owners. The goal: reunite as many pets and people as possible.
(Sun, 23 Sep 2018 07:53:33 -0400)

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