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Hurricane Maria Hits Areas Still Recovering From Hurricane Irma

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:14:00 -0400

NPR's Ailsa Chang gets a view of what's happening on the ground in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria from Carlos Mercader, the Washington, D.C.-based representative for the island's governor.



Mexico City Doomed By Its Geology To More Earthquakes

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:54:00 -0400

The problem is that just to the west, a huge slab of the Earth's crust called the Cocos Plate is grinding relentlessly toward North America. And it's running under another slab to the north.



Hurricane Maria Hits Puerto Rico At Time When The Island Is Already Struggling

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:49:00 -0400

Devastation expected from the hurricane will challenge many Puerto Rico institutions, especially its beleaguered power authority, which is still struggling to restore electricity in some areas after Hurricane Irma.



Iranian President Tells U.N. Trump Could Be At Blame If Nuclear Deal Falls Apart

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:49:00 -0400

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is expected to hold an evening news conference following a day at the United Nations focused on the nuclear deal between Iran and the United States.



President Trump's Decision On Iran Nuclear Deal Could Affect Boeing Sales

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:49:00 -0400

Boeing has been one of the big winners with the Iran nuclear deal with two deals worth roughly $20 billion with Iranian airlines. This could be in jeopardy if President Trump does not certify Iran's compliance with the accord.



Hurricane Maria Leaves Hospital In Puerto Rico Running On Generator Power

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:49:00 -0400

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks to Domingo Cruz Vivaldi, an administrator at the San Jorge Children's Hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico as Hurricane Maria's trajectory is affecting the island.



Search Continues For School Children After Mexico City Earthquake

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:49:00 -0400

Rescue workers are battling a mountain of concrete and time to find dozens of children buried under the rubble of a collapsed school in central Mexico following a 7.1 magnitude earthquake.



One Reporter Shares The 'Extraordinary Generosity' She Saw After Mexico City's Earthquake

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:49:00 -0400

When Mexico City was rocked by a powerful earthquake, people ran out into the street as the buildings they were in collapsed. Devastation was everywhere, but so was kindness amid the disaster.



In Kitchens Across New York, 'Oh My Sweet Land' Serves Up Stories Of Syria

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:49:00 -0400

The one-woman show centers on a Syrian-American who tells harrowing stories of Syria's civil war as she prepares a traditional dish. It's an intimate experience for both the audience and the actress.



Hope, Despair Descend On Quake-Shattered School In Mexico City

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:29:00 -0400

The elementary school partly collapsed during Tuesday's earthquake, burying both students and teachers. In the aftermath, rescue workers and volunteers have struggled to save lives and preserve hope.



Spanish Police Detain Catalan Politicians Ahead Of Independence Vote

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:31:00 -0400

Spain considers the Catalonian referendum, set for Oct. 1, to be illegal. Spanish police raided government offices and detained at least a dozen separatist leaders, prompting street protests.



Why The Race To Oust ISIS From Deir Ez-Zor In Syria May Present New Dangers

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:54:00 -0400

Syrian troops and allied militias are locked in a race against U.S.-backed rebels for control of an oil-rich province that will give whoever governs it greater influence in the country's civil war.



How 3 Rickshaws Won A Million Dollar Prize

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:49:00 -0400

The members of the winning team, who met at Rutgers University, piloted a transportation service aimed at the refugees in the world's largest slum.



In Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria Brings 'Widespread Damage And Widespread Flooding'

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:34:00 -0400

Hurricane Maria is sweeping across Puerto Rico Wednesday morning. David Greene gets an update from Danica Coto of the Associated Press.



Mexico Combs Rubble For Survivors After Earthquake Kills More Than 200

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:16:00 -0400

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake ravaged Central Mexico on Tuesday, leaving victims across Mexico City and five states. Rescue workers dug through the day Wednesday to find signs of life amid the debris.