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Shorthanded specialists struggle to address the resurgence of leprosy in Brazil
BELÉM, Brazil — A revolving door of doctors misdiagnosed all of Denise Almeida’s symptoms. The patch on her back was not a fungal infection, the swelling on her ear was not edema, the mark on her abdomen was not a heat rash and the bumps on her foot were not hives. It was the fifth doctor that read it right — Almeida had leprosy...
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Low-risk sex offenders rely on local organizations as state-required registration hinders their reintegration
When Dwayne Daughtry meets someone for the first time, it rarely starts with an introduction. In 2011, he was charged with sexual battery — the only misdemeanor that leads to being listed as a sex offender. Daughtry and more than 25,600 people are listed on North Carolina’s Sex Offender Registry. In 2019, just over 1,300 registrants were added, which is more than any other year in the last two decades...
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Urge to Unionize: Non-tenured faculty organize a union at Elon
In fall 2018, dozens of faculty members came together to unionize at Elon University, a private school in North Carolina. The following coverage breaks down the complex events that unfolded:
Part I: Non-tenure-track faculty organize a union at Elon
Part II: President Book responds to Elon Faculty Forward
Part III: Three deans respond to union movement
Part IV: SGA stays neutral regarding potential faculty union
Part V: Union no longer represents two faculty ranks
Part VI: How labor laws would affect a union at Elon
Part VII: Certified but still controversial, debate over Elon's union continues
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Wildfire-vulnerable communities search for ways to live with growing threat
SHINGLETOWN, Calif. — Unless it’s Sunday, Kelly Loew is steering her rusty-red Jeep down the same mail route in Shingletown, as she has six days a week for the last seven years. But she delivers less mail these days as California’s persistent wildfires drive residents away...
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Nation-wide Moroccan contractual teachers' strike
Thousands of the Morocco's teachers rocked the country's education system by striking and protesting for job stability, increased pay, promotions, health care and pensions. The coverage below follows the movement over the course of nearly three months:
Story I: Two protests take place in Rabat on International Women's Day
Story II: Contractual and Cell 9 teachers: 'We will continue our protests'
Story III: Moroccan teachers march into April, making 3 months of protests
Story IV: Moroccan teachers: 'We can't go back until government gives in'
Story V: Moroccan teachers: 'Each protest gets bigger as more join us'
Story VI: Police disperse teachers protests at Morocco's Parliament
Story VII: Moroccan teachers to suspend strike after month of turmoil
Story VIII: Unions and protestors march on Labor Day in Morocco
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The Battery Man: Shan Roy's journey into the electric motorcycling industry
MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Facing his parents, just weeks shy of turning 16, Shan Roy knew from the looks on their faces the chances of unwrapping his dream gift on his birthday were slim. “No. There is no way, it’s too dangerous.” This was the response Shan both dreaded and expected...
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The landfall of Tropical Storm Michael at Elon
On the first full day of Fall Break, rains and winds from Tropical Storm Michael wreaked havoc on Elon University and the rest of Alamance County, which immediately declared a state of emergency. The coverage below follows the impact of the storm:
Part I: Rains from Tropical Storm Michael drench Elon
Part II: Moseley Center turned into a student shelter
Part III: Cleaning up Michael's Mess on campus
Part IV: Readjusted power line may 'be the one affecting Elon'
Part V: Power at Elon has been restored
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