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The investigative arm of Congress opened an inquiry last year into the Red Cross' disaster work, which CEO Gail McGovern tried to call off, according to a story co-produced by NPR and ProPublica. (Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Red Cross CEO Tried To Thwart Government Investigation

Although Red Cross has presented the organization as one which prides itself on transparency, its CEO reportedly tried to kill an investigation by the Government Accountability Office.


A Nepalese girl takes out belongings from her damaged house in Bhaktapur on the outskirts of Kathmandu on April 26, 2015. International aid groups and governments intensified efforts to get rescuers and supplies into earthquake-hit Nepal on April 26, but severed communications and landslides in the Himalayan nation posed formidable challenges to the relief effort.  (Photo credit PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)

Nepal Earthquake: How to Help the Relief Effort

Organizations across the world are sending supplies, teams and medical aid to Nepal. Here’s how you can help.


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Study: Drones are the Future of Disaster Recovery

It won’t be happen anytime soon but the future of disaster response is drones, according to a study done by the Red Cross.


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Fire Displaces 6 in Germantown After Electrical Malfunction

Four adults and two children have been displaced after a fire destroyed a home in a Germantown trailer park.


Townhouse fire in Gaithersburg that damages 4 homes and displaced 13. (Credit: Pete Piringer/Montgomery County Fire Dept.)

Dozen Displaced After Child Playing With Matches Causes Fire

More than a dozen residents are displaced and four townhouses are damaged following a fire that officials say was caused by a child playing with matches.


Pro-Russian gunman looks at damaged buildings after shelling in downtown Donetsk on August 22, 2014. (credit: DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images)

Ukraine Accuses Russia Of ‘Direct Invasion’ For Sending Aid Trucks Into Rebel-Held Area

Russia unilaterally sent an aid mission into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday, saying its patience had worn out after a week of delays it blamed on the Ukrainian government, which called the move a “direct invasion.”


Afghan defense personnel secure the scene following a suicide attack in Bazarak district, Panjshir province, on May 29, 2013. (credit: SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)

Family Says They Received Letter From POW Captured In Afghanistan

The family of an American prisoner of war captured four years ago in Afghanistan says it has received a letter it believes was written by him.


A New Jersey Natural Gas technician inspects a leaking gas main under a Hurricane Sandy-damaged home on Oct. 31, 2012, in Long Beach Island, N.J. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Survival Tips: Changing Hurricane Victims Into Hurricane Survivors

Two decades after experiencing a nearly total loss in Hurricane Andrew, journalist Al Sunshine shares his personal experience and veteran advice to those recovering in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.


Governor Chris Christie and President Barack Obama (Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Sandy: The Match-Maker Of All Match-Makers

As odd as it seems, President Barack Obama and Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey are in the midst of a marvelous “bromance”.


A neighborhood destroyed by Hurricane Sandy (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Opinion: Sandy Reminds Us Of The Need For FEMA And That Romney Would Shut It Down

Romney was asked at a presidential debate whether FEMA should be shut down in light of the deficit. Romney replied that FEMA should “absolutely” be shut down. He was asked specifically if that included disaster relief. He replied that it was “immoral” to provide such relief in the face of “larger debts”, emphasizing that “it makes no sense at all” to have such programs.