Hannah Harris

Hannah is a graduate of World Journalism Institute and a WORLD intern.

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Small town, big addictions

Drug Abuse | Families in rural Sioux Center, Iowa, have discovered they aren’t immune from the drug scourge, but some locals are fighting back
by Hannah Harris
Posted 8/01/19, 03:32 pm

Heaven Gaskins, dressed in a bright orange prison jumpsuit, broke down in tears in a courtroom in northwest Iowa. “I was so grateful,” she remembers, after the judge sent her to drug court instead of prison.

Three months earlier, wearing dressy black attire and a gray scarf, she was crying in the same courtroom, but for a different reason. In February 2016 she received a five-year prison sentence for robbing a bank. As an officer led the 19-year-old away in handcuffs, Gaskins cried out to her family, “I love you so much.”

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Delivery drivers admit to bite-stealing

by Hannah Harris
Posted 8/01/19, 01:08 pm

Food tampering gained national attention this summer when a video of a girl opening and licking a tub of ice cream and putting it back in the grocery store freezer went viral. Now a US Foods survey says some food delivery workers are guilty of sampling their customer’s food. More than a quarter of the workers surveyed—from Uber Eats, Grub Hub, Door Dash, and Postmates—admitted they had helped themselves to a delivery order.

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Senate confirms Kelly Craft as U.S. ambassador to UN

by Hannah Harris
Posted 8/01/19, 12:26 pm

The United States hasn’t had an official ambassador to the United Nations in more than seven months. The Senate confirmed Kelly Craft’s appointment to the position in a 56-34 vote Wednesday. President Donald Trump nominated Craft to replace Nikki Haley after State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert withdrew from consideration.

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