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An aerial view of the Plinian eruption column, Mount St. Helens, on May 18, 1980. Robert Krimmel/USGS hide caption

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Reporter's Notebook

'It Seemed Apocalyptic' 40 Years Ago When Mount St. Helens Erupted

Howard Berkes covered the 1980 eruptions of Mount St. Helens for NPR and has returned to the volcano for multiple stories over the years. He recalls the massive blast and its aftermath.

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'It Seemed Apocalyptic' 40 Years Ago When Mount St. Helens Erupted

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Sophie Avouris, 102, recently recovered from the coronavirus. She was a baby when the 1918 influenza pandemic spread across Europe. She lived through the Great Depression and World War II before emigrating from Greece to the U.S. in the 1950s. The Avouris Family hide caption

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102-Year-Old New York Woman Recovers From Coronavirus

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Closer Otto A. Totland
All the Optimism of Early January Lullatone
"Sing" from Sesame Street Boston Pops Orchestra an Arthur Fiedler, Jerome Rosen, Andre Come
The Rainbow Connection Vitamin String Quartet
The Dark Frameworks
Breaking Down Frameworks
Altitude Soular Order
An Island Soular Order
Shadows The American Dollar
Clones The American Dollar
Shoulder to Hand Helios
Fourteen Drawings Helios
Hotel The Antlers
1000 Arms Lymbyc Systym
Carved by Glaciers Lymbyc Systym
Explore, Be Curious Cloudkicker
You and Yours Cloudkicker
My First Car Vulfpeck

Seniors line up in cars with their families in the main drive of Webster County High School in Dixon, Ky., waiting to pick up their diplomas outside of the school one at a time. Like almost all schools across the U.S., county high school officials had to adapt this year's graduation ceremony because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ashley Westerman/NPR hide caption

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A Kentucky County High School Honors Class Of 2020 With A Drive-Through Ceremony

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