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Patricia Now A Tropical Depression As It Moves Inland In Mexico

Saturday, October 24, 2015

As it contines to move across Mexico, Patricia has lost most of its strength. It is now a tropical depression with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph.

In the early morning hours of Saturday, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto delivered some very good news: The hurricane, which ...

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CHART: Is Hurricane Patricia The Strongest Hurricane Ever?

Friday, October 23, 2015

The qualifier "ever" always makes us journalists nervous. So when we started to hear that Hurricane Patricia had become the "strongest hurricane ever," we started digging.

So is it? It could very well be, but we have no definitive answer.

As Phil Klotzbach, a research scientist who helps put ...

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A Seventh Church Is Set On Fire In St. Louis

Thursday, October 22, 2015

The doors of a seventh church were set on fire in St. Louis early Thursday morning.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that "St. Louis Fire Department was able to put out the fire with a fire extinguisher," but the double wooden doors at the Shrine of St. Joseph's rectory ...

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U.S. Soldier Killed During Hostage Rescue Mission In Iraq

Thursday, October 22, 2015

An American soldier was injured during a hostage rescue operation in Iraq on Thursday and later died after receiving medical care, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said in a statement.

This is how Cook described what happened:

"Early today in Iraq, at the request of the Kurdistan Regional Government, ...

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Mexico Arrests 6 People In Connection With 'El Chapo' Guzmán's Escape

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Mexican authorities say they have arrested six people in connection with the escape of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, the country's biggest drug lord.

The Associated Press reports that among those captured are Guzmán's brother-in-law.

The wire service adds:

"Attorney General Arely Gomez said the alleged mastermind is a ...

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WikiLeaks Releases Documents Purportedly From CIA Director's Personal Email

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

WikiLeaks has released a cache of documents that the website says come from the AOL email account of Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan.

The documents purportedly include Brennan's security clearance application with personal information as well as the names, addresses and telephone numbers of many of his acquaintances, including ...

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Police Step Up Patrols In St. Louis Over String Of Church Fires

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Police in St. Louis have stepped up patrols after six churches in predominantly black neighborhoods were set on fire this month.

As St. Louis Public Radio has reported, the cases, which are being investigated by local and federal authorities, are being treated as arson. St. Louis Public Radio reports ...

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Iran's Supreme Leader Signs Off On Nuclear Deal With World Powers

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, signed off on the country's nuclear deal with world powers on Wednesday.

Reuters reports that Khamenei wrote a letter to President Hassan Rouhani saying Iran should begin implementing the terms of deal and the United States and the European Union should begin dismantling ...

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U.S., Russia Come To Agreement To Prevent Midair Mishaps Over Syria

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The United States and Russia have come to an agreement that aims to prevent midair mishaps over Syria.

The memorandum of agreement calls for pilots to be "professional," to communicate over a designated frequency if necessary and to maintain a "safe distance" at all times.

Both countries are conducting a ...

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Alabama Judge Accused Of Telling Offenders To Give Blood Or Go To Jail

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The actions of a circuit judge in Marion, Ala., are raising all kinds of questions about the ethics of essentially sentencing someone to have a medical procedure.

In a recording released by the Southern Poverty Law Center, Judge Marvin Wiggins told a courtroom full of offenders that if they ...

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'El Chapo' Guzmán Escapes From Authorities, But Suffers Injuries

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán has once again eluded Mexican authorities.

This time, reports NPR's Carrie Kahn, Mexican marines had found Mexico's most wanted drug trafficker in a remote mountainous area, but he got away again, suffering injuries.

Carrie sent this report to our Newscast unit:

"Mexican officials say marines ...

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Mess Left By Mudslides In California Could Take Days To Clean Up

Saturday, October 17, 2015

The mess left behind by mudslides in California could take days to clean up.

CBS News reports that strong thunderstorms caused massive mudslides that left vehicles on Highway 58 in up to 6 feet of mud. CBS reports:

"On Friday, rescuers and those stranded in the highway debris ...

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Judge Says Texas Can Continue Denying Birth Certificates To Immigrants' Kids

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Texas can — for now — continue to deny issuing birth certificates to the U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants, a federal judge decided on Friday.

If you remember, a group of undocumented immigrants sued the state because it refused to issue birth certificates saying certain types of identification ...

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More Attacks, Deaths In Conflict Between Israelis And Palestinians

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Violence between Israelis and Palestinians continued unabated on Saturday.

Reporting from Jerusalem, NPR's Emily Harris tells Weekend Edition that three more Palestinians were killed after Israeli Police say they tried to stab Israelis in Jerusalem and the West Bank.

On Friday, four Palestinians were killed in clashes with Israeli soldiers.

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We Ask Experts: Has The Situation In Syria Become A Proxy War?

Saturday, October 17, 2015

During a recent news conference, President Obama said he would not allow the current conflict in Syria to devolve into a proxy war between the United States and Russia.

"That would be bad strategy on our part," he said. "This is a battle between Russia, Iran and [Syrian President ...

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WATCH: Politicians Usually Kiss Kids, London's Boris Johnson Tackles 'Em

Friday, October 16, 2015

Politicians are notorious for using kids as political pawns. Think of all the baby kissing that presidential candidates do.

The Mayor of London, however, apparently didn't get the memo.

Boris Johnson was playing touch rugby while on a trade visit to Japan on Thursday, when he tackled a 10-year-old ...

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Turkey Says It Has Shot Down A Drone That Crossed Into Its Airspace

Friday, October 16, 2015

The Turkish military says it has shot down a drone that crossed into its airspace from Syria.

NPR's Peter Kenyon reports that Turkey did not say what country owns the drone. He filed this report for our Newscast unit:

"The Turkish military says its planes picked up the aircraft ...

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Palestinians Set Fire To Joseph's Tomb In The West Bank

Friday, October 16, 2015

In yet another sign of escalating violence in the region, the Israeli military says that Palestinians set fire to Joseph's Tomb in the city of Nablus in the West Bank on Friday morning.

As CNN explains, Nablus is controlled by the Palestinian Authority and the tomb is venerated by ...

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Obama: Slowing Afghan Drawdown 'Is The Right Thing To Do'

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Speaking from the Roosevelt Room of the White House, President Obama said on Thursday that slowing down the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan is "the right thing to do."

"Afghan forces are still not as strong as they need to be," Obama said, so the United States will leave 9,800 troops ...

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Israel Accuses Palestinian Leader Abbas Of Inciting Terrorism

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is accusing Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of inciting terrorism with statements that Israeli police killed a 13-year-old boy in Jerusalem.

In his speech, Abbas was referring to a graphic video posted on the Web that shows an injured Palestinian boy being taunted by a ...

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