Eyder Peralta

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Health Care Worker On Cruise Ship Tests Negative For Ebola

Sunday, October 19, 2014

A health care worker who had self-quarantined herself aboard a Carnival Cruise Lines ship has tested negative for Ebola and was allowed to disembark with the rest of the passengers in Galveston, Texas, on Sunday.

In a statement, the Galveston County Health Authority said it had determined "there is ...

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A Pumpkin Festival Turns To Mayhem In Keene, N.H.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

An annual pumpkin festival in Keene, N.H., devolved into mayhem as people threw beer bottles, lit fires, overturned at least one car and clashed with police late Saturday into Sunday morning.

The local Boston CBS station reports that police arrested at least a dozen people and about 30 were ...

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In Photos: Heavy Smog Doesn't Stop Beijing Marathon

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Running 26.2 miles is hard enough.

Now imagine running them through the deep smog that often envelopes Beijing. That's what happened this morning as some 25,000 runners took to the streets for the 34th Beijing International Marathon, which begins at Tiananmen Square.

As The South China Morning Post reports, ...

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Texas Hospital: 'We Are Deeply Sorry' For Missing Ebola Diagnosis

Sunday, October 19, 2014

In a full-page letter published in Sunday's Dallas Morning News, Barclay Berdan, the CEO of the company that owns Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, said the hospital was "deeply sorry" for missing the ebola diagnosis of Thomas Eric Duncan.

If you remember, Duncan came into the hospital on Sept. 28 with ...

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Hurricane Gonzalo Makes Landfall In Bermuda As A Category 3 Storm

Friday, October 17, 2014

With maximum sustained winds of 115 mph, Hurricane Gonzalo gave the island chain of Bermuda a direct blow on Friday.

Via the National Hurricane Center, here's a satellite loop of when the storm made landfall:

The Royal Gazette, a newspaper in Bermuda, reported that by 8 p.m. ET., ...

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Houston Narrows The Scope Of Controversial Subpoena Of Pastors' Sermons

Friday, October 17, 2014

Houston Mayor Annise Parker announced on Friday that the city would narrow the scope of a controversial subpoena that asked five local pastors for copies of some of their sermons and communications.

The subpoena — which sits at the uncomfortable intersection of church and state — drew immediate ire from ...

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Citing Previous Rulings, Federal Judge Throws Out Arizona Gay-Marriage Ban

Friday, October 17, 2014

In a process that will surely be repeated across the United States, a federal judge in Arizona ruled that the state's ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional.

U.S. District Judge John W. Sedwick said that the legal opinion in his circuit is clear: The Court of Appeals for the 9th ...

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Biden's Son, Hunter, Discharged From Navy Over Failed Cocaine Test

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden's son, Hunter, has been discharged from the Navy after testing positive for cocaine, a source familiar with the matter tells NPR's Tom Bowman.

Navy spokesman Cmd. Ryan Perry tells Tom:

"Ensign Hunter Biden was selected for commission through the Direct Commission Officer Program in 2012. ...

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Obama Says It 'May Be Appropriate' To Appoint Ebola Czar

Thursday, October 16, 2014

For the second night in a row, President Obama addressed the American public after meeting with his cabinet about Ebola.

Obama assured Americans that their federal government is taking "this very seriously at the highest level, including me."

"What remains true is this is not an airborne disease," Obama said. ...

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Venezuela, A Diplomatic Rival For U.S., Wins Seat On U.N. Security Council

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Venezuela, a long-time diplomatic thorn on the side of the United States, has won a seat on the United Nations Security Council.

The Christian Science Monitor reports that unlike the last time Venezuela vied for a spot, this time the country was able to get enough votes easily.

The ...

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WATCH: Florida's Gubernatorial Debate Gets Off To A Bizarre Start

Thursday, October 16, 2014

"What just happened?"

That's how NPR member station WLRN in Miami summed up last night's gubernatorial debate in Florida, which started with a shot of an empty stage. The audience thought it was a joke and then we learned that Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, and his challenger, former ...

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Nurse Nina Pham To Be Transferred To NIH For Ebola Treatment

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Updated at 7:53 p.m. ET

Nina Pham, the 26-year-old nurse who became infected with Ebola after treating a patient with the disease at a Dallas hospital, will be transferred to a high-level containment facility at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the ...

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Kansas City Royals Sweep Baltimore Orioles To Advance To World Series

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Kansas City Royals, who had not seen the playoffs since 1985, have swept the Baltimore Orioles, winning the American League pennant and securing a spot in the World Series.

As The New York Times puts it, right now, the Royals can do no wrong. The team has yet ...

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Texas College Rejects Nigerian Applicants, Citing Ebola

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A small, two-year college in Texas sent at least two Nigerian students rejection letters saying they were not "accepting international students from countries with confirmed Ebola cases."

The story came to light when Idris Ayodeji Bello, a Nigerian activist and entrepreneur, tweeted a copy of a letter apparently sent ...

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In 2014, U.S. Budget Deficit Falls To Pre-Recession Level

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

As tax revenues increased and spending cuts took effect, the 2014 budget deficit dropped to the lowest level in six years.

In a statement, the Treasury Department hailed the news by pointing out a few key figures:

-- "The deficit in FY 2014 fell to $483 billion, $197 billion ...

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CDC: Second Dallas Nurse 'Should Not Have Traveled'

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Updated at 8:43 p.m. ET

A second health care worker who has tested positive for the Ebola virus was airlifted from a Dallas hospital, where she became infected, to Emory University hospital in Atlanta for continued treatment on Wednesday.

Dr. Thomas Frieden, the director of the Centers for Disease ...

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In Mexico, Officials Say They Have Found More Mass Graves

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Authorities in Mexico issued some important updates on the the disappearance of 43 students in the state of Guerrero. According to the Mexican newspaper El Universal:

-- First, authorities said that the 28 bodies inside mass graves found on Oct. 4, are not those of the missing students.

-- ...

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High Court Places Hold On Texas Law That Would've Closed Most Abortion Providers

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Supreme Court has placed a hold on a 2013 Texas law that was threatening to close most of the state's clinics that perform abortions.

NPR's Nina Totenberg reports that the law was already responsible for the closing of nearly 40 clinics across Texas. Nina filed this report for our ...

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IN PICTURES: A Chaotic, Violent Day In Hong Kong, As Police Clear Streets

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Over the past day, police in Hong Kong have been trying to clear the streets blocked by demonstrators engaged in acts civil disobedience.

As NPR's Frank Langfitt described it, police played a game of whack-a-mole with protesters. They cleared streets only to have protesters erect roadblocks elsewhere.

As Tuesday turned ...

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Benghazi Suspect, Ahmed Abu Khattala, Is Indicted On 17 New Charges

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Ahmed Abu Khattala, the suspected leader of the 2012 attack against the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, has been indicted on 17 new charges by a federal grand jury in Washington, D.C.

If you remember, Khattala was captured by special forces in Libya back in June. He appeared ...

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