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WATCH: On Sandy Anniversary, Gov. Chris Christie Faces Off With Heckler

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, known for fierce confrontations with his detractors, is at it again.

Today, during an event commemorating the second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, a man interrupted his speech to complain about the pace of the recovery.

NJ.com reports the man in question was Jim Keady, ...

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Inventor Of 'Operation' Game Says He Can't Afford His Own Operation

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The man who invented the legendary game "Operation" says he can't afford his own operation.

Back in the '60s, John Spinello missed out on a whole lot of money, when he sold the patent to his game for just $500.

The Huffington Post reports that Spinello came out of ...

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Close To 100,000 Hungarian Demonstrators Protest Internet Usage Tax

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Some 100,000 people took to the streets of Budapest, Hungary, on Tuesday to protest a proposed plan to tax Internet use.

The New York Times reports Balazs Gulyas, 27, a former member of the country's socialist party, set up a Facebook page, which spurred the protests. Gulyas told the ...

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Federal Reserve Stays The Course, Ends Most Recent Stimulus Program

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

When the Great Recession kicked off in 2008, the Federal Reserve announced a stimulus program that bought up bonds by the trillions.

In a symbolic move that underlines the confidence the Fed has in the U.S. economy, today the Federal Open Market Committee said it was staying the course and ...

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WATCH: Unmanned Antares Rocket Explodes Shortly After Takeoff

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A unmanned rocket carrying 5,000 pounds of supplies and experiments to the International Space Station exploded shortly after blastoff on Tuesday at NASA's facility on Wallops Island, Va.

The rocket was made by Orbital Sciences, which was contracted by NASA to ship supplies up to the International Space Station.

On ...

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U.S. Beefs Up Security At Some Federal Buildings

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The United States is beefing up security at some federal installations across the country, the Department of Homeland Security said on Tuesday.

In a statement, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said it would not detail the changes because they were "law-enforcement sensitive." But, he said, the new measures will enhance Federal ...

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With A Soft Approach On Gangs, Nicaragua Eschews Violence

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Despite being in one of the most dangerous regions in the world, Nicaragua remains relatively peaceful. Analysts credit its style of policing, which has rejected the iron fist policies of neighbors.

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Obama: Ebola Policies Should Support Health Care Workers On Front Lines

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

U.S. polices on Ebola should be driven by science and should avoid discouraging American health care workers from going overseas to help curb Ebola outbreaks, President Obama said on Tuesday.

"We don't want to discourage our health care workers from going to the front lines," Obama said. When workers come ...

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Bernard Mayes, NPR's First Chairman, Founder Of Suicide Hotline, Dies

Monday, October 27, 2014

Bernard Mayes, the first chairman of the NPR board, died on Thursday in California.

Mayes was a true Renaissance man: He was born in England, studied at Cambridge University and became a high school teacher. Eventually, he went back to school and became an ordained Anglican priest. In 1958, he ...

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Army Says Troops Coming Back From West Africa Will Face 'Controlled Monitoring'

Monday, October 27, 2014

The U.S. Army announced Monday that troops returning from West African nations facing outbreaks of Ebola will be placed under "controlled monitoring."

"The Army Chief of Staff [Raymond Odierno] has directed a 21-day controlled monitoring period for all redeploying soldiers returning from Operation United Assistance," the Army said in a ...

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In Photos: Last Of U.S., British Troops Leave Afghanistan's Helmand Province

Monday, October 27, 2014

Monday morning, the last of American and British troops left Camps Leatherneck and Bastion in Afghanistan's Helmand province. As we've reported, this is a big deal symbolically, because Helmand saw some of the bloodiest fighting of the 13-year American-led war.

Over at Parallels, NPR's Sean Carberry takes a ...

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Reports: Boko Haram May Have Kidnapped Dozens More Girls In Nigeria

Monday, October 27, 2014

According to reports this morning, armed militants with the extremist group Boko Haram have continued to abduct young girls in Nigeria.

Remember, earlier this month there was hope that the abductions would stop when the government announced a truce with the group. The deal was supposed to culminate in ...

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Nicaragua Follows Its Own Path In Dealing With Drug Traffickers

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Back in the day, the city of Bluefields inspired poets. In truth, it should be paradise, because it sits in an enviable position along Nicaragua's Caribbean coast.

But as history unfolded, Bluefields became a forgotten city, cut off from the rest of the country by a vast jungle and different ...

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UPDATED: 2 Police Deputies Killed, Another Shot By Assailant In California

Friday, October 24, 2014

(This post was last updated at 10:20 p.m. ET.)

Two police deputies were killed and another deputy and a civilian were shot by a gunman at two different locations in California on Friday.

After a more than four-hour-long hunt for a suspect they described as "heavily armed and dangerous," police ...

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Police: Remains Found Near Charlottesville Are Those Of Hannah Graham

Friday, October 24, 2014

A body found near Charlottesville, Va., is that of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, authorities in Albermarle County said on Friday.

Albermarle County police tweeted:

The AP has some background:

"Graham disappeared Sept. 13 after a night out with friends.

"The remains were found about 12 miles ...

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Shooting At Washington School Leaves 2 Dead, Including Gunman

Friday, October 24, 2014

A student entered the cafeteria of a Marysville, Wash., high school and opened fire, killing one and injuring four before turning the gun on himself, police said Friday.

Television images showed students running out of Marysville-Pilchuck High School with their hands up, while police moved room to room with guns ...

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Recently Returned From Africa, Doctor Tests Positive For Ebola At NYC Hospital

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A patient at a New York City hospital has tested positive for Ebola, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference Thursday.

According to a statement from Doctors Without Borders, a doctor returned to the United States Oct. 12 after working with Ebola patients in Guinea.

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EU Leaders Agree To Cut Emissions By At Least 40 Percent

Thursday, October 23, 2014

European Union leaders announced on Thursday that they had agreed to cut emissions by at least 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.

Herman Van Rompuy, the president of the European Council, made the announcement on Twitter, saying the agreement marked the "world's most ambitious, cost effective, fair climate ...

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Second White House Fence Jumper Had Been Arrested Before

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The man who jumped the White House fence on Wednesday night has been charged with unlawful entry of the White House grounds and harming animals used in law enforcement.

According to officials, Dominic Adesanya kicked and punched two Secret Service dogs. NPR's Tamara Keith filed this report for our Newscast ...

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U.S.-Led Strikes In Syria Have Killed 553, Activists Say

Thursday, October 23, 2014

U.S.-led strikes in Syria have killed 553 people, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Thursday.

The Observatory, which relies on reports from activists on the ground, has been providing death-toll estimates since the protests in the country spiraled into civil war beginning in the spring of 2011.

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