Eyder Peralta

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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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Soldier Killed, Suspect Dead In Shooting Near Canadian Parliament

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A gunman opened fire at Canada's National War Memorial on Wednesday, killing one soldier, Ottawa police said in a statement.

Witnesses in the Canadian capital, Ottawa, say the gunman then ran into the main Parliament building, where dozens of shots were fired.

Ottawa Police say "a male suspect has ...

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Legendary 'Washington Post' Editor Ben Bradlee Has Died

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Ben Bradlee, the legendary Washington Post editor who ushered in the paper's golden era, overseeing its coverage of the Watergate scandal, has died.

The newspaper reported his death on its website, saying he died of natural causes on Tuesday at his home in Washington.

He was 93.

NPR's David ...

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NBC News Photojournalist Is Now Ebola Free, Says Hospital

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A photojournalist for NBC News is now Ebola free, the Nebraska hospital treating him said on Tuesday.

The Nebraska Medical Center said the CDC had cleared Ashoka Mukpo and he would be discharged on Wednesday.

If you remember, the 33-year-old Mukpo contracted the virus while working for the TV ...

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Missouri Governor Announces Creation Of 'Ferguson Commission'

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced on Tuesday that he's forming a panel that will study the social and economic conditions that fueled violent protests in Ferguson, Mo., over the killing of an unarmed 18-year-old this summer.

The Wall Street Journal reports:

" 'Legitimate issues have been raised by ...

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Watchdog: $7 Billion U.S. Effort Doesn't Dent Afghan Poppy Production

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) has some more bad news for U.S. taxpayers: The $7.6 billion the United States has spent on its counternarcotic efforts in Afghanistan has done little to reduce poppy production.

In fact, quite the opposite has happened because in 2013, the cultivation levels ...

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'Mr. President, Don't Touch My Girlfriend,' Chicago Voter Teases Obama

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Things got heated at the Chicago polling place where President Obama cast an early ballot on Monday.

Obama was in his little booth, next to a young woman, when her boyfriend, whom CNN identified as Mike Jones, quips: "Mr. President, don't touch my girlfriend."

Obama held his own, replying, "I ...

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CDC Announces New Guidelines For Health Care Workers Treating Ebola Patients

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidelines on Monday for health care workers caring for patients with Ebola.

The new guidelines "provide an increased margin of safety," CDC Director Tom Frieden said in a conference call with reporters.

Frieden added that they represented a "consensus" by the ...

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This Past September Ranks As Hottest On Record, NOAA Says

Monday, October 20, 2014

This past September was, on average, the hottest on record, meteorologists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday.

The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces was 60.3 degrees Fahrenheit, or 1.30 F hotter than the century average.

The AP reports:

"It was ...

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