Eyder Peralta

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WHO Declares A Global Public Health Emergency Over Zika Virus

Monday, February 01, 2016

The World Health Organization has declared the cluster of microcephaly associated with the spread of the Zika virus to be a public health emergency of international concern โ€” a designation reserved for an"extraordinary event" that is "serious, unusual or unexpected."

Dr. Margaret Chan, the WHO's director-general, said during a press ...


The 7th Republican Debate (And Trump's 'Special') In 100 Words (And 3 Videos)

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Trump stayed true to his word and didn't show up for the seventh GOP debate. Joking, Cruz channeled Trump: "Everyone on this stage is stupid, fat and ugly," he said to laughs. Trump faded and immigration once again flared as the most controversial subject among Republicans. Case in point, Cruz, ...


Ferguson, Justice Unveil Draft Of Negotiated Consent Decree

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The City of Ferguson, Mo., and the Justice Department have released a draft of the consent decree that they have negotiated.

The 127-page proposed agreement creates guidelines for training police officers on issues like when they should use force and how they can "reorient Ferguson's use-of-force policies toward de-escalation ...


FCC Chairman Issues Proposal Seeking To 'Unlock' Cable Box Market

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

If FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has his way, most people who subscribe to cable will stop paying a monthly fee to rent a set-top box from their provider.

As we've reported, about 99 percent of cable TV subscribers rent their cable boxes, netting cable companies about $19.5 billion a ...


Hey! Let's Vote On Your Best Suggestions On What To Name 'Planet Nine'

Monday, January 25, 2016

We're just circling back to this, because, well news. But we have now sifted through the hundreds of suggestions you, our whip-smart audience, put forward on what we should name "Planet Nine."

(In case you haven't heard, scientists have some convincing evidence that somewhere far beyond Neptune, ...


Supreme Court: Ban On Automatic Life Sentences For Juveniles Is Retroactive

Monday, January 25, 2016

The Supreme Court has ruled that a previous decision that put an end to automatic life sentences without parole for juveniles should be retroactive.

The 6-3 ruling means that some 2,100 juvenile murders will now have the possibility of parole.

As NPR's Nina Totenberg reported, this case was ...


Words You'll Hear: Clean Up

Sunday, January 24, 2016

NPR's Eyder Peralta talks cleaning up after a massive snowstorm blanketed the Northeast over the weekend.


Teaching Kids About Slavery: Picture Books Struggle With The Task

Friday, January 22, 2016

Experts say picture books that whitewash the history of slavery are just a symptom of an adult society. How can we explain it to kids, they argue, if we can't talk about it ourselves?


Hey! Let's Name That New 'Planet'

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Today we got news that scientists have evidence that points to a super-Earth way out beyond Neptune.

If telescopes can verify its existence, it would become a brand new planet in our solar system. Scientists are, for now, referring to it as Planet Nine. We know we're getting ahead ...


Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Case On Obama's Immigration Actions

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The Supreme Court of the United States has decided to review a challenge to President Obama's executive actions on immigration.

As we've reported, back in November 2014, Obama announced plans to shield from deportation up to 5 million immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally. Even before his ...


Amid Controversy, Scholastic Pulls Picture Book About Washington's Slave

Monday, January 18, 2016

After a torrent of criticism, Scholastic has decided to stop distributing A Birthday Cake for George Washington, a picture book about one of George Washington's slaves.

The historical book tells the story of Hercules, a slave used by the president as his chef. It shows Hercules and his daughter Delia ...


Mechanical Failure Led Boats To Iranian Waters, U.S. Says In New Account

Monday, January 18, 2016

The United States Central Command is releasing new details about how two American Riverine Command Boats with 10 American sailors ended up in Iranian waters last week.

According to the account released by CENTCOM on Monday, one of the boats' diesel engines began to have trouble while it traveled from ...


WATCH: SpaceX Rocket Explodes In Attempt To Land On A Barge

Monday, January 18, 2016

Space is hard.

We were reminded of that yesterday when SpaceX tried to land a Falcon 9 rocket on a barge in the Pacific.

If you remember, SpaceX made history when another Falcon 9 successfully launched a satellite into orbit and then navigated back down to Earth, landing safely ...


The 4th Democratic Debate In 100 Words (Plus A Vine And 2 Videos)

Sunday, January 17, 2016

The fourth Democratic debate was as raucous an event as we've seen from the Democrats. With Clinton's lead narrowing in the polls, Sanders had the spotlight. He was energetic and quick to the draw offering unapologetic defenses of his policies: Break up the banks, kill superPACs, enact universal health care. ...


The Sixth Republican Debate In 100 Words (And 4 Videos)

Friday, January 15, 2016

The sixth Republican debate began harmoniously. Every candidate on stage agreed on one thing: Obama is a terrible president. Then Ted Cruz's citizenship issue came up and the gloves were off. Cruz was attacked much of the night, but never backed down. After explaining the Constitution to Donald Trump, the ...


Following Protests, Ithaca College President Announces Retirement

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Following protests over a series of racially charged events, the Ithaca College president has announced his retirement.

Tom Rochon said he was proud of the work he had done at the college in New York.

"At the same time, I recognize that colleges evolve through eras defined by new ...


For The First Time Since 1938, A January Hurricane Has Formed In The Atlantic

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Despite long odds, a subtropical system in the Atlantic was upgraded to hurricane status this morning by the National Hurricane Center.

Satellite images showed Hurricane Alex, a well-defined tropical storm, churning in the open Atlantic, closer to Africa but at about the latitude of Jacksonville, N.C.

"It's rather surprising and ...


Al-Jazeera Will Shut Down Its American Network In April

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Al-Jazeera told its staff on Wednesday that it was shutting down its American network in April.

Financed by the ruling family of Qatar, Al-Jazeera America was launched in the summer of 2013 promising thoughtful, serious news coverage.

Here's how John Seigenthaler, a former news anchor for NBC and MSNBC, ...


In Valedictory State Of the Union, Obama Defends His Record

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

In his final State of the Union address, President Obama delivered an impassioned defense of his record by painting a portrait of a country very much in its prime.

Instead of delivering a traditional laundry list of legislative priorities, Obama listed his wins: He highlighted the rapprochement with Iran ...


10 U.S. Sailors Held By Iran Are Freed

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Updated 5:20 a.m. ET Wednesday:

Iranian state TV announced that all 10 U.S. sailors held since Tuesday in Iran have been freed. The Pentagon has confirmed the report, and says there are no indications that the sailors were harmed during their detention.

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Ten sailors were detained by Iranian ...