Nicaraguan Presidential Election Fraught With History
By: Jason Beaubien
November 6, 2011
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's critics call him a dictator. His supporters say he's a revolutionary populist. As NPR's Jason Beaubien reports, Ortega is defying both a constitutional two-term limit on presidents and a ban on serving consecutive terms to run for an unprecedented third term. The election is Sunday.
Telemundo announced that its telenovelaEl Señor de los Cielos (Lord of the Skies) will be back for an unheard of second season. This is a radical departure from traditional telenovelas, which have a clear beginning and a definitive ending.
In a new poll, parents complain that their children are not getting nearly enough time for a basic school ritual: eating lunch. And that's worrying parents and administrators, given that about one-third of American kids are overweight or obese.
The Washington Post reports that the agency is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones around the world. One official told the newspaper the NSA is getting vast volumes of location data by tapping into the cables that connect mobile networks globally.
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