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Bill Chappell

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Richard III: Not The Hunchback We Thought He Was?

Friday, May 30, 2014

Scientists say 3-D skeletal modeling shows the English monarch had a common form of scoliosis. The physical condition of King Richard III has been a subject of debate for centuries.

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VA Chief Eric Shinseki Resigns Post, Obama Announces

Friday, May 30, 2014

Shinseki has resigned his post, President Obama says, hours after the embattled head of Veterans Affairs said he would work to fix "systemic" problems in the VA's health care network.

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National Spelling Bee: Rare Co-Champions, And A Star Online

Friday, May 30, 2014

For the first time in 52 years, the Scripps National Spelling Bee crowns two winners, after the final two competitors exhausted the word list. Another speller won fans with his high energy.

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NBA Says LA Clippers Sale 'Resolved,' But Sterling Vows To Sue

Friday, May 30, 2014

The NBA says it has approved the sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, but owner Donald Sterling's attorney says he will sue the basketball league for $1 billion.

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Cracks Appear On Ledge Of Chicago's Willis Tower

Friday, May 30, 2014

When some tourists stepped out onto the glass ledge 103 floors up, they heard cracking. An official insists it was just the protective coating that shattered beneath their feet.

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LeBron James And Lance Stephenson Share Odd And Quiet Moment In NBA Game

Thursday, May 29, 2014

There are many ways to psych out an opponent. The Indiana Pacers' Lance Stephenson went the unconventional route last night, softly blowing into LeBron James' ear.

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Former Army Chief Cruises To Win In Egypt's Presidential Election

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi "won by more than a landslide, taking at least 93 percent of the vote," reports NPR's Leila Fadel from Cairo.

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Downed Ukraine Helicopter Had General On Board; 14 Die In Attack

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Militants in Ukraine shot down a military helicopter near the eastern city of Slovyansk Wednesday, killing 14 soldiers that included an Army general.

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U.S. GDP Fell 1 Percent; First Drop In 3 Years

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Government analysts blame the first-quarter slump on "a significant decline in inventory investment," especially among car dealerships. Jobless claims fell by 27,000 last week, to 300,000.

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'Oh My Jesus!': Shots Fired During NPR Interview In Chicago

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Correspondent David Schaper was speaking on tape with a community activist about efforts to clean up a Chicago neighborhood when a burst of gunfire erupted down the street.

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Judge Halts Ohio Executions, Citing Drug Controversy

Thursday, May 29, 2014

A federal judge has put Ohio's next two scheduled executions on hold, months after an inmate took more than 20 minutes to die in an execution in the state.

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Search For Flight MH370 Black Boxes Ends; 'Pings' In Dispute

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Search and salvage teams will assess where they should look next for the jet's remains after an Australian agency said the search area "can now be discounted as the final resting place of MH370."

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Church Group Announces Boycott Of NPR Over 'Tell Me More' Cancellation

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The National Black Church Initiative is calling for its members not to give money to NPR, telling the network it "has abandoned the African American community, and we must turn a deaf ear to you."

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Son Of Late Snake-Handling Pastor Is Bitten By Rattlesnake

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Months after taking over for his father as the leader of a Pentecostal church, Cody Coots was bitten this week. His father, Jamie, died of a poisonous snake bite in February.

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In NBC Interview, Snowden Says He Was 'Trained As A Spy'

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Targeting what he calls "misleading" statements about his work for the U.S., former NSA contractor Edward Snowden tells NBC's Brian Williams he "was trained as a spy" and lived under a false name.

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Google's New Car Lacks A Steering Wheel (And Brakes)

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The tech company built three prototypes from scratch, creating compact cars that look like they're on an extreme no-options diet. For now, their top speed is 25 mph.

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Ukraine Promises To Crush Insurgency; Chechnya Denies Sending Troops

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Chechnya's leader says the country hasn't sent fighters to join rebels in eastern Ukraine, denying a charge that gained substance when Chechens were reportedly found after recent fighting.

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Florida's IQ Limit For Death Penalty Isn't Constitutional, Supreme Court Says

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

In a reversal of a state court, the justices say Florida's rule ignores norms in the psychiatric profession. The opinion also cites the Eighth Amendment barring cruel and unusual punishment.

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Soldiers Arrest Thai Politician As He Speaks Out Against Coup

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A former minister of Thailand's ousted Cabinet was detained Tuesday at a news conference. The arrest comes as ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is released.

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Ukraine Retakes Airport, After Airstrikes And Dozens Of Deaths

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Violent clashes erupted Monday and Tuesday; at least 35 people have died. Government forces launched an operation at the airport one day after Ukraine's national elections.

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