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Bill Chappell

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'Shirtstorm' Leads To Apology From European Space Scientist

Friday, November 14, 2014

As the Rosetta mission made history by putting a lander on a comet, one of its leading scientists drew wide criticism for wearing a shirt featuring lingerie-clad women.

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Comet Lander Deploys Drill, But Could Lose Power Tonight

Friday, November 14, 2014

Fearing that Philae's batteries won't last past Friday, engineers are looking at possible ways to help it get more power from its solar panels. One ray of hope: Its comet is heading toward the sun.

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Judge Denies BP's Attempt To Avoid Up To $18 Billion In Fines

Friday, November 14, 2014

Last month, the company asked the judge to reconsider a ruling that could trigger fines under the Clean Water Act. And on Thursday, he said no. The company says it will appeal.

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Obama Critiques Myanmar's Reforms Alongside Opposition Leader

Friday, November 14, 2014

President Obama split time between two leaders Friday, meeting separately with President Thein Sein, a former general, and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a former political prisoner.

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Reports: Obama Will Approve Immigrant Work Permits For Millions

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Following on a pledge to use his office's discretionary powers to address immigration, President Obama will remove the threat of deportation for up to 5 million people, says The New York Times.

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Woman Sues For The Right To Go Topless In Chicago

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Sonoko Tagami is suing for the right to be topless in public after she received a ticket for indecent exposure at a Chicago beach.

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3 Potential Ebola Therapies To Be Tested; Liberia Lifts Emergency

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Two of the therapies that medical teams plan to start testing next month involve antiviral drugs. Meanwhile, in Liberia, the president has lifted a state of emergency.

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Congress Will Vote On Keystone XL Pipeline, With An Eye On Louisiana

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The two bills' sponsors — Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., and Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La. — are heading toward a runoff election next month.

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Photo Shows Lander Sitting On Comet After Bounce-Landing

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Before the Philae lander came to rest on the surface of a comet Wednesday, it bounced — twice. The lander weighs far less on the comet than it did on Earth.

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Big Banks Will Pay $4.25 Billion In Fines Over Currency Manipulation Charges

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

U.S. firms Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase will pay the largest fines, around $1 billion each, to settle civil charges that they colluded to manipulate the foreign exchange market.

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South Carolina Same-Sex Marriage Ban Is Overturned

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Rejecting the state's argument that it, not the U.S. government, has the authority to define marriage, a federal judge overturned South Carolina's ban on same-sex marriage Wednesday.

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In Alaska's Senate Race, Republican Sullivan Upsets Incumbent

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The late call in Alaska's vote is due to a close margin on Election Day and the time required to collect all the ballots from the state's far-flung polling places.

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Comet Landing A Success: European Craft Makes 'Fairly Gentle Touchdown'

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Millions of miles from Earth, the Philae robotic lander has settled on the comet's surface, the European Space Agency says.

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China And U.S., Titans Of Carbon Pollution, Move To Cut Gases

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

China and the U.S. account for more than a third of greenhouse gases — making it vital that any broad climate plans include the pair.

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Asked To Stop Praying, Alaska School Won't Host State Tournament

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Alaska's wrestling tournament for small schools will be held next month — but not at Anchorage Christian Schools. A complaint about an introductory prayer led to a request to stop the practice.

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For Dyslexics, A Font And A Dictionary That Are Meant To Help

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

A designer who has dyslexia has created a font to avoid confusion and add clarity. And two English researchers are making a dictionary that favors meaning over the alphabet.

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Putin Puts Shawl On China's First Lady, And Censors Leap

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

When Russian President Vladimir Putin moved to place a shawl over the shoulders of Peng Liyuan, the wife of China's President Xi Jinping, he set off alarm bells.

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Sterilization Operations In India Reportedly Kill 9 Women

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

More than 80 surgeries were performed on women at a government-run camp Saturday; the first death was reported Monday morning.

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U.S. And China Move Toward Ending Tariffs On High-Tech Gear

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The existing tariff system, which adds as much as 25 percent to the cost of American high-tech exports, covers more than $4 trillion in annual trade, the White House says.

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South Korean Ferry Captain Sentenced To 36 Years

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The punishment for the April calamity drew shouts and sharp criticism from victims' family members in the courtroom; many had urged a death sentence.

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