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Bill Chappell

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Shelling In Donetsk Rocks Cease-Fire In Ukraine

Sunday, September 14, 2014

The cease-fire in eastern Ukraine is being tested, with intense fighting reported near the airport in Donetsk Saturday and Sunday. An NPR team in that city was forced to flee the shelling.

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ISIS 'Are Not Muslims, They Are Monsters,' Cameron Says

Sunday, September 14, 2014

This weekend, David Haines' family publicly asked his captors to contact them. Instead, the group released its third video showing a Western hostage being killed.

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North Korea Sentences American To Six Years Of Hard Labor

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Matthew Miller, of Bakersfield, Calif., had entered North Korea on a tourist visa. The country says he sought to be thrown in jail to investigate human rights issues.

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San Diego School District's New 18-Ton Armored Vehicle Creates Stir

Saturday, September 13, 2014

The mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle, or MRAP, will have teddy bears in it, school police officials say. The MRAP is a piece of military surplus equipment that's worth around $733,000.

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A Talent That Bridged Genres: Jazz Pianist Joe Sample Dies

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Heard on songs by musicians from Miles Davis to Tupac Shakur, Joe Sample's music incorporated elements of soul and funk into jazz.

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Phoenix Mercury Wins WNBA Title In A Sweep Of Chicago

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Thanks to Candice Dupree and Diana Taurasi, the Phoenix Mercury overcame the absence of star center Brittney Griner, who averaged nearly 4 blocks per game this season.

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Ukraine: Peace Disrupted By Barrage; Russia Sends New Aid Convoy

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Rocket fire tested — but didn't break — a week-old cease-fire between Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists Friday night. And the EU made concessions to Russia on a trade pact.

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Northern Lights Put On Show, Thanks To Large Solar Flare

Saturday, September 13, 2014

If you weren't far enough in the north — or well-rested enough – to see the show, don't worry: stunning images were posted to Twitter and elsewhere. Here's a selection.

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2 Troopers Shot At Pennsylvania State Police Barracks

Saturday, September 13, 2014

The attack killed one trooper and left another wounded, police say. The troopers were shot during a shift change at a barracks in Pike County in northeast Pennsylvania.

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One Month Later: Michael Brown's Family Calls For Arrest

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

The family held a news conference in Ferguson, Mo., where Officer Darren Wilson had a fatal confrontation with the unarmed Brown, 18, one month ago today.

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Janay Rice Says Assault Video Has Brought A 'Nightmare' To Life

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Janay Rice says the media has sought to boost ratings by releasing a video that shows her being hit by her then-fiance, Ray Rice. The Baltimore Ravens ended Rice's contract Monday.

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Apple Shows Off New iPhone 6; Watch Also Expected Today

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

After months of rumors and dozens of fan-created images of what an Apple watch might look like, the tech giant will show us what it's been working on today.

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Floods Hit Phoenix In Area's Wettest Day Ever Recorded

Monday, September 08, 2014

The more than 3 inches of rainfall already recorded in the Phoenix region Monday represents more than a third of its normal annual total.

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Iraqi Parliament Approves New Government Led By Abadi

Monday, September 08, 2014

After months of uncertainty and political wrangling, Iraq finally has a new government, led by Shiite Haider al-Abadi. He replaces Nouri al-Maliki.

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NFL's Baltimore Ravens Cut Ray Rice After New Video Surfaces

Monday, September 08, 2014

The video apparently shows her being hit in the face. The running back was initially suspended for two games after a fight with then-fiancee Janay Palmer. The league has suspended Rice indefinitely.

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Chick-Fil-A Founder S. Truett Cathy Dies At 93

Monday, September 08, 2014

S. Truett Cathy's Chick-fil-A has now grown to $5 billion in annual sales, and its stores still close on Sundays, reflecting its founder's religious beliefs.

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As Scotland Eyes Independence, Poll Gives Edge To Leaving The U.K.

Sunday, September 07, 2014

For the first time, a poll shows the push to break away from the United Kingdom now has the edge over the "unity" vote in Scotland.

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Serena Williams Wins U.S. Open For 18th Grand Slam Title

Sunday, September 07, 2014

The U.S. Open win ties Serena Williams with Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova for fourth on the all-time list of Grand Slam winners.

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New Ebola Vaccine Is Tested In Humans, After Success In Monkeys

Sunday, September 07, 2014

The vaccine was developed by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and at Okairos, a Swiss-based biotech company owned by the British drug company GlaxoSmithKline.

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Obama To Speak Wednesday On U.S. Strategy Against Islamic State

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Citing a broad threat posed by the Islamic State, President Obama said Sunday that he will deliver a national address Wednesday to discuss the U.S. approach to the group.

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