Bill Chappell

Bill Chappell appears in the following:

The Olympics, Year-Round: New TV Channel Will Come To U.S. In 2017

Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Olympic Channel, which launched as a digital outlet after this summer's Rio Games, will become an American TV network in the second half of 2017.

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'It Is A Dream,' Says Afghan 'Little Messi' Of Meeting His Idol

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Months after a boy in rural Afghanistan became a sensation for wearing a homemade Lionel Messi jersey, he's now met the soccer star and watched his FC Barcelona team play.

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Federal Reserve Raises Key Interest Rate In First Move Since 2015

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The vote to nudge benchmark interest rates higher was unanimous, the central bank says. The rate moves from the current 0.25-0.50 percent to a range of 0.50 and 0.75 percent.

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Venezuela Seizes Nearly 4 Million Toys, Saying They're Overpriced

Sunday, December 11, 2016

"Boys and girls of the country will have a happy Christmas," says Venezuela's national superintendent for the defense of socioeconomic rights.

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Boeing And Iran Air Sign Jetliner Contract Worth $16.6 Billion

Sunday, December 11, 2016

U.S. officials approved the deal in September, months after Iran emerged from sanctions.

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Bomb Hits Coptic Christian Church In Cairo, Killing At Least 25

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Condolences pour forth after the deadliest attack on Egypt's Christian minority in years.

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ISIS Renews Attacks On Palmyra In Attempt To Retake Historic City

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Months after ISIS was pushed out of Palmyra, the extremist group is again fighting for the Syrian city in the face of heavy air strikes by Russia's military.

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Japan Sends Long Electric Whip Into Orbit, To Tame Space Junk

Friday, December 09, 2016

A cable that's as long as six football fields has been launched into orbit — and when it's deployed, it'll test an idea to knock out debris that threatens astronauts and spacecraft.

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U.S. Kids Far Less Likely To Out-Earn Their Parents, As Inequality Grows

Friday, December 09, 2016

"It's basically a coin flip as to whether you'll do better than your parents," a Stanford economist says.

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Bots-B-Gone? Congress Bans Ticket-Scalpers' Tool Blamed For Quick Sell-Outs

Thursday, December 08, 2016

The ban applies to ticket sales for any public event that can be attended by 200 or more people.

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History-Making Somali-American Legislator Reports 'Hateful' Taunts In D.C.

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Ilhan Omar says she was "subjected to the most hateful, derogatory, Islamophobic, sexist taunts and threats I have ever experienced" in a cab during her visit to the nation's capital.

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Pearl Harbor 75 Years Later: U.S. Recalls A Shocking Attack

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

America remembers the fallen — and how the nation responded to what President Franklin Roosevelt called a "date which will live in infamy."

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Pope Francis Warns Media Against Infatuation With Scandal, Citing 'Coprophilia'

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Pope Francis calls on the media to avoid disinformation and "the sickness of coprophilia," comparing a love of scandal to an abnormal fascination with feces.

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Plane Crashes In Northern Pakistan; 48 People Are Believed Dead

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Those onboard included former pop singer Junaid Jamshed, according to local media. Pakistan's aviation agency says the crash seems to have been an accident, not the result of an attack.

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Trump Picks Gen. James Mattis As His Defense Secretary

Thursday, December 01, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump has now chosen nominees for nearly half of the Cabinet-level jobs in his incoming administration.

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Sandy Hook Gun Lawsuit Heads To Connecticut Supreme Court

Thursday, December 01, 2016

The gun's design and intended use are at the heart of the plaintiffs' case, as the families' attorneys say the weapon should never have been sold to civilians.

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UNESCO Deems Belgium's Beer Culture A Treasure Of Humanity

Thursday, December 01, 2016

The agency noted Belgium's beer experts — zythologists — who taste and study complex and often experimental brews. It's one of 16 cultural elements that are being recognized.

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'Wildlife,' Indeed: Police Chuckle As Costumed Pranksters Preen For Park Camera

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Trail cameras were set up to catch sight of a mountain lion; they turned up another variety of wild activity.

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Deal Promises Help For Soldiers Ordered To Repay Enlistment Bonuses

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The compromise is part of a mammoth new defense spending authorization bill that's slated for a vote by the end of next week.

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OPEC Agrees To First Cut In Oil Production Since 2008

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

With the cut, OPEC's production will drop by 1.2 million barrels daily to 32.5 million barrels. The deal takes effect at the start of 2017.

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