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Bill Chappell

Bill Chappell appears in the following:

Batter Up, Already: MLB Tries To Speed Up The 2015 Season

Friday, February 20, 2015

In the 2015 season, baseball fans can expect to see new clocks ticking down the seconds in MLB stadiums — and for batters to keep at least one foot in the batter's box more often.

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Virginia's Former First Lady Maureen McDonnell Sentenced To 1 Year In Prison

Friday, February 20, 2015

Last fall, a federal jury found McDonnell and her husband guilty in a corruption trial that hinged on taking gifts and loans from a vitamin entrepreneur in exchange for favors.

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Canadian Lawmaker Uses 'Tight Underwear' Excuse To Explain Absence

Friday, February 20, 2015

Blaming his absence during a vote on too-small underwear that makes him uncomfortable, a member of Canada's House of Commons earns applause from his colleagues.

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Greece Reaches Deal With EU To Extend Loan Terms

Friday, February 20, 2015

Athens gets an extension of four months on the terms of the EU bailout, ending for the short-term the danger that it will default and be forced out of the Eurozone.

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U.S.: Major Offensive Planned Against ISIS In Mosul This Spring

Friday, February 20, 2015

Looking to take back a city with strategic and symbolic value, the Iraqi military is preparing to launch an offensive against the self-proclaimed Islamic State, a U.S. military official says.

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At Baseball's Spring Training, Giants' Bochy Has Heart Surgery

Friday, February 20, 2015

For defending champions the San Francisco Giants, the excitement of spring training is tempered by concern for manager Bruce Bochy, who underwent heart surgery Thursday.

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Obama Calls Idea That The West Is At War With Islam 'An Ugly Lie'

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The president told a summit on violent extremism that it's crucial to change the narrative about the intersection of religion, particularly Islam, and modern society.

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Hot KISS Buns Are Headed For Store Shelves In Japan

Thursday, February 19, 2015

They're dark and intense — and starting next week, a limited number of them will be sold in stores in Japan. Official name? Spicy Chili Tomatoman.

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Ousted Thai Leader Charged With Negligence, Could Face Jail

Thursday, February 19, 2015

If she's found guilty of negligence, former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra could be jailed for 10 years. She was removed from office last May.

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Ukraine Update: Fighting Shifts To Mariupol; A Call For U.N. Peacekeepers

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Ukraine says that in the past 24 hours alone, 14 of its soldiers have died and 172 were injured. The leaders of France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia are trying to salvage a cease-fire.

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Greece Seeks To Extend Eurozone Loans, As Deadline Looms

Thursday, February 19, 2015

With the bailout package that has kept Greece's economy afloat set to expire in just over a week, the country has formally asked Eurozone members for a six-month extension.

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Obama Names Joseph Clancy As Secret Service Director

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Four months after he was brought back to an agency that was struggling to cope with a series of embarrassing missteps, Joseph Clancy was named permanent director of the Secret Service on Wednesday.

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Spending Habits Of The Netanyahus Get Scrutiny In Growing Scandal

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Topics such as garden furniture are now in Israel's political sphere, after a review alleged that the Israeli prime minister's household spending has been excessive.

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Blind Boy's Quest Prompts Australia To Plan Tactile Cash

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Blind since birth, Connor McLeod couldn't tell how much money he'd been given for Christmas. So he started a petition seeking banknotes that can be differentiated by touch.

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UN Envoy: Syria Agrees To Proposed Break In Airstrikes On Aleppo

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The city has been the subject of bitter fighting, with rebels and government forces dividing a place that was once a productive economic engine. The U.N. wants to create a "freeze" on violence there.

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Prosecutors Raid HSBC's Geneva Office Over Suspected Money Laundering

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The raid comes a week after leaked HSBC documents showed that the bank's Swiss unit had helped its international clients launder profits and shelter their holdings from their home countries.

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Ukraine Withdraws Forces After Fight Over Strategic City

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

"Some 80 percent of the units have already been pulled out" of Debaltseve, says Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. He's seeking to punish Russia for the latest violence.

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Reduced To Her Knees, Marathoner Finishes Race In A Crawl

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Kenyan runner Hyvon Ngetich didn't win the Austin Marathon, despite leading for most of the race. Now she's being celebrated for the way she crossed the finish line.

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Ashton Carter Is Sworn In As Obama's 4th Defense Secretary

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The cold and snow that walloped Washington didn't stop Ashton Carter from reporting for work at the Pentagon Tuesday. Carter was sworn in as the 25th U.S. Secretary of Defense on Tuesday.

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French Prosecutor Asks To Acquit Strauss-Kahn On Pimping Charges

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

In what could be the end of a headline-grabbing trial, a prosecutor in France has asked that Dominique Strauss-Kahn be cleared of charges that he procured prostitutes for orgies.

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