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Bill Chappell

Bill Chappell appears in the following:

Song Premiere: The Big Moon, 'Nothing Without You'

Thursday, October 01, 2015

A song titled "Nothing Without You" has a steep hill to climb toward independence. Before hearing a word, the artist has admitted to being hamstrung by addiction, and an inability to form a sense of self separate from the desideratum. It's a risky impression to make—especially if you're an up-and-coming, ...

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Syrian Opposition Says Russian Airstrikes Aren't Targeting ISIS

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Russia says it has carried out at least 20 airstrikes in Syria. But many of those attacks hit areas miles from the ISIS strongholds that were initially named as targets. Syria's opposition says Russian forces are hitting any opponents of President Bashar Assad — and that civilians are paying a ...

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Growing Computer Consensus Leaves Category 4 Joaquin At Sea

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Updated, 1:20 a.m. ET

The National Hurricane Center's projections for Hurricane Joaquin in the past two days have incrementally moved the storm east. Now the government agency is saying the storm is likely to miss the United States altogether.

Some coastal flooding is still likely from the storm's ...

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Afghan Force Says It Has Retaken Kunduz From Taliban

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Three days after Taliban fighters swept into Kunduz, Afghanistan's government says its troops have retaken the strategically important northern city, but reports suggest the fighting is not yet over in the city.

Update at 1:15 p.m. ET: Americans' Role In Combat

New details have emerged about the combat Americans were ...

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A Fake Letter About Fake Deer In Wisconsin

Thursday, October 01, 2015

A letter from Wisconsin officials called on state residents to take down deer lawn ornaments because they were being tallied in the deer count. The letter was fake, but it did light up Facebook.

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Twitter Is Reportedly Set To Remove 'Interim' From CEO Jack Dorsey's Title

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Jack Dorsey, the Twitter co-founder who has led the company since June on an interim basis, will officially become the company's new CEO, according to reports. Dorsey is also the CEO of mobile payment company Square; it's uncertain whether he will try to hold both jobs.

Dorsey "is expected be ...

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The Big New Effort To Revamp College Admissions — Will It Work?

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

TO: America's colleges and universities

FR: America's high school students

RE: Please make the college admissions process less daunting and more collaborative, creative, engaging and in tune with the Digital Age. Oh, and while you're at it, try to level the admissions playing field between rich and poor.

Funny you ...

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Russia Begins Airstrikes In Syria After Assad's Request

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Updated at 11:20 a.m. ET

In a new development that could change the dynamic of Syria's civil war, Russian military began carrying out airstrikes in Syria on Wednesday. Russia says it will target ISIS fighters as part of a plan to fight terrorism.

U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby says ...

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At Least 17 Parcel Bombs Explode In Guangxi, China, Killing 7

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

At least seven people are dead in Liucheng county in southern China after a series of powerful explosions that are being blamed on parcel bombs. As many as 17 explosions caused the damage in and around the city of Liuzhou, according to local media.

The blasts were strong enough to ...

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Kim Davis And Pope Francis Had A Private Meeting In D.C.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Addressing reports that Pope Francis met privately with controversial Kentucky clerk Kim Davis during his U.S. visit, the Vatican acknowledges that the meeting took place. Davis, who has refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, says she met the pope at the Vatican Embassy in Washington.

"I cannot not ...

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Who Gnu? 2015 Wildebeest Migration Is Live On Video

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

You don't have to go on safari to watch the great wildebeest migration, one of the most striking natural events in the world. Thousands of the animals are streaming across Kenya's Masai Mara Reserve this week — and video of them is streaming online.

The project is being run by ...

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Referee Takes Gun Onto Soccer Field After Spat With Players In Brazil

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

A dispute over a call in a soccer match boiled over to the point that a referee brought out a pistol on the field this weekend near the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte. The referee, who is also a policeman, reportedly felt threatened and wanted to take control of the ...

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FIFA Issues Lifetime Ban To Former Executive Jack Warner

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

He was once a vice president of soccer's world governing body, but now Jack Warner, who's under an indictment for corruption charges, has been banned from the sport for life. FIFA announced the move Tuesday, citing repeated misconduct by Warner.

A native of Trinidad and Tobago, Warner was among

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VW Says It Will Retrofit Diesel Cars To Fix Test-Cheating Module

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Under fire for misleading governments and customers about its diesel cars' emissions, Volkswagen has a plan to recall millions of vehicles so it can fix the problem. The company has said it sold 11 million cars worldwide that use software to limit emissions only during official testing.

The news comes ...

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U.S. Airstrike Seeks To Bolster Afghans In Fight To Retake City From Taliban

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

A day after the Taliban seized control of the city of Kunduz, a military operation is underway to try to retake the provincial capital in northern Afghanistan. The U.S. carried out an airstrike to aid coalition and Afghan forces, according to NATO.

The fall of Kunduz is seen as "the ...

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Blatter Says He's Cooperating With Inquiry, Will Remain As FIFA's Leader

Monday, September 28, 2015

Days after he was named the subject of a criminal investigation, FIFA President Sepp Blatter says he won't step down from soccer's governing body. In a statement released by his lawyer, Blatter says he has "done nothing illegal or improper."

In the statement to the media, Blatter's attorney, Richard ...

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Super Blood Moon Eclipse Wows Viewers: Here's Proof

Monday, September 28, 2015

Many earthlings were treated to a rare sight last night, as a "supermoon" coincided with a lunar eclipse. It was a bad night to have clouds obscuring the view, as the last total eclipse that had these qualities occurred in 1982, and the next won't happen until 2033.

This lunar ...

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Baseball May Return To 2020 Olympics; Tokyo Organizers Also Want Surfing

Monday, September 28, 2015

Ousted from the London 2012 Games by the International Olympic Committee, baseball and softball might get a reprieve, thanks to a proposal from Tokyo 2020 Olympics organizers. They'd also like to see skateboarding and surfing — but not bowling.

Baseball and softball were on a list of five sports released ...

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Shell Oil Abandons Controversial Drilling Off Alaska's Shore

Monday, September 28, 2015

Citing a lack of enough oil to make the project worthwhile, Royal Dutch Shell Oil is halting its effort to drill for oil off Alaska's shore "for the foreseeable future." The company has spent some $7 billion on the exploration project.

Shell announced the move late Sunday, describing what ...

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In Pope Francis' Congress Speech, Praise For Dorothy Day And Thomas Merton

Thursday, September 24, 2015

He praised one as a man of prayer, the other for her "passion for justice." But many Americans might need a reminder about two of the people Pope Francis discussed in Congress on Thursday: philosopher Thomas Merton and activist Dorothy Day.

The two Catholics were mentioned alongside two other, more ...

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