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Bill Chappell

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DuPont And Dow Agree On Terms For Huge Merger

Friday, December 11, 2015

The two largest chemical companies in America will become one entity named DowDuPont, as Dow Chemical and DuPont say they're joining in a "merger of equals." The new company will have a market capitalization of around $130 billion.

After the merger, the resulting behemoth would be split into what Dow ...

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Hoverboards Put On No-Fly List, As Airlines Cite Fire Concerns

Friday, December 11, 2015

Citing a potential fire hazard, major U.S. airlines are banning hoverboards from their cabins and cargo holds. Announcing its ban, Delta acknowledged the toy's "presence on many gift lists this holiday season" but said safety comes first.

The bans come as the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says it's looking ...

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The Citadel Suspends 8 Cadets Over White-Hooded Photos

Thursday, December 10, 2015

After images emerged on social media of cadets wearing white pillowcase hoods, The Citadel says it has suspended those involved in the incident. Citadel President Lt. Gen. John Rosa says it seems the cadets "were singing Christmas carols as part of a 'Ghosts of Christmas Past' skit."

Suspension proceedings began ...

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CAIR Office Evacuated Due To 'Foreign Substance' Found In Mail

Thursday, December 10, 2015

The Capitol Hill office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations was evacuated by police Thursday, after a suspicious "foreign substance" was received in the mail. Early tests showed the substance isn't dangerous; the FBI is now investigating.

CAIR says its personnel came in contact with an envelope that contained a ...

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Officials Investigate Boston Train That Left Station Without An Operator

Thursday, December 10, 2015

After a transit train took off without an operator during Thursday's morning commute near Boston, Gov. Charlie Baker says the train was "tampered with." The question now, Baker says, is whether this was "negligence versus something else."

About 50 passengers were aboard the Red Line train when it left the ...

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Catholics Should Not Try To Convert Jews, Vatican Commission Says

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Furthering a thaw in relations that began 50 years ago, the Vatican has released a new document about Catholics' historic ties with Jews, whom Pope Benedict once called the church's "fathers in faith." Among the panel's conclusions: Jews don't need to be converted to find salvation.

"While affirming salvation through ...

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Bright Spots On Ceres Aren't Signs Of Alien Civilizations, Studies Say

Thursday, December 10, 2015

The mysterious bright spots glowed from Ceres' dark surface like alien headlights, capturing many Earthlings' imaginations. But researchers say they're the result of mineral salts, citing data captured by NASA's Dawn mission to study the dwarf planet.

While the findings will likely dampen speculation over the spots, they also portray ...

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Diane Rehm To Retire From Long-Running Radio Show

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Ending a run of more than 30 years on the air, talk show host Diane Rehm plans to retire, according to WAMU, the NPR member station where the show is produced in Washington, D.C.

Rehm's exit from the show will not take place immediately; she is expected to remain as ...

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How Donald Trump's Muslim Comments Are Playing In Muslim Countries

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's call for "a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States" has drawn criticism both at home and abroad.

Trump says the ban would remain in effect "until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on."

Here's a sampling of ...

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NASA Releases New Video Showing Higher-Resolution Closeup Of Pluto

Saturday, December 05, 2015

The best photos from the New Horizons spacecraft that buzzed Pluto earlier this year are now making their way back to Earth, providing resolutions of less than 100 yards per pixel.

NASA also released a video compiled from the sharpest views of Pluto seen so far from New Horizons during ...

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Wreck Of Legendary Spanish Galleon Is Finally Found, Colombia Says

Saturday, December 05, 2015

More than 300 years after it sank during an attack in the Caribbean near Cartagena's coast, a Spanish treasure ship has been found, says Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos.

Santos announced the discovery of the legendary galleon Friday night, tweeting: "Great news: we found the Galeón San José!"

The value ...

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ISIS Praises San Bernardino Attackers; 'We Will Not Be Terrorized,' Obama Says

Saturday, December 05, 2015

After news emerged Friday that the female shooter in a deadly attack in California had pledged allegiance to ISIS, the extremist group issued a radio bulletin calling Tashfeen Malik and her husband Syed Rizwan Farook "supporters." The group did not claim to have planned or ordered the attack.

The mass ...

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Nearly 200 Nations Agree On Climate Change Draft Plan At Paris Summit

Saturday, December 05, 2015

Negotiators at COP21, the U.N. climate change conference in Paris, have settled on a rough blueprint for approaching the complex and contentious task of reining in emissions and reducing global warming. But many issues will need to be resolved by the summit's end next Friday.

"It always seems impossible until ...

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A Man, A Plan ... A Marathon (In Space)

Friday, December 04, 2015

The term "space race" will take on new meaning in a few months, if a British astronaut carries out his plan of running the 2016 London Marathon while he's nearly 250 miles above the Earth's surface. Astronaut Tim Peake says he got the idea after being assigned to the International ...

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FBI: San Bernardino Shooting Is Being Investigated As A Terrorist Act

Friday, December 04, 2015

The FBI said it is officially investigating Wednesday's mass shooting that killed at least 14 people in San Bernardino, Calif., as a terrorist act.

"We are now investigating these horrific acts as an act of terrorism," David Bowdich, assistant director of the FBI's Los Angeles office, announced during a news ...

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Singer Scott Weiland Dies On Tour At Age 48

Friday, December 04, 2015

Scott Weiland, the former frontman of Stone Temple Pilots, died in Minnesota Thursday. He "passed away in his sleep while on a tour stop," according to a statement on his Facebook page.

According to the statement, Weiland died in Bloomington, Minn.; other details, such as the cause of death, ...

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U.S. Added 211,000 Jobs In November, Labor Department Says

Friday, December 04, 2015

The U.S. economy added 211,000 jobs in November, the Labor Department says in its new report. The unemployment rate remained steady at 5 percent, according to the monthly data from the agency's Bureau of Labor Statistics – the last such report before the Fed meets later this month.

That ...

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Cafe That Was Hit By Paris Terrorism Attack Reopens

Friday, December 04, 2015

Three weeks after extremist gunmen shot at customers on its terrace, the Bonne Bière cafe reopened for business Friday, serving coffee and pastries to patrons who sat on the sidewalk behind memorials to the attack's victims.

It's the first of the targeted cafes to reopen, according to Le Parisien.

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Deadly Cairo Firebombing Attack Is Deemed Result Of A Fight

Friday, December 04, 2015

At least 16 people were killed and several others injured at a Cairo nightclub, after Molotov cocktails set fire to the club and restaurant early Friday morning. Police say the attack followed a dispute between club employees and some young men.

NPR's Leila Fadel reports:

"A statement from Egypt's ...

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With Jason Rezaian Jailed For 500 Days, His Brother Visits Iran's Mission At U.N.

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Marking the 500th day Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian has been detained by Iran, his brother delivered a petition to Iran's U.N. Mission in New York, calling for his release. The U.S. also repeated its demand that Rezaian be released.

When he was arrested and charged with spying, Rezaian ...

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