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Bill Chappell

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U.S. Proposes A Ban On Smoking In All Public Housing

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Nearly 1.2 million public housing units would need to become "entirely smoke-free" under a new rule put forth Thursday by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro.

The proposed rule would give more than 3,100 public housing agencies 18 months to ban cigarettes, cigars and pipes in all living ...

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More Than 40 Reportedly Killed As Bombs Hit Hezbollah Area In Beirut

Thursday, November 12, 2015

In an attack that Lebanon's Health Ministry says has killed at least 43 people and injured 239 more, two suicide bombers set off explosions within minutes of each other Thursday in southern Beirut.

"The self-declared Islamic State has purportedly claimed responsibility for two blasts that hit a busy street," NPR's ...

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Birth Control Lawsuit Seeks Damages For Unplanned Pregnancies

Thursday, November 12, 2015

More than 100 women across the U.S. have filed a lawsuit against a drug company, saying that an error in the packaging of birth control pills resulted in unplanned pregnancies. Some of the plaintiffs are asking drugmaker Qualitest to pay for the cost of raising their children.

The plaintiffs say ...

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On Veterans Day, We Pause To Read 'In Flanders Fields,' Written in 1915

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

It's Veterans Day in the U.S. and Armistice Day in much of Europe, a holiday that has its roots in the end of World War I.

President Obama visited Arlington National Cemetery Wednesday, where Marines in dress uniform lined the road leading to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Obama ...

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Grooves On Mars' Moon Are Signs That It's Slowly Shattering, NASA Says

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Spinning in orbit just 3,700 miles above the Mars' surface, the planet's largest moon, Phobos, seems to be undergoing a "structural failure," NASA says, providing a new explanation about a moon whose odd features have sparked many theories — including the idea that Phobos is hollow.

"Mars' gravity is drawing ...

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Anheuser-Busch InBev And SABMiller Agree On Merger Terms

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

A Brobdingnagian beer company is closer to becoming reality, as Anheuser-Busch InBev has worked out terms to buy its biggest rival, SABMiller, for more than $105 billion. The deal includes a $12 billion sell-off of MillerCoors to Molson Coors, to ease antitrust concerns.

The update comes nearly a month after ...

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'Mystery Science Theater 3000' Creator Raises $500K Toward New Season

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Hours after launching a Kickstarter campaign to revive a TV show that made it fun to watch horrible movies, Mystery Science Theater 3000 creator Joel Hodgson has raised more than $500,000 — a quarter of his $2 million goal.

If the fundraising campaign is successful, the Mystery Science Theater team ...

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Helmut Schmidt, Who Led West Germany's Economic Gains, Dies

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

During his eight years in office, he was admired for the way he steered West Germany through both an economic crisis and violent outbursts of terrorism. Former Chancellor Helmut Schmidt has died at his home in Hamburg at 96.

In response to the oil crisis of the early 1970s, Schmidt ...

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4 Indicted In 'Largest U.S. Bank Breach Ever,' Justice Says

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Describing a sprawling criminal enterprise that includes at least 75 shell companies and the use of multiple fake identities, the Justice Department has indicted four men for hacking, securities fraud and a range of other crimes that involved hundreds of employees and accomplices.

Investigators say they believe the group "generated ...

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World Sports Agency Pulls Certification Of Russia's Doping Lab

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

One day after an investigating committee said Russia's athletics system is plagued with rampant and systematic doping problems, the World Anti-Doping Agency has suspended Russia's official sports drug-testing lab.

The decision to suspend the Moscow Antidoping Center's accreditation takes effect immediately and could last at least six months. While ...

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Early Christmas Ad Melts Millions Of Hearts Online

Saturday, November 07, 2015

If you think it's too early for Christmas ads, you're not alone. But the new seasonal spot from British retailer John Lewis is something of a sensation, with nearly 12 million people having watched the tear-jerking video since Thursday.

Aside from the nearly 7 million people who have watched the ...

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'A Noise Was Heard' In Last Second Of Cockpit Recording, Egypt Says

Saturday, November 07, 2015

The head of Egypt's commission investigating last week's crash of a Russian airliner says the jet broke apart in the air, 23 minutes and 14 seconds after taking off from Sharm el-Sheikh's airport. But Ayman al-Muqaddam also says parts of the wreckage are still missing, and that it's still too ...

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Adnan Syed, Subject Of 'Serial' Podcast, Gets Hearing On New Evidence

Saturday, November 07, 2015

More than 15 years after he was convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend, Adnan Syed has been granted a hearing to let his lawyers present a possible alibi and questions about cellphone data. Attorneys for Syed, the key figure in the popular podcast Serial, also want to probe "alleged prosecutorial misconduct."

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Sierra Leone's Ebola Outbreak Is Over, WHO Says

Saturday, November 07, 2015

With 42 days having passed since the last negative blood test from an Ebola patient in Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization has declared the deadly virus is no longer being transmitted in the country. Ebola killed more than 3,500 people in Sierra Leone's outbreak that began in May of ...

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President Obama Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline Plan

Friday, November 06, 2015

Ending a process that has lingered for much of his time in the Oval Office, President Obama announced Friday that the U.S. has rejected TransCanada's application for a permit to complete the Keystone XL pipeline.

The president said that "after extensive public outreach" and consultations, the State Department determined that ...

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Mine Wastewater Floods Countryside In Brazil After 2 Dams Fail

Friday, November 06, 2015

A region of southeastern Brazil is struggling to cope with a devastating flood, after two dams broke outside an iron ore mine and sent mineral waste and thick red mud over a large valley.

The wave of mud was more than 8 feet tall, according to local reports. Photos from ...

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U.S. Economy Added 271,000 Jobs In October, Beating Expectations

Friday, November 06, 2015

In a jobs report that may influence the Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates, the Labor Department says that 271,000 jobs were added in October. The unemployment rate fell slightly to 5 percent, according to the report from the agency's Bureau of Labor Statistics.

It's the biggest one-month jobs ...

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First British Tourists Leave Egypt, As Questions About Airline Crash Linger

Friday, November 06, 2015

Two days after all flights between Britain and Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, were suspended, the first of some 20,000 British tourists who were stranded at the Red Sea resort are on their way home. Egyptian officials are restricting the number of flights, after initially canceling all of them, according to U.K. ...

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Brawl Breaks Out At Chinese Auction, Over A License Plate Number

Thursday, November 05, 2015

At first, it was just a bidding war. Then it was more like an actual war, with rival groups drawing blood after an auction of a coveted license plate number in China. The reasons behind the brawl are complex, from a preference for the number 9 to a broader power ...

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Export-Import Bank Renewal Is Included In House-Approved Transportation Bill

Thursday, November 05, 2015

In adopting a six-year transportation bill to fund highway and transit projects Thursday, the House also approved the revival of the Export-Import Bank, which has been idle since its charter expired in June.

A similar bill has already been approved by the Senate, including a provision that renews the Ex-Im ...

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