Bill Chappell

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Obama Says Guantanamo Prison Doesn't Help U.S. Security, 'It Undermines It'

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

U.S. operation of the Guantanamo Bay military detention center in Cuba is "contrary to our values" and is seen as "a stain on our broader record" of upholding the highest rules of law, President Obama said Tuesday as he announced plans to close the facility.

The administration's proposal is "not ...

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AR-15 Gun-Maker Seeks To Dismiss Lawsuit Filed By Sandy Hook Parents

Monday, February 22, 2016

A judge is poised to decide whether a lawsuit filed over the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 can continue. Lawyers for gun manufacturer Remington Arms are seeking a dismissal, saying the company is protected from such suits by federal law.

The lawsuit was initially filed ...

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In Apple Dispute, FBI Director Urges A 'Deep Breath' Over Phone Security

Monday, February 22, 2016

Days after Apple's CEO wrote an open letter to customers, the head of the FBI responded with his own message, urging those involved to "take a deep breath and stop saying the world is ending."

FBI Director James Comey made his case in a blog post on the Lawfare website ...

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'You Aren't The Shooter, Are You?' Uber Ride Came Just Before Suspect's Arrest

Monday, February 22, 2016

Victims of a shooting spree are being mourned in Kalamazoo, Mich., where Jason Dalton, the man suspected of killing six people Saturday, was arraigned Monday. Police are trying to determine a motive for what seem to be random attacks.

Eerie details have emerged about the case — including a ...

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Canadians Left With Questions After Being Barred From 'Jeopardy!'

Sunday, February 21, 2016

A decision to bar Canadian citizens from being future contestants on TV's Jeopardy quiz show is causing a range of reactions in Canada, particularly among those who note that show host Alex Trebek has dual citizenship in the U.S. and Canada.

Media outlets in Canada recently noted that their country ...

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Dozens Killed In Blasts In 2 Syrian Cities; ISIS Claims Responsibility

Sunday, February 21, 2016

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for multiple bombings on Sunday, which left at least 140 people dead in the Syrian cities of Damascus and Homs.

Syrian state media reported least 83 people were killed and at least 170 wounded in at least four blasts in the Damascus suburb of ...

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Pope Calls On Christians To Abolish Death Penalty

Sunday, February 21, 2016

"The commandment 'Thou shalt not kill' has absolute value and concerns both the innocent and the guilty," Pope Francis said Sunday, urging that the death penalty be abolished.

Addressing a crowd of the faithful who were gathered in St. Peter's Square on Sunday, Pope Francis said, "All Christians and ...

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Motive Unknown In Kalamazoo Shootings; Suspect Was Uber Driver

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Authorities in Kalamazoo, Mich., are piecing together clues from a weekend shooting spree. At least six people are dead after multiple shootings in three different locations in the area on Saturday night.

Police arrested 45-year-old Jason Dalton. He worked as an Uber driver — and may have logged some hours ...

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VIDEO: Taking Out The Trash At The Space Station

Friday, February 19, 2016

Today was trash day on the International Space Station, and as you might expect, it's not as simple as rolling a can out to the curb. Instead, a used resupply capsule was stuffed with 1.5 tons of trash and cut loose.

All that trash will burn up over the Pacific ...

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Harper Lee, Author Of 'To Kill A Mockingbird,' Dies At Age 89

Friday, February 19, 2016

Harper Lee, the author of the classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird, has died in her hometown of Monroeville, Ala. The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer was 89.

Monroeville city officials confirmed reports of Lee's death to Alabama Public Radio. Her publisher, HarperCollins, also confirmed the news to NPR.

Her famous ...

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Antonin Scalia Lies In Repose As Mourners Pay Respects At Supreme Court

Friday, February 19, 2016

A long line of mourners queued up to pay their respects to late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, whose body is now lying in repose at the Great Hall of the Supreme Court.

Parts of the observances will be open to the public. A private ceremony was slated to begin ...

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U.N. Mediator For Syria Says He'll Delay Peace Talks

Friday, February 19, 2016

Saying he won't hold Syrian peace negotiations until there's a chance of success, U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura is delaying talks that had been slated for next Thursday.

"We need real talks about peace, not just talks about talks," de Mistura says.

The envoy discussed the delay ...

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U.S. Airstrike Targets ISIS Operative In Libya, Reportedly Killing At Least 40

Friday, February 19, 2016

In a mission targeting a senior operative who's blamed for deadly terrorist attacks in Tunisia, U.S. warplanes hit an ISIS outpost in Libya on Friday. The airstrike at Sabratha, close to the Tunisian border, killed at least 40 people, according to multiple reports.

News of the strike first came from ...

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2015 Traffic Fatalities Rose By Largest Percent In 50 Years, Safety Group Says

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Despite gains in car safety, 2015 saw the largest percentage rise in motor vehicle deaths in the past 50 years, according to the National Safety Council. Cheaper gas and a stronger economy were likely key factors in the rise, the nonprofit group says.

The figures are preliminary estimates from the ...

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'World's Cheapest Smartphone' Goes On Sale For $4 In India

Thursday, February 18, 2016

The Freedom 251 smartphone, which went on sale Thursday, has sparked intense interest in India and beyond. Priced at 251 rupees ($3.65), the 3G device is being called the cheapest smartphone in the world. But it's also sparking questions about how the phone works — and whether it's legal.

Made ...

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Oregon Occupier Countersues For $666 Billion, Citing 'Works Of The Devil'

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Shawna Cox, one of the last militants to be arrested for occupying an Oregon wildlife refuge last month, has filed a countersuit against the U.S. government and others in which she alleges "damages from the works of the devil in excess of 666,666,666,666.66."

While she invoked the number of the ...

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Nike Ends Manny Pacquiao's Contract Over Remarks About Gays

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Manny Pacquiao will need to look for a new apparel sponsor, after his remark that homosexuals are worse than animals led Nike to terminate its dealings with the boxer, who's also running for a Senate seat in the Philippines.

Anger over Pacquiao's comments led him to deliver an apology ...

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Turkey Arrests 14 Over Ankara Bombing; Leaders Blame Kurdish Groups

Thursday, February 18, 2016

One day after a car bomb targeting military vehicles killed at least 28 people in Ankara, Turkey's leaders say the attacker was a Syrian man with links to Kurdish militants in both Turkey and Syria. Police have arrested 14 people over the attack; a militia leader denies any involvement.

"Fourteen ...

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Bailed Out In 2012, Spanish Bank Says It Will Repay Investors, With Interest

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Thousands of small investors who lost some or all of their savings when a large bank in Spain failed in 2012 may now get their money back. Bankia, which needed a $19 billion bailout just one year after its initial public offering, announced the surprise move Wednesday.

The plan was ...

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Pope Francis Scolds Overeager Crowd After He's Jostled In Mexico

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Some of the hands reaching out to touch Pope Francis during his visit to Morelia, Mexico, became too forceful Tuesday, yanking the pontiff off-balance and drawing a stern look from the normally easygoing pontiff.

Francis' neck had already been pulled at when he stooped over to greet a disabled girl ...

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