Bill Chappell

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Misty Copeland Inspires A Barbie 'Sheroes' Doll

Monday, May 02, 2016

Misty Copeland says she played with Barbie dolls until she was 13 — the same year she started ballet.

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Ringling Bros. Circus Holds Final Shows Featuring Elephants

Monday, May 02, 2016

In the world of animal rights, one activist compares it to the fall of the Berlin Wall. The original plan called for phasing out elephants' role in the circus by 2018.

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Bitcoin's Maker Revealed? Australian Man Says He Is 'Satoshi Nakamoto'

Monday, May 02, 2016

Craig Wright, 45, is an entrepreneur whose name has often been mentioned in conversations about bitcoin's creator; in recent months, he was also investigated by tax authorities.

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Supreme Court Sets Deadline On Lower Court's Texas Voter ID Law Ruling

Friday, April 29, 2016

More than 18 months after it was kept alive by an appeals court's stay, Texas' controversial voter ID law remains in place.

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Dee Gordon, National League's Reigning Batting Champion, Gets 80-Game Penalty

Friday, April 29, 2016

Just three months ago, Gordon signed a contract extension with the Miami Marlins that's worth $50 million over the next five years.

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Trump Rally In Southern California Is Scene Of Large Counterprotest, Arrests

Friday, April 29, 2016

Hundreds of protesters filled the streets outside the Pacific Amphitheater, where Donald Trump spoke as his presidential campaign gets rolling ahead of California's June primary.

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North Korean Court Sentences American To Prison Term

Friday, April 29, 2016

Now sentenced to 10 years in prison and hard labor over espionage charges, Kim Dong-chul, 62, is reportedly a former resident of Fairfax, Va.

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Mars By 2018? SpaceX And NASA Announce A New Space Project

Thursday, April 28, 2016

The Red Dragon missions are aimed at figuring out what's needed "to land large payloads propulsively on Mars." For now, the plan doesn't include sending astronauts to the red planet.

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Hospital Destroyed In Deadly Aleppo Airstrike, Doctors Without Borders Says

Thursday, April 28, 2016

The bodies of at least three doctors, including a pediatrician, are among those recovered, according to the aid group.

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Freedom And Liberty: Month-Old Eaglets Get Names In D.C.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

More than 36,000 online votes were cast in the competition to name the two young eagles, the American Eagle Foundation says. Names such as Cherry and Blossom lost out.

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British Jury Blames Police For 96 Deaths In Hillsborough Soccer Stadium Disaster

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The findings contradict what had stood as the official explanation: that Liverpool fans died in the 1989 incident because of an accident that was worsened by their own behavior.

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Australian Refugee Detention Center Is Declared Illegal By Papua New Guinea Court

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

In their order, the judges said Australia and Papua New Guinea must "take all steps necessary" to stop the "unconstitutional and illegal detention of the asylum seekers."

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Beyond 'Mrs. Jones': Billy Paul's Music You Might Not Have Heard

Monday, April 25, 2016

Two things help explain Billy Paul's unique vocal style: his early dreams of playing saxophone, and his emulation of female jazz singers such as Billie Holiday.

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Brussels Reopens Metro Station Where Bombing Took Lives

Monday, April 25, 2016

Announcing that all its stations would be operating today, Brussels' transport authority used a smiley face in its tweet.

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Earth Day Brings Celebrations, Signing Of Historic Climate Pact

Friday, April 22, 2016

Earth Day brings everything from special Google Doodles and beautiful views of our planet to the historic signing of an international climate agreement.

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Carnival Says Its Cruises To Cuba Can Now Include Cuban-Born Passengers

Friday, April 22, 2016

The cruise company says Cuba has relaxed its ban on Cuban-born people returning to the island by boat.

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Apple's Movies And Books Services Are Closed In China

Friday, April 22, 2016

The closure was reportedly ordered by censors last week. According to local media, it comes just as a controversial — and banned — film is being released on Apple's Hong Kong iTunes service.

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Prince, Musician And Iconoclast, Has Died At Age 57

Thursday, April 21, 2016

One reporter outside Prince's Paisley Park compound near Minneapolis said "even the journalists are hugging each other" after learning that Prince had died.

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VW Will Buy Back Some Diesel Cars, Announcing A Deal With U.S.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The agreement addresses "what to do about the 2-liter diesel cars on the road and the environmental consequences resulting from their excess emissions," the Justice Department says.

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Chyna, Legendary Pro Wrestler And Entertainer, Has Died At Age 45

Thursday, April 21, 2016

With chiseled muscles and a natural flair for entertainment, Joanie Laurer exploded onto the scene of professional wrestling in the late 1990s. She was found dead in her apartment Wednesday.

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