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Bill Chappell

Bill Chappell appears in the following:

Weeks Later, Epic Spelling Bee Ends In Missouri

Saturday, March 08, 2014

It took more than 90 rounds and a delay of two weeks, after judges ran out of words. But Jackson County, Mo., finally has its spelling bee champion, after two stellar spellers broke a tie Saturday.

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Search For Malaysian Jet Spots Oil Slicks In Waters Off Vietnam

Saturday, March 08, 2014

An international search-and-rescue mission is scouring the waters off Vietnam's coast after a passenger jet carrying 239 people disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

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Ukraine: Military Standoffs And High Tensions Reported

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Members of pro-Russian forces and Ukraine's military have avoided violence in what's widely seen as a dangerous and uncertain situation. Diplomats are still working to find a possible solution.

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Teen Sues Parents, Claiming They Owe Her Money For College

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Rachel Canning, 18, says her parents kicked her out of their house; she wants them to give her financial support. A New Jersey judge denied her requests in an initial hearing Tuesday.

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'The Fact Is These Are Russian Forces,' Says Ukraine's Ambassador To U.S.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

"The whole world witnessed the act of aggression of Russia against Ukraine," Olexander Motsyk says. "And they ... participate in toppling local government in Crimea."

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Obama And Kerry Criticize Russia's Actions In Ukraine

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Russia's explanation for its military response to the crisis in Ukraine doesn't match real events, President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry say.

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Divers Find 65-Foot Crack In Columbia River Dam

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

The 2-inch-wide crack was found after an engineer spotted an odd curve on part of the Wanapum Dam near the town of Vantage. The water behind the dam was drawn down to its lowest level in 50 years.

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Putin Says Those Aren't Russian Forces In Crimea

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Contradicting reports from the ground, the Russian leader insists that the armed men are "local self-defense forces." He also says Russia has no plans to annex Crimea.

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Teens Live 'A Dream,' Dancing With Pharrell At Oscars

Monday, March 03, 2014

Sunday night's Oscars marked the fourth time students from a Los Angeles high school have teamed up with the superstar musician.

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China Arrests 3 Suspects In Saturday's Deadly Knife Attack

Monday, March 03, 2014

All eight people responsible for the attack are now accounted for, the state-run Xinhua news agency says, citing a police report.

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Pope Francis Lets A Vulgarity Slip During Vatican Address

Monday, March 03, 2014

It was a simple slip of the tongue, they say. But when the pope accidentally utters a vulgar word in a public speech, people notice.

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CarPlay: Apple Unveils Plan Linking iPhones To Honda, Volvo, Others

Monday, March 03, 2014

The system aims to keep drivers from fumbling with their phones while they're behind the wheel, even as it brings them more options (and potential distractions).

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A Pelican Shows Us What It's Like To Fly

Friday, February 28, 2014

What happens when a young pelican needs help from humans? Say he gets lost and needs some pointers on learning how to fly. That was the case recently in Tanzania.

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Bill That Bans Undercover Filming At Farms Enacted In Idaho

Friday, February 28, 2014

Idaho's governor signs a bill criminalizing the act of secretly filming animal abuse at agricultural facilities. The bill was introduced after an undercover video emerged of abuse at a dairy farm.

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Obama Warns Russia Against Using Force In Ukraine

Friday, February 28, 2014

"Any violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity would be deeply destabilizing," President Obama said, urging Russia not to intervene and calling for an end to the recent violence.

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Stunning And Amazing: Northern Lights Wow U.K.

Friday, February 28, 2014

"It is just good luck," says astronomer Mark Thompson of the BBC's Stargazing Live. "The last time I have seen it this spectacular was probably 20 years ago."

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House Approves Anti-Regulatory Bills, With Eye On Elections

Thursday, February 27, 2014

The legislation underscores "an increasingly symbolic thrust of legislation as Congress heads toward midterm elections," NPR's David Welna says.

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Yellen Acknowledges Weaker Economic Data; Markets Rally

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Citing "softness" in the U.S. economy, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says the Fed will try to determine if the results are a new trend or are related to this winter's intense cold and storms.

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Boom: Amazing Soccer Goal Comes On Game's First Play

Thursday, February 27, 2014

The ball soared through the night air and over the head of the goalie, who had been caught out near the top of the penalty area.

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How Ukraine's Presidential Documents Got Online So Fast

Thursday, February 27, 2014

When Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych fled Kiev, he left a trove of documents at his estate. Journalists spent the weekend in a house that had once been off-limits, going over the papers.

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