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Bill Chappell

Bill Chappell appears in the following:

'You Don't Really Know Us,' Chicago Kids Tell News Media

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Tired of bad publicity, fifth-graders write an op-ed for The Chicago Tribune that includes this line: "This isn't Chi-raq. This is home. This is us."

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Gaza Update: Netanyahu Hails Military's Success; IDF Declares Soldier Dead

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel's military will "regroup" after it completes the job of destroying tunnels Hamas has used to carry out attacks.

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House Approves Border Security Spending Bill, 223-189

Friday, August 01, 2014

The $694 million Border Security Supplemental Spending Bill was endorsed one day after the House Republican leadership canceled its plan to hold a vote on the legislation.

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GM Stays At The Top As U.S. Car Sales Surge In July

Friday, August 01, 2014

An analyst says GM might have benefited from the safety recalls that brought customers back to its dealerships. Many automakers saw strong gains compared to last year.

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NYC Man's Chokehold Death Was A Homicide, Medical Examiner Says

Friday, August 01, 2014

The controversial death of Eric Garner was captured in a video that showed his confrontation with police on a Staten Island sidewalk.

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President Obama Slams Congress As He Welcomes Economy's Gains

Friday, August 01, 2014

Citing 6 months of strong job gains, President Obama says America's recovery from a debilitating recession is well underway. But he says the economy "could be doing even better" if Congress helped.

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Ebola Patient Will Be Treated In Atlanta Hospital

Thursday, July 31, 2014

An isolation unit at Emory University's hospital will be used to treat a patient infected with Ebola, the virus that has killed more than 700 people in a recent outbreak in West Africa.

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Most Of California Reported To Be In 'Extreme Drought'

Thursday, July 31, 2014

About 58 percent of California is currently in the worst of the four drought levels used by experts, in conditions normally seen only once every 50-100 years.

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Israel And Hamas Agree To 3-Day Cease-Fire, U.N. Says

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The truce begins Friday morning local time. Envoys will travel to Cairo to negotiate a possible longer peace deal.

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Video: Haboob, A Huge Dust Storm, Hits Phoenix Area

Friday, July 25, 2014

The storm is commonly referred to as a haboob, from the Arabic word for an intense summer dust storm. Today's storm hit in time to complicate the Friday afternoon commute.

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12-Hour Cease-Fire Begins In Gaza

Friday, July 25, 2014

The truce will allow Palestinian civilians to get food and aid where it's needed, officials say.

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'I Love Your Country,' New House Member Tells U.S. Officials

Friday, July 25, 2014

Rep. Curt Clawson, a Republican from Florida, tells subcommittee witnesses from two U.S. agencies, "I'm familiar with your country; I love your country."

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Bill Allowing Americans To Unlock Cellphones Passes House, Heads To Obama

Friday, July 25, 2014

The bill also directs the Librarian of Congress to review whether the exemption should also apply to tablets and other devices.

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Arizona Execution Of Inmate Takes Nearly 2 Hours

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Officials who were attempting to put inmate Joseph Wood to death instead watched him gasp and snort for more than an hour, Wood's attorney says. Gov. Jan Brewer has ordered a review of the process.

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Campaign Finance Transparency Bill Gets Chilly Reception In Senate

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The legislation would require any politically active group that spends more than $10,000 to list its donors.

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Obama Declares Emergency As Huge Fires Burn In Washington State

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Fire crews have been battling several major fires in central and eastern Washington, including one that has stretched over 250,000 acres.

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GM Recalls Nearly 718,000 Vehicles For 'Varying Safety Issues'

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

GM says no deaths and only two crashes have been linked to the recalls. While many of the vehicles have relatively minor issues, thousands of others have potential problems with their steering.

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Plane Crash In Taiwan Kills Dozens, Leaving Some Survivors

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A Taiwanese domestic flight that was attempting to land in bad weather related to a strong typhoon crashed near the runway Wednesday on an island off Taiwan's western coast.

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Fruit Recall Hits Trader Joe's, Costco, Wal-Mart Stores

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The recall applies to "certain lots of whole peaches (white and yellow), nectarines (white and yellow), plums and pluots" from a California packing company, the FDA says.

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Flight MH17: U.S. Builds Its Case; Plane Wreckage Reportedly Cut Apart

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A U.S. spy satellite detected a surface-to-air missile in the area just before the plane went down. Detailed forensic analysis on the wreckage may be complicated; it's reportedly been cut apart.

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