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Bill Chappell

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As Deadline Nears, Snowden Seeks To Extend His Stay In Russia

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Edward Snowden's asylum in Russia, which was granted last August, is set to expire at the end of this month.

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5,000 Years Old: Ancient Yew Tree Identified In Wales

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

While it's not exceptionally tall, the tree has a wide canopy. And it dates back to the era of Egypt's great pyramids.

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Defending Tour De France Champ Froome Quits Race

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

After falling twice in treacherous conditions on today's stage of the bicycle race, Chris Froome is forced to abandon his quest to repeat last year's victory.

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Israel, Palestine And A Region On Edge

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Israel and the Palestinians go to hot conflict again, this time in a region in turmoil, from Gaza to Baghdad.

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Brazil Reels From Thrashing That Bounced It From World Cup

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

To say Brazil's 7-1 loss to Germany stunned the host country would risk giving the impression that its fans aren't feeling intense pain at this defeat.

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Top Stories: More Israeli Airstrikes; Hamas Fires Rockets

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Also: Obama meets Texas officials today but won't visit the U.S. border; a second alleged case of spying emerges in Germany; and police in Bangor, Maine, use humor to attract social media fans.

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Israel Continues Gaza Offensive, Hints At Ground Operation

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Israel says the offensive, which has so far killed at least 53 people and wounded 465, is needed to end rocket attacks from Gaza. Those attacks are continuing, and hitting major Israeli cities.

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With A Good Twist Or Two, This Haunted 'House' Adds Plenty Of Stories

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Forget for a moment the spooky, restless dead. In Rebecca Makkai's inventive novel The Hundred-Year House, the ghost is just one of the many residents looking for new lives — and finding them.

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Police Use Dog To Find Memory And Hard Drives In Search

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Using food as a reward, a Lab named Thoreau has been trained to detect the scent of flash drives and other devices that can hold illegal images and video.

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Senator Asks U.S. To Investigate Possible Cuban Plot Against Him

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Did fake accusations that Sen. Robert Menendez had visited underage prostitutes come from Cuba's intelligence agency? That's the question the senator wants the Justice Department to look into.

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Roller Coaster Stops Rolling, Traps Riders High In The Air

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

The Ninja ride at Six Flags Magic Mountain is a "suspended swinging roller coaster" that speeds customers around the track at up to 55 mph. A tree blocked its path Monday.

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U.N. Urges U.S. To Treat Migrants As Refugees

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees says people from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras are subject to persecution and should not be forced to return home.

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Ukraine And Militants Continue A Standoff In Donetsk

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Coming off of two victories this weekend, Ukraine is calling for pro-Russian separatists to lay down their arms in Donetsk.

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Powerful Typhoon Whips Japan's Okinawa Islands

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

When it arrives at the main island of Okinawa, Typhoon Neoguri could bring waves that are 45 feet tall and wind gusts of more than 100 mph.

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Israel Expands Attacks On Gaza As Rockets Target Israeli Cities

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

A barrage of rockets was fired from the Gaza Strip toward Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and other parts of the country. There were no injuries. Earlier, Israel conducted airstrikes and called up reservists.

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Meeting Abuse Victims, Pope Francis Begs Forgiveness

Monday, July 07, 2014

The pope holds his first official meetings with victims of sexual abuse, saying that the priests who hurt them behaved like "a sacrilegious cult."

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Will You Ride The World's Tallest Water Slide?

Monday, July 07, 2014

It's like sliding off the top of a 15-story building on nothing more than an air mattress. The giant Verrückt water slide stands at 168 feet tall.

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Dozens Of Women Reportedly Escape Nigeria's Boko Haram

Monday, July 07, 2014

More than 60 women and girls who had been abducted by the extremist group reportedly escaped after their captors left for a raid. More than 200 schoolgirls taken in April remain missing.

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TSA Tightens Rules For Devices At Overseas Airports

Monday, July 07, 2014

People flying to the U.S. on international flights might want to keep their phones and other electronic devices charged. The devices might not be allowed onboard if they can't power up.

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Hamas Vows Revenge For Fighters Killed In Air Attack

Monday, July 07, 2014

The exchange of rocket and air attacks follows the slaying of a Palestinian teen last week, which set off rioting in several Israeli cities.

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