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Bill Chappell

Bill Chappell appears in the following:

Mudslides And Landslides: Widely Cited Data Is Decades Old

Saturday, March 29, 2014

The official death toll in the mudslide that turned a community into a disaster area in Oso, Wash., holds steady. And it seems a figure about damage done by landslides is nearly 30 years out of date.

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Russia Says It Doesn't Plan To Invade Ukraine

Saturday, March 29, 2014

"We have absolutely no intention of — or interest in — crossing Ukraine's borders," Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told a Russian TV station Saturday.

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NCAA's Elite 8 Is Set; A Listing Of Weekend Games

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Kentucky came back to beat defending champ Louisville, and Michigan State upset Virginia Friday night, as the NCAA men's basketball championship finalized its Elite Eight lineup.

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Earthquake Hits Area Near Los Angeles; Some Damage Reported

Saturday, March 29, 2014

An earthquake shook part of Southern California Friday night, breaking water pipes and rattling nerves with aftershocks that went on into the night. The 5.1-magnitude quake hit just after 9 p.m.

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Interior Secretary: 1 Percent Of Wildfires Take 30 Percent Of Funds

Monday, March 17, 2014

Western lawmakers and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell urge changes to the way America pays to fight wildfires, starting with preserving money that's meant for fire prevention.

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Army General Pleads Guilty To Adultery; Other Charges Dropped

Monday, March 17, 2014

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair, who was accused of sexually assaulting a subordinate, has pleaded guilty to lesser charges in a deal with the government.

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Attorneys General Ask Big Retailers To Pull Tobacco From Stores

Monday, March 17, 2014

In letters sent to Wal-Mart and other store chains, officials ask the companies to follow the example of drugstore chain CVS, which has announced it's ending sales of tobacco products.

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Westboro Baptist Will Find Justification To Continue, Pastor's Son Says

Monday, March 17, 2014

The church's controversial founder, Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., is "on the edge of death," his son says. The pastor's death, he adds, would bring a crisis to his followers, who see death as God's judgment.

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Russia Recognizes Independent Crimea; U.S. And EU 'Stand Firm' With Ukraine

Monday, March 17, 2014

President Obama says the U.S. will not recognize Crimea's moves to split from Ukraine. In Moscow, President Vladimir Putin signs an order recognizing Crimea as an independent state.

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Westboro Baptist Founder Is 'On The Edge Of Death,' Son Says

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Fred Phelps is in hospice care and has been excommunicated from the church he founded in Topeka, his son Nathan wrote in a statement he posted to Facebook on Saturday night.

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Attacks Over Crimea Play Out In Virtual Arena; Websites Hit

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Some of the serious clashes between Russia and Ukraine are being carried out online. Crimea's referendum website was hit Sunday.

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Flight 370: Investigators Seek Help, Motive For Jet's Disappearance

Sunday, March 16, 2014

The search area for the Boeing 777 was widely expanded Saturday; investigators are now asking more than a dozen nations to help find the jetliner that went missing last weekend.

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Gunmen Raid Nigerian Villages, Killing More Than 100 People

Sunday, March 16, 2014

New violence has erupted in a dispute over grazing land, as officials say an attack on several villages has killed more than 100 people.

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David Brenner Dies; The Comedian Was 78

Sunday, March 16, 2014

When he introduced Brenner as a guest on his show for the first time, Johnny Carson described him this way: "He's very clever. Somewhat warped."

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Crimea Overwhelmingly Supports Split From Ukraine To Join Russia

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Russia's state news agency says that after processing about half the votes more than 95 percent of Crimea's voters favor joining with Russia. But annexation could trigger tough sanctions.

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Did The Malaysian Airliner Land? Here Are Possible Runways

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Experts say it isn't likely to have landed. But with the mystery persisting, a look for runways that could have received flight MH370 finds more than 600 candidates.

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Russia Vetoes U.N. Security Council Resolution On Crimea

Saturday, March 15, 2014

The resolution would declare Sunday's referendum on leaving Ukraine invalid. Meanwhile, Ukrainian official say Russian troops took over an area outside of Crimea Saturday.

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Indian Court Stays Death Penalty For Two In Rape Case

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Four men were sentenced to death in September for a crime that sparked shock, anger and intense debate over how India handles violence against women.

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Afghans Don't Need Help Securing Country, Karzai Says

Saturday, March 15, 2014

President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan says that more than a decade of warfare was imposed on his country by the U.S. conflict with the Taliban.

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U.S. Beats Russia To Win Sled Hockey Gold At Sochi Paralympics

Saturday, March 15, 2014

In the sport many call "murder ball on ice," the U.S. team becomes the first to repeat at consecutive Paralympics. The game was broadcast live on NBC.

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