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Bill Chappell

Bill Chappell appears in the following:

Asked To Divide Zero By Zero, Siri Waxes Philosophical (And Personal)

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Siri's elaborate reply easily surpasses the simple "Does not compute" with which robots in old sci-fi movies used to announce a bout of cognitive dissonance.

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Supreme Court Places A Stay On Abortion Law In Texas

Monday, June 29, 2015

If the Supreme Court refuses to hear the case, the stay will be lifted and a controversial 2013 law will take effect. The law places new requirements on abortion providers.

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Solar-Powered Airplane Begins Long Journey From Japan To Hawaii

Monday, June 29, 2015

It's expected to be the longest leg of the Solar Impulse's planned around-the-world flight, a trip that will last five days and five nights.

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Supreme Court Backs Arizona's Redistricting Commission Targeting Gridlock

Monday, June 29, 2015

Arizona's Independent Redistricting Commission was formed 15 years ago, after voters took the power to redraw districts away from the state's Legislature.

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From Ice Cream To Ian McKellen: Reactions To Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Friday, June 26, 2015

There was jubilation among supporters of same-sex marriage after the Supreme Court declared it legal in all 50 states. We've rounded up some of the best reactions.

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Supreme Court Declares Same-Sex Marriage Legal In All 50 States

Friday, June 26, 2015

"The nature of injustice is that we may not always see it in our own times," Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote after recounting the legal struggles faced by same-sex partners.

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Man Beheaded In Terrorist Attack On French Factory

Friday, June 26, 2015

Police have arrested one suspect over the attack, which also included an explosion at the facility operated by Air Products, an American company.

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Amy Poehler Asks A Critic Of Women's Sports, 'Really!?!'

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Unfortunately for Sports Illustrated analyst Andy Benoit, two people who noticed his dismissal of the Women's World Cup were Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers.

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In Fair Housing Act Case, Supreme Court Backs 'Disparate Impact' Claims

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The court decided the case 5-4, saying that claims of racial discrimination in housing cases shouldn't be limited by questions of intent.

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Funerals Begin For Those Slain At Emanuel AME Church

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Both the Rev. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton and Ethel Lance were integral members of the Charleston church.

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Thousands Of Cabdrivers Clog France's Roads To Protest Uber

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Some 2,800 taxi drivers are reportedly taking part in the protest, as taxi drivers form virtual blockades around airports and key train stations.

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U.S. Slips In World Well-Being Rankings; Panama Is No. 1

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

As a region, the Americas fare quite well in Gallup's new global index of personal well-being, but the U.S. fell from No. 12 to No. 23 worldwide.

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U.S. Clarifies Hostage Policy, Saying It Won't Prosecute Families Over Ransom

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Obama administration says the U.S. will continue to try to prevent hostage situations — and the Justice Department says it "does not intend to add to families' pain" if they pay ransoms.

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Yoink! Dad Nabs Foul Ball While Holding Baby At Cubs Game

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Cubs fan Keith Hartley got a round of applause for focusing on making the catch — and not disturbing his infant son Isaac, who kept enjoying his bottle while his dad lunged over the rain tarp.

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Autopsy Attributes Freddie Gray's Death To 'High-Energy Injury,' Report Says

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The death of the unarmed black man was a homicide that resulted from "acts of omission" by the police, according to The Baltimore Sun.

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Over-Aged: Chinese Authorities Seize Decades-Old Meat

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The thousands of tons of meat have an estimated value of more than $480 million — but also pose serious health risks, officials said.

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French Are Fuming Over Report That NSA Spied On 3 Presidents

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

According to one document published by WikiLeaks, "the main sticking point" for President Nicolas Sarkozy back in 2010 was "the U.S. desire to continue spying on France."

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Female Shortstop, 16, Could Be Signed By MLB Teams In July

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Melissa Mayeux plays shortstop for two of France's national teams: the U-18 junior squad and the senior softball team. She's known as a smooth fielder who can also handle a bat.

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Solar-Powered Plane's Japan-Hawaii Flight Is Postponed

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Solar Impulse, an aircraft that generates power solely from the sun's energy, will leave on a trip of some 115 hours between Nagoya, Japan, and Hawaii.

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NASA Flummoxed By Dwarf Planet's Bright Spots, 'Pyramid-Shaped Peak'

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The view captured by the Dawn spacecraft this month "shows even more small spots in the crater than were previously visible," NASA says.

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