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Bill Chappell

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Instagram Is Now Valued At $35 Billion By Citigroup Analysts

Friday, December 19, 2014

Less than three years ago, Facebook purchased Instagram for $1 billion. The photo-sharing service is said to have more than 300 million users.

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Two Of Colorado's Neighbors Sue State Over Marijuana Law

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Nebraska and Oklahoma have filed a lawsuit against Colorado with the U.S. Supreme Court, saying that its law legalizing marijuana isn't constitutional.

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Once Written Off, Kepler Telescope Finds New Planet

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Kepler space telescope, which cost some $600 million, was feared to be at the end of its useful life in 2013. But NASA says it just found another exoplanet.

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'Team America' Is Benched: Won't Return To Theaters, Reports Say

Thursday, December 18, 2014

One day after some U.S. theaters vowed to screen Team America: World Police in the place of The Interview, whose release was canceled, word has emerged that Team America has also been pulled.

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In List Of Changes For Secret Service, A New Fence Comes First

Thursday, December 18, 2014

An independent review panel calls for changes ranging from a better fence at the White House to a new approach to training and leadership within the Secret Service.

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S.C. Judge Says 1944 Execution Of 14-Year-Old Boy Was Wrong

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

In her ruling, Circuit Judge Carmen Mullen wrote that she found that "fundamental, Constitutional violations of due process exist in the 1944 prosecution of George Stinney, Jr."

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U.S. Officials Believe North Korea Was Behind Sony Hack

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The recent attack on Sony Pictures' computer network that resulted in a flood of confidential data has its origins in North Korea, U.S. intelligence officials say.

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Satanist And Christian Holiday Displays To Go Up At Michigan Capitol

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The situation has brought controversy — and energized Christians who realized that a planned Nativity scene was in danger of being canceled.

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Obama Issues 12 Pardons, Commutes 8 Sentences

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

President Obama commuted the prison sentences of eight people who were convicted of drug-related crimes Wednesday, in a move that also saw 12 presidential pardons issued.

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'Clifford The Big Red Dog' Creator Bridwell Dies At 86

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

More than 50 years after he came up with a story about a huge dog, author Norman Bridwell has died. In 2012, Bridwell told NPR he had been shocked when his idea was accepted for publication.

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Cows Remain At Large After Breakout At Idaho Meat Plant

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Cows were running free in Pocatello, Idaho, Tuesday, following in the hooves of a feisty heifer that escaped from a meat packing plant Friday.

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Bill Cosby Won't Be Charged Over 1974 Molestation Claim

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Citing the statute of limitations, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office says it won't pursue child sexual abuse charges against the comedian, a subject of numerous allegations.

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On Nebraska's Farmland, Keystone XL Pipeline Debate Is Personal

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The pipeline's fate looms large in Washington. But for people living in Keystone XL's proposed path, the project will alter livelihoods and legacies — for better or worse, depending on whom you ask.

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Google News Is Taken Offline In Spain, After A Call For Payments

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

In Spain, Google and other news aggregators would face steep fines if they publish headlines and abstracts without paying.

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Abuse Of Synthetic Drugs Declines Across U.S.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Use of synthetic drugs, like bath salts, by young people continues to decline across the nation, according to a study by the University of Michigan.

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Suspect In Shooting Spree Near Philadelphia Has Been Found Dead

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Police have found the body of Bradley Stone, who they say went on a shooting rampage that killed his ex-wife and five of her relatives in Montgomery County, Pa., Monday.

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2015 Rock Hall Of Fame Class Includes Lou Reed, Joan Jett, Green Day

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Smiths and N.W.A. were left off of the list of inductees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as Hall voters opted for acts such as Bill Withers and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.

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The U.S. Has A Surgeon General, For The First Time In 17 Months

Monday, December 15, 2014

A job that's been open in President Obama's administration since July of 2013 was finally filled Monday, as the Senate voted to confirm Vivek Murthy as America's new surgeon general.

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Tennessee Governor Moves To Expand Medicaid Coverage

Monday, December 15, 2014

Following the lead of two other Republican governors, Tennessee's Gov. Bill Haslam is moving to expand Medicaid in his state, using federal funds from the Affordable Care Act.

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To Get To The Bottom Of Your Microbiome, Start With A Swab Of Poo

Monday, December 15, 2014

To find helpful patterns in personal microbe populations, scientists also need to gather a long list of information about the people who serve as homes for the microscopic critters.

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