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Bill Chappell

Bill Chappell appears in the following:

Cleveland Slugger Jim Thome Retires After Signing One-Day Contract

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Calling a halt to a career that put him at the No. 7 spot on the all-time home run list, Jim Thome officially retired as a Cleveland Indian Saturday.

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Anything You Can Spit Can Be Used Against You

Sunday, August 03, 2014

A lot of rappers glorify crime in their music. Sometimes, lyrics that appear to boast about crimes can lead to arrest. Should violent rap lyrics be used as an admission of guilt?

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Islamic State Seizes Towns Near Kurdish Area; Dam Seen At Risk

Sunday, August 03, 2014

The militants are hoping to cement control of the border area between Iraq, Syria and Turkey. At least 14 Kurdish soldiers were reportedly killed in the fighting this weekend.

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Lego Releases Female Scientists Set, May Appease 7-Year-Old Critic

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Months after a girl took the company to task for its female toy figures, Lego has released the Research Institute, a play set created by a "real-life geophysicist, Ellen Kooijman," the company says.

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Mavis Staples, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Mavis Staples, whose titanic career spans the civil rights movement, Soul Train and solo work with Curtis Mayfield, Prince and Jeff Tweedy, closed the 2014 Newport Folk Festival on Sunday, July 27.

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Algae Toxins Prompt Toledo To Ban Its Drinking Water

Sunday, August 03, 2014

The toxins' presence is blamed on algae from Lake Erie, sparking a water ban that has affected about half a million people since it was first announced this weekend.

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Can Google Build A Typeface To Support Every Written Language?

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Google recently announced a font family, Noto, that aims to include all the world's written languages. But it may prove to be an even more ambitious effort than self-driving cars.

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'It's So Terrible': Quake Reportedly Kills Hundreds In Southwest China

Sunday, August 03, 2014

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit Yunnan Province Sunday afternoon, leveling buildings and rippling roads. Rescue crews are still working to find survivors.

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'Calvary' Brings Murder And Other Sins To The Big Screen

Sunday, August 03, 2014

NPR's Arun Rath speaks to John Michael McDonagh, writer and director of the new Irish murder mystery Calvary.

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U.S. 'Appalled' By Deadly Airstrike Outside U.N. School In Gaza

Sunday, August 03, 2014

An Israeli attack at a U.N.-run school in Gaza Sunday killed at least 10 people, health officials say. The attack came as Israel declares a soldier believed to have been captured died in battle.

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The NFL's Punters (Finally) Land One In The Hall Of Fame

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Ray Guy, a gifted athlete who became the prototype of an NFL punter in the 1970s and 80s, becomes the first punter to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend.

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First Ebola Patient Has Arrived In U.S. From Liberia

Saturday, August 02, 2014

The first of two American aid workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia arrived in Atlanta today to begin treatment.

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'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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