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Bill Chappell

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British Diplomat Weighs In On Ukraine, Russia And Syria

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Ukraine is headed toward an important moment, as a vote on an interim government has been scheduled for Thursday. William Hague, the British Foreign Secretary, explains the diplomatic situation.

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Federal Judge Voids Texas Gay Marriage Ban

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Saying that a Texas law barring same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and demeans the dignity of homosexuals, a federal judge struck down the law Wednesday.

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'Planet Bonanza' Indeed: NASA Unveils 715 New Worlds

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The space agency announces a stunning discovery, as the Kepler mission identifies 715 new planets that orbit 305 stars. The finding boosts the verified number of such planets by around 70 percent.

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Ukraine Zeroes In On Leader For Interim Government

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

With Ukraine in political limbo following the flight of its president Saturday, word is emerging that ministers are poised to nominate Arseniy Yatsenyuk to replace Viktor Yanukovych.

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Solitary Confinement Costs $78K Per Inmate And Should Be Curbed, Critics Say

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Former prisoners spoke about the effects of solitary confinement Tuesday in a congressional hearing aimed at banning it for some inmates. Solitary confinement is also extremely expensive, critics say.

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Ukraine Will Turn Yanukovych Case Over To The Hague

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The whereabouts of Ukraine's ousted President Viktor Yanukovych remain unknown, but the opposition-led Parliament says any war crimes prosecution would come in the International Criminal Court.

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California's Drought: A Shocking Photo And Other Updates

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Farmers in California face hard choices as a drought threatens to ruin their crops. A striking photo shows Northern California's Folsom Lake at only 17 percent of its capacity.

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Winter Blahs Got You Down? 'Crowboarding' Video Can Help

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

If the snow and ice have cramped your style, you might take cues on how to make the best of things from a crow. The bird was filmed using a jar lid as a sled, over and over.

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Meteorite Impact On Moon Sets Record As Brightest Ever Seen

Monday, February 24, 2014

A high-speed collision on the moon's surface was recorded on video and created a bright flash that would have been visible on Earth for eight seconds, scientists say.

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NATO Urges 'Everybody' To Respect Ukraine's Sovereignty

Monday, February 24, 2014

Top military officials from NATO and Russia discussed their concerns about Ukraine in a phone call Monday. Many now see the country's Crimea area as a potential flashpoint.

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Mango Alert: Australians Puzzle Over Huge Stolen Fruit

Monday, February 24, 2014

The Big Mango is a roadside tourist attraction that's 33 feet tall and 26 feet wide; it weighs seven tons. As of last night, it's missing. But not everyone thinks it was stolen.

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Major League Baseball Changes Home-Plate Rules

Monday, February 24, 2014

Runners trying to reach home plate — and the catchers who often try to block them — will have to follow new rules that are meant to cut the risk of injuries from collisions in the 2014 season.

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Getting Technical: Questions And Answers About The Winter Olympics

Saturday, February 22, 2014

We've been sifting through the questions people ask about the Sochi Games on the knowledge-sharing site Quora. Here are some of our favorites.

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Alcoholics Learn To Make Their Own Beer In Canadian Program

Friday, February 21, 2014

In a twist on the old "teach a man to fish" adage, a Vancouver group teaches inveterate alcoholics to brew their own booze. The goal? Keeping them from drinking unsafe liquids that contain alcohol.

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Same Banned Substance Fells German Biathlete, Italian Bobsledder

Friday, February 21, 2014

Former Olympic medalist Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle was "excluded from the team" and left Sochi, German officials say. Italian officials say the same about William Frullani.

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Finally: U.S. Speedskaters Break Drought, Win Silver In New Race Suits

Friday, February 21, 2014

The American Speedskating team that came to Russia with high expectations has won its first Olympic medal in Sochi, two days before the Winter Games will come to an end.

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U.S. Loses To Canada 1-0; Will Play in Bronze Hockey Match

Friday, February 21, 2014

Despite a feverish finish that included an empty American net, the U.S. men weren't able to even the score and force overtime. Canada scored midway through, and held on to win a tense game.

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USDA Tells Schools: Don't Refuse Food To Students Who Owe

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The agency responds to a January incident in which a Utah elementary school served students food — and threw it away when their accounts were found to have a negative balance.

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Who's Your Buddy? It's Canada, Americans Say

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Canada is still tops for Americans, Gallup says. But the polling company says attitudes toward other countries have shifted — particularly for North Korea and Russia.

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USA Women Lose Gold To Canada In A Hockey Classic

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The U.S. led late in the third period, but an increasingly desperate Canadian squad scored two goals in less than four minutes. Then it put the game away in overtime.

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