Bill Chappell

Bill Chappell appears in the following:

Olympics Shift: IOC Doubles Number Of Mixed-Gender Events, Adds 5 Sports

Friday, June 09, 2017

The IOC says it will get closer to gender balance among Olympic athletes, boosting women to nearly 49 percent of the total at the Tokyo 2020 Games, from 45.6 percent in Rio.

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Trump Breaks Silence On Comey: 'WOW, Comey Is A Leaker!'

Friday, June 09, 2017

President Trump says via Twitter that he was vindicated in the hearing that explored Russia's meddling in the U.S. election and Trump's dealings with former FBI Director James Comey.

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Theresa May Promises 'Certainty' After Queen Approves Plan To Form Government

Friday, June 09, 2017

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May says she'll remain in office, even after her Conservative Party lost its parliamentary majority. She'll partner with another party to make up the lost seats.

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Scenes From #ComeyDay, As Bars Hold Watch Parties For Hearing On Trump And Russia

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Armchair analysis of U.S. politics took to barstools and picnic tables Thursday, as people around America watched ex-FBI Director James Comey testify on Capitol Hill.

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U.K. Election: Exit Polls Show Theresa May's Conservative Party Losing Majority

Thursday, June 08, 2017

If the projections are correct and the Conservatives lose their majority, May could remain prime minister. But it would require a coalition with other parties.

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MLB's Scooter Gennett Calls 4-Homer Game 'Surreal,' And Others Agree

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Cincinnati Reds utility player Scooter Gennett was responsible for more runs than 24 of the 30 MLB teams that played Tuesday night, ESPN reports.

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Christopher Wray Is Trump's Nominee To Be The New FBI Director

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

President Trump says he has chosen Christopher Wray, who worked in the Justice Department during President George W. Bush's administration, to head the FBI.

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Twin Attacks Hit Iran's Parliament And Khomeini Mausoleum; ISIS Claims Responsibility

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Four attackers struck Iran's parliament in Tehran during a morning legislative session. A second group of attackers struck the mausoleum of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, state TV reports.

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Alex Honnold Scales El Capitan Without Ropes, And The Climbing World Reels

Monday, June 05, 2017

The climber scaled the granite wall in under four hours, in what Alpinist magazine says "is indisputably the greatest free solo of all time."

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Saudi Arabia, Egypt And Other Arab Nations Cut Diplomatic Ties With Qatar

Monday, June 05, 2017

The coordinated move closes Qatar's lone land-based border crossing. It comes amid accusations of support for terrorism and suspicions about ties with Iran.

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Bloomberg Promises $15 Million To Help Make Up For U.S. Withdrawal From Climate Deal

Friday, June 02, 2017

"Americans will honor and fulfill the Paris Agreement by leading from the bottom up — and there isn't anything Washington can do to stop us," Michael Bloomberg said.

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May Jobs Report: 138,000 More On Payrolls; Unemployment Dips Slightly

Friday, June 02, 2017

The national unemployment rate nudged lower to 4.3 percent — the lowest it has been in 16 years.

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Trump Asks Supreme Court To Reinstate Travel Ban On 6 Majority-Muslim Nations

Friday, June 02, 2017

The Trump administration is seeking to reinstate a ban on travel to the U.S. from six majority-Muslim countries. The ban's challengers will have until June 12 to respond to the government's petition.

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A Player Falls Injured At The French Open, And Compassion Takes Over

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Juan Martín del Potro climbed over the net to console his weeping opponent, Nicolás Almagro, after a knee injury ended their second-round match Thursday.

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After Bomb Threat, Malaysia Airlines Passengers Tackle Man — And Then Wait On Tarmac

Thursday, June 01, 2017

When the jet returned to the airport, the suspect was already tied up. Police took him away — but they left the device he had held on the plane, along with the passengers, for 90 minutes.

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Hate Is 'Alive Every Single Day,' LeBron James Says After Racist Graffiti Incident

Thursday, June 01, 2017

"No matter how much money you have, no matter how famous you are," the NBA star says, "you know being black in America is tough."

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Manchester Bomber Bought Most Of Weapon's Parts By Himself, Police Say

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

U.K. authorities are still trying to find the distinctive blue suitcase Salman Abedi was seen carrying as he moved around Manchester's city center.

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'Covfefe' Kerfuffle: Trump's Typo Sparks A Search For Meaning, And Humor

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Among those who responded: Ric Flair. The covfefe kerfuffle is a reminder that we're living in a unique political era, when even the words are brand-new.

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Kabul Truck Bomb Kills At Least 80 People, Injures Hundreds More

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

At least 13 officers of the Afghan National Police were reportedly killed, and 11 U.S. contractors are among the wounded, after a massive explosion near foreign embassies.

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A Music Video's Message Of Religious Tolerance Runs Into Criticism

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

With lines like "Let's bomb hatred with love," a Kuwaiti company's holiday video is being praised for urging peace. But critics say it shouldn't include a famous young victim of airstrikes in Syria.

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