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Bill Chappell

Bill Chappell appears in the following:

In Alaska's Senate Race, Republican Sullivan Upsets Incumbent

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The late call in Alaska's vote is due to a close margin on Election Day and the time required to collect all the ballots from the state's far-flung polling places.

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Comet Landing A Success: European Craft Makes 'Fairly Gentle Touchdown'

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Millions of miles from Earth, the Philae robotic lander has settled on the comet's surface, the European Space Agency says.

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China And U.S., Titans Of Carbon Pollution, Move To Cut Gases

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

China and the U.S. account for more than a third of greenhouse gases — making it vital that any broad climate plans include the pair.

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Asked To Stop Praying, Alaska School Won't Host State Tournament

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Alaska's wrestling tournament for small schools will be held next month — but not at Anchorage Christian Schools. A complaint about an introductory prayer led to a request to stop the practice.

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For Dyslexics, A Font And A Dictionary That Are Meant To Help

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

A designer who has dyslexia has created a font to avoid confusion and add clarity. And two English researchers are making a dictionary that favors meaning over the alphabet.

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Putin Puts Shawl On China's First Lady, And Censors Leap

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

When Russian President Vladimir Putin moved to place a shawl over the shoulders of Peng Liyuan, the wife of China's President Xi Jinping, he set off alarm bells.

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Sterilization Operations In India Reportedly Kill 9 Women

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

More than 80 surgeries were performed on women at a government-run camp Saturday; the first death was reported Monday morning.

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U.S. And China Move Toward Ending Tariffs On High-Tech Gear

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The existing tariff system, which adds as much as 25 percent to the cost of American high-tech exports, covers more than $4 trillion in annual trade, the White House says.

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South Korean Ferry Captain Sentenced To 36 Years

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The punishment for the April calamity drew shouts and sharp criticism from victims' family members in the courtroom; many had urged a death sentence.

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Arctic Front: Blast Of Cold Air Hits Middle Of U.S., Heads East

Monday, November 10, 2014

The cold front hit Wyoming just after midnight. It struck Denver this morning, bringing wind and snow — and reportedly dropping the temperature by 15 degrees in just 15 minutes.

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Solar Bike Path Opens This Week In The Netherlands

Monday, November 10, 2014

Integrating solar panels into a bike commuter path, a special roadway outside Amsterdam will generate power that's then funneled into the national energy grid.

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Two Striking Photos From Today's APEC Meetings

Monday, November 10, 2014

The forum's first day has already brought us interesting images. In one, the leaders of China and Japan reflect their countries' unease; in another, world leaders dress alike.

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In China, Obama Touts Visa Deal, Progress On Free-Trade Pact

Monday, November 10, 2014

Under a new agreement, the U.S. and China will extend visas from the current one-year term to five and 10 years. President Obama is in China for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.

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Bombing At Nigerian High School Kills Dozens

Monday, November 10, 2014

As many as 48 students reportedly died in the attack came during a morning assembly Monday. It's being blamed on the insurgent group Boko Haram.

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This Is An Orchestra Under The Influence Of Chili Peppers

Friday, November 07, 2014

Each musician ate one of "the world's hottest chili peppers" whole, before continuing to play a famous tango.

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Loretta Lynch To Be Nominated As Next U.S. Attorney General

Friday, November 07, 2014

A lead federal prosecutor in New York City, Lynch will be introduced by President Obama at the White House on Saturday. Her office has handled old-school Mafia busts, cutting edge cybercrime and more.

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Dallas Ebola Monitoring Period Ends With An All-Clear

Friday, November 07, 2014

In Texas, more than 100 people had been monitored for the 21-day period that marks Ebola's incubation period.

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U.S. Will Send Up To 1,500 More Military Personnel To Iraq

Friday, November 07, 2014

The new personnel will serve "in a non-combat role to train, advise, and assist Iraqi Security Forces, including Kurdish forces," White House press secretary Josh Earnest says.

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Donor Gives Los Angeles Museum Art Worth $500 Million

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Billionaire Jerry Perenchio will donate works by masters such as Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, René Magritte and Pablo Picasso.

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Rubik's Cube, Bubbles And Green Army Men Join Toy Hall Of Fame

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Four well-loved toys are inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame, beating out fellow nominees such as the Operation skill game and Fisher-Price Little People.

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