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Bill Chappell

Bill Chappell appears in the following:

Leading Shiite Cleric Says Iraq Needs A New Government

Friday, June 20, 2014

Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani's comments add to criticisms that Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki hasn't done enough to bridge sectarian rifts. The cleric also says ISIS militants must be expelled.

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Married Same-Sex Couples To Receive More Federal Benefits

Friday, June 20, 2014

The newly expanded benefits will allow people in a same-sex marriage to take time off from work to care for their spouses, no matter which state they live in.

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Harley-Davidson's New Bike Hums, Instead Of Roaring

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Harley-Davidson wants fans of motorcycles often called "hogs" to get to know its new electric bike that's quiet and has zero emissions.

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Obama: U.S. Forces Won't Return To Combat In Iraq Crisis

Thursday, June 19, 2014

President Obama says the U.S. will send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq to help it cope with a Sunni extremist group, but Americans won't be taking up combat roles.

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Supreme Court Sides With Whistleblower In Retaliation Case

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The Supreme Court calls sworn testimony at a trial "a quintessential example of citizen speech" that is protected by the First Amendment. The decision was unanimous.

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House Republicans To Vote On Cantor's Replacement Today

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Today's 2 p.m. ET vote is to decide who will join House Speaker John Boehner in a top leadership role. While that slot seems decided, the No. 3 spot is up for grabs.

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Only 7 Percent Of Americans Are Big Fans Of Congress

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The amount of confidence Americans have in Congress has hit a new low, plummeting from highs in the 1970s and '80s. In the same period, the military has boosted its image.

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Dodgers' Ace Kershaw Notches His First No-Hitter

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The no-hitters just keep coming for the Los Angeles Dodgers. In less than a month, the team's pitchers have thrown two games without giving up a hit.

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Iraq Battles Militants For Key Oil Refinery In Beiji

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Rapid gains by Sunni extremist group ISIS are having a wide impact, crimping Iraq's oil industry and leading to calls for its Shiite leader, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, to resign.

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House Panel Grills GM CEO And Investigator Over Switch Recall

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Questions about a potential cover-up dominate a congressional hearing about General Motors' handling of a deadly safety flaw. "How could they not know?" one congressman asked.

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Washington Redskins' Trademark Registrations Cancelled

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled in a case brought by five Native Americans. The decision does not require the football team to change its name; the team confirms it will pursue an appeal.

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U.S. Offshore Wind Energy Area Would Nearly Double Under New Plan

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The U.S. Department of the Interior says the new Massachusetts Wind Energy Area would be auctioned off in four leases. It includes more than 1,000 square miles of ocean.

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Ukraine's President Announces Plan For Unilateral Cease-Fire

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The break in action is to give armed separatists time to lay down their weapons, President Petro Poroshenko says.

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Militants Attack Iraq's Largest Oil Refinery As Sectarian Clashes Spread

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Iraq's government is using limited air attacks to strike back at the Sunni group known as ISIS, which now controls large areas of northern Iraq.

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Man Emerges From Picasso's Painting 'The Blue Room'

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The painting's surface depicts a scene in Pablo Picasso's studio in Paris, with a woman bathing between a window and a table. But the canvas holds a different scene underneath.

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Twin Tornadoes In Nebraska Leave 2 Dead, Others In Hospital

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The last tornado deaths in the area came 10 years ago, the National Weather Service says. Residents who were evacuated Monday have been allowed to return to sift through the destruction.

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ISIS Rebels Drive Closer To Baghdad; U.S. Considers Options

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Extremist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is attacking the strategic city of Baqouba, less than 40 miles from Baghdad. The U.S. is sending military personnel to its embassy in the capital.

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Eric Cantor Says He'll Quit Majority Leader Post After Primary Defeat

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The seven-term representative from Virginia had widely been considered the heir apparent to House Speaker John Boehner. Cantor lost to Tea Party insurgent Dave Brat in Tuesday's primary.

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Bill To Allow Refinancing Of Student Loans Dies In Senate

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The bill was shot down days after President Obama urged Congress to help ease the burden of student loan debt. It would have required a higher tax on the wealthy.

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The Cooter Effect: Did Ben Jones Help Unseat Eric Cantor?

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Dukes of Hazzard alumnus and former Rep. Ben Jones urged Democrats, independents and libertarians to use the open Republican primary to oust Rep. Eric Cantor. He mentioned his 2002 loss to Cantor.

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