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Bill Chappell

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WikiLeaks' Assange Says He'll Leave Embassy In London

Monday, August 18, 2014

Citing health concerns, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he'll leave Ecuador's embassy, where he has lived for more than two years. He faces potential criminal charges in Sweden and the U.S.

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Ferguson Police Release Name Of Officer Who Shot Michael Brown

Friday, August 15, 2014

Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson says the officer who shot an unarmed black teenager is Darren Wilson, a six-year veteran. Police also released data about a robbery they say is related.

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'They're Talking To People': Tensions Ease In Ferguson As Police Change Tactics

Friday, August 15, 2014

Instead of meeting demonstrators with tear gas, police walked with them.

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New Scrabble Champ: Oregon Man, 24, Wins Title

Thursday, August 14, 2014

In the final, Conrad Bassett–Bouchard of Portland used words including "florigen." Of the runner-up, the tournament head says, "He's going to be kicking himself for missing 'gramarye.' "

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How People In Ferguson See The Police in Ferguson

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Some residents say that even before Ferguson police killed a teenager, they saw the police as a potential threat. Increasingly this week, they're seeing the police in military gear.

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Mo. Highway Patrol Takes Over Security In Ferguson, Governor Says

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Protesters have clashed with local police in the St. Louis suburb for days over the shooting of an unarmed teen. The police response so far, including arrests of two journalists, has drawn criticism.

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Gay Marriages May Begin In Virginia Next Week, After Court Denies A Stay

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The ruling came from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, which had taken up the case after a district court struck down Virginia's ban in February.

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Brazilian Presidential Candidate Campos Dies In Plane Crash

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The plane crashed southeast of Sao Paulo on Wednesday. Eduardo Campos, an economist who was running as the leader of the Brazilian Socialist Party, was 49.

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And Now For Something Completely Different: Spider Invades BBC Telecast

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The arachnid made quick work of the bug and retreated back off-camera — but not before it surprised viewers and entertained many on Twitter and elsewhere.

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In A Shift, China Allows Pope Francis To Use Its Airspace For Asia Trip

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Vatican hasn't had formal relations with China since 1949, when the communists took charge. Pope Francis is flying to South Korea today for a five-day visit.

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Race Relations 'Top Priority' In Ferguson, Mo., Police Chief Says

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Since an unarmed teen was shot and killed by police Saturday, the St. Louis suburb has been the site of protests. Police Chief Thomas Jackson urged protesters to be peaceful and end rallies at dark.

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Iraq Update: France Will Arm Kurds; More Refugees Leave Mountain

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

France says it will deliver weapons to Iraq's Kurds "in the coming hours," moving quickly after the European Union voted to allow such operations.

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In Missouri City, Calls For Justice, And Calm, After Teen's Death

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Citing safety concerns, police in the St. Louis suburb where police shot and killed an unarmed black teenager Saturday say they won't release the name of the officer who fired the shots.

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Iraqi Helicopter Reportedly Crashes Carrying Refugees Off Mountain

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

In addition to carrying people belonging to the besieged Yazidi religious minority, its passengers also reportedly included journalists from The New York Times.

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Musical Interlude: Pianist Wows Passengers At Prague Airport

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A traveler wins fans in an airport terminal — and online — by playing different versions of Beethoven's "Für Elise."

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Russia Sends Large Aid Convoy Toward A Wary Ukraine

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Russia says the trucks are bringing 2,000 tons of humanitarian aid to an area that's been torn by fighting. But Ukrainian leaders worry the convoy might conceal a military operation.

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Ebola Update: Spanish Priest Dies; WHO Gives OK To Experimental Drugs

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Ebola continues to spread in West Africa. The latest figures from the World Health Organization cite 1,848 cases of the deadly disease across the region, and 1,013 deaths.

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Iraq's Power Struggle: What You Need To Know

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Iraq's Nouri al-Maliki is refusing to give up his position as prime minister, as the U.S. congratulates Shiite politician Haider al-Abadi.

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People Wonder: 'If They Gunned Me Down,' What Photo Would Media Use?

Monday, August 11, 2014

A killing in suburban St. Louis leads people to tweet "dueling" photos of themselves – one where the subject looks wholesome, and another where the same person might seem like a troublemaker.

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NCAA Moves To Appeal Judge's Ruling On Compensating Athletes

Monday, August 11, 2014

Current and former students had sued on antitrust grounds over the commercial use of their names and images. The NCAA says it will appeal — a path that has brought it success in the past.

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