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Bill Chappell

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Demolition Of Timbuktu's Cultural Sites Spurs War-Crimes Trial At The Hague

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

In what's believed to be a first, the International Criminal Court in The Hague is contemplating a case that treats the destruction of cultural heritage as a war crime. The charges date to 2012, when Islamist militants attacked UNESCO world heritage sites in Timbuktu.

Today's hearing is to confirm that ...

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Watch Live: South Korean Lawmakers' Filibuster Is Now In Its Seventh Day

Monday, February 29, 2016

It's now well past midnight in South Korea – which means that a filibuster that started last Tuesday is on its way to lasting for a full week. Opposition legislators have now spoken for some 150 hours straight, holding up a bill that would give new surveillance powers to South ...

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President Obama Presents Medal Of Honor To Navy SEAL Hero

Monday, February 29, 2016

For his part in an operation that rescued an American civilian who was being held hostage in Afghanistan, U.S. Navy SEAL Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Edward Byers was presented with the Medal of Honor at the White House on Monday.

You can watch the event via White House video.

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Starbucks Plans First Store In Italy, 'With Humility And Respect'

Monday, February 29, 2016

Saying that it will finally do business in the country that helped inspire its approach to coffee, Starbucks has announced plans to open its first store in Italy early next year, venturing into the cradle of espresso.

Saying that it is making the move "with humility and respect," Starbucks announced ...

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Detained American Student Gives Apparent Confession In North Korean Video

Monday, February 29, 2016

Nearly two months after he was detained in North Korea, University of Virginia student Otto Frederick Warmbier appeared at a news conference aired on state TV and said he attempted to steal a propaganda sign from his Pyongyang hotel.

It's unclear whether Warmbier, 21, spoke of his own volition or ...

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36 People Killed In Coal Mine Explosions And Fire, Russia Says

Monday, February 29, 2016

A string of explosions at a Russian coal mine just inside the Arctic Circle has killed 36 people — miners trapped inside as well as rescue workers trying to help them, officials say. When the blasts hit last week, they caused a rock collapse and a fire that is still ...

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Score! Afghan Boy With Homemade Lionel Messi Jersey Just Got A Real One

Thursday, February 25, 2016

"I love Messi and my shirt says Messi loves me," says Murtaza Ahmadi, the 5-year-old whose image became a sensation when he was seen wearing a homemade Lionel Messi jersey made from a blue-striped plastic bag. The boy got the genuine article today, part of a package from the soccer ...

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Sharp Accepts $6 Billion Bid From Foxconn, Which Then Puts Deal On Hold

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Ailing electronics maker Sharp has accepted a takeover bid from Foxconn, the company that assembles iPhones. After the deal was announced, Sharp's stock fell more than 14 percent. And Foxconn now says it will postpone finalizing the sale due to late-arriving information.

Thursday night local time, Foxconn issued a statement ...

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Apple Has Gotten Federal Orders To Help Unlock At Least 13 Devices

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

While the dispute over cracking into an iPhone used by the San Bernardino shooter is at the center of a legal case between Apple and the FBI, the company recently told a federal court that it has received — and resisted — similar orders to help unlock iPhones and ...

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5 Headlines: Donald Trump Dominates In Nevada Caucuses

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

It didn't take long for the results of the Nevada Republican caucuses to become apparent: Donald Trump had nearly double the support of his closest rival, Marco Rubio, in the state, where GOP officials are reporting voter turnout that far exceeds recent contests.

As NPR's Jessica Taylor writes, it's ...

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Plane Crash In Nepal Kills All 23 Aboard

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Bad weather is seen as a possible cause for the crash of a small passenger plane in Nepal that was navigating between mountains in an area that's popular for treks and sightseeing. The plane, with a crew of three and 20 passengers, reportedly flew into the side of a mountain.

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Kurdish Force Reports Rescuing Swedish Girl, 16, From ISIS In Mosul

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Saying it had been asked to look for a teenager from Sweden who had been misled by a member of the Islamic militant group ISIS, a Kurdish security force says it recently rescued the girl, 16, from Mosul, Iraq.

Announcing the rescue Tuesday, the Kurdistan Region Security Council said that ...

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In Debate Over Apple-FBI Dispute, Gates And Zuckerberg Don't Agree

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Apple should comply with the FBI's request to extract data from an iPhone as part of a terrorism case, Microsoft founder Bill Gates says, staking out a position that's markedly different from many of his peers in the tech industry, including Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

The two titans aired their ...

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Syria's Regime And Rebel Group Agree To Truce That Will Begin Saturday

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

It wouldn't end all the violence that's torn at Syria for years now, but two key parties — President Bashar Assad's government and a main opposition group — have agreed to a truce, according to a joint statement by the U.S. and Russia.

Despite its potential landmark status, the "cessation ...

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Obama Says Guantanamo Prison Doesn't Help U.S. Security, 'It Undermines It'

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

U.S. operation of the Guantanamo Bay military detention center in Cuba is "contrary to our values" and is seen as "a stain on our broader record" of upholding the highest rules of law, President Obama said Tuesday as he announced plans to close the facility.

The administration's proposal is "not ...

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AR-15 Gun-Maker Seeks To Dismiss Lawsuit Filed By Sandy Hook Parents

Monday, February 22, 2016

A judge is poised to decide whether a lawsuit filed over the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 can continue. Lawyers for gun manufacturer Remington Arms are seeking a dismissal, saying the company is protected from such suits by federal law.

The lawsuit was initially filed ...

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In Apple Dispute, FBI Director Urges A 'Deep Breath' Over Phone Security

Monday, February 22, 2016

Days after Apple's CEO wrote an open letter to customers, the head of the FBI responded with his own message, urging those involved to "take a deep breath and stop saying the world is ending."

FBI Director James Comey made his case in a blog post on the Lawfare website ...

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'You Aren't The Shooter, Are You?' Uber Ride Came Just Before Suspect's Arrest

Monday, February 22, 2016

Victims of a shooting spree are being mourned in Kalamazoo, Mich., where Jason Dalton, the man suspected of killing six people Saturday, was arraigned Monday. Police are trying to determine a motive for what seem to be random attacks.

Eerie details have emerged about the case — including a ...

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Canadians Left With Questions After Being Barred From 'Jeopardy!'

Sunday, February 21, 2016

A decision to bar Canadian citizens from being future contestants on TV's Jeopardy quiz show is causing a range of reactions in Canada, particularly among those who note that show host Alex Trebek has dual citizenship in the U.S. and Canada.

Media outlets in Canada recently noted that their country ...

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Dozens Killed In Blasts In 2 Syrian Cities; ISIS Claims Responsibility

Sunday, February 21, 2016

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for multiple bombings on Sunday, which left at least 140 people dead in the Syrian cities of Damascus and Homs.

Syrian state media reported least 83 people were killed and at least 170 wounded in at least four blasts in the Damascus suburb of ...

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