Bill Chappell

Bill Chappell appears in the following:

California's Assembly Votes To Allow Communists To Hold State Jobs

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

The bill's sponsor says the legislation is "an appropriate step forward." But one opponent said it was an insult to "to allow subversives and avowed Communists" to work for the state.

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Rights Group Urges Saudi King To End Men's 'Guardianship' Over Women

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Saudi Arabia requires all women to have a male guardian, even if that guardian is their own son. King Salman recently ordered a review of his country's guardianship rules.

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Penn State Student's Hazing Death Was No Accident, Grand Jury Says

Monday, May 08, 2017

Eight Beta Theta Pi fraternity members face charges of involuntary manslaughter over the death of a new pledge in February. For nearly 12 hours after Timothy Piazza fell, no one called an ambulance.

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Secret U.S. Space Plane Lands With A Boom In Florida

Monday, May 08, 2017

For a secret aircraft, the X-37B wasn't very stealthy about its return to Earth. The space plane was launched in 2015.

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Delta Apologizes To Family That Was Kicked Off A Plane Over A Toddler's Seat

Friday, May 05, 2017

The airline is offering compensation and an apology to Brian Schear after a crew member said agents would put the parents in jail and place their children in foster care for a "federal offense."

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April Jobs Report: 211,000 Jobs Added; Unemployment At 4.4 Percent

Friday, May 05, 2017

The unemployment rate for black workers has now dropped below 8 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says. Some of April's biggest job gains came in hospitality, health care and social assistance.

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India's Supreme Court Upholds Death Sentences Over 2012 Gang Rape

Friday, May 05, 2017

The court rejected the appeals of four men who committed the crime it described as "brutal, barbaric and diabolic," in which a 23-year-old woman was attacked and left to die.

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'Is That Your New Pink Leg?!': A Girl Is Embraced As She Shows Off Her Prosthesis

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Footage of a girl wearing a new sports blade at her school in Birmingham, England, goes viral, inducing effects that range from involuntary "Awwws" to spontaneous tears.

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Boston Red Sox Fan Reports A Racial Slur, And A Lifetime Ban Results

Thursday, May 04, 2017

"I thought that surely I'd misheard him," says Calvin Hennick, the white father of a mixed-race son, of his encounter with a fan in Boston. The man he reported has been banned from Fenway Park.

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Britain's Prince Philip Is Retiring From Public Duties

Thursday, May 04, 2017

The change will come at the end of August, when Queen Elizabeth's husband will essentially retire. News of a pending royal announcement had set off a frenzy of speculation about his health.

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Love For Sale: Famed 'Love Locks' Of Paris Bridges To Be Sold At Auction

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

The locks are estimated to cost from hundreds of dollars to around $10,000. They'll be sold in lots that range from small clusters to complete fence grids from the Pont des Arts.

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Baton Rouge Officers Won't Face Federal Charges In Killing Of Alton Sterling

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

"All of this was for nothing, but it just hurts so bad," Sandra Sterling, Alton Sterling's aunt, says of news that the Justice Department won't prosecute two officers involved in her nephew's death.

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European Commission Says It Won't Require American Travelers To Get Visas

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Responding to a call to end visa-free travel for Americans who want to visit Europe, the EU said progress has been made toward full reciprocity.

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Tickets Sell Out To Japan's New Luxury Train, Despite Costing Thousands

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

If you want to travel on the Shiki-Shima train, you'll need to plan ahead: despite starting at nearly $3,000, tickets are sold out through next spring.

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THAAD Missile System In South Korea Is Now Operational, U.S. Says

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

The American missile system has caused controversy, partly because President Trump suggested he would charge South Korea for it.

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Portland Police Arrest 25, Saying A May Day Rally Devolved Into 'Riot'

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

"Various fires were set in the street and in garbage cans, a police car was spray-painted and vandalized, and there were attempts to set at least one business on fire," police say.

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Cities Can Sue Big Banks Over Effects Of Discriminatory Practices, Supreme Court Says

Monday, May 01, 2017

The city of Miami can sue Wells Fargo and Bank of America for damages caused by allegedly discriminatory and predatory lending practices, the Supreme Court says.

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Gunman Kills 1, Wounds 6 In Shooting At A Pool Party In San Diego

Monday, May 01, 2017

Witnesses say the gunman, who was white, was holding a beer as he fired into the crowd. All of his victims are people of color.

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Tutu Protests And Parties Break Out In Wyoming Over Senator's Remark

Friday, April 28, 2017

People are using the #LiveandLetTutu hashtag to share images of themselves wearing tutus, in response to Sen. Mike Enzi saying a man who wears a tutu in a bar is asking for it.

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France's New Far-Right Leader Quits Over Alleged Holocaust Denial

Friday, April 28, 2017

With Marine Le Pen in a tight race ahead of the May 7 election, accusations of Holocaust denial prompted a quick shakeup at the head of her party.

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