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Bill Chappell

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Baseball Man Don Zimmer Dies, Ending An Epic Sports Career

Thursday, June 05, 2014

His big-league career began in the 1950s and included the most recent Yankees dynasty. Baseball is mourning Don Zimmer today, remembering a man who loved the game that loved him back.

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Bergdahl's Hometown Cancels Celebration Of His Return

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Organizers of a rally held in Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's honor while he was a prisoner say they're canceling this year's event, citing backlash over the prisoner swap that freed him.

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1 Baby, 3 Parents: Scientists Say Due Date Is In Two Years

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

A medical procedure uses material from three people to target problems in mitochondria, the energy-producing organelles that have their own DNA.

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Germany Opens Formal Inquiry Into Tapping Of Merkel's Phone

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Germany's top federal prosecutor has opened an investigation that won't focus on wide spying activities attributed to the U.S. National Security Agency.

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25 Years After Tiananmen Protests, Chinese Media Keep It Quiet

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

On the anniversary of the massacre that broke up pro-democracy protests, China is quashing attempts to mention the fateful date, with heavy security and online monitoring.

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Taliban Release Video Of Handoff That Freed Bergdahl

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

The Pentagon says there's no reason to question the authenticity of a video the Taliban released Wednesday. The exchange went smoothly, including a handshake between U.S. and Taliban representatives.

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Mailman Accused Of Stealing 20,000 Pieces Of Mail

Monday, June 02, 2014

Authorities say a Maryland letter carrier stole Netflix DVDs, along with medicine and other items, including Mother's Day cards. The haul was stockpiled in his house, they say.

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Chemical Weapons Law Doesn't Apply To Jilted Lover, Supreme Court Rules

Monday, June 02, 2014

Federal laws that were meant to prevent the international use of chemical weapons can't be applied to a woman who tried to poison her husband's mistress, the Supreme Court says.

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Russia's Smokers Must Take It Outside, As Ban Begins

Monday, June 02, 2014

Russian officials say the ban could save 200,000 lives a year in a country known for its heavy smokers. In 2009, the Russian Federation consumed 2,786 cigarettes per capita, a study found.

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EPA Unveils New Proposal Targeting Greenhouse Gases

Monday, June 02, 2014

The draft proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency has sparked opposition from industry groups who say the changes would be prohibitively expensive.

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Spain's King Juan Carlos Will Abdicate In Favor Of Son

Monday, June 02, 2014

At a hastily called news conference Monday, it was announced that the 76-year-old king will step down. His 46-year-old son, Crown Prince Felipe, is expected to become king.

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Richard III: Not The Hunchback We Thought He Was?

Friday, May 30, 2014

Scientists say 3-D skeletal modeling shows the English monarch had a common form of scoliosis. The physical condition of King Richard III has been a subject of debate for centuries.

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VA Chief Eric Shinseki Resigns Post, Obama Announces

Friday, May 30, 2014

Shinseki has resigned his post, President Obama says, hours after the embattled head of Veterans Affairs said he would work to fix "systemic" problems in the VA's health care network.

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National Spelling Bee: Rare Co-Champions, And A Star Online

Friday, May 30, 2014

For the first time in 52 years, the Scripps National Spelling Bee crowns two winners, after the final two competitors exhausted the word list. Another speller won fans with his high energy.

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NBA Says LA Clippers Sale 'Resolved,' But Sterling Vows To Sue

Friday, May 30, 2014

The NBA says it has approved the sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, but owner Donald Sterling's attorney says he will sue the basketball league for $1 billion.

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Cracks Appear On Ledge Of Chicago's Willis Tower

Friday, May 30, 2014

When some tourists stepped out onto the glass ledge 103 floors up, they heard cracking. An official insists it was just the protective coating that shattered beneath their feet.

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LeBron James And Lance Stephenson Share Odd And Quiet Moment In NBA Game

Thursday, May 29, 2014

There are many ways to psych out an opponent. The Indiana Pacers' Lance Stephenson went the unconventional route last night, softly blowing into LeBron James' ear.

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Former Army Chief Cruises To Win In Egypt's Presidential Election

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi "won by more than a landslide, taking at least 93 percent of the vote," reports NPR's Leila Fadel from Cairo.

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Downed Ukraine Helicopter Had General On Board; 14 Die In Attack

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Militants in Ukraine shot down a military helicopter near the eastern city of Slovyansk Wednesday, killing 14 soldiers that included an Army general.

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U.S. GDP Fell 1 Percent; First Drop In 3 Years

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Government analysts blame the first-quarter slump on "a significant decline in inventory investment," especially among car dealerships. Jobless claims fell by 27,000 last week, to 300,000.

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