Bill Chappell

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Destructive Hail And A Massive Dust Storm Descend On Fire-Ravaged Australia

Monday, January 20, 2020

Canberra, Melbourne and other areas of southeast Australia were hit by golf-ball-sized hail that destroyed car windshields, killed birds and shredded the leaves off trees.

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Richmond Gun Rally: Thousands Of Gun Owners Converge On Virginia Capitol On MLK Day

Monday, January 20, 2020

"This is about losing one of the base freedoms that we have," a gun rights backer says in Richmond. The rally drew an estimated 22,000 people; officials say one person was arrested.

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3 Alleged Members Of Hate Group 'The Base' Arrested In Georgia, Another In Wisconsin

Friday, January 17, 2020

This is the second round of suspected members of The Base to be arrested this week. The group is trying to bring about the downfall of the U.S. government, according to law enforcement.

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U.S. Says 11 Service Members Were Injured When Iran Attacked Iraqi Base

Friday, January 17, 2020

Eight Americans were taken to Germany and three to Kuwait to receive medical care after Iran's missile strike last week, a Defense Department spokesperson says.

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Iran's Ayatollah Slams 'American Clowns' In Rare Friday Prayers Sermon

Friday, January 17, 2020

"These American clowns lie" when they say they stand with the Iranian people, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told a large crowd of worshippers in Tehran.

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FBI Arrests 3 Alleged Members Of White Supremacist Group Ahead Of Richmond Rally

Thursday, January 16, 2020

The three suspected members of The Base had discussed going to Monday's pro-gun rally in Virginia, a law enforcement official tells NPR. The FBI says they also made an assault rifle.

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Ukraine Is Investigating Whether U.S. Ambassador Yovanovitch Was Surveilled

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Ukraine's Internal Affairs Ministry says it's asking the FBI to help determine whether international laws were broken, or "whether it is just a bravado and a fake information" from a U.S. politician.

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Virginia Ratifies The Equal Rights Amendment, Decades After The Deadline

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The ERA's provisions include a guarantee that "equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged ... on account of sex." But its legal status is uncertain.

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Lev Parnas Steps Back From Texts Alleging Surveillance Of U.S. Ambassador In Ukraine

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

"They are moving her tomorrow," U.S. congressional candidate Robert F. Hyde wrote on WhatsApp in March. Parnas, a Rudy Giuliani associate, said he didn't believe Hyde was credible.

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Iran Makes Arrests Over Downing Of Ukrainian Airliner, And A New Video Emerges

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

The move comes as Iranians continue to protest against the government over the tragedy. An Iranian judiciary spokesman says "a number of individuals have been arrested."

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Russia Hacked Ukrainian Company Linked To Trump Impeachment, Security Firm Says

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Days after the House formalized its impeachment inquiry into President Trump, Russian hackers reportedly started working to gain access to Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holding's email accounts.

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U.S. Driver's License Network Goes Down, Slowing DMV Offices Across The Nation

Monday, January 13, 2020

The network that motor vehicle agencies around the U.S. use to verify critical information went down Monday morning. It took roughly four hours to fix the problem.

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Man Admits To Murdering Investigative Journalist, A Crime That Rocked Slovakia

Monday, January 13, 2020

When he was killed, Jan Kuciak had been reporting on alleged ties between high-ranking people in Slovakia's government and the Italian mafia. His fiancée was shot to death along with him.

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Northern Ireland Parties Plan To Restore Power-Sharing After 3-Year Hiatus

Friday, January 10, 2020

Northern Ireland is heading for a return to the power-sharing agreement, in a deal brokered by the governments of Britain and Ireland.

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Australia's Wildfires Spark Disinformation Battle As They Take A Tragic Toll

Friday, January 10, 2020

Researchers say bots and trolls blasted out hashtags such as #ArsonEmergency, in a campaign to steer the conversation about wildfires away from climate change and toward arson.

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FEC Commissioner Rips Facebook Over Political Ad Policy: 'This Will Not Do'

Thursday, January 09, 2020

Federal Election Commissioner Ellen Weintraub says Facebook's "weak plan suggests the company has no idea how seriously it is hurting democracy."

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Family Court Judge Suspended Over Sex And Misconduct Accusations In Kentucky

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

Kenton County Judge Dawn Gentry is alleged to have had sex with her lover and another woman while at work; she now faces the possibility of impeachment.

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What We Know: Iran's Missile Strike Against The U.S. In Iraq

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

Satellite photos show the Iranian strike caused extensive damage — but apparently no loss of life — at the Ain al-Assad air base in Iraq. "We suffered no casualties," President Trump said Wednesday.

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Puerto Rico Declares State Of Emergency After Quake Rocks Residents Awake

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

"We have not been exposed to this kind of emergency in 102 years," Gov. Wanda Vázquez says. The 6.4 magnitude quake left at least one person dead and knocked out most of the island's power.

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Facebook Issues New Rules On Deepfake Videos, Targeting Misinformation

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Facebook isn't banning all deepfake videos. It will allow the technique to be used in parodies or satire, for instance.

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