Bill Chappell

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Indian Jetliner Breaks In Two After Overshooting Runway; 17 People Dead

Friday, August 07, 2020

A Boeing 737 with 190 people aboard skids off the runway and plunges down a 35-foot slope — leaving the airliner cracked in two.

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'Not A Person Whatsoever': Michigan County Official Defends Use Of N-Word

Friday, August 07, 2020

A local road commissioner is defending his use of the N-word — by repeatedly using the slur, and insisting that it does not imply he is a racist. State and local officials are urging his resignation.

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India's Coronavirus Cases Top 2 Million; More Than 62,000 Reported In A Single Day

Friday, August 07, 2020

India's fatality statistics might be artificially low because only a small portion of all deaths that occur in India — reportedly around 22%, as of last year — are medically certified.

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Beirut Explosion Update: Lebanon Detains 16 People In Inquiry As Anger Mounts

Thursday, August 06, 2020

The investigation into the massive blast continues, a Lebanese judge says. The explosion has been traced to an estimated 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate stored in a warehouse.

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NOAA Now Predicts Up To 25 Named Storms In The Atlantic Hurricane Season

Thursday, August 06, 2020

"We've never forecast up to 25 storms," says a NOAA expert. The expected spate of storms in 2020 could force meteorologists to resort to using the Greek alphabet to name storms later this year.

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'Sick To My Core': Aurora, Colo., Chief Apologizes After Black Family Is Handcuffed

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

"I am sick to my core that these children were traumatized the way they were," Chief Vanessa Wilson says. Video of the incident has sparked new anger against Aurora's police.

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Beirut Death Toll Rises After Enormous Explosion

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

In Lebanon's devastated capital, at least 137 people are dead and some 5,000 injured. A question looms over the stockpile of 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate believed to have exploded: Why was it there?

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Enormous Explosion Rocks Beirut, Killing More Than 100, Wounding Thousands

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

The dramatic blast was caught on numerous videos by people who had been filming a fire that was burning at an industrial port in Lebanon's capital.

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Isaias Brings Wind, Rain And Tornado Risks Up Through The Northeast Into Canada

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

The now post-tropical cyclone is racing into southeastern Canada after plowing through New England, and is expected to continue to weaken.

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Florida's Gov. DeSantis Declares Emergency As Hurricane Isaias Closes In

Friday, July 31, 2020

The hurricane could begin affecting South Florida as early as late Friday night and could increase in strength to a Category 2, DeSantis says. North Carolina and Virginia also declared emergencies.

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Judge Releases Trove Of Sealed Records Related To Lawsuit Against Ghislaine Maxwell

Friday, July 31, 2020

The judge unseals hundreds of pages of documents related to a now-settled defamation suit brought against Maxwell by one of Jeffrey Epstein's accusers.

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TRANSCRIPT: 'What A Gift John Lewis Was': Obama Eulogizes His Friend And Hero

Thursday, July 30, 2020

"He believed that in all of us, there exists the capacity for great courage, that in all of us there is a longing to do what's right," former President Barack Obama says of his friend and mentor.

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Obama Calls For Abolishing Filibuster If It Stands In Way Of Stronger Voting Rights

Thursday, July 30, 2020

"Naming it the John Lewis Voting Rights Act — that is a fine tribute," former President Barack Obama said. "But John wouldn't want us to stop there."

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Michelle Bolsonaro, Brazil's First Lady, Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Thursday, July 30, 2020

"She is in a state of good health and will follow all established protocols," the Planalto Palace says. The news comes as Brazil — with record high infection rates — lifts its air travel ban.

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Hurricane Isaias Heads Toward Florida

Thursday, July 30, 2020

The National Hurricane Center says the storm reached hurricane strength late Thursday. The Bahamas posted a hurricane warning.

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Florida Will Pause Coronavirus Testing Due To Impending Storm

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

After the state's testing sites close Thursday evening, they won't reopen until at least Tuesday morning — part of the safety precautions for Tropical Storm Isaias.

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More Than 150,000 People Have Died From Coronavirus In The U.S.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

The U.S. death toll is the worst in the world, by a large measure. Despite having less than 5% of the global population, nearly a quarter of all pandemic deaths have been reported in the U.S.

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'Emus Have Been Banned' For Bad Behavior, A Hotel In Australia's Outback Says

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

"We put the sign up, but we're not quite sure whether they're able to read or not," Yaraka Hotel co-owner Gerry Gimblett says in an Australian TV interview.

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German And U.K. Officials Warn Of A Possible New COVID-19 Wave In Europe

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

"I'm afraid you are starting to see, in some places, the signs of a second wave of the pandemic" in Europe, says British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

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McDonald's Will Require Face Masks At Its More Than 14,000 U.S. Restaurants

Friday, July 24, 2020

Because face masks and other precautions have become a subject of contention in the U.S., the restaurant chain says it will help employees get "de-escalation training."

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