Bill Chappell

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A Women's Beach Handball Team Is Fined For Not Wanting To Wear Bikini Bottoms

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Athletes on the Norwegian women's beach handball team are being punished for wearing shorts, facing fines over "a case of improper clothing."

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Tokyo Olympics CEO Doesn't Dismiss The Idea That Games Could Still Be Called Off

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

The coronavirus infection rate will be discussed at upcoming talks, according to Toshiro Muto, CEO of the Tokyo Olympics' organizing committee.

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Deaf-Blind Athlete Quits Team USA After She's Told She Can't Bring A Care Assistant

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Becca Meyers is a star for the U.S. Paralympic swim team. But she won't be in Tokyo, after being told her mother, who acts as her personal care assistant, can't join her.

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An Alternate For U.S. Olympic Women's Gymnastics Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Monday, July 19, 2021

Kara Eaker is the athlete who tested positive, her mother and her gym in Missouri confirmed on Monday. The women's team is continuing to prepare for the Games, according to USA Gymnastics.

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Hobbled Hubble Telescope Springs Back To Life On Its Backup System

Friday, July 16, 2021

"There was cheering in the control center" when word came that NASA had brought a key computer back, says James Jeletic, the Hubble project's deputy project manager.

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$73,499-Per-Guest World Cruise Sells Out In Less Than 3 Hours

Friday, July 16, 2021

The cruise will take passengers on a trip lasting 132 nights. Prices range up to $199,999. The strong interest may be a positive sign for the cruise industry as it tries to rebound from the pandemic.

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Blue Origin's Flight Will Include The Youngest And The Oldest Humans To Go To Space

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Passengers joining Jeff Bezos on the suborbital flight will include Oliver Daemen, 18, and Wally Funk, 82. Funk was older than Daemen is now back in the 1960s when she trained to be an astronaut.

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19-Year-Old Protester Stomped On A 'Back The Blue' Sign. She Faces Hate Crime Charges

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Utah's hate crime laws specifically include police as a protected category, along with race and gender. It's one of at least five states with such protections for law enforcement.

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Drug Overdoses Killed A Record Number Of Americans In 2020, Jumping By Nearly 30%

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

More than 93,000 people died of a drug overdose in the U.S. last year, according to new CDC data. Fentanyl and other synthetic opioids accounted primarily for the rise, which the pandemic exacerbated.

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A Toylike Gun Covered In Legos Sparks An Uproar

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Utah gun maker Culper Precision has stopped sales of a kit that would have let owners cover their Glock 19 pistols with colorful Lego blocks, after complaints from the Danish toymaker and others.

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She Says She Was Fired For Saying That Teens Don't Need Parental Consent For Vaccines

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

In addition to her ouster, Dr. Michelle Fiscus says Tennessee is stopping all of its vaccination outreach efforts for teens and children – not only for COVID-19 but also for other illnesses.

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The French Rush For Vaccines After They're Told They'll Need Them To Go To Cafes

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

On Monday, 926,000 people booked their first dose through the online medical platform Doctolib — "an absolute record," the site says.

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The Hip-Hop Song That's Driving Cuba's Unprecedented Protests

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

The song Patria y Vida, or homeland and life, is a spin on the communist regime's decades-old slogan in Cuba of "patria o muerte" — homeland or death.

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A Woman Died Of COVID After Contracting 2 Variants At The Same Time, Researchers Say

Monday, July 12, 2021

The woman had both the alpha and beta variants of the coronavirus, which were found first in the U.K. and South Africa, respectively.

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After Florida Condo Disaster, State Lists Ways To Help Victims

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Some of the building's residents need specific items: officials are working to provide displaced families with bassinets, pack n' plays, strollers and gift cards.

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Surfside, Fla., Condo Owners Are Suing The Collapsed Building's Association

Friday, June 25, 2021

As of Friday morning, 159 people remain unaccounted for as rescue crews work at the scene. The suit says the condo association failed to "secure and safeguard" the owners' lives and property.

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Derek Chauvin Is Sentenced To 22 1/2 Years For George Floyd's Murder

Friday, June 25, 2021

Prosecutors were asking for the former police officer to be sentenced to a 30-year prison term. The defense attorney called for probation and time already served.

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At 39, Carli Lloyd Will Be The Oldest U.S. Women's Team Player To Go To The Olympics

Thursday, June 24, 2021

"A World Cup is a grueling four-year process to get to that point," the soccer superstar tells NPR. Now she'll try to follow up the 2019 title with an Olympic gold medal.

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New York City Narrows The Democratic Field For Mayor, With Eric Adams Taking The Lead

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams was voters' top choice in New York City's mayoral primary race Tuesday, while former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang conceded.

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Billie Eilish Says She Is Sorry After TikTok Video Shows Her Mouthing A Racist Slur

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

The pop star says she is "being labeled something that I am not," after critics said her actions in the years-old clips were insensitive at best and racist at worst.

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