Bill Chappell Bill Chappell is a writer and producer who currently works on The Two-Way, NPR's flagship blog. In the past, he has worked with Morning Edition, Fresh Air, and other shows.

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Ansun Sujoe, of Fort Worth, Texas, and Sriram Hathwar, of Painted Post, N.Y., were named co-champions of the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday. Their siblings helped them celebrate the first shared title since 1962. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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'Oh My Jesus!': Shots Fired During NPR Interview In Chicago

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