Bill Chappell Bill Chappell is a writer and producer who currently works on NPR's Newsdesk, in the heart of the newroom. In the past, he has worked with Morning Edition, Fresh Air, and other shows.

Yvonne, a cow that has lived in the wild since eluding a trip to the slaughterhouse in May, has foiled all attempts to capture her. Now officials say that she's not to be disturbed. Josef Enzinger/dapd hide caption

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People stand in line at a Trader Joe's Wine Shop in Manhattan Friday, ahead of Hurricane Irene's arrival in New York City this weekend. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Abandoned beachfront houses are surrounded by rising water as the effects of Hurricane Irene are felt in Nags Head, N.C., on Saturday. Gerry Broome/AP hide caption

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Brawl Between U.S. College, Chinese Teams Ends Basketball Exhibition

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Aitutaki, in the Cook Islands, suffered its first bank robbery last week. The resort island, home to some 2,000 people, is famous for its pristine beaches and a large lagoon. Christina Almeida/AP hide caption

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A Libyan rebel fighter leans on a bicycle as he patrols the empty streets of the residential area of the port of Brega Monday. The city represents the eastern front of the rebels' attempt to isolate Moammar Gadhafi in Tripoli. Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The law firm handling a new suit seeking damages for Apple's location tracking gathered plaintiffs at a website called"sue apple," seen here in a screengrab. hide caption

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After a day of shopping, residents of Geneva get on a bus to head home this past Saturday, carrying 250 euros' worth of groceries they bought at the Carrefour supermarket in Ferney-Voltaire, France. John Heilprin/AP hide caption

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Out of the 29 states in which at least 40 percent of graduates took the ACT, only Minnesota had more than half of its students meet at least three college-readiness benchmarks. ACT hide caption

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