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Fallon, Chicago mayor take 'Polar Plunge'

Fallon, Chicago mayor take 'Polar Plunge'

March 2nd, 2014 2:09 pm by KERRY LESTER, Associated Press

As part of an event that raises money for Special Olympics Chicago, comedian Jimmy Fallon took a quick but icy dip in Lake Michigan, his eyes bulging as he darted out of the slushy water and headed straight for a pile of dry towels.

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Regional & National
Primaries offer first major test of voter ID laws

Primaries offer first major test of voter ID laws

March 2nd, 2014 1:30 pm by THOMAS BEAUMONT, Associated Press

In elections that begin this week, voters in 10 states will be required to present photo ID before casting ballots - the first major test of voter ID laws after years of legal challenges arguing that the measures are designed to suppress voting.

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Local News
Hawkins creates Audit Committee on threat of losing grant eligibility

Hawkins creates Audit Committee on threat of losing grant eligibility

March 2nd, 2014 1:29 pm by Jeff Bobo

A new Hawkins County Audit Committee approved last Monday night will begin reviewing county audits in 2015, although it would have had quite a bit to talk about over the past two years related to negative school and county findings.

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News
Netanyahu vows tough line for White House talks

Netanyahu vows tough line for White House talks

March 2nd, 2014 1:23 pm by JOSEF FEDERMAN, Associated Press

Israel's prime minister headed to Washington on Sunday and vowed to maintain a tough line in the face of heavy international pressure to begin making concessions to the Palestinians.

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News Local News
Fatal I26 crash, restaurant employees help save man's life and other stories you may have missed

Fatal I26 crash, restaurant employees help save man's life and other stories you may have missed

March 2nd, 2014 10:00 am by Staff Report

A sampling of some of the interesting and important stories appearing this past week on TimesNews.net.

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Sports
ETSU officials weigh options for stadium design, site

ETSU officials weigh options for stadium design, site

March 1st, 2014 11:40 pm by NATHAN BAKER, NET News Service

A month after East Tennessee State University named the recruiting class for its rebooted football team, school officials are still considering sites and designs for the new stadium in which they will play.

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News Local News
Sullivan commissioner defers action on measure calling for new fee on license, permit transactions

Sullivan commissioner defers action on measure calling for new fee on license, permit transactions

March 1st, 2014 10:59 pm by J. H. Osborne

A proposal to charge Sullivan County residents a new $5 fee for many license and permit transactions seems to have been put in storage. The money raised by the new fee would go to help cover costs of longtime archiving of county records.

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Sports NASCAR/Racing
Busch wins third straight Nationwide race at Phoenix

Busch wins third straight Nationwide race at Phoenix

March 1st, 2014 10:16 pm by Associated Press

Kyle Busch became the first driver to win three straight NASCAR Nationwide Series races at Phoenix International Raceway, dominating his way through a rain-shortened race Saturday.

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News
U.S. calls on Russia to withdraw forces from Ukraine

U.S. calls on Russia to withdraw forces from Ukraine

March 1st, 2014 8:02 pm by DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press

President Barack Obama on Saturday called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to de-escalate the tense atmosphere in Ukraine by pulling his forces back to bases in the country's Crimean region.

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Local News Education
Top Southwest Virginia students  make LEAP to Richmond

Top Southwest Virginia students make LEAP to Richmond

March 1st, 2014 7:39 pm by Wes Bunch

A group of eight high school seniors from Lee, Scott and Wise counties were invited earlier this month by Delegate Terry Kilgore to visit the state capital in Richmond as part of the Legislative Educational Advancement Program.

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