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AP Exclusive: Misconduct forces more soldiers out

AP Exclusive: Misconduct forces more soldiers out

February 15th, 2014 2:37 pm by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

The number of U.S. soldiers forced out of the Army because of crimes or misconduct has soared in the past several years as the military emerges from a decade of war that put a greater focus on battle competence than on character.

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Education
Ag-based curriculum invigorates Kansas school

Ag-based curriculum invigorates Kansas school

February 15th, 2014 2:36 pm by HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH, Associated Press

The door to a hen house burst open on a chilly winter day and several south-central Kansas charter school students scrambled inside, squealing "Thank you!" to the chickens as they checked for eggs and replenished their grain.

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Gay-marriage foes scrambling after court setbacks

Gay-marriage foes scrambling after court setbacks

February 15th, 2014 2:35 pm by DAVID A. LIEB, Associated Press; DAVID CRARY, Associated Press; RACHEL ZOLL, Associated Press

Opponents of same-sex marriage are scrambling to find effective responses, in Congress and state legislatures, to a rash of court rulings that would force some of America's most conservative states to accept gay nuptials.

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Ummm ... oops: Enormous runaway snowball slams into dorm

February 15th, 2014 1:53 pm by STEVEN DUBOIS, Associated Press

Two math majors at Reed College lost control of a massive snowball that rolled into a dorm, knocking in part of a bedroom wall. No one was injured, but it will cost several thousand dollars to repair the building.

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Sports
Oshie's 4 shootout goals lead U.S. past Russia in Olympic thriller

Oshie's 4 shootout goals lead U.S. past Russia in Olympic thriller

February 15th, 2014 1:13 pm by GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer

T.J. Oshie scored four times in a shootout, including the game-winner in the eighth round, to lead the U.S. men past Russia 3-2 on Saturday in the thrilling revival of a classic Olympic hockey rivalry.

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News Crime Local News
The week in crime

The week in crime

February 15th, 2014 11:57 am by Staff reports

This week's crime stories include the Hawkins County Sheriff's Office rounding up suspects, an elderly Blountville woman being raped, three Scott County officers being suspended and a train vs a pedestrian

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Entertainment Local Entertainment
Hit Men take aim on Paramount

Hit Men take aim on Paramount

February 15th, 2014 9:58 am by Entertainment Staff

The Hit Men will perform at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 15 at the Paramount Center for the Arts in Bristol. Tickets are $42 for adults, $38 for seniors and students, $34 with a student ID and $35.50 for groups.

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Regional & National Business & Technology
Farmers: Obama's drought relief efforts lacking

Farmers: Obama's drought relief efforts lacking

February 15th, 2014 9:48 am by SCOTT SMITH, Associated Press

Farmers in California's drought-stricken Central Valley said the financial assistance President Barack Obama delivered on his visit Friday does not get to the heart of California's long-term water problems.

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U.S. drug policy fuels push for legal pot worldwide

U.S. drug policy fuels push for legal pot worldwide

February 15th, 2014 9:46 am by GENE JOHNSON, The Associated Press

In a former colonial mansion in Jamaica, politicians huddle to discuss trying to ease marijuana laws in the land of the late reggae musician and cannabis evangelist Bob Marley.

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Olympics a test for ambitious developing countries

Olympics a test for ambitious developing countries

February 15th, 2014 9:45 am by JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer

Playing host to the Olympics or World Cup can showcase an ambitious country's rise and cast a harsh light on its weaknesses.

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