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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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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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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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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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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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Small S.C. quake felt hundreds of miles away

Small S.C. quake felt hundreds of miles away

February 15th, 2014 1:41 am by JEFFREY COLLINS, Associated Press

A small earthquake shook South Carolina and Georgia late Friday, shaking homes and rattling residents hundreds of miles away. "It's a large quake for that area," said USGS geophysicist Dale Grant. "It was felt all over the place."

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Manning says Godsey 'instructed' him to fire Sullivan highway workers

Manning says Godsey 'instructed' him to fire Sullivan highway workers

February 15th, 2014 12:15 am by J. H. Osborne

Bobbie Manning got more specific Friday about his allegations that Sullivan County Mayor Steve Godsey's advice has played a role in decisions at the Sullivan County Highway Department in recent weeks.

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VW workers at Chattanooga plant reject union

VW workers at Chattanooga plant reject union

February 15th, 2014 12:01 am by Associated Press

The 712-626 vote released late Friday stunned many labor experts who expected a UAW win because Volkswagen tacitly endorsed the union and even allowed organizers into the Chattanooga factory to make sales pitches.

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