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‘Polar vortex’ to blast frigid air over much of U.S.

‘Polar vortex’ to blast frigid air over much of U.S.

January 3rd, 2014 7:12 pm by Associated Press

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Winter is normally cold, but starting Sunday tundra-like temperatures will deliver a rare and potentially dangerous sledgehammer blow to much of the Midwest, driving temperatures so far below zero that records will shatter.

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The one and only: Manning lone unanimous All-Pro choice

The one and only: Manning lone unanimous All-Pro choice

January 3rd, 2014 6:00 pm by BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer

Peyton Manning was the only unanimous choice for the 2013 Associated Press NFL All-Pro team Friday. It was his seventh time as a first-teamer, tying Hall of Famer Otto Graham for the most by a quarterback.

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NC politician writes resignation letter in Klingon

NC politician writes resignation letter in Klingon

January 3rd, 2014 5:57 pm by Associated Press

INDIAN TRAIL, N.C. — Call it a politician boldly going where no one has gone before.

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Escapee from SC mental hospital captured in Tenn.

Escapee from SC mental hospital captured in Tenn.

January 3rd, 2014 4:08 pm by JEFFREY COLLINS, Associated Press

A South Carolina patient who escaped from the mental hospital to which he was committed after a judge ruled he had little grasp of reality when he killed his mother and stepfather was captured Friday in Tennessee.

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Paul Walker burned beyond recognition in crash, autopsy finds

Paul Walker burned beyond recognition in crash, autopsy finds

January 3rd, 2014 4:06 pm by By Richard Winton and Joseph Serna, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

“Fast and Furious” star Paul Walker suffered multiple fractures and other traumatic injuries in a high-speed Porsche crash and was so badly burned that he couldn’t be visually identified, according to autopsy reports released Friday.

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Gov't: Birth control mandate should not be blocked

Gov't: Birth control mandate should not be blocked

January 3rd, 2014 4:05 pm by JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press

The Obama administration urged a Supreme Court justice Friday to stop blocking the new health care law's requirement that some religion-affiliated organizations provide health insurance that includes birth control.

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Obama proposes firearm background check changes

Obama proposes firearm background check changes

January 3rd, 2014 4:04 pm by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

The Obama administration on Friday announced a pair of executive actions aimed at strengthening federal background checks for gun purchasers, with a particular focus on limiting firearm access for those with mental health issues.

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Will surge of older workers take jobs from young?

Will surge of older workers take jobs from young?

January 3rd, 2014 4:04 pm by MATT SEDENSKY, Associated Press

It's an assertion that has been accepted as fact by droves of the unemployed: Older people remaining on the job later in life are stealing jobs from young people.

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HARDTACK and HARD TIMES: "Siege of Charleston and the Hunley" Presented by the TCCWRT Jan. 13

January 3rd, 2014 3:21 pm by Ned Jilton

The Tri-Cities Civil War Round Table continues to bring in historians from around the nation, free to the public.

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KPD looking for suspect in Colonial Heights shooting

KPD looking for suspect in Colonial Heights shooting

January 3rd, 2014 2:47 pm by Nick Shepherd

KINGSPORT — Patrol officers with the KPD were dispatched to the parking lot of Perkins restaurant on Fort Henry Drive because shots had been fired, according to a press release.

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