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Olympic torch goes on first spacewalk

Olympic torch goes on first spacewalk

November 9th, 2013 12:49 pm by Associated Press

An Olympic torch took a spacewalk for the first time Saturday, carefully held by two Russian cosmonauts outside the International Space Station as it orbited some 260 miles above Earth.

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Inmates attack child rape suspect, police seize 'pungent' pot and more this week in crime

Inmates attack child rape suspect, police seize 'pungent' pot and more this week in crime

November 9th, 2013 10:00 am by Staff Report

The most viewed crime stories written by the Times-News staff, for the week of Nov. 1 through Nov. 8.

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More than 100 dead in typhoon onslaught in Philippines

More than 100 dead in typhoon onslaught in Philippines

November 8th, 2013 11:31 pm by Associated Press

Rescuers in the central Philippines counted at least 100 dead and many more injured Saturday a day after one of the most powerful typhoons on record ripped through the region, wiping away buildings and leveling seaside homes.

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Which skyscraper is nation's tallest? Architects debate in Chicago

Which skyscraper is nation's tallest? Architects debate in Chicago

November 8th, 2013 10:54 pm by Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Rising from the ashes of 9/11, the new World Trade Center tower has punched above the New York skyline to reach its powerfully symbolic height of 1,776 feet and become the tallest building in the country. Or has it?

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Former Johnson City Jail superintendent charged with stealing more than $60K

Former Johnson City Jail superintendent charged with stealing more than $60K

November 8th, 2013 5:49 pm by NET News Service

Johnson City's former jail superintendent was arrested Friday on a charge that he stole more than $60,000 over an eight-year period by double billing the Police Department and the Johnson City Boys and Girls Club for inmate supervision.

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Simon & Schuster recalls book by ‘60 Minutes’ Benghazi source

Simon & Schuster recalls book by ‘60 Minutes’ Benghazi source

November 8th, 2013 5:26 pm by Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

Publisher Simon & Schuster is dropping the book by Dylan Davies, the man who served as a primary source for a discredited “60 Minutes” report on last year’s attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Lybia.

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Indicted meth home cleaner weighs plea agreement

Indicted meth home cleaner weighs plea agreement

November 8th, 2013 5:24 pm by ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee contractor charged with illegally certifying that homes where methamphetamine was produced were livable again is considering whether to go to trial or accept a plea agreement, his lawyer said Friday.

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Train carrying crude oil explodes, spills oil into Alabama wetlands

Train carrying crude oil explodes, spills oil into Alabama wetlands

November 8th, 2013 5:22 pm by By Soumya Karlamangla, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

A 90-car train derailed and exploded in rural Alabama early Friday morning, spilling its crude oil cargo into the surrounding wetlands and igniting a fire so intense that officials said it will take 24 hours to burn out. No one was injured.

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U.S. businesses boost hiring despite the shutdown

U.S. businesses boost hiring despite the shutdown

November 8th, 2013 5:19 pm by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer

The U.S. economy may be sturdier than many analysts had assumed. Employers added a surprisingly strong 204,000 jobs in October despite the 16-day government shutdown, the Labor Department said Friday.

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Dow hits another high on hiring surge last month

Dow hits another high on hiring surge last month

November 8th, 2013 5:18 pm by KEN SWEET and STEVE ROTHWELL, AP Markets Writers

NEW YORK (AP) — An unexpectedly strong jobs report gave stocks a lift on Friday, pushing the Dow Jones industrial average back to an all-time high.

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