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Warner locked in tight race; Griffith easily wins re-election in 9th District

Warner locked in tight race; Griffith easily wins re-election in 9th District

November 5th, 2014 12:31 am by Stephen Igo

Southwest Virginia voters soundly rejected Sen. Mark Warner on Tuesday in Lee, Wise and Scott counties and the city of Norton. Meanwhile, Republican Rep. Morgan Griffith was sailing toward an easy re-election victory for a second term in the House.

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Local election news in brief

Local election news in brief

November 5th, 2014 12:27 am by Staff report

Roe cruises to another win; results from Hawkins races.

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Voters in Tri-Cities, Hawkins say yes to supermarket wine sales

Voters in Tri-Cities, Hawkins say yes to supermarket wine sales

November 4th, 2014 11:53 pm by Hank Hayes

The measures passed easily without organized opposition from members of the Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Association, which represents package store owners.

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Takeover: Republicans surge to control of Senate

Takeover: Republicans surge to control of Senate

November 4th, 2014 11:44 pm by Associated Press

Riding a powerful wave of voter discontent, resurgent Republicans captured control of the Senate and tightened their grip on the House Tuesday night in elections certain to complicate President Barack Obama's final two years in office.

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Appeals court takes on NSA surveillance case

Appeals court takes on NSA surveillance case

November 4th, 2014 8:00 pm by PETE YOST, Associated Press

The judges — all appointed by Republican presidents — expressed uncertainty about where to draw the line between legal surveillance and violations of constitutional rights in the age of terrorism.

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Thousands break Ebola quarantine to find food

Thousands break Ebola quarantine to find food

November 4th, 2014 7:21 pm by Associated Press

Large swaths of the West African country of Sierra Leone have been sealed off to prevent the spread of Ebola, and within those areas many people have been ordered to stay in their homes.

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Lala-PAW-looza aims to raise money for lost and homeless animals

Lala-PAW-looza aims to raise money for lost and homeless animals

November 4th, 2014 7:00 pm by Rain Smith

"I hope that people will bring their dogs, so it's not just for kids and adults," said Becky Birdwell. "We're just excited to be able to do this and thankful that Stickley Farms are hosting it for us."

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Rocket crash stirs uncertainty about space tourism

Rocket crash stirs uncertainty about space tourism

November 4th, 2014 6:00 pm by JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press

And another question looms: How far will the accident push back the day when paying customers can routinely rocket dozens of miles into the sky for a fleeting feeling of weightlessness and a breathtaking view?

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ETSU student, former Science Hill cheerleader found dead in campus residence

ETSU student, former Science Hill cheerleader found dead in campus residence

November 4th, 2014 5:34 pm by Staff Report

Amanda Grace Minutolo was found dead about 11:30 p.m. at 279 Treasure Lane. In a news release, police said no foul play was suspected but an autopsy would be conducted to determine a cause of death.

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Vanderbilt rape case delayed until January

Vanderbilt rape case delayed until January

November 4th, 2014 5:00 pm by Associated Press

The trial of two former Vanderbilt football players accused of raping a student in a campus dorm has been delayed because one of the defense attorneys needs surgery.

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