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Endangered penguin on display at Ripley's Aquarium

Endangered penguin on display at Ripley's Aquarium

March 10th, 2014 8:36 am by Staff Report

A rare African black-footed penguin is on display at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg. According to The Mountain Press, the as-yet-unnamed penguin is a male that was born at the aquarium in January.

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State oversight may tame California medical pot shops

State oversight may tame California medical pot shops

March 9th, 2014 10:17 pm by Associated Press

No one knows how many dispensaries and patients California has or what conditions pot is being used to treat because the loosely worded law did not give government agencies a role in tracking the information.

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Update: Vietnam unable to locate object from missing jet

Update: Vietnam unable to locate object from missing jet

March 9th, 2014 5:46 pm by Associated Press

Vietnamese searchers on ships worked throughout the night but could not find a rectangular object spotted Sunday afternoon that was thought to be one of the doors of a Malaysia Airlines jet that went missing more than two days ago.

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PM: Won't budge '1 centimeter' from Ukrainian land

PM: Won't budge '1 centimeter' from Ukrainian land

March 9th, 2014 12:07 pm by JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, Associated Press

As separatists in Crimea kept up pressure for unification with Moscow, Ukraine commemorated the birth of its greatest poet, with the prime minister vowing not to give up "a single centimeter" of Ukrainian territory.

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"Sunday's are the Worst" website, students Duct Tape teacher to the wall, a headstone for Alexa's grave and more stories you may have missed

"Sunday's are the Worst" website, students Duct Tape teacher to the wall, a headstone for Alexa's grave and more stories you may have missed

March 9th, 2014 11:00 am by Staff Report

A sampling of some of the interesting and important stories appearing this past week on TimesNews.net.

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At 50, landmark libel case relevant in digital age

At 50, landmark libel case relevant in digital age

March 9th, 2014 1:05 am by JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press

Courtney Love hadn't been born and tweeting was reserved for birds when The New York Times won a landmark libel case at the Supreme Court in 1964, but a troublesome tweet by the singer showed the continued relevancy of the 50-year-old case.

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4 passengers' IDs being checked on missing jet

4 passengers' IDs being checked on missing jet

March 9th, 2014 12:54 am by CHRIS BRUMMITT, Associated Press

Malaysia intelligence agencies were investigating how up to four passengers with suspect identities were able to board the missing Boeing 777 jet as planes and ships from across Asia resumed the hunt Sunday for the plane.

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Oil slicks spotted in hunt for missing jet

Oil slicks spotted in hunt for missing jet

March 8th, 2014 3:47 pm by CHRIS BRUMMITT and EILEEN NG, Associated Press

Vietnamese air force planes on Saturday spotted two large oil slicks close to where a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 went missing earlier in the day, the first sign that the aircraft carrying 239 people had crashed.

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UPDATE: Motorcycle driver killed in two-vehicle accident

UPDATE: Motorcycle driver killed in two-vehicle accident

March 8th, 2014 2:00 pm by Matthew Lane

The accident took place shortly after noon on Saturday at the intersection of Fort Henry and Atoka Lane in front of Walmart.

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Russia reinforces military presence in Crimea

Russia reinforces military presence in Crimea

March 8th, 2014 12:36 pm by DALTON BENNETT and YURAS KARMANAU, Associated Press

Dozens of military trucks transporting heavily armed soldiers rumbled over Crimea's rutted roads Saturday as Russia reinforced its armed presence on the disputed peninsula in the Black Sea.

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