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Pistorius arrives at psychiatric hospital

Pistorius arrives at psychiatric hospital

May 26th, 2014 8:00 am by Associated Press

South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius arrived Monday morning at a government psychiatric hospital to begin the period of mental evaluation as ordered by the judge at his murder trial.

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Sullivan County building official retiring

Sullivan County building official retiring

May 25th, 2014 10:01 pm by J. H. Osborne

Another change is coming to Sullivan County government this week. Claude Smith, the county's "building administrator," announced last week that he will retire effective this coming Friday.

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Missing man's body found in Watauga Lake

Missing man's body found in Watauga Lake

May 25th, 2014 9:18 pm by NET News Service

Carter County Sheriff Chris Mathes said a man who was reported missing on Sunday was found dead from apparent drowning in Watauga Lake.

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Pope backs Palestinians' statehood aspirations

Pope backs Palestinians' statehood aspirations

May 25th, 2014 6:13 pm by JOSEF FEDERMAN, Associated Press

Pope Francis delivered a powerful boost of support to the Palestinians during a Holy Land pilgrimage Sunday, repeatedly backing their statehood aspirations.

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Obama pledges 'responsible end' to Afghanistan war

Obama pledges 'responsible end' to Afghanistan war

May 25th, 2014 3:18 pm by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

President Barack Obama slipped into Afghanistan for a surprise visit Sunday to make clear that the United States was likely to maintain a limited role here even after its combat mission ends this year.

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New wolf pups, 'Idol' winner with Model City ties and more stories you may have missed

New wolf pups, 'Idol' winner with Model City ties and more stories you may have missed

May 25th, 2014 10:30 am by Staff Report

A look back at a few of the interesting and important stories you may have missed this past week on TimesNews.net.

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Sheriff: California gunman stabbed three people at home, shot three others

Sheriff: California gunman stabbed three people at home, shot three others

May 24th, 2014 10:02 pm by RAQUEL MARIA DILLON, Associated Press

A California gunman who went on a rampage near a Santa Barbara university stabbed three people to death at his apartment before shooting to death three more in a terrorizing crime spree.

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TVA relying more on local police to patrol lakes, public areas

TVA relying more on local police to patrol lakes, public areas

May 24th, 2014 8:16 pm by Hank Hayes

The Tennessee Valley Authority's public use area overlooking the Fort Patrick Henry Dam and reservoir looks much like it did when it opened more than a half century ago, but conditions have changed.

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Gates says he would have allowed gay adults in Scouts, opposes new debate

Gates says he would have allowed gay adults in Scouts, opposes new debate

May 24th, 2014 7:33 pm by NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press

Robert Gates, the new president of the Boy Scouts of America, said Friday that he would have moved last year to allow openly gay adults in the organization but said he opposes any further attempts to address the policy now.

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Attorney: Family suspects son in California college shootings

Attorney: Family suspects son in California college shootings

May 24th, 2014 4:30 pm by Associated Press

Police said a gunman driving a BMW near the university campus went on a rampage that left seven people dead, including the shooter. Authorities described the tragedy as "obviously the work of a mad man."

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