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Top stories: Reporter recounts fatal crash, war on pot questioned, incentives for Kingsport IMAX

Top stories: Reporter recounts fatal crash, war on pot questioned, incentives for Kingsport IMAX

December 28th, 2013 1:00 pm by Staff Report

A review of some of the important and interesting stories you may have missed this week on TimesNews.net.

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Best of the Blotter: Food Fights

Best of the Blotter: Food Fights

December 28th, 2013 10:00 am by Rain Smith

Over the course of this year beets and peanut butter have been used as weapons, while missing leftovers and "too much spice" have spurred domestic disputes.

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Rescue of icebound Antarctic ship faces setback

Rescue of icebound Antarctic ship faces setback

December 27th, 2013 10:57 pm by Associated Press

SYDNEY — A Chinese icebreaker that was en route to rescue a ship trapped in Antarctic ice was forced to turn back on Saturday after being unable to push its way through the heavy sea ice.

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Military sex assault reports jump by 50 percent

Military sex assault reports jump by 50 percent

December 27th, 2013 10:52 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — A string of high-profile assaults and arrests triggered outrage in Congress and set off months of debate over how to change the military justice system.

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Update: Target says customers' encrypted PINs were stolen

Update: Target says customers' encrypted PINs were stolen

December 27th, 2013 2:15 pm by Retail Writer Mae Anderson and Technology Writer Barbara Ortutay

The encrypted PINs, customer names, credit and debit card numbers, card expiration dates and the embedded code on the magnetic strip on back of the cards were stolen from about 40 million credit and debit cards.

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1.3 million losing unemployment benefits Saturday

1.3 million losing unemployment benefits Saturday

December 27th, 2013 12:32 pm by BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press

The development entails potentially significant implications for the recovering U.S. economy and sets up a tense battle when Congress reconvenes in the new year.

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China’s moon landing is part of a new space race by emerging nations

China’s moon landing is part of a new space race by emerging nations

December 27th, 2013 12:12 pm by By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

Space exploration, once the exclusive domain of the world’s superpowers, is now being undertaken by dozens of nations aiming to show the world their technological prowess.

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Cleaning up homes with meth labs a growing industry

Cleaning up homes with meth labs a growing industry

December 27th, 2013 12:08 pm by ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press

Tens of thousands of houses have been used as meth labs the last decade and a cottage industry is developing around cleaning them up. However, there is little oversight of the growing industry in most states, opening the door for potential malfeasance.

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Best of the blotter: Curious calls to 911

Best of the blotter: Curious calls to 911

December 27th, 2013 11:15 am by Rain Smith

Local emergency dispatchers fielded a variety of strange calls over 2013, including claims of a stolen belly button, tiger running loose and dog dialing 911.

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Blountville man stabbed in fight with roommate

Blountville man stabbed in fight with roommate

December 27th, 2013 9:40 am by Rain Smith

A busted television set — and subsequent argument between roommates over who would clean up the broken glass — has allegedly led to a stabbing at a Blountville residence.

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