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Abbas signals flexibility on Palestinian refugees

Abbas signals flexibility on Palestinian refugees

February 16th, 2014 1:05 pm by DANIEL ESTRIN and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH, Associated Press

The Palestinian president told hundreds of young Israeli activists on Sunday that he does not want to "drown" Israel with Palestinian refugees, in his most conciliatory comments to date on one of the thorniest issues in Mideast peace talks.

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Sheriff's office TV series, Kingsport siblings make splash in Hollywood, and more stories you may have missed

Sheriff's office TV series, Kingsport siblings make splash in Hollywood, and more stories you may have missed

February 16th, 2014 9:00 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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Two Southwest Virginia men plead guilty to charges stemming from home invasion

Two Southwest Virginia men plead guilty to charges stemming from home invasion

February 15th, 2014 8:19 pm by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY -- Two Southwest Virginia men pleaded guilty this week to their roles in a May 2013 home invasion and beating of a Duffield man.

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AP Exclusive: Misconduct forces more soldiers out

AP Exclusive: Misconduct forces more soldiers out

February 15th, 2014 2:37 pm by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

The number of U.S. soldiers forced out of the Army because of crimes or misconduct has soared in the past several years as the military emerges from a decade of war that put a greater focus on battle competence than on character.

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Gay-marriage foes scrambling after court setbacks

Gay-marriage foes scrambling after court setbacks

February 15th, 2014 2:35 pm by DAVID A. LIEB, Associated Press; DAVID CRARY, Associated Press; RACHEL ZOLL, Associated Press

Opponents of same-sex marriage are scrambling to find effective responses, in Congress and state legislatures, to a rash of court rulings that would force some of America's most conservative states to accept gay nuptials.

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The week in crime

The week in crime

February 15th, 2014 11:57 am by Staff reports

This week's crime stories include the Hawkins County Sheriff's Office rounding up suspects, an elderly Blountville woman being raped, three Scott County officers being suspended and a train vs a pedestrian

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U.S. drug policy fuels push for legal pot worldwide

U.S. drug policy fuels push for legal pot worldwide

February 15th, 2014 9:46 am by GENE JOHNSON, The Associated Press

In a former colonial mansion in Jamaica, politicians huddle to discuss trying to ease marijuana laws in the land of the late reggae musician and cannabis evangelist Bob Marley.

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Olympics a test for ambitious developing countries

Olympics a test for ambitious developing countries

February 15th, 2014 9:45 am by JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer

Playing host to the Olympics or World Cup can showcase an ambitious country's rise and cast a harsh light on its weaknesses.

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Ariz. inmate makes Valentine's escape

Ariz. inmate makes Valentine's escape

February 15th, 2014 9:41 am by Associated Press

An Arizona jail inmate who escaped by climbing two walls and crawling through razor wire and was reportedly meeting his sweetheart on Valentine's Day is back in custody.

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Manning says Godsey 'instructed' him to fire Sullivan highway workers

Manning says Godsey 'instructed' him to fire Sullivan highway workers

February 15th, 2014 12:15 am by J. H. Osborne

Bobbie Manning got more specific Friday about his allegations that Sullivan County Mayor Steve Godsey's advice has played a role in decisions at the Sullivan County Highway Department in recent weeks.

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