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UT professor travels Earth to learn about Mars

UT professor travels Earth to learn about Mars

October 10th, 2014 2:19 pm by University of Tennessee

Jeffrey Moersch is part of NASA-funded team working on Mars 2020 rover mission.

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Scott County road still closed after Wednesday rockslide

Scott County road still closed after Wednesday rockslide

October 10th, 2014 1:52 pm by Marci Gore

Officials with the Virginia Department of Transportation report that a state geologist was on site Friday to look at the area impacted by the slide on Route 619, also known as Reed Hollow Road.

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Full swing for Fall Fling

Full swing for Fall Fling

October 10th, 2014 11:23 am by Stephen Igo

The annual autumnal festival in Wise celebrates authentic Appalachian arts and crafts with well over 125 vendors, at least eight artisan demonstrators, a chili cookoff, antiques, 5K Race, and much more.

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Angry protesters yell at riot police in St. Louis

Angry protesters yell at riot police in St. Louis

October 10th, 2014 7:32 am by JIM SALTER and JEFF ROBERSON, Associated Press

Protesters angered by the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by police faced off with officers in south St. Louis for a second night as accusations of racial profiling prompted calls for a federal investigation.

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Kingsport's new 'R. Hero' sculpture honors first responders

Kingsport's new 'R. Hero' sculpture honors first responders

October 10th, 2014 7:10 am by Matthew Lane

Located in front of Fire Station No. 1 in downtown Kingsport, "R. Hero" is a 6-foot tall, red polka-dotted, aluminum sculpture weighing in at 150 pounds.

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Officials: Strikes on terror cell don't stop plots

Officials: Strikes on terror cell don't stop plots

October 10th, 2014 6:45 am by KEN DILANIAN, AP Intelligence Writer

The barrage of U.S. cruise missiles aimed at a cell of al-Qaida militants in Syria last month failed to stop ongoing terror plots to blow up airplanes over Europe and the United States, American intelligence officials say.

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Even Supreme Court justices can goof

Even Supreme Court justices can goof

October 9th, 2014 10:41 pm by Associated Press

The Supreme Court's mishandling of big news this week about same-sex marriage was a reminder: Even the justices put their robes on one arm at a time.

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Burglary suspects started loading stolen items back into home when police arrived

Burglary suspects started loading stolen items back into home when police arrived

October 9th, 2014 10:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

Burglary suspects who were allegedly caught red-handed handing stolen items out the window of a Hawkins County residence Monday afternoon began handing the stolen items back in to the residence when police pulled up.

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US-led coalition ramps up strikes on Syrian town

US-led coalition ramps up strikes on Syrian town

October 9th, 2014 9:16 pm by Associated Press

The battle for the town near the frontier with Turkey has emerged as a major early test for the air campaign aimed at rolling back and eventually destroying the extremist group.

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The new family portrait? 3D-printed statue selfies

The new family portrait? 3D-printed statue selfies

October 9th, 2014 8:00 pm by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer

The advent of digital cameras and smartphones killed the traditional mall portrait studio, but 3-D printing has sparked a new trend. Overloaded with digital photos, statues may be moving in to fulfill our desire for portraits that stand out.

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