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Facebook offers new gender options for users

Facebook offers new gender options for users

February 13th, 2014 10:51 pm by Associated Press

You don't have to be just male or female on Facebook. The social media giant has added a customizable option with about 50 different terms people can use to identify their gender as well as three preferred pronoun choices.

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'Oh, not again': Northeast is hit by another storm

'Oh, not again': Northeast is hit by another storm

February 13th, 2014 4:09 pm by MARK SCOLFORO and RON TODT, Associated Press

Yet another storm paralyzed the Northeast with heavy snow and sleet Thursday, giving the winter-weary that oh-no-not-again feeling, while hundreds of thousands across the ice-encrusted South waited in the cold for the electricity to come back on.

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Woman busted stealing 122 items from Walmart

Woman busted stealing 122 items from Walmart

February 13th, 2014 3:30 pm by Rain Smith

Loss prevention observed a female placing "numerous" clothing and household items into her buggy, then roll them out of the store.

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Huge US thermal plant opens as industry grows

Huge US thermal plant opens as industry grows

February 13th, 2014 3:26 pm by BRIAN SKOLOFF and MICHAEL R. BLOOD, Associated Press

The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, sprawling across roughly 5 square miles of federal land near the California-Nevada border, will be opened formally Thursday after years of regulatory and legal tangles

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5 things to know about the UAW vote at Volkswagen

5 things to know about the UAW vote at Volkswagen

February 13th, 2014 3:22 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Employees at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., are voting whether they want to be represented by the United Auto Workers union. With a three-day election wrapping up Friday, here's a look at what's at stake:

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KPD: Light law violation leads to pot, crack

KPD: Light law violation leads to pot, crack

February 13th, 2014 1:53 pm by Rain Smith

A pickup allegedly traveling on snowy Fort Henry Drive shortly after midnight with no headlights activated has spurred a pair of drug arrests.

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Photos: Ambulance, VDOT truck overturn on icy roads

Photos: Ambulance, VDOT truck overturn on icy roads

February 13th, 2014 1:02 pm by Wes Bunch

First responders in Scott County were dispatched to an ambulance wreck Thursday morning, just a short distance from where a Virginia Department of Transportation contractor's vehicle crashed Wednesday night.

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Snow accumulations nearly one foot in some areas of SW Va.

Snow accumulations nearly one foot in some areas of SW Va.

February 13th, 2014 10:54 am by Stephen Igo

The pre-St. Valentine's Day Snowblaster left nearly a foot of snow on some areas of Southwest Virginia by Thursday morning and the season's southern-born snowstorm wasn't through with the region yet by any means.

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Update: JC pharmacist charged with attempted murder of wife

Update: JC pharmacist charged with attempted murder of wife

February 13th, 2014 9:58 am by NET News Service

A Johnson City pharmacist is accused of trying to kill his wife with an injection of medicine. She had reportedly been treated for the past several weeks for an unknown condition that required her to be hospitalized on three different occasions.

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Deaths, power outages in South; storm heads north

Deaths, power outages in South; storm heads north

February 13th, 2014 9:53 am by KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press

At least 12 deaths across the South have been blamed on the stormy weather and nearly 3,300 flights nationwide were canceled with another day of complicated air and road travel ahead Thursday, particularly in the Northeast.

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