Johnson City Press Friday, October 31, 2014
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Plumpest pumpkin: 2,058-pound gourd sets record

Plumpest pumpkin: 2,058-pound gourd sets record

October 14th, 2014 8:38 am by Associated Press

The winner "squashed" his competition, beating the runner-up by more than 300 pounds.

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2 killed as storms sweep across several states

2 killed as storms sweep across several states

October 13th, 2014 8:38 pm by Associated Press

A tornado that touched down near Ashdown, about 150 miles southwest of Little Rock, killed a man and injured his wife when their home was destroyed early Monday.

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About 70 hospital staffers cared for late Ebola patient

About 70 hospital staffers cared for late Ebola patient

October 13th, 2014 8:27 pm by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer

The size of the medical team reflects the hospital's intense effort to save Thomas Duncan's life, but it also suggests that many other people could have been exposed to the virus during Duncan's time in an isolation unit.

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Two away: Peyton Manning closes in on Favre's TD passes record

Two away: Peyton Manning closes in on Favre's TD passes record

October 13th, 2014 5:13 pm by BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer

Bret Favre has 508 passing touchdowns.

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Racial tensions renew: Police say nearly 20 arrested in Ferguson, Missouri, protest

Racial tensions renew: Police say nearly 20 arrested in Ferguson, Missouri, protest

October 13th, 2014 4:34 pm by ALAN SCHER ZAGIER and JIM SALTER, Associated Press

Tensions escalated last week when a white police officer in nearby St. Louis shot and killed 18-year-old Vonderrit Myers Jr., who police say shot at officers before he was killed.

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Should white mom be paid for brown baby sperm donation mistake?

Should white mom be paid for brown baby sperm donation mistake?

October 13th, 2014 1:44 pm by JESSE WASHINGTON, Associated Press

It's an unusual question, arising from an unusual lawsuit prompted by an insemination gone wrong.

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Lawsuit challenges baby name denial

Lawsuit challenges baby name denial

October 13th, 2014 1:27 pm by Associated Press

A lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union says a Middle Tennessee couple should be able to give their child a surname of their choosing.

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Liberia avoids mass hospital strike amid Ebola

Liberia avoids mass hospital strike amid Ebola

October 13th, 2014 1:13 pm by Jonathan Paye-Layleh, Associated Press

Health workers reported for duty at Liberia's hospitals on Monday, largely defying calls for a strike that could have further hampered the country's ability to respond to the worst Ebola outbreak in history.

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The Anbang-Astoria? U.S. eyes sale of NY's Waldorf hotel to Chinese firm

The Anbang-Astoria? U.S. eyes sale of NY's Waldorf hotel to Chinese firm

October 13th, 2014 1:07 pm by MATTHEW LEE, AP Diplomatic Writer

Concerned about potential security risks, the U.S. government is taking a close look at the sale of New York's iconic Waldorf Astoria hotel to a Chinese insurance company.

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Knox county challenger outspent incumbent Campfield threefold in Senate win

Knox county challenger outspent incumbent Campfield threefold in Senate win

October 13th, 2014 1:04 pm by Associated Press

Recent campaign finance disclosures show nearly half a million dollars was spent in the primary race for the District 7 Senate seat, which hooks through central Knoxville.

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