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Man jumps from LA freeway during rush hour

Posted: 01/22/2009 - A major Los Angeles freeway was backed up for miles during the morning rush because of a man who eventually jumped from an overpass. California Highway Patrol Sgt. Mark Garrett says reports of a man standing on a railing prompted officers to close all lanes of Interstate 10 in both directions for about a half-hour shortly before 9 a.m. Thursday. The Los Angeles Fire Department placed an airbag under the overpass on the eastbound side but Garrett says the man moved to the west side of the freeway and jumped. Fire Department spokeswoman d'Lisa Davies says the man, believed to be in his 20s, fell about 20 feet and suffered moderate injuries.

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'Survivor: NFL?' Reality TV offers spot on Cowboys

Posted: 01/22/2009 - The first time Michael Irvin watched "American Idol," he loved the concept of giving undiscovered singers the chance to become stars. Now Irvin is doing the same for NFL wannabes.

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Texas girls hoops team seeks forfeit of 100-0 win

Posted: 01/22/2009 - A Texas high school girls basketball team on the winning end of a 100-0 blowout has apologized to the losing school, calling the game "shameful and an embarrassment."

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Stabbed police dog recovering, suspects charged

Posted: 01/22/2009 - A Memphis police dog named Gunner is recovering from multiple stab wounds he suffered while chasing down a burglary suspect. The suspect, meanwhile, and an accused accomplice are in jail charged with burglary and other crimes.

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Tazewell mayor commits suicide

Updated: 01/22/2009 - The mayor of Tazewell, Tennessee shot and killed himself Wednesday afternoon at his home in Tazewell, according to Captain David Honeycutt of the Claiborne County Sheriff's Department.

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AMBER Alert Canceled for Tri-Cities toddler

Updated: 01/22/2009 - An AMBER Alert that was issued for Hannah Jo Hicks, 2, is now over, according to the TBI. The child's mother, Valerie Hicks is currently in the custody of the Johnson City Police Department and Hannah has been safely recovered.

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Low airfares from US Airways

Updated: 01/22/2009 - Airline prices in Knoxville are sometimes five times higher than other airports. That's because there are no low fare carriers and no competition to drive the prices down. But US Airways has stepped up and dropped their prices to more than 60 cities hoping more people like you will fly.

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Roberson elected TRA interim chairman

Posted: 01/21/2009 - Eddie Roberson has been elected interim chairman by his fellow directors of the Tennessee Regulatory Authority.

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DEP orders review of WVa fly ash impoundments

Posted: 01/21/2009 - West Virginia is taking a closer look at 18 fly ash impoundments to make sure the dams are structurally sound and built to current safety standards.

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Reports: Caroline Kennedy withdraws Senate bid

Posted: 01/21/2009 - Published reports say Caroline Kennedy is withdrawing her bid to join the U.S. Senate in the seat once held by her uncle, slain Sen. Bobby Kennedy.

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Three-quarters of stimulus to go in 18 months

Posted: 01/21/2009 - A top White House official says the Obama administration wants to spend three-quarters of an $825 billion economic stimulus package within 18 months of its passage.

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Obama takes presidential oath -- again

Posted: 01/21/2009 - Chief Justice John Roberts has administered the presidential oath of office to Barack Obama for a second time just to be on the safe side.

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FBI didn't keep tabs on comedian Carlin's 7 words

Posted: 01/21/2009 - Comedian George Carlin spent decades pushing the bounds of free speech by saying the seven words you can never say on television, but not one of them made it into an FBI file.

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Obama to sign order shutting Gitmo in a year

Posted: 01/21/2009 - The Associated Press has learned that President Barack Obama plans to sign an executive order Thursday to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center within a year and halt military trials of terror suspects held there

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