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  1. Amazon second headquarters race heats upRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 30 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    Analysts believe there could be one or even two more rounds of finalists before Amazon picks where to put its second headquarters. But there are some front-runners among the 20 candidate cities. 2 comments

  2. 'It's only a question of time': California is overdue for a massive earthquakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2018 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    San Francisco instantly became a hellscape of rubble and ruin 112 years ago today, thanks to a magnitude-7.9 earthquake and subsequent fire that killed thousands of people. Seismologists have said California is due - and perhaps overdue - for the "big one," another massive earthquake that would cause significant damage, but just when such a quake would strike is unpredictable.

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  3. Far out: Astronomers discover most distant star ever seenRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2018 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    Astronomers have spotted the most distant star ever observed that is 9 billion light-years from Earth, a new study reported Monday. "For the first time ever we're seeing an individual normal star - not a supernova, not a gamma-ray burst, but a single, stable star - at a distance of 9 billion light-years," said Alex Filippenko , an astronomer at the University of California-Berkeley and co-author of the study.

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  4. Amazon's second headquarters search hits crunch time; one group warns 'it's a race to the bottom'Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 2, 2018 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    And you thought cleaning up before the in-laws come over is nerve racking. The 20 finalist cities in Amazon's second headquarters search are in the midst of a grueling series of visits by company executives as each makes its play for the high-tech jobs bonanza the Seattle company has pledged.

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  5. Historic Memphis church bell set to ring again to honor Martin Luther King Jr.Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2018 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    March 29, 2018 - A 120-year-old, 1,700-pound church bell, rescued from its perch of rotting wood inside the tower at Clayborn Temple, is now situated atop a scaffold just south of the preserved Lorraine Motel balcony where King was cut down by an assassin's bullet. The bell will toll 39 times starting at 6:01 p.m. on April 4. Each strike of the clapper against the bell's bronze interior will represent one of the 39 years in King's purposeful, world-changing, too-short life.

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  6. Stephen Reinhardt, liberal circuit court judge, dies at 87Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2018 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    Judge Stephen Reinhardt, a liberal stalwart on the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals for nearly four decades, died Thursday in Southern California. He was 87. Reinhardt died of a heart attack during a visit to a dermatologist in Los Angeles, court spokesman David Madden said.

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  7. How men can teach men not to be sexual harassersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2018 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    Johnson said she always laughed at her male colleagues dirty jokes because she thought she had to. Now her daughter works in the tech industry and "she's not laughing ... She learned it from my 50-year-old self.

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  8. Bizarre 'fast radio bursts' detected from outer spaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2018 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    The 100-meter Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia is shown amid a starry night. An artist's conception of a flash from the Fast Radio Burst source FRB 121102 is seen traveling toward the telescope.

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  9. Tarana Burke, Billie Jean King, more advocates were on the arms of stars at the Golden GlobesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2018 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    Not only did actresses make bold and meaningful fashion statements with their black dresses and their Time's Up pins at Sunday's Golden Globes, some also took a stand against abuse, harassment and workplace disparities with their choice of guests. Several stars attended the event with prominent female activists.

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  10. Cold at work? You're not alone. Fake thermostats, and other reasons whyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2018 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    "I am still shivering," the 39-year-old graphic designer said last week, estimating the temperature in the office was in the mid-60s while outside, the city hit 19 below zero at one point. "Living in the Midwest, I'm well-trained to dress warmly and in layers, but this deep freeze has been difficult to endure, especially when I expect to be comfortable or at least not shivering - inside."

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  11. Is education having its own #MeToo Moment?Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 29, 2017 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    Florian Jaeger, a professor at the University of Rochester, was accused in 2016 of making sexual advances toward colleagues. He was placed on leave in September 2017.

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  12. Seattle's new tax on sugary drinks kicks in on New Year's DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2017 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    Joining a handful of other U.S. locales with similar levies, Seattle voters enacted a 1.75 cents-per-fluid-ounce tax on the distribution of sodas and other sweetened beverages such as sports drinks and energy drinks in June. That amounts to 21 cents tacked on to every 12-ounce can or bottle.

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  13. Earthquakes rattle San Jose - but not the big oneRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 27, 2017 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    Two earthquakes more than three hours apart rattled the San Jose area of California late Tuesday, but no damage was reported, authorities said. The U.S. Geological Service said a magnitude-3.1 quake struck at 7:19 p.m. local time a few miles east of San Martin.

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  14. Unique Ghana college wins $500,000 awardRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2017 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    Patrick Awuah, president of the startup Ashesi University College in Accra, said the award "is hopefully going to help us make the case, in Ghana and other African countries, that the model of education that we're executing is a good one that others should consider." Awuah accepted the award on Wednesday at the World Innovation Summit for Education .

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  15. 'Rolling Stone' founder Jann Wenner accused of offering work for sex; Wenner denies pay offerRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2017 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    Jann Wenner, the founder of once high-flying rock world magazine Rolling Stone , has been accused of offering freelance work for sex to a male writer in 2005. Ben Ryan, now 39, told BuzzFeed News Friday that he was sexually harassed during an encounter with Wenner at his Manhattan home.

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  16. Weekend picks for book lovers: John Grisham's 'The Rooster Bar'Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2017 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    What should you read this weekend? USA TODAY's picks for book lovers include John Grisham's new legal thriller, plus Ron Chernow's epic biography of Ulysses S. Grant. John Grisham cherry-picks a couple of humdinger, real-life scandals for his latest legal thriller, and one is the little-known racket of third-tier, for-profit law schools.

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  17. 'The Graduate' 50th anniversary: On the hunt for Mrs. Robinson in Berkeley, Calif.Read the original story

    Oct 28, 2017 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    December marks the 50-year anniversary of the release of The Graduate , named the seventh best American movie of all time by the American Film Institute. The film, which won an Oscar for director Mike Nichols, defined the zeitgeist of a generation starting to rebel against convention and pre-ordained life paths.

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