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Greece votes on high-stakes bailout referendum

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greeks started casting ballots early Sunday in the closely watched bailout referendum, with opinion polls showing people evenly split on whether to accept creditors' proposals for more austerity in exchange for rescue loans, or defiantly reject the deal.

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Saturday 07/04/2015
At least 14 hurt in deck collapse at North Carolina beach
Updated: July 05, 2015 - 12:15 am

EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (AP) — A deck collapsed at a North Carolina beach house as a family got set to take a group photo Saturday evening, leaving at least 14 people injured with two of those in critical condition, authorities said.

Scptt Richards has high hopes for new physician's assistant program
Updated: July 04, 2015 - 11:58 pm

EMORY, Va. — The head of Emory & Henry College’s developing physician assistant program has high hopes of helping Southwest Virginia’s medical field in the coming years.

Sweet Briar College's new president starts work
Posted: July 04, 2015

A day off work is the last thing Sweet Briar’s new president, Phillip Stone, Sr. wanted for the Fourth of July.

Austin Dillon wins Xfinity Series race at Daytona
Updated: July 05, 2015 - 12:02 am

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Austin Dillon once stood in victory lane at Daytona International Speedway celebrating a Dale Earnhardt win with his grandfather and wondering if he would ever make it back to commemorate his own achievement.

China to create $19B fund to support plunging stock market
Updated: July 05, 2015 - 12:02 am

BEIJING (AP) — More than two dozen companies in China are postponing initial public offerings and security companies are pledging more than $19 billion for a fund to stabilize the country's free-falling stock market.

University of Virginia advancing human tissue with 3-D printer
Updated: July 04, 2015 - 11:27 pm

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Advances in 3-D printing have given us the ability to manufacture prosthetics, auto parts and clothes on demand. Are human organs next?

Veterinary cancer trials may help with human treatments
Updated: July 04, 2015 - 11:46 pm

BLACKSBURG — It started four years ago with a sneeze.

Will history repeat itself? The US women hope not
Posted: July 04, 2015

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Abby Wambach remembers the date by heart: July 17, 2011.

Saturday 07/04/2015
Chile beats Argentina 4-1 on penalties to win Copa America
Posted: July 04, 2015

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The wait is finally over for Chile. The title drought continues for Argentina.

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Billy Joel weds girlfriend during July 4 party at NY estate
Updated: July 04, 2015 - 11:15 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Joel married girlfriend Alexis Roderick in a surprise ceremony at the couple's annual July 4 party.

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LEADING OFF: All-Star starters, Santana returns, Matz bats
Posted: July 04, 2015

A look at what's happening all around the major leagues Sunday:

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England beats Germany 1-0 in extra time to finish 3rd
Updated: July 04, 2015 - 10:00 pm

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Days after a gut-wrenching loss, England finished its deepest run in the Women's World Cup with an uplifting victory.

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Blatter: French, German presidents tried influence WCup vote
Posted: July 04, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — FIFA president Sepp Blatter said in a Sunday newspaper interview that French and German presidents applied political pressure before the 2018 and 2022 World Cups were awarded to Russia and Qatar, respectively.

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Teen spruces up Boones Mill train depot for Eagle Scout project
Posted: July 04, 2015

When Nathan Hodges looked at the old train depot in his town of Boones Mill, he saw history in need of a little TLC.

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Slain woman's parents focused on healing, not sanctuary law
Updated: July 04, 2015 - 8:15 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The parents of a woman killed at a San Francisco pier say they are focused on healing and not on the fact that the man accused of shooting her has been deported five times.

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Bush says he takes Trump's immigration remarks personally
Posted: July 04, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says he is personally offended by rival Donald Trump's recent remarks about Mexico and immigrants and calls the remarks far outside the mainstream of Republican thought.

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Earnhardt to start on pole after rain washes out qualifying
Updated: July 04, 2015 - 8:30 pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. earned the pole for Sunday's race at Daytona International Speedway because his crew chief correctly predicted the weather.

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Bohn, O'Hair, Park, Molder tied for lead at Greenbrier
Updated: July 04, 2015 - 7:15 pm

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Jason Bohn's main goal after barely making the cut at The Greenbrier Classic was to get some extra rest before the final round.

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Tigers' Cabrera on DL for 1st time, out 6 weeks
Updated: July 04, 2015 - 6:45 pm

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit slugger Miguel Cabrera will be sidelined with a left calf injury for at least six weeks after the Tigers placed the AL batting leader on the disabled list for the first time in his career.

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Gay rights activists mark landmark 1965 demonstration
Updated: July 04, 2015 - 7:15 pm

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gay rights activists have gathered in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia on the Fourth of July to mark the progress of their movement and pay tribute to those who launched it a half-century ago.

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IS video shows troops' deaths in Syria archaeological site
Updated: July 04, 2015 - 6:15 pm

BEIRUT (AP) — A video posted online Saturday purporteThe Islamic State group posted a video online on Saturday purportedly shows Islamic State fighters killing some 25 Syrian government soldiers in the historic town of Palmyra in central Syria.

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Will history repeat itself? The US women hope not
Updated: July 04, 2015 - 10:30 pm

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Abby Wambach remembers the date by heart: July 17, 2011.

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Appalachian Power turns toward sun and wind for future energy
Posted: July 04, 2015

Appalachian Power Co. expects to develop the means to generate more than a fifth of its energy from the sun and wind in 15 years, according to a plan filed with the state this week.

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The Latest: Simon beats Monfils in 5 sets at Wimbledon
Updated: July 04, 2015 - 6:15 pm

LONDON (AP) — The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):

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LaMarcus Aldridge chooses the San Antonio Spurs
Updated: July 04, 2015 - 6:00 pm

LaMarcus Aldridge got the answers he needed from the San Antonio Spurs.

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Abingdon hospital earns Energy Star certification
Updated: July 04, 2015 - 6:45 pm

Johnston Memorial Hospital has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR certification, which signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA.

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Nationals pitcher Strasburg exits early with injury
Updated: July 04, 2015 - 5:15 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Nationals' pitcher Stephen Strasburg left Saturday's game against the San Francisco Giants in the fourth inning after experiencing tightness in his left side.

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66 riders safely evacuated after 400-foot Ferris wheel stops
Updated: July 04, 2015 - 5:15 pm

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The largest Ferris wheel on the East Coast reopened Saturday, one day after 66 riders were stranded on The Orlando Eye and had to be evacuated from the towering 400-foot attraction.

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Walker says open records restrictions will be dropped
Updated: July 04, 2015 - 5:45 pm

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he and GOP legislative leaders have agreed to completely remove a part of the proposed state budget that would severely roll back the state's open records laws.

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'Unbelievable': Jankovic tops 2-time Wimbledon champ Kvitova
Updated: July 04, 2015 - 6:30 pm

LONDON (AP) — About an hour after flopping on her back and kicking her feet overhead to celebrate a stunning comeback from a set and a break down against defending Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, Jelena Jankovic still was giddy.

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Strasburg injured in Nats' 9-3 win over SF
Updated: July 04, 2015 - 5:30 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seems like every bat Bryce Harper uses this season provides fireworks for the Washington Nationals.

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Works by Tore Terrasi, Tim McCoy on display at ETSU’s Tipton Gallery in July
Posted: July 04, 2015

Two photography exhibits will be on display this month in downtown Johnson City at East Tennessee State University’s Tipton Gallery.

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Clinton: Hopeful US can reach 'verifiable deal' with Iran
Updated: July 04, 2015 - 5:30 pm

GLEN, N.H. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Saturday that she remains hopeful the U.S. can reach a "strong verifiable deal" to curb Iran's nuclear weapons program by next week's deadline.

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