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Tenn. Workers Vote To Reject Union At VW Plant

Russian President Vladimir Putin claps during the third period of a men's ice hockey game between the USA and Russia at the 2014 Winter Olympics, on Saturday in Sochi, Russia.

U.S. Men's Ice Hockey Beats Russia In Preliminary Round

The U.S. Olympic ice hockey team beat Russia 3-2 on the ice at the Sochi Games in a heart-stopping sudden-death shootout.

Although only a preliminary round, the contest was reminiscent of the 1980 "Miracle on Ice" at the Lake Placid Games when a group of American college players beat the formidable Soviet team in what became a touchstone of Cold War Olympic rivalry.

T.J. Oshie of the St. Louis Blues scored the game-winning point in the eighth round of the shootout that ended the clash among some of international hockey's best players.

What We Might Learn From Snoring Weather Cats

Sometimes it feels like all the fancy meteorological machinery and prognostication equipment is actually working. And that the weatherfolks may finally be able to predict – albeit with constant updates and countless hedge words — what the weather is going to be.

At least for the next day or so.

But is that good enough?

Members of parliament from the ruling AK Party and the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) scuffle during a debate on a draft law to give the government tighter control over the judiciary.

Push Comes To Shove In Turkey's Parliament Over Judicial Bill

Passage of a bill to increase the Turkish government's control over the country's judicial system on Saturday came down to a real fight in parliament – literally.

Two members of parliament were injured, one with a broken nose, during debate over the controversial measure to give the Justice Ministry greater control over the selection of judges. The measure ultimately passed, but not before some minor bloodshed.

The Associated Press reports:

UN-Arab League Special Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi is pictured during a news conference in Geneva on Saturday.

Mediator: Syrian Peace Talks Have 'Not Come Out With Very Much'

Direct talks between the Syrian government and the opposition fighting to topple the regime have ended in what international mediator Lakhdar Brahimi described as a frustrating round of negotiations that have "not come out with very much."

About all that was decided in the latest round of the talks in Geneva that ended on Saturday was an agenda for a third set of meetings at an unspecified date.

"I apologize that these two rounds have not come out with very much," Brahimi said.

Multiple crews work to restore power after a winter storm on Thursday that brought down lines in Fairburn, Ga. Friday night's small quake was the latest event to rattle nerves in the region.

For The South, Add Earthquake To Snow, Ice And Power Outages

The Deep South has been shaken up this winter in more ways than one: First, there was the unusual ice and snow and the ensuing power outages. And now, an earthquake.

The late-night 4.1 temblor, with an epicenter about 150 miles northwest of Charleston, was not strong enough to do any damage, but it did rattle folks in both South Carolina and Georgia.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey says the quake struck at 10:23 p.m. ET Friday night.

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