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On this day: January 18

POSTED: 2:53 PM Jan 17 2013   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Jan 18 2015

Three B-52s become the first aircraft to circle the globe non-stop, Willie O'Ree breaks the NHL's color barrier, "The Jeffersons" premieres, and Jim Thorpe gets his Olympic medals back, all on this day.

OTD January 18 - SOPA blackout
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Wikipedia

2012: The English Wikipedia, Reddit and an estimated 7,000 other smaller websites coordinate a service blackout to raise awareness against SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act). The protests were based on concerns that the bills, intended to fight copyright infringement arising outside the United States, contained measures that could harm online freedom of speech, websites and Internet communities.

Crime Report

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Watauga County man charged with sexual assault of teenager

A Western North Carolina man is accused of sexually assaulting a teenager.

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Man charged with stealing donation jar

A Kingsport man was charged with stealing a donation jar from a business.

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