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Timeline: Unrest in Syria

POSTED: 4:19 AM Dec 24 2013   UPDATED: 10:32 AM Sep 23 2014

The U.S. and several Arab nations have begun airstrikes in Syria -- the latest chapter in a bloody civil war. Learn about the major events in the country's tumultuous uprising.

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March 2011 -- The first major protests in Syria begin with a "Day of Dignity" in Damascus, demanding the release of political prisoners. A number of people are shot dead by security forces at a similar protest in Daraa, leading to clashes and unrest.

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Police: Shoplifting suspect asked to borrow plain clothes officer's phone

Kingsport Police say a theft suspect asked a plain clothes officer to borrow his phone after walking out of a grocery store with items worth over $600.

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Saltville man charged with sexual battery of children under 13

A Saltville man is being charged with sexually abusing children.

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