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Report: No proof veterans died because of delays at Phoenix VA

Report: No proof veterans died because of delays at Phoenix VA

August 26th, 2014 11:25 am by STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press

Revelations that as many as 40 veterans died while awaiting care at the Phoenix VA hospital rocked the agency last spring, bringing to light scheduling problems and allegations of misconduct at other hospitals as well.

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Tweetsie Trail sign installed at Alabama Street trailhead

Tweetsie Trail sign installed at Alabama Street trailhead

August 26th, 2014 11:25 am by Tony Casey

Snyder Signs and Johnson City public works crews helped oversee the installation of the Tweetsie Trail sign at the trailhead on Alabama Street Tuesday morning.

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Tax dodger? Burger King buying Canadian chain Tim Hortons for about $11B

Tax dodger? Burger King buying Canadian chain Tim Hortons for about $11B

August 26th, 2014 11:17 am by Associated Press

Some analysts have suggested that Canada's lower tax rates stand to benefit Burger King over time. But Burger King said that's the not main motivation for the deal.

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Off the Wall News: Airliner makes unscheduled landing after passenger uses gadget to stop another from reclining

Off the Wall News: Airliner makes unscheduled landing after passenger uses gadget to stop another from reclining

August 26th, 2014 11:13 am by Associated Press

The fight started on a United Airlines flight because one passenger was using the Knee Defender, a $21.95 gadget that attaches to a passenger's tray table and prevents the person in front of them from reclining.

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Palestinian officials say cease-fire made with Israel

Palestinian officials say cease-fire made with Israel

August 26th, 2014 10:19 am by MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH and KARIN LAUB, Associated Press

Ziad Nakhala, a senior official in Islamic Jihad, said the deal calls for an "open-ended" cease-fire, and an Israeli agreement to ease its blockade of Gaza to allow relief supplies and construction materials into the war-battered territory.

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Elizabethton principal battling ALS to speak at Milligan convocation

Elizabethton principal battling ALS to speak at Milligan convocation

August 26th, 2014 10:10 am by Contributed - Milligan College

Josh Wandell was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, in 2013.

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1 in 2M: Fisherman and 14-year-old daughter catch rare blue lobster

1 in 2M: Fisherman and 14-year-old daughter catch rare blue lobster

August 26th, 2014 10:01 am by Associated Press

A Maine lobsterman says he and his 14-year-old daughter caught a one-in-two-million crustacean: a blue lobster.

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Weather blamed as Appalachian Fair attendance dips by 40,000, but manager sees successes

Weather blamed as Appalachian Fair attendance dips by 40,000, but manager sees successes

August 26th, 2014 9:38 am by Sue Guinn Legg

"It was a weather thing and there's nothing you can do about that. But I felt like we had a great fair. The important thing is everybody had a good time because that's what we're all about, having fun and making memories" - Manager Phil Booher.

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ETSU student places third in national weightlifting competition

ETSU student places third in national weightlifting competition

August 26th, 2014 9:26 am by Contributed - ETSU

Megan Poole is a scholarship recipient with the Olympic Training Site at ETSU and trains under Dr. Satoshi Mizuguchi, an assistant professor of Exercise and Sport Science in the Clemmer College of Education.

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Still no budget in Unicoi County; school resource officers in flux

Still no budget in Unicoi County; school resource officers in flux

August 26th, 2014 9:21 am by Brad Hicks

The Unicoi County Commission was slated Monday to vote on the first reading of the county's 2014-15 budget and fixture of the county's property tax rate for the new fiscal year, but the panel's consideration of these items will have to wait.

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