Johnson City Press Monday, October 20, 2014
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Without fanfare, Obama advances transgender rights

Without fanfare, Obama advances transgender rights

June 21st, 2014 8:20 pm by LISA LEFF, Associated Press

President Barack Obama, who established his bona fides as a gay and lesbian rights champion when he endorsed same-sex marriage, has steadily extended his administration's advocacy to the smallest and least accepted band of the LGBT rainbow: transgender Am

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Belfast man wrongly convicted of IRA bombings dies

Belfast man wrongly convicted of IRA bombings dies

June 21st, 2014 6:25 pm by SHAWN POGATCHNIK, Associated Press

Gerry Conlon, who was imprisoned unjustly for an Irish Republican Army bombing and inspired an Oscar-nominated film, has died at age 60 following a long battle with cancer.

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Robbery, burglary case transferred to adult court

Robbery, burglary case transferred to adult court

June 21st, 2014 8:10 am by Becky Campbell

A Johnson City teenager charged as a juvenile in a robbery at East Tennessee State University last year is now in adult court after his case was transferred from juvenile court.

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Police arrest 8 after coal-mining protest

Police arrest 8 after coal-mining protest

June 20th, 2014 10:06 pm by Staff Report

Bristol police said eight people were arrested for trespassing after locking themselves together in front of a building to protest a company's mining operations.

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15 Tennessee Republicans call for Education Commissioner's resignation

15 Tennessee Republicans call for Education Commissioner's resignation

June 20th, 2014 9:57 pm by Joey Garrison, The Tennessean

Citing a "complete lack of trust" and alleging possible manipulation of test results, a group of 15 Tennessee Republicans has asked for the immediate resignation of state Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman in a letter sent to his boss, Gov. Bill Haslam,

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Local physician talks past problems, future solutions to drug-addicted doctors

Local physician talks past problems, future solutions to drug-addicted doctors

June 20th, 2014 9:53 pm by Tony Casey

There's often a stigma attached to addiction in some parts of the country, and one local doctor has truly come full-circle in doing his part to fight the prescription pill epidemic that has hit East Tennessee so hard.

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6 years out from 2020, area kids catch Olympic fever

6 years out from 2020, area kids catch Olympic fever

June 20th, 2014 9:41 pm by Tony Casey

Area children were given Olympic fever during the third annual Olympic Days on Friday.

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Dept. of Health disciplines 9 local doctors, nurses

Dept. of Health disciplines 9 local doctors, nurses

June 20th, 2014 9:14 pm by Becky Campbell

Three area pharmacists and six nurses were among dozens of licensed medical professionals disciplined in May by the Tennessee Department of Health.

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Police: Woman brought 12-year-old to fight 10-year-old

Police: Woman brought 12-year-old to fight 10-year-old

June 20th, 2014 3:28 pm by Chattanooga Times Free Press

Before gunshots rang out, 30-year-old Amelia Leaster reportedly took a 12-year-old girl to fight a 10-year-old girl in the 2100 block of Kirby Avenue on May 29.

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KPD, Secret Service seek public aid in tracking suspected counterfeiter

KPD, Secret Service seek public aid in tracking suspected counterfeiter

June 20th, 2014 1:46 pm by Staff Report

Kingsport police and the U.S. Secret Service are asking for the public's help in locating a man they suspect was involved in counterfeiting U.S. currency.

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