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New high court look at gay marriage? Now legal in 36 states

New high court look at gay marriage? Now legal in 36 states

January 8th, 2015 5:03 pm by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

The Supreme Court has quietly engineered a dramatic increase in the number of states that allow gay and lesbian couples to wed. That increase also has raised the chances the justices soon will settle the legal debate.

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GOP Congress moves veto-bait bills on health care, pipeline

GOP Congress moves veto-bait bills on health care, pipeline

January 8th, 2015 3:27 pm by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press

In command and ready for a fight, a defiant Republican-led Congress ignored two White House veto threats and advanced bills Thursday curbing President Barack Obama's cherished health care overhaul and forcing construction on a proposed oil pipeline.

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Holiday efforts produce resounding thanks

January 8th, 2015 2:30 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

In Johnson City, Christmas shoppers dropped $156,523 in coins and bills in the Salvation Army's red kettles and volunteers spent 822 hours ringing the bells for what is by far the army's largest fundraiser of the year.

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Senate panel approves Keystone bill despite veto threat

Senate panel approves Keystone bill despite veto threat

January 8th, 2015 1:08 pm by DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press

A bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared a key Senate committee Thursday, setting up a fight next week pitting newly empowered Republicans against President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats.

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Governor calls for special Medicaid expansion session

Governor calls for special Medicaid expansion session

January 8th, 2015 1:04 pm by Holly Fletcher and Tom Wilemon, The Tennessean

Gov. Bill Haslam is calling a special session of the legislature to hear a joint resolution on Insure Tennessee, a two-year pilot that would provide health coverage to more than 200,000 Tennesseans without direct access to coverage.

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Subzero plunge into muddy Sullivan Co. pond prompts rescue

Subzero plunge into muddy Sullivan Co. pond prompts rescue

January 8th, 2015 1:03 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

The air temperature at the time was 8 degrees at Tri-Cities Regional Airport.

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Two Tennessee towns losing nearly 2,000 jobs

Two Tennessee towns losing nearly 2,000 jobs

January 8th, 2015 12:17 pm by Associated Press

Two Tennessee towns will lose nearly 2,000 jobs over the next three years as Goodman Manufacturing moves the positions to a new plant being built in Texas.

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Cold Play

January 8th, 2015 11:31 am by Gary B. Gray

Suede Mays dares the frigid temperatures Thursday by doing a little strumming on West Main Street.

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Elizabethton firefighters put out Hughes Street fire

Elizabethton firefighters put out Hughes Street fire

January 8th, 2015 10:01 am by Staff Report

Firefighters contained an Elizabethton home fire to a utility room Thursday morning, sparing the rest of the structure from catastrophic damage.

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Dad accused of throwing 5-year-old off 60-foot-high bridge in Florida

Dad accused of throwing 5-year-old off 60-foot-high bridge in Florida

January 8th, 2015 9:36 am by TAMARA LUSH, Associated Press

Her body was recovered in the bay about a mile from the bridge and hour and a half later.

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