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What can the U.S. do about gun violence in schools?

What can the U.S. do about gun violence in schools?

June 11th, 2014 8:38 am by Associated Press

Tuesday's fatal teen shooting at an Oregon school followed a string of mass shootings that have disturbed the nation, including one on Sunday in Nevada that left two Las Vegas police officers and a civilian dead.

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House Majority Leader Cantor defeated in primary

House Majority Leader Cantor defeated in primary

June 10th, 2014 9:57 pm by ALAN SUDERMAN, Associated Press

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost in his Republican primary election Tuesday to a little-known economics professor, a stunning upset for the GOP's No. 2 in the House and a major victory for the tea party.

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Update: App. Fair organizers hoping for more than 200K people

Update: App. Fair organizers hoping for more than 200K people - VIDEO

June 10th, 2014 9:40 pm by Tony Casey

Monster trucks, tractor pulls, contemporary Christian and country tunes, corn hole and more -- get ready for the 2014 Appalachian Fair.

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Tenn. drops investigation into liquor giant Diageo

Tenn. drops investigation into liquor giant Diageo

June 10th, 2014 9:32 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Alcohol regulators on Tuesday abruptly ended an investigation into whether global liquor giant Diageo PLC violated state laws by storing whiskey made in Tennessee in neighboring Kentucky.

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Judge strikes down California teacher tenure

Judge strikes down California teacher tenure

June 10th, 2014 9:30 pm by LINDA DEUTSCH, AP Special Correspondent

A judge struck down tenure and other job protections for California's public school teachers as unconstitutional Tuesday, saying such laws harm students - especially poor and minority ones - by saddling them with bad teachers who are almost impossible to

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TBI investigating Johnson Co. employees

TBI investigating Johnson Co. employees

June 10th, 2014 9:26 pm by John Thompson

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has been called in to investigate allegations of Johnson County employees and equipment being used on private property, according to Josh DeVine, the investigative agency's public information officer.

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Board OKs subdivision of shelter land for fire station

Board OKs subdivision of shelter land for fire station

June 10th, 2014 9:13 pm by Max Hrenda

Citing a desire to construct a 10th fire station in Johnson City, City Manager Pete Peterson asked the Washington County/Johnson City Animal Control Board for a favor.

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Man accused in Johnson Inn shooting claims self defense

Man accused in Johnson Inn shooting claims self defense

June 10th, 2014 8:56 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

An attorney for an 18-year-old Johnson City man charged with the second-degree murder of a man who was fatally shot outside a West Market Street hotel on May 15 argued that evidence presented in a preliminary hearing on Tuesday clearly shows it was a case

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BPD asks for public's help in locating suspected burglars

BPD asks for public's help in locating suspected burglars

June 10th, 2014 6:02 pm by Staff Report

Bristol, Tennessee police are asking for the public's help in locating the person or people who may have been working with a man accused of burglarizing a Bristol residence.

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Cause unknown in fire that shut down Erwin mental health center

Cause unknown in fire that shut down Erwin mental health center

June 10th, 2014 3:48 pm by Brad Hicks

Erwin Fire Chief James Bailey said it appeared the fire had started in the building's attic area, and smoke had traveled down.

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