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UN committee blasts Vatican on sex abuse, abortion

UN committee blasts Vatican on sex abuse, abortion

February 5th, 2014 12:43 pm by NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press

The Vatican "systematically" adopted policies that allowed priests to rape and molest tens of thousands of children over decades, a U.N. human rights committee said Wednesday, urging the Holy See to open its files on pedophiles and bishops who concealed t

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ETSU to test emergency notification systems Thursday

ETSU to test emergency notification systems Thursday

February 5th, 2014 12:08 pm by Contributed — ETSU

ETSU’s outdoor siren will sound at 9:35 a.m.

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Obama praises CVS for pulling tobacco from shelves; chain to lose $2B in revenue

Obama praises CVS for pulling tobacco from shelves; chain to lose $2B in revenue

February 5th, 2014 7:34 am by Associated Press

CVS Caremark, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain, said Wednesday that it will phase out cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco by Oct. 1, a move that will cost it about $2 billion in annual revenue.

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N. Roan IGA store to close at the end of the month

N. Roan IGA store to close at the end of the month

February 4th, 2014 9:36 pm by Becky Campbell

Customers shopping Tuesday at IGA — the last central city grocer in town — were shocked and disappointed to learn the store will close by month’s end, although company officials did not return calls requesting confirmation on the issue.

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Lower state revenues hit ETSU fine arts, stadium funding this year

Lower state revenues hit ETSU fine arts, stadium funding this year

February 4th, 2014 9:32 pm by Nathan Baker

Gov. Bill Haslam said Tuesday that an expected decline in state revenues will mean East Tennessee State University’s fine and performing arts center and football stadium projects will not be funded this year.

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Neighboring schools help Elizabethton as vandalized buses get repaired

Neighboring schools help Elizabethton as vandalized buses get repaired

February 4th, 2014 9:25 pm by John Thompson

While the Elizabethton City School System had the misfortune of suffering vandalism to nine of its 13 buses on Monday morning, the school system had the good fortune of being surrounded by school systems who were generous and willing to help.

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Governor Haslam discusses budget challenges

Governor Haslam discusses budget challenges

February 4th, 2014 9:18 pm by Gary B. Gray

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s proposed $32.6 billion 2015 fiscal budget is balanced, but general fund collections are projected to come in below the current year by $126 million at a time when every dollar counts in his push for education and health care r

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Haslam calls his free community college initiative a Tennessee game-changer

Haslam calls his free community college initiative a Tennessee game-changer

February 4th, 2014 9:14 pm by Nathan Baker

Gov. Bill Haslam said his new education initiative to provide two free years of tuition and fees to graduating seniors at Tennessee’s community colleges and technical schools would be “a game-changer for the state.”

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FDA launching anti-smoking campaign aimed at youth

FDA launching anti-smoking campaign aimed at youth

February 4th, 2014 1:41 pm by MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, AP Tobacco Writer

The federal agency said Tuesday it is launching a $115 million multimedia education campaign called "The Real Cost" that's aimed at stopping teenagers from smoking and encouraging them to quit.

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Can Charter get 'future proof' against Internet TV?

Can Charter get 'future proof' against Internet TV?

February 4th, 2014 1:30 pm by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer

Charter Communications Inc.'s $38 billion bid to take over the much-larger Time Warner Cable Inc. is an attempt to future-proof its business by getting its foot in the door of millions more homes wired for Internet service.

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