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President Barack Obama to visit Middle Tennessee Wednesday

President Barack Obama to visit Middle Tennessee Wednesday

June 28th, 2015 5:37 pm by Joey Garrison, The Tennessean

President Barack Obama is set to speak about the Affordable Care Act in the Nashville area on Wednesday, making what will be his third swing through Middle Tennessee in the past year and a half.

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Time to change the subject in America's health care debate?

Time to change the subject in America's health care debate?

June 28th, 2015 5:33 pm by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press

The country finally has an opportunity to change the subject on health care, after the Supreme Court again upheld President Barack Obama's law.

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Conservative churches confront new reality on gay marriage

Conservative churches confront new reality on gay marriage

June 28th, 2015 5:23 pm by RACHEL ZOLL, AP Religion Writer

At First Baptist Dallas, where the pulpit was adorned Sunday with red, white and blue bunting to honor the Fourth of July, the pastor called the Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling "an affront in the face of Almighty God."

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Power Board to look for higher authority

Power Board to look for higher authority

June 27th, 2015 10:26 pm by Nathan Baker

As the Johnson City Power Board grows into the Technology Age, its board of directors will consider whether moving out from under the governmental structure of its municipal owner can help the utility provide the modern services expected by Northeast Tenn

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Supreme Court ruling means all Melanie Gregory's weddings will be official

Supreme Court ruling means all Melanie Gregory's weddings will be official

June 27th, 2015 10:24 pm by Tony Casey

Roan Mountain's Melanie Gregory estimates the number of weddings she's officiated exceeds 300.

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Off the leash: New animal shelter debuted to public

Off the leash: New animal shelter debuted to public - VIDEO

June 27th, 2015 10:22 pm by Jessica Fuller

After years of working in what felt like a cracker box, the Washington County/Johnson City Animal Shelter staff and animal control board officially unsnapped the collar of the new facility Saturday evening.

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Sycamore Shoals' living history celebrates early Independence Day

Sycamore Shoals' living history celebrates early Independence Day

June 27th, 2015 10:17 pm by Jessica Fuller

While fireworks will rock the nation next weekend, gunshots from historic muskets rang through the walls of Fort Watauga on Saturday as a reminder of why Americans celebrate Independence Day.

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Mountain Home VA plans parking garage to satisfy growing need

Mountain Home VA plans parking garage to satisfy growing need

June 27th, 2015 10:14 pm by Dylan Chesser

Parking problems on the Mountain Home Veterans Affairs campus could be a thing of the past after a new parking garage's expected spring 2017 opening.

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Black bear crashes college party, gets collared

Black bear crashes college party, gets collared

June 27th, 2015 9:55 pm by Associated Press

A college party got a little wild when a black bear showed up.

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Judge in theater shooting possesses cool head, strong will

Judge in theater shooting possesses cool head, strong will

June 27th, 2015 2:42 pm by SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press

Should prosecutors be allowed to show a paralyzed mother a photo of her slain 6-year-old daughter while she testified in the Colorado theater shooting trial? Or would the image make her break down in tears and unfairly bias jurors against the gunman, Jame

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