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Tenn. AG asks high court to let same-sex marriage ruling stand

Tenn. AG asks high court to let same-sex marriage ruling stand

December 16th, 2014 2:24 pm by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

The Tennessee attorney general is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to let a ruling stand that upheld the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

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Computer outage at MSHA leaves staff off network

Computer outage at MSHA leaves staff off network

December 16th, 2014 1:47 pm by Nathan Baker

Medical personnel at all Mountain States Health Alliance facilities are relying on alternative methods, including pen and paper in some cases, to conduct business after an unplanned outage took computer systems offline.

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Oak Ridge nuclear weapons plant evacuated after spill

Oak Ridge nuclear weapons plant evacuated after spill

December 16th, 2014 12:42 pm by Frank Munger, Knoxville News Sentinel

Federal spokesman Steven Wyatt confirmed that a chemical spill occurred Tuesday inside a building at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant.

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Update: Taliban assault on Pakistan school leaves 141 dead

Update: Taliban assault on Pakistan school leaves 141 dead

December 16th, 2014 11:35 am by RIAZ KHAN, Associated Press

The overwhelming majority of the victims were students at the school, which has children and teenagers in grades 1-10.

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Update: Family says missing woman with Johnson City ties found safe

Update: Family says missing woman with Johnson City ties found safe

December 16th, 2014 10:35 am by Staff Report

Erin Mabe, 42, left her parents' home in Berryville, Va., of her own accord and had not been heard from in days.

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Gunman robs liquor store in SW Virginia

Gunman robs liquor store in SW Virginia

December 16th, 2014 10:23 am by NET News Service

The robber was last seen headed toward Kingsport.

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Could a third Bush be president?

Could a third Bush be president?

December 16th, 2014 10:11 am by GARY FINEOUT, Associated Press

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Tuesday took his most definitive step yet toward running for president, announcing plans to "actively explore" a campaign and form a new political operation allowing him to raise money for like-minded Republicans.

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Sister says family wants late brother's seat filled on Unicoi Co. school board

Sister says family wants late brother's seat filled on Unicoi Co. school board

December 16th, 2014 9:51 am by Brad Hicks

The Board of Education is set to consider the renewal of Director of Schools Denise Brown's contract on Jan. 8.

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Fight over marijuana more risky in states than DC

Fight over marijuana more risky in states than DC

December 16th, 2014 9:24 am by KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press

It's easy for Congress to meddle with the District of Columbia's decision to legalize recreational use of marijuana, but taking on the states is a different matter.

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