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Analysis: Veto gives Obama edge on immigration

Analysis: Veto gives Obama edge on immigration

November 22nd, 2014 8:09 pm by DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent

President Barack Obama has the upper hand in the fierce struggle over immigration now taking shape, with a veto pen ready to kill any Republican move to reverse his executive order, Democrats united behind him and GOP congressional leaders desperate to sq

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Sullivan deputies arrest Kingsport man on rape charge

Sullivan deputies arrest Kingsport man on rape charge

November 22nd, 2014 3:36 pm by Rick Wagner, NET News Service

A Kingsport area man was arrested Friday night for the alleged rape of a woman visiting his Colonial Heights residence, as well as for resisting arrest.

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Advocates continue fight against Tenn. voter ID law

Advocates continue fight against Tenn. voter ID law

November 22nd, 2014 1:47 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

A legendary Tennessee lawyer whose push for voting rights dated back to the civil rights movement died last summer, not long before a new federal report found evidence that he might have had a point about that state's voter identification law.

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Obama immigration plan good, not great for economy

Obama immigration plan good, not great for economy

November 22nd, 2014 9:51 am by JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer

President Barack Obama's expansive executive action on immigration is good for the U.S. economy - just not as good as partnering with Congress on broader reforms.

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Tractor Supply theft suspect flees police

Tractor Supply theft suspect flees police

November 21st, 2014 9:26 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

The man suspected of stealing a mini-bike and small engines from a Kingsport store has been arrested, netting additional charges for allegedly fleeing police through a crowded parking lot and nearly striking another motorist.

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More signs of Florida shooter's troubled life

More signs of Florida shooter's troubled life

November 21st, 2014 9:14 pm by BRENDAN FARRINGTON and JUAN CARLOS LLORCA, Associated Press

A man who shot three people at a Florida State University library complained to police and property managers in New Mexico that cameras were watching him in his apartment and that he heard voices talking about and laughing at him, according to police repo

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House GOP sues Obama administration on health law

House GOP sues Obama administration on health law

November 21st, 2014 8:46 pm by Alan Fram, Associated Press

House Republicans filed a federal lawsuit Friday accusing the Obama administration of exceeding its constitutional powers in carrying out President Barack Obama's prized health care law, giving legal voice to conservatives who have long protested that he

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Judge orders DNA samples in UT rape investigation

Judge orders DNA samples in UT rape investigation

November 21st, 2014 5:47 pm by By Matt Slovin and Anita Wadhwani

Knoxville police have obtained DNA samples from two University of Tennessee football players in connection with their investigation into the alleged rape and sexual assault of two 19-year-old women early Sunday morning.

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East Tennessee woman grabs pet before fleeing burning home

East Tennessee woman grabs pet before fleeing burning home

November 21st, 2014 2:09 pm by Knoxville News-Sentinel

They escaped through a basement door.

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Tennessee mom, who drove away van of kids as trooper fired shots, indicted again in chase

Tennessee mom, who drove away van of kids as trooper fired shots, indicted again in chase

November 21st, 2014 1:44 pm by Associated Press

Defense attorney Alan Maestas says the charges aren't justified but that he's willing to discuss a plea bargain.

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