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New arrest linked to gun used after Boston attacks

New arrest linked to gun used after Boston attacks

July 22nd, 2014 9:47 pm by DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press

A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is believed to have provided the handgun used to kill a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer during the manhunt, people with knowledge of the investigation said Tuesday.

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US: Russia 'created the conditions' for shoot-down

US: Russia 'created the conditions' for shoot-down

July 22nd, 2014 9:43 pm by KEN DILANIAN, AP Intelligence Writer

Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for "creating the conditions" that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of direct Russian government involvement.

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Report finds slight improvement in well-being of Tennessee children

Report finds slight improvement in well-being of Tennessee children

July 22nd, 2014 6:05 pm by Nick Shepherd, NET News Service

The annual Kids Count report measures the status of children's economic well-being, education, health and family and community.

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Possible listeria contamination prompts nationwide fruit recall

Possible listeria contamination prompts nationwide fruit recall

July 22nd, 2014 1:40 pm by AP

The fruit was packed and shipped from June 1 through July 12 to retailers including Costco, Kroger and Trader Joe's.

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Burglarly suspects caught on camera

Burglarly suspects caught on camera

July 22nd, 2014 1:00 pm by NET News Service

Police are seeking help identify the suspects and drawing special attention to the man's full sleeve tattoos on both arms, possibly extending across his back.

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Marine, who knew missing pregnant woman from East Tennessee, arrested

Marine, who knew missing pregnant woman from East Tennessee, arrested

July 22nd, 2014 11:09 am by Associated Press

Authorities wouldn't say whether the cases of Christopher Brandon Lee, 24, and Erin Corwin, 20, are connected.

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Federal appeals court deals blow to Obamacare insurance exchanges

Federal appeals court deals blow to Obamacare insurance exchanges

July 22nd, 2014 10:55 am by Associated Press

If upheld, the decision could mean premium increases for more than half of the 8 million Americans who purchased taxpayer-subsidized insurance under the law.

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213 coal jobs lost: Mining company shutting down operations in SW Virginia, Eastern Kentucky

213 coal jobs lost: Mining company shutting down operations in SW Virginia, Eastern Kentucky

July 22nd, 2014 9:18 am by Stephen Igo, NET News Service

More coal mine closures continue to plague Southwest Virginia's economy.

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Piney Flats man sentenced in counterfeit postage scheme

Piney Flats man sentenced in counterfeit postage scheme

July 21st, 2014 9:13 pm by Matthew Lane, NET News Service

A 34-year-old Piney Flats man has been sentenced to 14 months in federal prison for using more than $200,000 in counterfeit postage with his online vinyl decal business.

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Perry sending National Guard troops to border

Perry sending National Guard troops to border

July 21st, 2014 8:35 pm by CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN and WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press

Gov. Rick Perry is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border over the next month to combat what he said Monday were criminals exploiting a surge of children pouring into the U.S. illegally.

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