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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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Counterfeit bills not detectable with pens circulating in area

Counterfeit bills not detectable with pens circulating in area

July 21st, 2014 4:00 pm by By Rain Smith, NET News Service

Kingsport police say a dozen incidents have been reported in the last week and approximately 30 since the beginning of June.

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Obama urges immediate access to Ukraine crash site

Obama urges immediate access to Ukraine crash site

July 21st, 2014 11:55 am by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

President Barack Obama sternly called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to compel Kremlin-backed separatists to stop hampering the probe at the Ukraine site of a downed passenger jet and allow international investigators unfettered access.

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Obama gives protection to gay, transgender workers

Obama gives protection to gay, transgender workers

July 21st, 2014 11:23 am by NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press

"America's federal contracts should not subsidize discrimination against the American people" - President Barack Obama.

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'Super showing' at Nashville's first LGBT wedding expo

'Super showing' at Nashville's first LGBT wedding expo

July 20th, 2014 8:33 pm by Jamie Page, The Tennessean

Gay and lesbian couples planning wedding ceremonies in Tennessee often spend countless hours tracking down gay-friendly wedding vendors before even considering the details of their big day.

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$530 million spent at Tenn. national parks in 2013

$530 million spent at Tenn. national parks in 2013

July 20th, 2014 8:30 pm by Associated Press

A report shows more than 8 million people visited Tennessee's national parks last year, spending $530 million in the process.

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