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US justified drone killings by citing al-Qaida law

US justified drone killings by citing al-Qaida law

June 23rd, 2014 2:32 pm by LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press

The Obama administration justified using drones to kill Americans suspected of terrorism overseas by citing the war against al-Qaida and by saying a surprise attack against an American in a foreign land would not violate the laws of war

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Tennessee listed as third-most dangerous state to live

Tennessee listed as third-most dangerous state to live

June 23rd, 2014 2:31 pm by MAX HRENDA, NET News Service

After Tennessee was listed as the country's third most-dangerous state — in a list that included Washington, D.C. — by a business-oriented social media company, questions surrounding the state's safety and the survey's veracity were thrust into public vie

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Sullivan funding requests, projections put budget $4 million up from last year

Sullivan funding requests, projections put budget $4 million up from last year

June 23rd, 2014 2:27 pm by J. H. Osborne

Members of the Sullivan County Commission's Budget Committee reached a consensus a few nights ago to update, in writing, all other county commissioners on where the county is with development of a budget for the fiscal year that begins next week.

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Man arrested with 333 rounds of ammunition two weeks after warning of the apocalypse

Man arrested with 333 rounds of ammunition two weeks after warning of the apocalypse

June 23rd, 2014 1:31 pm by Nick Shepherd

A Jonesborough man, arrested two weeks ago on illegal weapons charges after warning of the apocalypse, was found June 22 with 333 rounds of ammunition along with three loaded magazines and a handgun, according to a police report.

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Woman charged with attempted murder in Pleasant Grove shooting

Woman charged with attempted murder in Pleasant Grove shooting

June 23rd, 2014 9:37 am by Nick Shepherd

A wife shot her husband in the back as they were checking a trail camera and left him to die in the woods as she went on a planned visit to Pigeon Forge with the couple's two children, according to a press release.

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First lady Haslam encouraging summer reading

First lady Haslam encouraging summer reading

June 23rd, 2014 9:19 am by Associated Press

First lady Crissy Haslam is partnering with law enforcement across the state to encourage children to read during the summer.

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Kerry urges political reform in Iraq

Kerry urges political reform in Iraq

June 23rd, 2014 9:18 am by LARA JAKES, Associated Press; HAMZA HENDAWI, Associated Press

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday urged Iraq's top Shiite leaders to give more government power to political opponents before a Sunni insurgency seizes more control across the country and sweeps away hopes for lasting peace.

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Officials recommend building four ball fields

Officials recommend building four ball fields

June 23rd, 2014 9:15 am by Matthew Lane

City officials are recommending Kingsport's new ball field complex have four fields, rather than five, but have the contractor grade enough of the property to add a fifth field at a future date.

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Witness to the mission: Fundraiser for local church projects in South Sudan to feature former child soldier, government official

Witness to the mission: Fundraiser for local church projects in South Sudan to feature former child soldier, government official

June 23rd, 2014 9:13 am by Nick Shepherd

In 2009, Mandela first encountered the city of Kingsport, meeting with the vice mayor at the time to explain the political situation in South Sudan. From there, a relationship developed between Mandela and members of the Holston United Methodist Church.

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Quick start leads K-Mets past Bluefield

Quick start leads K-Mets past Bluefield

June 22nd, 2014 11:24 pm by Staff Report

Kingsport picked up its second straight Appalachian League win at Hunter Wright Stadium on Sunday by beating the Bluefield Blue Jays 5-2.

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