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Despite the grousing, voters rarely fire lawmakers

Despite the grousing, voters rarely fire lawmakers

June 29th, 2014 5:46 pm by CONNIE CASS, Associated Press

Congress is wildly unpopular. In fact, two-thirds of Americans want their own House member booted. So incumbents are sweating out this year's election, right? Nope. Mostly they're not.

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Border Patrol has lots of agents — in wrong places

Border Patrol has lots of agents — in wrong places

June 29th, 2014 5:35 pm by ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press

On an average day, hundreds of migrants are questioned on camera by agents in San Diego and other stations on the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Regional & National Education
Tennessee board to consider teacher evaluation proposals

Tennessee board to consider teacher evaluation proposals

June 29th, 2014 5:13 pm by Associated Press

Teachers who consistently score highly on annual state-mandated teacher evaluations may be able to bypass training requirements to advance or to renew licenses.

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Oasis of Kingsport opens doors to local women

Oasis of Kingsport opens doors to local women

June 29th, 2014 4:05 pm by Amanda J. Vicars

The Oasis of Kingsport, which just opened at 1009 East Sullivan Street in Downtown Kingsport on June 16, is a gathering place for all women and children (including boys 10 and under), offering services to promote self-sufficiency and empowerment.

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A man, a plan, a log, a chainsaw: bear sculptures

A man, a plan, a log, a chainsaw: bear sculptures

June 29th, 2014 4:00 pm by MICHAEL HILL, Associated Press

At his home just south of New York's Adirondack Mountains, Tyoe carves soaring eagles, grizzled mountain men and wolves from white pine. But he mostly carves bears, his specialty.

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Community Scrapbook: Young photographers showcase their love of Southwest Virginia

June 29th, 2014 3:45 pm by Debra McCown, Community Contributor

It's certainly a time of year when a lot of photos are taken. Not to be overlooked is this set of photos that reflects another perspective: how our young people see the world through the lens of a camera.

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News Business & Technology
Mars 'flying saucer' splashes down after NASA test

Mars 'flying saucer' splashes down after NASA test

June 29th, 2014 3:30 pm by CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press

NASA on Saturday tested new technology designed to bring spacecraft — and one day even astronauts — safely down to Mars. The $150 million experiment was the first of three involving the Low Density Supersonic Decelerator vehicle.

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Attempts to get sister jailed prompts woman's own arrest

Attempts to get sister jailed prompts woman's own arrest

June 29th, 2014 2:00 pm by Rain Smith

The suspect called 911 multiple times on her sister, claiming the woman has a no contact order with her own children, but is in their presence.

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Entertainment
'Designing Women' star Taylor dies at 67

'Designing Women' star Taylor dies at 67

June 29th, 2014 12:14 pm by FRAZIER MOORE, AP Television Writer

Meshach Taylor, who played a lovable ex-convict surrounded by boisterous Southern belles on the sitcom "Designing Women" and appeared in numerous other TV and film roles, died of cancer at age 67, his agent said Sunday.

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News Regional & National
Women face gender-specific challenges in fighting addiction and alcoholism

Women face gender-specific challenges in fighting addiction and alcoholism

June 29th, 2014 12:00 pm by By Howard Cohen, The Miami Herald (MCT)

The National Institute for Alcohol and Alcohol Abuse estimates that about 5.5 million women drink alcohol at levels that place their health at risk.

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