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New drugs may make progress in fight against lung, ovarian cancers

New drugs may make progress in fight against lung, ovarian cancers

May 31st, 2014 7:11 pm by MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical Writer

CHICAGO — New drugs are making a dent against some hard-to-treat cancers, but some results raise fresh questions about whether the benefit is worth the cost.

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Community Education
Volunteer High Environmental Club reaches 77-ton recycling mark in fourth year

Volunteer High Environmental Club reaches 77-ton recycling mark in fourth year

May 31st, 2014 6:24 pm by Jeff Bobo

CHURCH HILL — Volunteer High School students are trying to set an example for the rest of the state on how to reduce the carbon footprint for a large campus.

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Ketron Elementary set to offer no-charge lunches to all students

Ketron Elementary set to offer no-charge lunches to all students

May 31st, 2014 6:03 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — Sullivan County's Ketron Elementary School is set to offer universal no-charge lunches to all of its more than 700 students, with no applications required.

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Hawkins County Sheriff's Office receives military surplus armored personnel carrier

Hawkins County Sheriff's Office receives military surplus armored personnel carrier

May 31st, 2014 5:51 pm by Jeff Bobo

The Hawkins County Sheriff's Office has acquired a military surplus "MRAP" armored personnel carrier that was used to protect U.S. soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan from improvised explosive device attacks and ambushes.

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Local News Business & Technology
Foreclosures at their lowest level in Tennessee since mid-2007

Foreclosures at their lowest level in Tennessee since mid-2007

May 31st, 2014 5:38 pm by Hank Hayes

A telling economic statistic has arrived in Tennessee to close the door on the 2008 financial crisis and latest recession.

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Mickelson says he's cooperating in trading probe

Mickelson says he's cooperating in trading probe

May 31st, 2014 2:01 pm by DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer

Hall of Fame golfer Phil Mickelson said he is cooperating in an insider trading investigation involving him, an activist investor and a Las Vegas gambler. The five-time major champion maintains he has done nothing wrong.

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Local News Business & Technology Local Entertainment
Behind the cage: Local wrestling promoter has gone from survival to success

Behind the cage: Local wrestling promoter has gone from survival to success

May 31st, 2014 2:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

Tony Givens is the promoter of NWA Smoky Mountain, an independent wrestling organization sanctioned by the National Wrestling Alliance. Even at 31, he's a 16-year veteran of the wrestling game, and continues to soak up on-the-job training.

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Regional & National Business & Technology
Americans and their cars: A love affair on fumes?

Americans and their cars: A love affair on fumes?

May 31st, 2014 1:40 pm by ADAM GELLER, AP National Writer

Six decades after the U.S. car culture kicked off, changing habits and attitudes suggest America's romance with the road may be fading.

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Taliban frees U.S. soldier held captive since 2009

Taliban frees U.S. soldier held captive since 2009

May 31st, 2014 1:20 pm by JULIE PACE and LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press Writers

The only American solider held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed from Taliban captivity in exchange for the release of five Afghan detainees from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Obama administration officials said Saturday.

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News Crime Local News
Alleged day care abuse, a drive-thru beating and more this week in crime

Alleged day care abuse, a drive-thru beating and more this week in crime

May 31st, 2014 10:00 am by Staff Report

The most viewed crime stories written by the Times-News staff, for the week of May 23 through May 30.

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