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As organic goes mainstream, consumers can expect price breaks

As organic goes mainstream, consumers can expect price breaks

May 19th, 2014 8:37 am by By John Ewoldt, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (MCT)

As mainstream grocers and food companies push more aggressively into organics, consumers may soon get what they want — organic products at or near the price of conventional products.

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Putin orders Russian troops to pull back from Ukraine border

Putin orders Russian troops to pull back from Ukraine border

May 19th, 2014 8:32 am by By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday ordered Kremlin troops to pull back from the border with Ukraine after weeks of military exercises that the Kiev government and Western allies accused of heightening tensions.

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Company videoing reading intervention program in Sullivan County schools

Company videoing reading intervention program in Sullivan County schools

May 19th, 2014 8:25 am by Rick Wagner

A little "lights, camera, action" came to four Sullivan County schools this past week. And the stars of the show were students, instructional assistants and teachers chosen to showcase a reading intervention program.

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Johnson City Fire Department: Weekend fire claims man's life

Johnson City Fire Department: Weekend fire claims man's life

May 18th, 2014 11:33 pm by NET News Service

Although firefighters said a weekend apartment fire in Johnson City was contained "quickly," it lasted long enough to claim the life of a man who was found inside.

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Experts expect Memorial Day travel up, but gas prices down

Experts expect Memorial Day travel up, but gas prices down

May 18th, 2014 11:13 pm by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

More Americans will go out of town this Memorial Day weekend, making for busy roadways and airports, but not necessarily higher gas prices.

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DePollo stepping down  after 17 years at helm of St. Dominic Catholic School

DePollo stepping down after 17 years at helm of St. Dominic Catholic School

May 18th, 2014 11:00 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — St. Dominic Catholic School will have a new face in the principal's office when school convenes for the fall term.

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AT&T agrees to buy DirecTV in $48.5B deal

AT&T agrees to buy DirecTV in $48.5B deal

May 18th, 2014 8:53 pm by Associated Press

While AT&T and DirecTV are doing better than cable companies at attracting TV subscribers, DirecTV's growth in the U.S. has stalled while AT&T is growing the fastest of any TV provider.

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Surgoinsville sewer work set to begin around June 1

Surgoinsville sewer work set to begin around June 1

May 18th, 2014 8:44 pm by Jeff Bobo

The project entails running a sewer trunk line from the Surgoinsville Middle and Elementary schools to the Phipps Bend Industrial Park, where it will connect to the Church Hill sewage system for treatment.

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Tea party losing races but tugging GOP rightward

Tea party losing races but tugging GOP rightward

May 18th, 2014 7:48 pm by Associated Press

Tuesday's high-profile primary elections may extend a streak of sorts for tea party Republicans: losing individual races but winning the larger ideological war by tugging the GOP rightward.

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Carpenter wins second straight Indy 500 pole

Carpenter wins second straight Indy 500 pole

May 18th, 2014 5:45 pm by DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writer

Local driver Ed Carpenter has made himself at home on the Indianapolis 500 pole. Carpenter bumped James Hinchcliffe from the top spot, posting a four-lap average of 231.067 mph to win the 500 pole for the second straight year.

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