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Best of the blotter: Family Feuds

Best of the blotter: Family Feuds

December 26th, 2013 4:05 pm by Rain Smith

Through the end of the year we'll be reviewing some of the most unique, disturbing and bizarre blotter entries of 2013. Today's topic includes poisoned food, stolen sex toys and urination on a TV.

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Reversal on ACA cancellations gets mixed response

Reversal on ACA cancellations gets mixed response

December 26th, 2013 1:22 pm by EMERY P. DALESIO, Associated Press

A month after President Barack Obama announced people could keep insurance policies slated for cancellation under the federal health overhaul, the reversal has gotten a mixed response from insurers, state regulators and consumers.

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Bye bye, bile? Websites try to nix nasty comments

Bye bye, bile? Websites try to nix nasty comments

December 26th, 2013 1:20 pm by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer

Blame anonymity, blame politicians, blame human nature. But a growing number of websites are reining in the Wild West of online commentary.

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Education
Mississippi children learn with blues curriculum

Mississippi children learn with blues curriculum

December 26th, 2013 1:18 pm by EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press

In cotton country a couple miles east of the Mississippi River, just off a road known as the blues highway, fourth graders at Tunica Elementary School are exploring the Delta's homegrown music to learn about rhythm, rhyme and chord progression.

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10 things to see: A week of AP photos

December 26th, 2013 1:13 pm by Associated Press

This week's collection includes a gay couple embracing after being married in Utah, a NASA image of Saturn, and a couple in a South Korea tunnel that is illuminated for the upcoming Christmas and New Year's celebrations.

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NETWORKS announces new CEO

NETWORKS announces new CEO

December 26th, 2013 12:58 pm by Rick Wagner

A Middle Tennessee economic developer with experience in Tennessee and Kentucky will be the new regional economic development leader for Sullivan County.

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Sports
LeBron James wins AP Male Athlete of the Year award

LeBron James wins AP Male Athlete of the Year award

December 26th, 2013 12:22 pm by TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer

The only thing that keeps LeBron James up worrying at night is basketball, which simultaneously makes perfect sense and no sense.

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KPD: Purse snatcher nearly runs people over

KPD: Purse snatcher nearly runs people over

December 26th, 2013 12:05 pm by Rain Smith

KINGSPORT — According to a KPD report, a 78-year-old shopper was loading purchases into her vehicle at about 3:10 p.m. A pickup, later determined by police to be driven by Thomas L. Castle, 53, Horton Highway, Greeneveille, pulled into an adjacent spot.

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Retailers prepare for post-Christmas discounts, gift returns

Retailers prepare for post-Christmas discounts, gift returns

December 26th, 2013 8:54 am by By Tiffany Hsu and James Barragan, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

The post-Noel mall scene this year won’t just be marked by the annual stream of returns from dissatisfied gift recipients—there also will be earlier opening hours and deeper discounts from stores hoping to pad their revenue.

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May be Friday before power back in Maine, Mich.

May be Friday before power back in Maine, Mich.

December 26th, 2013 8:48 am by Associated Press

Some homes and businesses from Maine to Michigan and into Canada that have been without electricity since last weekend's ice may not get their power back for another day — or longer.

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