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Federal health care sign-ups pass 1 million mark

Federal health care sign-ups pass 1 million mark

December 30th, 2013 9:37 am by JOSH LEDERMAN and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press

The government's rehabilitated health insurance website has seen a December surge in customer sign-ups, pushing enrollment past the 1 million mark, the Obama administration says.

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Tenn. man charged with bilking VA for travel expenses

Tenn. man charged with bilking VA for travel expenses

December 30th, 2013 9:34 am by Associated Press

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs reimburses disabled veterans 41.5 cents per mile if they must travel to seek treatment. Investigators said 57-year-old Jimmy Dale Wilson collected $5,674.94 by claiming to make about 73 trips.

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Legal pot sales begin amid uncertainty in Colo.

Legal pot sales begin amid uncertainty in Colo.

December 30th, 2013 9:26 am by KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press

As Colorado prepares to be the first in the nation to allow recreational pot sales, opening Jan. 1, hopeful retailers are investing their fortunes into the legal recreational pot world.

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Packers, Eagles in; Ravens, Dolphins out of NFL playoffs

Packers, Eagles in; Ravens, Dolphins out of NFL playoffs

December 30th, 2013 12:02 am by BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer

The Eagles and Packers went on the road Sunday and headed home with playoff berths. Philadelphia completed a terrific turnaround under new coach Chip Kelly by beating Dallas 24-22 to win the NFC East.

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Nativity scene featuring Trayvon Martin instead of Jesus ignites passions

Nativity scene featuring Trayvon Martin instead of Jesus ignites passions

December 29th, 2013 10:17 pm by RICK ROJAS, Los Angeles Times

On the lawn of a Claremont church, just like at many churches at this time of year, cutouts of wise men on camelback head toward a makeshift stable, a meager wooden structure where Mary and Joseph have huddled inside.

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Sullivan and its cities  to wire into Tennessee’s emergency radio system

Sullivan and its cities to wire into Tennessee’s emergency radio system

December 29th, 2013 7:48 pm by Matthew Lane

Kingsport, Bristol and Sullivan County are planning to team up with the state of Tennessee on its statewide emergency radio system, a move one Sullivan County commissioner said would save the county and its cities more than $1 million.

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Manning adds another NFL record: most yards passing in a season

Manning adds another NFL record: most yards passing in a season

December 29th, 2013 6:53 pm by Associated Press

Peyton Manning broke the NFL record for most yards passing in a season on Sunday, also helping make the Denver Broncos the highest-scoring team in league history.

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World braces for retirement crisis

World braces for retirement crisis

December 29th, 2013 6:43 pm by DAVID MCHUGH, AP Business Writers

A global retirement crisis is bearing down on workers of all ages. Spawned years before the Great Recession and the 2008 financial meltdown, the crisis was significantly worsened by those twin traumas.

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Sullivan authorities  say four men facing kidnapping, other charges following botched drug deal

Sullivan authorities say four men facing kidnapping, other charges following botched drug deal

December 29th, 2013 6:20 pm by Wes Bunch

KINGSPORT — Sullivan County authorities said four men were arrested early Sunday after a botched drug deal resulted in another man being kidnapped at gunpoint and put in the trunk of their car.

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CDC finds flu activity picking up in Tennessee

CDC finds flu activity picking up in Tennessee

December 29th, 2013 5:41 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE — Flu activity in Tennessee is picking up, particularly among young and middle-age adults.

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