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Johnson City firefighters rescue woman from Christmas Day blaze

Johnson City firefighters rescue woman from Christmas Day blaze

December 25th, 2013 6:30 pm by NET News Service

JOHNSON CITY — Firefighters were called to 2312 Rambling Road about 7:30 a.m., finding smoke billowing from the residence and learning that the woman was trapped in the house, Lt. Jerome Palmer said in a news release.

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Religion news in brief:  Astronaut marks '68 broadcast to Earth, Huckabee voices support for Robertson, and more

Religion news in brief: Astronaut marks '68 broadcast to Earth, Huckabee voices support for Robertson, and more

December 25th, 2013 6:22 pm by Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Retired Captain James Lovell Jr. re-enacted the Apollo 8’s live Christmas Eve broadcast from 1968. During that broadcast, astronauts read the first ten verses of the book of Genesis. Millions tuned in during the original broadcast.

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Entertainment
Movie review: ‘Grudge Match’ is no knockout

Movie review: ‘Grudge Match’ is no knockout

December 25th, 2013 6:14 pm by ANDREW BARKER, Associated Press

Essentially recasting “Grumpy Old Men” with the specters of Rocky Balboa and Jake LaMotta, the result is sporadically amusing. Yet it’s all so overcooked that it defeats its own purpose.

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Regional & National Business & Technology
First-class stamps to cost 49 cents as of Jan. 26

First-class stamps to cost 49 cents as of Jan. 26

December 25th, 2013 5:15 pm by Staff Report

WASHINGTON (AP) — Regulators on Tuesday approved a temporary price hike of 3 cents for a first-class stamp in an effort to help the Postal Service recover from severe mail decreases brought on by the 2008 economic downturn.

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Pope’s Christmas wish: hope for a better world

Pope’s Christmas wish: hope for a better world

December 25th, 2013 5:10 pm by Associated Press

VATICAN CITY (AP) — In his first Christmas message since being elected pontiff in March, he asked for all to share in the song of Christmas angels, “for every man or woman ... who hopes for a better world, who cares for others,” humbly.

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Community Photos Sunday Stories

Community Scrapbook: Santa's Elf

December 25th, 2013 1:00 pm by Sunday Scrapbook

Dr. Judith Fischer, a Rotarian at Rotary Club of Kingsport, does a turn as Santa's Elf while reading to local children in this community gallery submitted by Edna Potts.

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Computerizing people may be next step in tech

Computerizing people may be next step in tech

December 25th, 2013 1:00 pm by By Steve Johnson, San Jose Mercury News (MCT)

Outfitting people with electronic devices that can be swallowed, implanted in their bodies or attached to their skin via “smart tattoos” could revolutionize health care and change the way people interact with devices and one another.

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Judge sentences man to write ‘boys do not hit girls’ 5,000 times

Judge sentences man to write ‘boys do not hit girls’ 5,000 times

December 25th, 2013 10:30 am by By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

The Montana judge who sparked ire by sentencing a former teacher to 30 days in jail for the rape of a 14-year-old girl has ordered a man convicted of punching his girlfriend to write “Boys do not hit girls,” 5,000 times.

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NSA leaker: ‘Mission’s already accomplished’

NSA leaker: ‘Mission’s already accomplished’

December 25th, 2013 1:38 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON — After six months when he was rarely heard from except through the documents he leaked, Edward Snowden says his "mission’s already accomplished" after leaking NSA secrets.

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Sports
Florida hires Duke's Roper as new offensive coordinator

Florida hires Duke's Roper as new offensive coordinator

December 25th, 2013 12:46 am by MARK LONG, AP Sports Writer

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Kurt Roper's lengthy interview at Florida must have been impressive. Roper has agreed to leave Duke to become the offensive coordinator for the Gators, according to a person familiar with the situation.

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