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Without fanfare, Obama advances transgender rights

Without fanfare, Obama advances transgender rights

June 21st, 2014 10:50 am by LISA LEFF, Associated Press

The Office of Personnel Management announced that government-contracted health insurers could start covering the cost of gender reassignment surgeries for federal employees, retirees and their survivors, ending a 40-year prohibition.

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Photos: 'World's Ugliest Dog' competition

Photos: 'World's Ugliest Dog' competition

June 21st, 2014 10:30 am by Associated Press

It's that time of year again when dogs with unusually large heads, hairless bodies and other oddities compete to be the World's Ugliest Dog. This year's winner? A 2-year-old mutt named Peanut.

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Taking wing: D-B grad wins state competition with duck drawing

Taking wing: D-B grad wins state competition with duck drawing

June 21st, 2014 10:12 am by Rick Wagner

Things are just ducky — a female mallard to be exact — for recent Dobyns-Bennett High School graduate Jordan Epps. His artwork is now on display at a Bass Pro Shop in Nashville.

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Judge denies  request to reduce sentence of man who sparked chase that injured trooper

Judge denies request to reduce sentence of man who sparked chase that injured trooper

June 21st, 2014 3:35 am by Wes Bunch

Jason T. Byrns, 33, of Kingsport, appeared in court after filing a motion to have his 60-year prison sentence reduced on the grounds the punishment was too harsh.

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First win eludes K-Mets for second night

First win eludes K-Mets for second night

June 21st, 2014 12:52 am by George Thwaites

Unlike Thursday's season opener, Friday's 7-2 loss to the Danville Braves at Hunter Wright Stadium was realistically, if only momentarily, within Kingsport's reach.

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Hawkins gunman gets three years in ambush

Hawkins gunman gets three years in ambush

June 20th, 2014 10:59 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County man accused of ambushing a rival suitor with gunfire last year pleaded guilty to weapons charges Friday in criminal court, and then had his request for alternative sentencing sternly rejected.

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Groups say billionaire's Tenn. mines pollute water

Groups say billionaire's Tenn. mines pollute water

June 20th, 2014 10:50 pm by DYLAN LOVAN, Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two environmental groups say a West Virginia billionaire's Tennessee coal mines are violating federal law by not monitoring water pollution.

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VA: 65 percent of senior executives got bonuses

VA: 65 percent of senior executives got bonuses

June 20th, 2014 10:45 pm by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

About 65 percent of senior executives at the Veterans Affairs Department got performance bonuses last year despite widespread treatment delays and preventable deaths at VA hospitals and clinics.

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Photo Gallery: Kingsport Mets Play Despite the Rain.

June 20th, 2014 10:18 pm by Staff Report

Rainy weather didn't dampen the fans spirits. Some younger fans took the opportunity to build their autograph collection. Photos by Ned Jilton II

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Hope still alive for hospital in Lee County

Hope still alive for hospital in Lee County

June 20th, 2014 10:00 pm by Hank Hayes

The Lee County Hospital Authority announced Friday ongoing discussions are being held with Wellmont Health System regarding the potential re-opening of the former Lee Regional Medical Center under the Authority's management

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