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Corker touts legislation to 'end modern slavery'

Corker touts legislation to 'end modern slavery'

February 24th, 2015 11:08 am by Hank Hayes

The Tennessee Republican, who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said his bill aims to help free more than 27 million people trapped in a multibillion dollar global modern slave trade industry.

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Live blog for winter weather updates

Live blog for winter weather updates

February 24th, 2015 9:26 am by Staff report

This live blog will be updated periodically throughout the day bringing you videos and all the latest news as another winter storm looks to paralyze the region

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GOP struggles for way out as Homeland shutdown looms

GOP struggles for way out as Homeland shutdown looms

February 24th, 2015 9:21 am by ERICA WERNER, Associated Press

With the agency's budget set to expire Friday at midnight without action by Congress, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Monday he would remove language overturning President Barack Obama's contested immigration measures from the department'

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De-annexation: an idea whose time has not come

De-annexation: an idea whose time has not come

February 24th, 2015 8:54 am by Editorial Board

Opponents of residential annexation have carried the day, ending the annexation wars that go back to the late 1980s in Sullivan County when cities and the county were in a free-for-all battle. But forcing or allowing de-annexation would create hardships

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Mmm, mmm, not so good: Burglary suspect caught after stopping for soup

Mmm, mmm, not so good: Burglary suspect caught after stopping for soup

February 24th, 2015 8:07 am by Jeff Bobo

BULLS GAP - A Hawkins County man was allegedly caught red-handed in the middle of a house burglary Friday morning when he paused to eat a can of hot soup after filling a bag with stolen items.

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Alaska becomes 3rd state with legal marijuana

Alaska becomes 3rd state with legal marijuana

February 24th, 2015 7:16 am by MOLLY DISCHNER, Associated Press

Smoking, growing and possessing marijuana becomes legal in America's wildest state Tuesday, thanks to a voter initiative aimed at clearing away 40 years of conflicting laws and court rulings.

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Update: KPD encourages motorists to heed conditions

Update: KPD encourages motorists to heed conditions

February 24th, 2015 5:32 am by Rain Smith

Following significantly larger snowfalls than expected early Tuesday morning, the Kingsport Police Department has "strongly encouraged" motorists to stay home until roadways improve.

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No. 2 Gamecocks hand No. 6 Lady Vols first SEC loss

No. 2 Gamecocks hand No. 6 Lady Vols first SEC loss

February 24th, 2015 12:20 am by PETE IACOBELLI, AP Sports Writer

Aleighsa Welch had a season-high 19 points and 14 rebounds, Tiffany Mitchell hit two foul shots with 17 seconds left and South Carolina remained perfect in Southeastern Conference play with a 71-66 win on Monday night.

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KATS eyes new, larger downtown facility

KATS eyes new, larger downtown facility

February 23rd, 2015 9:30 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT - The estimated cost of the project is $8 million with 80 percent coming from the federal government, 10 percent from the state and 10 percent from Kingsport.

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Mom credits new smoke detector for saving lives of family and dogs

Mom credits new smoke detector for saving lives of family and dogs

February 23rd, 2015 9:01 pm by Jeff Bobo

CHURCH HILL - Were it not for a new talking smoke detector, Tina Ware would have gotten straight into the shower Monday morning - unaware that her house was on fire and would become a deadly inferno within minutes.

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