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UN report: 21 million in forced labor worldwide

UN report: 21 million in forced labor worldwide

May 20th, 2014 12:55 pm by JOHN HEILPRIN, Associated Press

Forced labor produces illegal profits of $150 billion a year, the United Nations' labor agency said Tuesday as it appealed for global eradication of the abuse.

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Second Harvest kicks off mobile summer food program for children

Second Harvest kicks off mobile summer food program for children

May 20th, 2014 12:46 pm by Nick Shepherd

The Lunch Express involves four retired school buses, which have been repurposed as mobile canteens, to deliver food to children in remote areas in surrounding counties.

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Scrapbook Gallery: Week of May 11

May 20th, 2014 10:45 am by Sunday Scrapbook

Each week, our Scrapbook Gallery features a collection of photos submitted by various readers. The photos also appeared in the May 11 edition of Sunday Stories.

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Pilot Flying J president departs amidst investigation

Pilot Flying J president departs amidst investigation

May 20th, 2014 8:29 am by Associated Press

The president of a Knoxville, Tennessee-based company owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is out amid an ongoing federal investigation into a scheme to defraud customers.

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Growing evidence points to systemic troubles in VA health care system

Growing evidence points to systemic troubles in VA health care system

May 20th, 2014 8:22 am by By David Zucchino, Cindy Carcamo and Alan Zarembo, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

There are now clear signs that veterans' health centers across the U.S. are juggling appointments and sometimes manipulating wait lists to disguise long delays for primary and follow-up appointments, according to federal reports.

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Southwest Virginia coal company worker sentenced in plot  to defraud Eastman

Southwest Virginia coal company worker sentenced in plot to defraud Eastman

May 19th, 2014 11:32 pm by Matthew Lane

GREENEVILLE — A 48-year-old Wise, Va., man has been sentenced to one year in prison for lying to a federal grand jury in connection with a scheme of falsifying coal samples for Eastman Chemical Co.

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Woman threatens lawsuit over Bluff City auction

Woman threatens lawsuit over Bluff City auction

May 19th, 2014 11:25 pm by Nick Shepherd

Members of the Bluff City Board of Mayor and Aldermen discussed their options regarding the old city hall building at a work session on Monday night. None of those options involved approving the sale to Sherry Grubbs.

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Contestant  with Model City  roots advances to 'American Idol' finals

Contestant with Model City roots advances to 'American Idol' finals

May 19th, 2014 11:19 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — An Asheville, N.C., man with family roots in the Model City could be the next American Idol.

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Warriors rally past Trojans for 5-4 win

Warriors rally past Trojans for 5-4 win

May 19th, 2014 11:18 pm by Greg Peters

Central baseball coach Brian Mills' team was coming off a five-day layoff, and he was worried. He didn't need to be. The Warriors came through with a 5-4 win over John Battle on Monday at Mack Shupe Field.

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Sullivan County commissioners  spar over residency rule

Sullivan County commissioners spar over residency rule

May 19th, 2014 10:48 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — Sullivan County Commissioner Michael Surgenor thinks Commissioner Mark Bowery has vacated his District 11 seat by starting a new home in District 6.

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