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Seattle suburb to vote on $15 minimum wage for airport, hotel workers

Seattle suburb to vote on $15 minimum wage for airport, hotel workers

November 4th, 2013 9:04 am by By Maria L. La Ganga, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

SeaTac has become the latest battleground over “living wages” and income inequality, a fight being played out in fast-food restaurants and airport terminals nationwide and pitting organized labor against the airline and hospitality industries.

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Tenn. lawmakers to review textbook selection process

Tenn. lawmakers to review textbook selection process

November 4th, 2013 8:57 am by Associated Press

The commission recently came under fire by a group of parents for having adopted textbooks containing alleged inappropriate language and a controversial interpretation of historical facts.

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Obama’s health law finally gets real for America

Obama’s health law finally gets real for America

November 4th, 2013 12:40 am by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Now is when Americans start figuring out that President Barack Obama’s health care law goes beyond political talk, and really does affect them and people they know.

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Official: Gunman told police he acted alone in LAX shooting

Official: Gunman told police he acted alone in LAX shooting

November 4th, 2013 12:34 am by TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — The gunman charged in the deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport lay bloodied after being gunned down by police, but he replied to critical questions that helped authorities lock down the scene.

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Federal prosecutors say Navy secrets bought with hookers, Gaga tickets

Federal prosecutors say Navy secrets bought with hookers, Gaga tickets

November 4th, 2013 12:26 am by JULIE WATSON, Associated Press Writer

SAN DIEGO — Nicknamed “Fat Leonard,” the gregarious Malaysian businessman is well known by U.S. Navy commanders in the Pacific, where his company has serviced warships for 25 years.

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Texans coach Kubiak collapses at halftime, taken to hospital

Texans coach Kubiak collapses at halftime, taken to hospital

November 4th, 2013 12:17 am by KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP Sports Writer

HOUSTON — Houston coach Gary Kubiak collapsed leaving the field at halftime of the Texans’ game Sunday night against Indianapolis and was taken by ambulance to a hospital.

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Unicoi County sheriff talks to suspect, ends gun standoff

Unicoi County sheriff talks to suspect, ends gun standoff

November 4th, 2013 12:05 am by NET News Service

Unicoi County Sheriff Mike Hensley helped calm a man down well enough to take his gun and arrest him Sunday night in the Sam’s Creek area of the county, the sheriff’s department said.

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Pennington Gap officials hope Lee Theater’s reopening draws people to downtown area

Pennington Gap officials hope Lee Theater’s reopening draws people to downtown area

November 3rd, 2013 11:49 pm by Wes Bunch

PENNINGTON GAP — A sell-out crowd was on hand to watch award-winning bluegrass vocalist Dale Ann Bradley perform last month at the grand re-opening of the Lee Theater in downtown Pennington Gap.

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Sullivan BOE perplexed by city taking ‘offers’ off the table

Sullivan BOE perplexed by city taking ‘offers’ off the table

November 3rd, 2013 10:23 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — Sullivan County school officials are puzzled that Kingsport school officials have “withdrawn” or taken off the table “offers” to assume operation of Colonial Heights Middle and Innovation Academy, given that neither proposal was in writing.

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Poll: Older Americans oppose Social Security changes

Poll: Older Americans oppose Social Security changes

November 3rd, 2013 8:36 pm by Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Raise the age at which you can begin collecting full Social Security benefits? Older Americans say no. They also veto reductions in the cost-of-living increase.

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