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5 issues Obama sought to tackle on his own in 2014

5 issues Obama sought to tackle on his own in 2014

December 23rd, 2014 7:37 am by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

Almost daring lawmakers to stop him, President Barack Obama put the nation on notice that he planned to use whatever executive powers he could muster to move his agenda forward.

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Gas tax increase gaining momentum in Tennessee

Gas tax increase gaining momentum in Tennessee

December 22nd, 2014 11:00 pm by Associated Press

Momentum is mounting for a possible proposal to raise the state's gas tax for the first time in 25 years. Gov. Bill Haslam told The Tennessean that he thinks a legislative proposal could be introduced in January.

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Opinion
Kingsport is a good medium city

Kingsport is a good medium city

December 22nd, 2014 10:00 pm by Letters to the Editor

When I was in the military, our family used to move to different locations every couple of years. There is good, bad and ugly in all cities. I would call Kingsport a good medium city.

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Baulkman, defense provide spark for Vols in 64-54 win

Baulkman, defense provide spark for Vols in 64-54 win

December 22nd, 2014 9:47 pm by STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer

Devon Baulkman scored a career-high 22 points off the bench Monday and Tennessee held Mercer without a basket for an 11-minute stretch in the Volunteers' 64-54 victory.

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Sloppy second half dooms ETSU in 84-60 loss to VCU

Sloppy second half dooms ETSU in 84-60 loss to VCU

December 22nd, 2014 9:32 pm by HANK KURZ Jr., AP Sports Writer

Melvin Johnson hit back-to-back 3-pointers to spark an 18-2 second-half run Monday night and VCU broke open a close game and beat East Tennessee State 84-60.

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Drug charges added to couple served with probation violation warrants

Drug charges added to couple served with probation violation warrants

December 22nd, 2014 8:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Rogersville couple are facing drug possession and meth trafficking charges after Hawkins County deputies serving warrants for probation violations last week allegedly found drugs and syringes in their residence.

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Battered New York City mayor calls for temporary protest halt

Battered New York City mayor calls for temporary protest halt

December 22nd, 2014 7:49 pm by JONATHAN LEMIRE and COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press

New York Mayor Bill De Blasio called for a halt of political statements until the after funerals of the slain officers, an appeal to both sides in a roiling dispute centered on the deaths of black men at the hands of white officers.

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Joe Cocker dies of lung cancer at age 70

Joe Cocker dies of lung cancer at age 70

December 22nd, 2014 7:42 pm by Associated Press

LONDON — British singer Joe Cocker is dead at age 70. His London-based agent, Barrie Marshall, said Cocker died early Monday of lung cancer in Colorado.

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Pope issues blistering critique of Vatican bureaucrats

Pope issues blistering critique of Vatican bureaucrats

December 22nd, 2014 7:35 pm by NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press

VATICAN CITY — To the Catholic Church's "seven deadly sins," Pope Francis has added the "15 ailments of the Curia."

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Tenn. joins multistate lawsuit over immigration

Tenn. joins multistate lawsuit over immigration

December 22nd, 2014 7:00 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is joining a multistate lawsuit seeking to halt President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration, Attorney General Herbert Slatery announced Monday.

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