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Update: 32 presumed dead in retirement home fire

Update: 32 presumed dead in retirement home fire

January 25th, 2014 10:48 am by Associated Press

The painstaking search through the iced-over remains of a burned-out Quebec retirement home resumed Saturday morning, with friends and relatives of the missing awaiting news. Just eight bodies of the 32 presumed dead have been recovered.

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Texas hospital told to take pregnant woman off life support

Texas hospital told to take pregnant woman off life support

January 25th, 2014 10:38 am by NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press

For two months, Erick Munoz has sat inside a North Texas hospital room next to his pregnant, brain-dead wife. Now a judge has ruled that the hospital must follow Munoz's wishes and disconnect Marlise Munoz from life support.

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Westminster change gives stage to mixed-breed dogs

Westminster change gives stage to mixed-breed dogs

January 25th, 2014 10:21 am by JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press

When the Westminster Dog Show added an event open to mixed breeds, owners cheered that everydogs were finally having their day. They see the new agility competition as a singular chance to showcase what unpedigreed dogs can do.

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Defense secretary seeks root cause of nuclear missile force problems

Defense secretary seeks root cause of nuclear missile force problems

January 25th, 2014 10:02 am by ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer

In taking a deep look at trouble inside U.S. nuclear forces, Chuck Hagel is searching for the root causes of recent Air Force missteps and trying to address the "stewardship of one of our most sensitive and important missions."

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Sports
Third time lucky for Li Na at Aussie Open

Third time lucky for Li Na at Aussie Open

January 25th, 2014 9:35 am by JOHN PYE, AP Sports Writer

Seven months after giving retirement serious thought, Li Na made it third time lucky in an Australian Open final with a 7-6 (3), 6-0 win over Dominika Cibulkova to become the oldest women's champion here in the Open era.

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Elizabethton cop resigns in wake of crash

Elizabethton cop resigns in wake of crash

January 25th, 2014 12:06 am by John Thompson, NET News Service

ELIZABETHTON — Chief of Police Greg Workman said Jonathan King submitted the letter on Tuesday. Workman said King was leaving the force "to explore other employment opportunities."

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Kingsport, Knoxville orthopedic clinics to pay $1.85 million to settle lawsuit

Kingsport, Knoxville orthopedic clinics to pay $1.85 million to settle lawsuit

January 24th, 2014 10:53 pm by Matthew Lane

GREENEVILLE — Two orthopedic clinics that knowingly billed state and federal health care programs for re-imported medications have agreed to pay $1.85 million in fines to settle state and federal False Claims Act allegations.

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Old Dominion Power ‘WinterShare’ program raises $16,000

Old Dominion Power ‘WinterShare’ program raises $16,000

January 24th, 2014 10:49 pm by Staff report

WISE — The WinterShare Fund is administered by area third-party nonprofit organizations that make the financial assistance available to Southwest Virginia residents who may be struggling to pay their heating bills this winter.

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Kilgore bill would let local school  workers buy state’s health insurance

Kilgore bill would let local school workers buy state’s health insurance

January 24th, 2014 10:45 pm by Wes Bunch

RICHMOND — Delegate Terry Kilgore, R-Gate City, said, “With the passage of Obamacare, healthcare costs continue to rise and anything the state can do to reduce that burden should be a welcomed move.”

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Hill says he’ll resurrect vote on wine in supermarkets bill

Hill says he’ll resurrect vote on wine in supermarkets bill

January 24th, 2014 8:38 pm by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT — The Jonesborough Republican made the announcement before 200 business leaders and elected officials at a regional chamber legislative breakfast held at the MeadowView Marriott.

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