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Volkswagen workers begin 3-day union vote in Tenn.

Volkswagen workers begin 3-day union vote in Tenn.

February 12th, 2014 7:03 am by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

The prospect strikes dread among Republican politicians in the state, who say they worry about losing a competitive edge in drawing future business to Tennessee.

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Atlanta area braces for potentially 'catastrophic' ice storm

Atlanta area braces for potentially 'catastrophic' ice storm

February 12th, 2014 6:54 am by CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY and KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press

Emergency management workers in the Atlanta area were preparing to spring into action as rain — and temperatures — were falling early Wednesday, potentially leading to "catastrophic" ice conditions across the region.

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Regional & National Education
Tenn. House panel  advances bill requiring schools to teach Constitution

Tenn. House panel advances bill requiring schools to teach Constitution

February 11th, 2014 11:28 pm by Hank Hayes

NASHVILLE — Amended legislation requiring Tennessee’s public schools to teach the U.S. Constitution and other foundational documents in government classes advanced out of a state House Education Committee by a 12-2 vote Tuesday.

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Sports Vols Sports
Wilbekin, No. 3 Gators outlast Vols

Wilbekin, No. 3 Gators outlast Vols

February 11th, 2014 11:13 pm by STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer

After falling behind in the first half because of Tennessee’s strong shooting, Florida stepped up its defense down the stretch and the No. 3 Gators won 67-58 Tuesday night for their 16th consecutive victory.

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Local News
Three officers suspended in Scott County

Three officers suspended in Scott County

February 11th, 2014 11:04 pm by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY — The disciplinary action reportedly stemmed from a collision that occurred last week between two cruisers responding to a call in the Weber City area.

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D-B, Volunteer move on to 1-AAA girls semis

D-B, Volunteer move on to 1-AAA girls semis

February 11th, 2014 10:48 pm by Dave Ongie

Third-seeded Dobyns-Bennett rolled to a 57-38 victory over seventh-seeded David Crockett and No. 2 seed Volunteer joined the Tribe in the District 1-AAA semifinals with a 61-37 win over seventh-seeded Sullivan Central on Tuesday.

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In speech attacking Obamacare, Roe says he and wife ‘fixed’

In speech attacking Obamacare, Roe says he and wife ‘fixed’

February 11th, 2014 10:37 pm by GARY B. GRAY, NET News Service

U.S. Rep. Phil Roe, R-1st, said Monday the Affordable Care Act should not force insurance companies to cover pregnancies and cited a very personal example.

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Belgium set to extend right-to-die law to children

Belgium set to extend right-to-die law to children

February 11th, 2014 10:19 pm by Associated Press

BRUSSELS (AP) — The legislation appears to have wide support in the largely liberal country. But it has also aroused intense opposition from foes who fear that vulnerable children will be talked into making a final, irreversible choice.

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Gay teen achieves Eagle Scout milestone in Md.

Gay teen achieves Eagle Scout milestone in Md.

February 11th, 2014 10:10 pm by Associated Press

CHEVY CHASE, Md. (AP) — Change is coming quickly to the Boy Scouts of America after years of turmoil and debate over its membership policy, with an openly gay 17-year-old in Maryland achieving the highest rank of Eagle Scout.

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Kingsport road crews try to get ahead  of winter storm

Kingsport road crews try to get ahead of winter storm

February 11th, 2014 9:53 pm by Staff report

KINGSPORT — “The crews are working to ensure our equipment is in good working order and everything that’s possibly running by tomorrow will be running,” said Ronnie Hammonds, streets and sanitation department manager, Tuesday.

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