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Sullivan South science team’s research taken to astronomy conference

Sullivan South science team’s research taken to astronomy conference

January 19th, 2014 9:32 pm by Nick Shepherd

A group of Sullivan South students recently presented results from a yearlong project with NASA to astronomers from around the country.

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Sullivan County Regional Health Department  earns recognition

Sullivan County Regional Health Department earns recognition

January 19th, 2014 9:28 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — The Sullivan County Regional Health Department has been recognized by the National Association of County and City Health Officials.

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Roe says $1 trillion spending bill  has winners and losers

Roe says $1 trillion spending bill has winners and losers

January 19th, 2014 9:15 pm by Hank Hayes

The $1 trillion appropriations bill passed overwhelmingly by Congress keeps federal government discretionary spending back at 2008 levels, U.S. Rep. Phil Roe claimed in a recent conference call with reporters.

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Wise County School Board members to discuss sick leave, dual enrollment

Wise County School Board members to discuss sick leave, dual enrollment

January 19th, 2014 9:04 pm by Stephen Igo

A first look at calendar options for the 2014-15 school year, a dual enrollment partnership with MECC and discussion over a sick leave policy for new employees will be on top of Monday’s agenda for the Wise County School Board.

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Iraq announces offensive against al-Qaida

Iraq announces offensive against al-Qaida

January 19th, 2014 6:26 pm by QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA, Associated Press

BAGHDAD — Iraqi government forces and allied tribal militias launched an all-out offensive Sunday to push al-Qaida militants from a provincial capital, officials said.

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Regional & National
Lawmakers say Obama surveillance idea won’t work

Lawmakers say Obama surveillance idea won’t work

January 19th, 2014 6:09 pm by LIBBY QUAID, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — A chief element of President Barack Obama’s attempt to overhaul U.S. surveillance will not work, leaders of Congress’ intelligence committees said Sunday.

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Sports
UPDATE: Broncos defeat Patriots 26-16 to advance to Super Bowl

UPDATE: Broncos defeat Patriots 26-16 to advance to Super Bowl

January 19th, 2014 6:02 pm by EDDIE PELLS, AP National Writer

Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos are heading to the Super Bowl after a 26-16 victory over Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.

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Outdoors
TWRA changes approach to game populations

TWRA changes approach to game populations

January 19th, 2014 5:57 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE — The agency that oversees Tennessee wildlife is rethinking its approach to managing hunters and wild animals.

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New Jersey mayor:  Superstorm Sandy aid ultimatum came from Christie

New Jersey mayor: Superstorm Sandy aid ultimatum came from Christie

January 19th, 2014 5:36 pm by ANGELA DELLI SANTI, Associated Press

The Democratic mayor of a town severely flooded by Superstorm Sandy said Sunday that she was told an ultimatum tying recovery funds to her support for a prime real estate project came directly from GOP Gov. Chris Christie.

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Postal Service, union wrangle over Staples outlets

Postal Service, union wrangle over Staples outlets

January 19th, 2014 5:25 pm by SAM HANANEL, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The opening of Postal Service retail centers in dozens of Staples stores around the country is being met with threats of protests and boycotts by the agency’s unions.

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