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High stakes for U.S. families losing jobless benefits

High stakes for U.S. families losing jobless benefits

December 28th, 2013 6:00 pm by AMY TAXIN, Associated Press

WESTMINSTER, Calif. — The end of unemployment checks for more than a million people on Saturday is driving out-of-work Americans to consider selling cars, moving and taking minimum wage work.

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A&E reverses suspension of ‘Duck Dynasty’s’ Phil Robertson

A&E reverses suspension of ‘Duck Dynasty’s’ Phil Robertson

December 28th, 2013 5:27 pm by GREG BRAXTON, Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES — “Duck Dynasty” has been made whole again. A&E announced late Friday that it was reversing its suspension of the hit show’s patriarch, Phil Robertson

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Sports
UNC-Greensboro ambushes Virginia Tech

UNC-Greensboro ambushes Virginia Tech

December 28th, 2013 2:37 pm by Associated Press

Kayel Locke scored 15 points, including six in the final two minutes, and North Carolina-Greensboro rallied to defeat Virginia Tech 55-52 on Saturday in men's basketball action.

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Tennessee education officials face curriculum, textbook fight

Tennessee education officials face curriculum, textbook fight

December 28th, 2013 1:57 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Tennessee education officials trying to implement the federal government's new Common Core academic standards face opposition from a tea party-linked group that also objects to what it considers biased passages in some state-approved textbooks.

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Boy Scouts open ranks to gay youth on Jan. 1

Boy Scouts open ranks to gay youth on Jan. 1

December 28th, 2013 1:37 pm by DAVID CRARY and NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press

The Boy Scouts will accept openly gay youths starting on Jan. 1, a historic change that has prompted the BSA to ponder a host of potential complications. Despite their be-prepared approach, BSA leaders are rooting for the change to be a non-event.

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Health law to put calorie info on vending machines

Health law to put calorie info on vending machines

December 28th, 2013 1:22 pm by HOLLY RAMER, Associated Press

Requiring calorie information to be displayed on roughly 5 million vending machines nationwide will help consumers make healthier choices, says the Food and Drug Administration, which is expected to release final rules early next year.

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Despite release of police files, Newtown school shooter remains an enigma

Despite release of police files, Newtown school shooter remains an enigma

December 28th, 2013 1:02 pm by ALLEN G. BREED and MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press

Despite the release Friday of thousands of pages of interviews, photographs and writings, Adam Lanza, the man who gunned down 20 first-graders and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School last December, remains an enigma.

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Top stories: Reporter recounts fatal crash, war on pot questioned, incentives for Kingsport IMAX

Top stories: Reporter recounts fatal crash, war on pot questioned, incentives for Kingsport IMAX

December 28th, 2013 1:00 pm by Staff Report

A review of some of the important and interesting stories you may have missed this week on TimesNews.net.

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Star recruit joins Lady Vols, unlikely to play

Star recruit joins Lady Vols, unlikely to play

December 28th, 2013 12:49 pm by STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer

Finally at Tennessee a year after signing her letter of intent, star recruit Jannah Tucker has already had her first practice and begins classes after the New Year. Still, Lady Vols coach Holly Warlick doesn't expect the guard to play this season.

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Volunteer R.A.I.N. Club creates mats for the homeless

Volunteer R.A.I.N. Club creates mats for the homeless

December 28th, 2013 12:30 pm by Amanda J. Vicars

Through their latest service project called Mats for Homeless, R.A.I.N. members collect and recycle plastic shopping bags throughout the greater Church Hill region and use them to crochet plastic, weather-resistant sleeping mats for the homeless.

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