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Obama’s Kenyan-born uncle allowed to remain in US

Obama’s Kenyan-born uncle allowed to remain in US

December 3rd, 2013 10:03 pm by Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — Onyango Obama, the half brother of the president’s late father, testified he has lived in the U.S. since 1963. He had a series of immigration hearings in the 1980s and was ordered to leave the country in 1992 but remained.

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Steelers’ Tomlin: On-field foray ‘inexcusable’

Steelers’ Tomlin: On-field foray ‘inexcusable’

December 3rd, 2013 9:00 pm by WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer

Mike Tomlin was “mesmerized” during Jacoby Jones' run in last Thursday night's game. He was also, the Pittsburgh Steelers coach admits, out of position. Way out of position.

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Updated with letter: Lee officials ask Wellmont to donate former hospital property to county

Updated with letter: Lee officials ask Wellmont to donate former hospital property to county

December 3rd, 2013 8:42 pm by Nick Shepherd

A letter was hand-delivered to Wellmont Health System on Monday formally requesting the former Lee Regional Medical Center building be donated to the Lee County government no later than March 31, 2014.

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Wellmont opens new blood donation facility

Wellmont opens new blood donation facility

December 3rd, 2013 8:00 pm by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT — Wellmont Health System celebrated its new blood collection facility and appealed to the public for more blood and platelet donors on Tuesday. The Marsh Regional Blood Center has relocated to Wellmont’s Urgent Care building on West Stone Drive.

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Audit: $48 million in Shelby County school equipment missing

Audit: $48 million in Shelby County school equipment missing

December 3rd, 2013 6:25 pm by Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Commercial Appeal reports that the auditor, Maryland-based ProBar, was unable to account for more than 54,270 pieces of equipment, including laptop computers, hard drives, tools and driver training cars.

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Man survives three days at bottom of Atlantic

Man survives three days at bottom of Atlantic

December 3rd, 2013 6:12 pm by Associated Press

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Entombed at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in an upended tugboat for three days, Harrison Odjegba Okene begged God for a miracle. The Nigerian cook survived by breathing an ever-dwindling supply of oxygen in an air pocket.

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Audit: Health care subsidies vulnerable to fraud

Audit: Health care subsidies vulnerable to fraud

December 3rd, 2013 5:50 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — “The IRS’ existing fraud detection system may not be capable of identifying (Affordable Care Act) refund fraud or schemes prior to the issuance of tax return refunds,” said the report by the Treasury inspector general.

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KPD seeks public's help in theft case

KPD seeks public's help in theft case

December 3rd, 2013 4:59 pm by Nick Shepherd

KINGSPORT — The incident happened in the early morning hours of November 10 when a white male suspect entered a red pickup that was in the Kroger parking lot. The suspect then stole over $1,000 worth of items, the report said.

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Officers cleared in fatal Bluff City shooting

Officers cleared in fatal Bluff City shooting

December 3rd, 2013 4:06 pm by Rain Smith

Three local police officers have been cleared of any wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of a man who attempted to flee a Bluff City traffic crash in August — allegedly striking an officer with his car and ramming multiple vehicles.

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Obama tries to move past health care website woes

Obama tries to move past health care website woes

December 3rd, 2013 2:23 pm by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

Seeking to move past its website woes, the Obama administration is launching a health care strategy aimed at avoiding enrollment snafus come January while also refocusing attention on broader benefits of the sweeping law.

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