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Quake in arid northwest China kills at least 75

Quake in arid northwest China kills at least 75

July 22nd, 2013 8:01 am by CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press

A strong earthquake that shook an arid, hilly farming area in northwest China sparked landslides and destroyed or damaged thousands of brick-and-mud homes Monday, killing at least 75 people and injuring more than 400, the government said.

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Scott schools finalize principal assignments

Scott schools finalize principal assignments

July 21st, 2013 9:32 pm by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY — With students set to return to class in less than a month, Scott County Public Schools officials have finalized principal assignments ahead of the upcoming school year.

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Cleek Road improvement project passes halfway mark

Cleek Road improvement project passes halfway mark premium content

July 21st, 2013 8:06 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — A major widening and improvement project along Cleek Road is just over the halfway mark, with virtually all of the blasting work completed and crews now focusing on the construction of a new bridge and pedestrian tunnel.

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Local girl makes it to Turner Syndrome Society conference with help from community

Local girl makes it to Turner Syndrome Society conference with help from community

July 21st, 2013 7:13 pm by Nick Shepherd

KINGSPORT — When one little girl came to a newspaper to tell her dream, she never imagined it would become reality. But that is exactly what happened to Katie Browder.

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Three years after  vowing to 'repeal and replace' Obamacare, GOP effort 'in progress'

Three years after vowing to 'repeal and replace' Obamacare, GOP effort 'in progress'

July 21st, 2013 6:21 pm by DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent

WASHINGTON — Three years after campaigning on a vow to “repeal and replace” President Obama’s health care law, House Republicans have yet to advance an alternative for the system they have voted more than three dozen times to abolish in whole or in part.

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First Toyota sudden acceleration case set to begin

First Toyota sudden acceleration case set to begin

July 21st, 2013 6:17 pm by GREG RISLING, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — Noriko Uno was afraid of driving fast, often avoiding the freeway and taking the same route every day from her home to and from her family’s restaurant. She had put only 10,000 miles on her 2006 Camry in about four years.

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UPDATE: Police identify suspect in deaths of three Ohio women

UPDATE: Police identify suspect in deaths of three Ohio women

July 21st, 2013 5:40 pm by THOMAS J. SHEERAN, Associated Press

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio — Authorities responding to a report of a foul odor from a home discovered a body and arrested a registered sex offender who led police on a gruesome hunt through a poor Ohio neighborhood in a search for more victims.

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Pentagon chief says furloughs will continue, may get worse

Pentagon chief says furloughs will continue, may get worse

July 21st, 2013 5:32 pm by LARA JAKES, AP National Security Writer

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. — The audience gasped in surprise and gave a few low whistles as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel delivered the news that furloughs probably will continue next year, and it might get worse.

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Johnson City woman killed in golf cart hit-and-run accident

Johnson City woman killed in golf cart hit-and-run accident

July 21st, 2013 3:39 pm by Associated Press

Investigators say they have charged a 36-year-old man with hit-and-run in a wreck in Fountain Inn that killed a 75-year-old Janice Patterson riding on a golf cart.

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Of One Accord assists locals in need through a variety of summer programs

Of One Accord assists locals in need through a variety of summer programs

July 21st, 2013 3:31 pm by Amanda J. Vicars

Of One Accord began ministering to the Rogersville area by distributing food to those in need out of the bedroom of a local home 25 years ago. Since that time, both the need and the response have grown exponentially.

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