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Company successfully tests space-tourism balloon

Company successfully tests space-tourism balloon

June 24th, 2014 7:08 pm by Associated Press

World View Enterprises CEO Jane Poynter said the system broke the world record for highest parafoil flight, lifting a payload to 120,000 feet.

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Stocks end lower as traders sell blue chips

Stocks end lower as traders sell blue chips

June 24th, 2014 5:25 pm by Associated Press

Traders said the selling might be tied to large mutual funds having to rebalance their portfolios ahead of the end of the quarter next week. Other traders pointed to the ongoing violence in Iraq as a reason to pull out of the market ahead of the end of th

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NFS 'operating well,' says NRC chair after visit

NFS 'operating well,' says NRC chair after visit

June 24th, 2014 7:58 am by Brad Hicks, NET News Service

The country's top nuclear regulatory official was joined by U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander as she paid her first visit to Erwin's Nuclear Fuel Services facilities Monday.

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Automakers to recall air bags in humid parts of US

Automakers to recall air bags in humid parts of US

June 24th, 2014 7:50 am by DEE-ANN DURBIN, AP Auto Writer

Faulty air bags — which have already led to the recall of millions of cars worldwide — are blamed for a new round of recalls in the U.S.

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Hawkins commission unanimously approves continuing budget

Hawkins commission unanimously approves continuing budget

June 24th, 2014 7:34 am by Jeff Bobo

The Hawkins County Commission approved a continuing budget resolution Monday night which will keep spending at 2013-14 levels while work continues on a 2014-15 budget proposal.

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Virginia Racing Commission willing to scrub 2014 season

Virginia Racing Commission willing to scrub 2014 season

June 23rd, 2014 10:00 pm by BROCK VERGAKIS, Associated Press

The Virginia Racing Commission on Monday signaled its willingness to scrub the 2014 racing season at Colonial Downs if it can quickly get a contract in place ensure the 2015 season still happens.

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Automakers to recall air bags in humid parts of U.S.

Automakers to recall air bags in humid parts of U.S.

June 23rd, 2014 6:23 pm by DEE-ANN DURBIN, AP Auto Writer

DETROIT — Faulty air bags, which have already led to the recall of millions of cars worldwide, are blamed for a new round of recalls in the U.S.

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Justices rap EPA, but uphold global warming rules

Justices rap EPA, but uphold global warming rules

June 23rd, 2014 2:36 pm by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

The Supreme Court largely left intact Monday the Obama administration's only existing program to limit power plant and factory emissions of the gases blamed for global warming.

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Obama encouraging family-friendly work policies

Obama encouraging family-friendly work policies

June 23rd, 2014 9:20 am by NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press

President Barack Obama is encouraging more employers to adopt family-friendly policies by hosting a daylong summit Monday, even though the U.S. government doesn't always set the best example.

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City BOE legislative liaison takes stock of year's 'good,' 'bad' laws

City BOE legislative liaison takes stock of year's 'good,' 'bad' laws

June 22nd, 2014 7:00 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — The old saying that residents of Tennessee are safe now that the General Assembly is out of session doesn't give much comfort to city school system folks tracking education legislation.

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