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National energy boom blurs political battle lines

National energy boom blurs political battle lines

April 19th, 2014 2:55 pm by NICHOLAS RICCARDI, Associated Press

The U.S. energy boom is blurring the country's traditional political battle lines. Democrats are split between environmentalists and business and labor groups, and some deeply conservative areas are allying with conservationists against fracking.

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Documents detail another delayed GM recall

Documents detail another delayed GM recall

April 19th, 2014 2:26 pm by Associated Press

Government documents show that General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and warranty repair claims.

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Colorado deaths stoke worries about recreational marijuana industry

Colorado deaths stoke worries about recreational marijuana industry

April 18th, 2014 6:20 pm by SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press

Two recent deaths have stoked concerns about Colorado's recreational marijuana industry and the effects of the drug, especially since cookies, candy and other pot edibles can be exponentially more potent than a joint.

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NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down as planned

NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down as planned

April 18th, 2014 4:00 pm by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer

Flight controllers confirmed that the orbiting spacecraft crashed into the back side of the moon Friday as planned, avoiding the precious historic artifacts left behind by moonwalkers.

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Sullivan inmates' families can now visit them from home

Sullivan inmates' families can now visit them from home

April 18th, 2014 2:55 pm by Rain Smith

On-site, face-to-face visitation between Sullivan County inmates and their family members is a thing of the past, with video visitation via the Internet offered as the alternative.

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How realistic is the 2015 of 'Back to the Future Part II'?

How realistic is the 2015 of 'Back to the Future Part II'?

April 18th, 2014 12:03 pm by By Kevin Pang, Chicago Tribune (MCT)

In some cases, the movie isn't too far from reality. Other prognostications are just embarrassingly off. Here, we examine how likely the "Back to the Future" future jibes with our actual future.

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Winners and losers in Tenn. legislative session

Winners and losers in Tenn. legislative session

April 18th, 2014 7:12 am by Associated Press

Drones, hemp production, healthcare and handguns were all on tap. Here is a list of some of the winners and losers of the legislative session that concluded on Thursday.

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Board votes to move IA to Holston, possibly putting remaining grant money in jeopardy

Board votes to move IA to Holston, possibly putting remaining grant money in jeopardy

April 17th, 2014 11:10 pm by Rick Wagner

Innovation Academy of Northeast Tennessee will move from Bloomingdale to Blountville next school year. The question is whether that move could come at a financial penalty of a quarter of a million dollars.

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Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

April 17th, 2014 10:58 pm by ALICIA CHANG, AP Science Writer

Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.

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Economic leaders rebrand Sullivan County to better sell its benefits to business

Economic leaders rebrand Sullivan County to better sell its benefits to business

April 17th, 2014 10:20 pm by Rick Wagner

Sullivan County has a new economic development branding message. It is Sullivan County — Where Tennessee Begins Its Business Day.

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