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With its twists and turns, can Twitter keep flying?

With its twists and turns, can Twitter keep flying?

June 14th, 2015 3:45 pm by BARBARA ORTUTAY and BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writers

Despite the buzz generated by thousands of chatty journalists, athletes and celebrities, Twitter has never turned a profit. Despite recent executive turmoil and a falling stock prices, industry experts see potential in the company.

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Comet lander Philae awakens from hibernation

Comet lander Philae awakens from hibernation

June 14th, 2015 1:45 pm by FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press

The probe became the first spacecraft to land on a comet when it touched down in November. Philae conducted experiments and sent data to Earth for about 60 hours before its batteries were depleted and it was forced to shut down its systems.

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Stage set for June 22 Hawkins vote on fate of Lifeguard EMS

Stage set for June 22 Hawkins vote on fate of Lifeguard EMS

June 11th, 2015 7:56 pm by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins County Commissioner Bob Palmer said Thursday people in western Hawkins County want the ouster of Lifeguard Ambulance Service rescinded.

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Acura recall shows glitch in automatic braking system

Acura recall shows glitch in automatic braking system

June 11th, 2015 9:40 am by TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer

The recall involves just under 48,000 MDX SUVs and RLX sedans worldwide from the 2014 and 2015 model years and shows how even sophisticated safety technology can be prone to real-world glitches.

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Panel passes measure cutting EPA's budget

Panel passes measure cutting EPA's budget

June 10th, 2015 1:04 pm by KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press

"Congress must exercise its prerogative to prevent this kind of bureaucratic overreach," said Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers, a Kentucky Republican.

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NTSB says Amtrak engineer didn't use cellphone before crash

NTSB says Amtrak engineer didn't use cellphone before crash

June 10th, 2015 10:48 am by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press

The agency also said the engineer, Brandon Bostian, didn't access the train's Wi-Fi system while he was operating the locomotive.

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Panel seeks budget do-over from Board of Education

Panel seeks budget do-over from Board of Education

June 10th, 2015 9:48 am by J. H. Osborne

Following a Tuesday night vote by the Sullivan County Commission's Budget Committee, county residents are no closer to knowing whether or not they'll be paying more in property taxes.

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Hope for local hemp grows as seeds go in ground

Hope for local hemp grows as seeds go in ground

June 10th, 2015 8:17 am by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

Wayne Smith and Walt Heber sidle across a tilled section of soil Monday on a hill in the Eastern Star area of Washington County, dropping hemp seed through a homemade planting device. Until only last year, their activities would have been illegal.

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Organized labor takes gamble by battling Obama's trade bill

Organized labor takes gamble by battling Obama's trade bill

June 10th, 2015 7:51 am by CHARLES BABINGTON, Associated Press

Organized labor's fierce opposition to President Barack Obama's trade agenda threatens to split the political left and deal a new blow to unions if the president prevails in a House vote that could come this week.

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FCC Internet subsidy decision could cost Hawkins schools $2.1 million

FCC Internet subsidy decision could cost Hawkins schools $2.1 million

June 10th, 2015 7:05 am by Jeff Bobo

The "good news" Tuesday for the Hawkins County Board of Education was that the proposed 2015-16 fiscal year budget currently has a deficit of $1.046 million, which is slightly better off than the county school budget ended up last year.

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