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PARCC may still be on the table for Tennessee schools

PARCC may still be on the table for Tennessee schools

July 4th, 2014 8:00 pm by Rick Wagner

While it is true Tennessee is pulling out of Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC, four Tri-Cities school officials said that is a bit misleading when people construe that as a clear move to abandon Common Core.

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Friends in Need receives money

Friends in Need receives money

July 4th, 2014 4:00 pm by Hank Hayes

FIN provides regionally supported medical, dental and counseling care for the employed, uninsured residents of Sullivan, Hawkins and Scott counties.

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Mount Carmel finalizes end of 'retail sales only' zoning on Main Street

Mount Carmel finalizes end of 'retail sales only' zoning on Main Street

July 4th, 2014 8:00 am by Jeff Bobo

During a special called meeting last week the Mount Carmel Board of Mayor and Aldermen gave its final approval to an ordinance that does away with the 2009 B-2 "retail only" zoning on most of Main Street.

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Scientific journal: Facebook may not have obtained 'informed consent' for study

Scientific journal: Facebook may not have obtained 'informed consent' for study

July 3rd, 2014 11:20 pm by Brandon Bailey, San Jose Mercury News (MCT)

Facebook Inc. confronted more criticism Thursday when the editor of a scientific journal issued a statement suggesting the company failed to obtain "informed consent" for a controversial study of users' emotions.

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New Kingsport city manager announces internal promotions

New Kingsport city manager announces internal promotions

July 3rd, 2014 6:00 pm by Matthew Lane

As his first official act as Kingsport's new city manager, Jeff Fleming this week announced three internal promotions aimed at strengthening the visioning, operational oversight and efficiency of city government.

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Lohan sues over 'Grand Theft Auto V' game

Lohan sues over 'Grand Theft Auto V' game

July 3rd, 2014 6:32 am by Associated Press

Lindsay Lohan is suing the makers of the "Grand Theft Auto" video games. The actress says the latest installment used her image and created a character based on her without her permission.

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Whip-elect visits Kingsport, promises to push for vote on Obamacare alternative

Whip-elect visits Kingsport, promises to push for vote on Obamacare alternative

July 2nd, 2014 7:00 pm by Hank Hayes

Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined U.S. Rep. Phil Roe during a visit to Eastman Chemical Company's Kingsport headquarters and talked to about 85 Realtors, lenders and insurers during a Food City breakfast hosted by Town and County Realty.

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Scientists withdraw report on simpler stem cells

Scientists withdraw report on simpler stem cells

July 2nd, 2014 4:35 pm by MALCOLM RITTER, AP Science Writer

U.S. and Japanese scientists who reported that they'd found a startlingly simple way to make stem cells withdrew that claim Wednesday, admitting to "extensive" errors in the research.

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Target asks customers not to bring guns to its stores

Target asks customers not to bring guns to its stores

July 2nd, 2014 4:32 pm by By Kavita Kuman, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (MCT)

The matter became a surprising controversy for the Minneapolis-based retailer in recent months when activist gun owners in Texas and other states chose the company's stores to demonstrate their belief in the right to openly bear arms.

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Alexander raises more than $900K, launches new ad

Alexander raises more than $900K, launches new ad

July 2nd, 2014 4:29 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander has raised more than $900,000 in the second quarter and has more than $3.4 million on hand in the final weeks before the primary.

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