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NSA's Internet monitoring said to be legal

NSA's Internet monitoring said to be legal

July 2nd, 2014 8:43 am by KEN DILANIAN, AP Intelligence Writer

A new report found that the NSA's collection of Internet data within the United States passes constitutional muster and employs "reasonable" safeguards designed to protect the rights of Americans.

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Obama blames GOP for looming highway crisis

Obama blames GOP for looming highway crisis

July 1st, 2014 10:00 pm by JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press

President Barack Obama says 700,000 jobs could be at risk next year if Congress doesn't quickly agree on how to pay for highway and transit programs.

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In dry California, water fetching record prices

In dry California, water fetching record prices

July 1st, 2014 9:40 pm by Associated Press

As a third parched summer forces farmers to fallow fields and lay off workers, two water districts and a pair of landowners in the heart of the state's farmland are making millions of dollars by auctioning off their private caches.

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From big to giant: Behemoth TVs start to take off

From big to giant: Behemoth TVs start to take off

July 1st, 2014 6:00 pm by Associated Press

Supersized isn't just for french fries. Americans increasingly are replacing their once-enviable 50-inch TVs with even bigger screens. Think: 65-inches and up.

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Stocks rise as surveys show stronger manufacturing

Stocks rise as surveys show stronger manufacturing

July 1st, 2014 5:08 pm by Associated Press

The Dow Jones industrial average climbed within two points of 17,000 for the first time after separate surveys showed that manufacturing expanded in the world's two largest economies.

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NETWORKS board restructures

NETWORKS board restructures

July 1st, 2014 10:55 am by Rick Wagner

After a decade in business for business, Sullivan County's regional economic development effort is changing the way its board does business.

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Regional addiction doctors ask for relief from restrictions

Regional addiction doctors ask for relief from restrictions

July 1st, 2014 7:57 am by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

Addiction specialist Tom Reach spoke with state Rep. Tony Shipley of Kingsport and U.S. Rep. Phil Roe at the Watauga Recovery Center about the group's efforts to overcome the stigma attached to prescription treatment for opioid dependency.

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Lamar Alexander shows little interest in debates

Lamar Alexander shows little interest in debates

June 30th, 2014 10:30 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Alexander told reporters in Nashville on Monday that there are seven candidates running for the GOP nomination and that it would be difficult to schedule them all to appear at once.

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GM recalls 8.2 million cars for ignition switches

GM recalls 8.2 million cars for ignition switches

June 30th, 2014 9:30 pm by Associated Press

The latest recalls involve mainly older midsize cars and bring GM's total number of recalls this year to over 28 million. GM said it was aware of three deaths, eight injuries and seven crashes involving the vehicles recalled on Monday.

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Bumpy road ahead for legal pot in Washington

Bumpy road ahead for legal pot in Washington

June 30th, 2014 8:36 am by GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press

As Washington plows toward the legal pot promised land, it's finding that getting the cannabis market off the ground has been even tougher than anyone imagined.

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