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Ireland gives resounding 62.1 percent 'yes' to gay marriage

May 24th, 2015 1:37 am by Associated Press

"We're the first country in the world to enshrine marriage equality in our constitution and do so by popular mandate," said Leo Varadkar, a Cabinet minister who came out as gay at the start of a government-led effort to amend Ireland's constitution.

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Remembering Nolan: Grandparents remember toddler who tragically drowned in pool

Remembering Nolan: Grandparents remember toddler who tragically drowned in pool

May 24th, 2015 2:00 pm by Marci Gore

"This has just been a nightmare," said Chris. "We are all just devastated. Life will never be back to normal."

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Natural gas fee in the pipeline for Kingsport residents

Natural gas fee in the pipeline for Kingsport residents

May 24th, 2015 4:00 pm by Matthew Lane

Kingsport imposing a gas franchise fee was mentioned last year during budget discussions by then-City Manager John Campbell. The fee was offered as a way the city could generate revenue in an attempt to close the shortfall in last year's budget.

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Inspiration behind 'A Beautiful Mind' dies in car crash

Inspiration behind 'A Beautiful Mind' dies in car crash

May 24th, 2015 2:40 pm by BRUCE SHIPKOWSKI, Associated Press

John Forbes Nash Jr., a mathematical genius whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie "A Beautiful Mind," and his wife were killed in a car crash Saturday on the New Jersey Turnpike.

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Stories you may have missed

Stories you may have missed

May 24th, 2015 10:00 am by Staff report

Stories this week include a community's reaction to the murder of a beloved teacher, Racks by the Tracks photos, a new Kingsport mayor, new wolf pups and a car show on Memory Lane

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Local police react to Obama's military equipment ban

Local police react to Obama's military equipment ban

May 23rd, 2015 6:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

"The military equipment used in this region is utilized for officer safety and help the agencies save local tax money purchasing equipment that has already been purchased by tax money,"

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Northeast wins $75,000 Tennessee Promise Program grant

Northeast wins $75,000 Tennessee Promise Program grant

May 23rd, 2015 4:00 pm by Rick Wagner

Northeast State Community College has won a $75,000 grant to help implement the Tennessee Promise Program, one of seven community colleges across the state to do so.

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NSA winds down once-secret phone-records collection program

NSA winds down once-secret phone-records collection program

May 23rd, 2015 3:00 pm by KEN DILANIAN, AP Intelligence Writer

The NSA has begun winding down its collection and storage of American phone records after the Senate failed to agree on a path forward to change or extend the once-secret program ahead of its expiration at the end of the month.

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Ohio patrolman acquitted in 2 deaths amid 137-shot barrage

Ohio patrolman acquitted in 2 deaths amid 137-shot barrage

May 23rd, 2015 2:50 pm by MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press

A white Cleveland patrolman who fired down through the windshield of a suspect's car at the end of a 137-shot barrage that left the two unarmed black occupants dead was acquitted Saturday of criminal charges.

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MORE PHOTOS ADDED: Memory Lane festival underway in Rogersville

May 23rd, 2015 1:39 pm by Jeff Bobo

Hundreds of classic cars an thousands of spectators have descended on Otis and Kathy Eldridge's "Memory Lane" for their annual free car show and 1950's nostalgia festival near Rogersville.

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This week in crime

This week in crime

May 23rd, 2015 10:00 am by Staff report

This week's stories include a Kingsport officer charged, a retired Hawkins County teacher murdered, love letters scrawled on prison tables, a naked man attacking police and a murderer dying on death row, among others.

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