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Republicans set to try again with education overhaul

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Republicans set to try again with education overhaul

July 7th, 2015 7:23 am by By Emma Dumain, CQ-Roll Call (TNS)

Conservative House Republicans are lobbying for a chance to vote on a provision called Academic Partnerships Lead Us to Success, which would allow states to opt out of federally mandated education programs while still receiving federal funding.

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Assault suspect knocks himself out

Assault suspect knocks himself out

July 7th, 2015 2:55 pm by Rain Smith

In responding to a disturbance at Cloud Apartments, officers found two brothers fighting "in the middle of the street." One man ignored police commands to stop and tried to continue his attack, but instead slipped and fell.

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New Orleans: Officer arrested for obstruction of justice

New Orleans: Officer arrested for obstruction of justice

July 7th, 2015 2:00 pm by REBECCA SANTANA, Associated Press; KEVIN McGILL, Associated Press

In a Monday news release, the police accused Wardell Johnson of shoddy police work when he arrested Travis Boys on June 20, in connection with an assault case. Hours later, authorities say, Boys shot and killed a New Orleans police officer.

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Business travel spending to rise nearly 5 percent this year, report says

Business travel spending to rise nearly 5 percent this year, report says

July 7th, 2015 1:47 pm by By Gregory Karp, Chicago Tribune

Since hitting a low in 2009, global business travel spending has increased 38 percent.

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Things going hog wild in Wise

Things going hog wild in Wise

July 7th, 2015 1:10 pm by Stephen Igo

There's some lean, mean grillin' teams headed for the town of Wise this weekend prepared to do battle with their basting brushes over searing hot coals for arguably the most scrumptious, finger lickin' fantastic state championship in Virginia.

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Kingsport man gets 10 years in pen for 'gravel' distribution

Kingsport man gets 10 years in pen for 'gravel' distribution

July 7th, 2015 12:04 pm by Matthew Lane

Michael Ray Mangum was one of 10 people indicted in August 2014 on a 35-count indictment charging them with numerous drug, conspiracy and weapon charges and maintaining a dwelling where drugs are manufactured or distributed.

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Carnival aims to launch Miami to Cuba cruises in May

Carnival aims to launch Miami to Cuba cruises in May

July 7th, 2015 12:00 pm by SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, AP Business Writer

Starting in May, Carnival Corp. plans to offer trips from Miami to the Caribbean island nation, the company announced Tuesday. Carnival says it would become the first American cruise company to visit Cuba since the 1960 trade embargo.

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The battle for control of the human breast milk industry

The battle for control of the human breast milk industry

July 7th, 2015 11:00 am by MICHAEL CATALINI, Associated Press

Going for as much as $4 per ounce, human breast milk is a hot commodity that is emerging as a surprisingly cutthroat industry, one that states are seeking to regulate amid a battle for control between nonprofit and for-profit banks

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California right-to-die bill struggling amid religious fight

California right-to-die bill struggling amid religious fight

July 7th, 2015 10:11 am by FENIT NIRAPPIL, Associated Press

A bill that would allow California physicians to help terminally ill patients end their lives is struggling to muster enough support ahead of a legislative vote Tuesday.

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South Carolina Senate votes to take down Confederate flag

South Carolina Senate votes to take down Confederate flag

July 7th, 2015 10:08 am by JEFFREY COLLINS, Associated Press

Senators voted 37-3 on Monday to take down the flag and the pole it flies on, both of which were erected in 2000 as part of a compromise that involved removing the flag from atop the Statehouse dome.

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And around we go! Kingsport cuts ribbon on 'glorious' carousel

And around we go! Kingsport cuts ribbon on 'glorious' carousel - VIDEO

July 7th, 2015 9:22 am by Matthew Lane

The Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts and Engage Kingsport held a ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony Monday afternoon for the city's new carousel, located next to the Kingsport Farmers Market.

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