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Attorney says jail had no medical staff when inmate died

Attorney says jail had no medical staff when inmate died

May 12th, 2015 10:07 am by Associated Press

An attorney for Unicoi County says the jail had no medical staff on duty when an inmate died there from an overdose. The admission came in response to a $2 million wrongful-death lawsuit filed by Nathan Silvers' daughter.

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California water districts scramble to deal with ruling on rate tiers

California water districts scramble to deal with ruling on rate tiers

May 12th, 2015 10:00 am by By Matt Stevens, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

But conservation alone is no longer a justification for higher fees, and that has Irvine Ranch and other water districts across California scrambling.

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Stress of Baltimore unrest could stay with residents for a while

Stress of Baltimore unrest could stay with residents for a while

May 12th, 2015 9:59 am by By Andrea K. McDaniels, The Baltimore Sun (TNS)

The emotional scars left behind will take much longer to heal. Sociologists liken the mental health effects of a riot to those of a natural disaster such as an earthquake or a hurricane

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Pot laws pose dilemma for GOP presidential hopefuls

Pot laws pose dilemma for GOP presidential hopefuls

May 12th, 2015 9:58 am by By Kurtis Lee, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

A former prosecutor and potential presidential candidate, Gov. Chris Christie has long been a staunch opponent of pot, at one time lambasting tax revenue generated from the sale of legal recreational marijuana as "blood money."

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Wise School Board to weigh athletic facilities names

Wise School Board to weigh athletic facilities names

May 12th, 2015 9:29 am by Stephen Igo

Proposed names for Central High School athletic facilities and a slight uptick in school lunch and breakfast prices are among items on the Wise County School Board agenda for today.

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Roe touts his bill to repeal the IPAB

Roe touts his bill to repeal the IPAB - VIDEO

May 12th, 2015 8:24 am by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT - U.S. Rep Phil Roe advocated legislation on Monday to repeal a federal panel that would be created under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - also known as Obamacare - to rein in and oversee Medicare spending.

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Study: Americans becoming less Christian, more secular

Study: Americans becoming less Christian, more secular

May 12th, 2015 8:16 am by Associated Press

Christianity is still the dominant faith by far in the U.S.; 7 in 10 Americans identify with the tradition. However, the ranks of Christians have declined as the segment of people with no religion has grown, the survey says.

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Photo Gallery: Tri-Cities Civil War Round Table celebrates 25th anniversary

May 11th, 2015 10:15 pm by Ned Jilton

The Tri-Cities Civil War Round Table celebrated its 25 anniversary Monday night with two special guest, James I. "Bud" Robertson and musician John L. VanArsdall, aka "CanJoe John"

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Picasso painting sells for $179 million; Giacometti sculpture for $141 million

Picasso painting sells for $179 million; Giacometti sculpture for $141 million

May 11th, 2015 9:14 pm by Staff Report

NEW YORK - A vibrant, multi-hued painting from Pablo Picasso set a world record for artwork at auction, selling for nearly $179.4 million on Monday.

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Tornadoes kill at least five in Texas and Arkansas

Tornadoes kill at least five in Texas and Arkansas

May 11th, 2015 9:08 pm by Associated Press

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Emergency responders searched through splintered wreckage Monday after a line of tornadoes battered several small communities in Texas and Arkansas.

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