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New Jersey mayor:  Superstorm Sandy aid ultimatum came from Christie

New Jersey mayor: Superstorm Sandy aid ultimatum came from Christie

January 19th, 2014 5:36 pm by ANGELA DELLI SANTI, Associated Press

The Democratic mayor of a town severely flooded by Superstorm Sandy said Sunday that she was told an ultimatum tying recovery funds to her support for a prime real estate project came directly from GOP Gov. Chris Christie.

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Virginia emerging as key in gay marriage fight

Virginia emerging as key in gay marriage fight

January 19th, 2014 2:49 pm by STEVE SZKOTAK, Associated Press

Two federal lawsuits challenging Virginia's constitutional ban on gay marriage are moving forward, and a hearing on one of the cases is scheduled for Jan. 30.

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MLK discusses Kennedy in rediscovered 1960 tape

MLK discusses Kennedy in rediscovered 1960 tape

January 19th, 2014 1:49 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

As the nation reflects on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., an audiotape of an interview with the civil rights leader discovered in a Tennessee attic sheds new light on a famous phone call John F. Kennedy made to King's wife 50-plus years ago.

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Bell closes the book on 32-year attorney general career

Bell closes the book on 32-year attorney general career

January 19th, 2014 11:29 am by Jeff Bobo

As a Democrat, Bell is a bit of an anomaly in East Tennessee, serving as Third Judicial District Attorney General in the heavily Republican counties of Greene, Hamblen and Hancock and Hawkins since 1982.

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Beloved teacher gets new wings, Imagination Library books shredded and more stories you may have missed

Beloved teacher gets new wings, Imagination Library books shredded and more stories you may have missed

January 19th, 2014 9:24 am by Staff Report

A sampling of some of the interesting and important stories appearing this past week on TimesNews.net.

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Local offices closed for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Local offices closed for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 18th, 2014 9:45 pm by Staff Report

Kingsport city offices will be closed Monday. Garbage pickup will be on a regular schedule. The Kingsport Public Library, Kingsport Senior Center and Renaissance Center will be closed Monday.

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Obama fuels reform on some but not all NSA spying

Obama fuels reform on some but not all NSA spying

January 18th, 2014 6:05 pm by LARA JAKES, AP National Security Writer

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s orders to change some U.S. surveillance practices put the burden on Congress to deal with a national security controversy that has alarmed Americans and outraged foreign allies.

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Clashes, bombings kill 30 people in Iraq

Clashes, bombings kill 30 people in Iraq

January 18th, 2014 3:35 pm by SAMEER N. YACOUB, Associated Press

Violence across Iraq, including a series of car bombings and fighting between militants and government troops over control of the country's contested Anbar province, killed at least 30 people Saturday, officials said.

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Power plants pollute water from arsenic to zinc

Power plants pollute water from arsenic to zinc

January 18th, 2014 1:42 pm by Associated Press

More than 50 million pounds of toxic pollutants are being pumped each year into the nation's waterways from fossil fuel power plants, most of them coal, the Environmental Protection Agency says.

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Analysis: Congress aims to fix busted budgeting

Analysis: Congress aims to fix busted budgeting

January 18th, 2014 1:39 pm by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press

In President Ronald Reagan's final State of the Union address, he slammed Congress for sending him a 14-pound, 1,053-page single spending bill. He warned lawmakers not to try his patience by doing it again.

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