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Anti-vaccine mothers discuss their thinking amid backlash

Anti-vaccine mothers discuss their thinking amid backlash

February 22nd, 2015 5:38 pm by GOSIA WOZNIACKA, Associated Press

Three mothers - all of them educated, middle-class professionals - are among the vaccine skeptics who have been widely ridiculed since more than 100 people fell ill in a measles outbreak traced to Disneyland.

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TDOT wants  you to put your concerns  on the map

TDOT wants you to put your concerns on the map

February 22nd, 2015 5:27 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT - The Tennessee Department of Transportation wants to hear from you about safety, maintenance and congestion issues on the roads and highways in Northeast Tennessee.

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21 deaths in Tennessee from storms, freezing temps

21 deaths in Tennessee from storms, freezing temps

February 22nd, 2015 12:54 pm by Associated Press

Gov. Bill Haslam on Saturday elevated Tennessee to a higher level state of emergency, meaning hard-hit areas may be eligible for state and federal assistance.

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99-year-old woman rescued in storm, Kingsport fire displaces four, roof collapses on firefighters, and more stories you may have missed

99-year-old woman rescued in storm, Kingsport fire displaces four, roof collapses on firefighters, and more stories you may have missed

February 22nd, 2015 10:00 am by Staff Report

Take a look at some of the interesting and important stories you may have missed over the past week.

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Emergency declared in Wise County after another storm socks region

Emergency declared in Wise County after another storm socks region

February 21st, 2015 8:54 pm by Stephen Igo

WISE - An onslaught of heavy, wet snow hammered Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee on Saturday, making many roads nearly impassable.

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Pentagon chief: U.S. considering slowing exit from Afghanistan

Pentagon chief: U.S. considering slowing exit from Afghanistan

February 21st, 2015 7:54 pm by ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer

KABUL, Afghanistan - The United States is considering slowing its military exit from Afghanistan by keeping a larger-than-planned troop presence this year and next.

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Tennessee political leaders put off gas tax talk despite needs

Tennessee political leaders put off gas tax talk despite needs

February 21st, 2015 7:37 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

NASHVILLE - While political leaders in Tennessee agree on the growing need to bolster funding for road building and maintenance, there is little consensus about how go about doing it.

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Kingsport man sentenced for pistol whipping woman

Kingsport man sentenced for pistol whipping woman

February 21st, 2015 5:30 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE - The six year sentencing of Ronald Lee Laferty, 48, is part of a plea agreement that reduced an attempted murder charge.

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Top U.S., Iranian nuclear officials join Iran talks

Top U.S., Iranian nuclear officials join Iran talks

February 21st, 2015 1:52 pm by GEORGE JAHN and BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press

Top nuclear officials of Iran and the United States joined seven-nation talks Saturday in a move that may help resolve technical disputes standing it the way of a deal meant to curb Tehran's atomic activities in exchange for sanctions relief.

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Spacewalking astronauts become cable guys

Spacewalking astronauts become cable guys

February 21st, 2015 1:39 pm by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer

Spacewalking astronauts routed more than 300 feet of cable outside the International Space Station on Saturday, tricky and tiring advance work for the arrival of new American-made crew capsules.

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