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Taliban frees U.S. soldier held captive since 2009

Taliban frees U.S. soldier held captive since 2009

May 31st, 2014 1:20 pm by JULIE PACE and LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press Writers

The only American solider held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed from Taliban captivity in exchange for the release of five Afghan detainees from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Obama administration officials said Saturday.

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Alleged day care abuse, a drive-thru beating and more this week in crime

Alleged day care abuse, a drive-thru beating and more this week in crime

May 31st, 2014 10:00 am by Staff Report

The most viewed crime stories written by the Times-News staff, for the week of May 23 through May 30.

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Medicare ban on sex reassignment surgery lifted

Medicare ban on sex reassignment surgery lifted

May 30th, 2014 9:47 pm by Associated Press

Medicare can no longer automatically deny coverage requests for sex reassignment surgeries, a board ruled in a groundbreaking decision that recognizes the procedures are medically necessary for some people who don't identify with their biological sex.

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Panel: Baker must make cakes for gay weddings

Panel: Baker must make cakes for gay weddings

May 30th, 2014 2:15 pm by NICHOLAS RICCARDI, Associated Press

Colorado's Civil Rights Commission on Friday ordered a baker to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples, finding his religious objections to the practice did not trump the state's anti-discrimination statutes.

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Consumer spending falls for 1st time in a year as income growth slows

Consumer spending falls for 1st time in a year as income growth slows

May 30th, 2014 1:38 pm by By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

The decrease came after strong spending growth in March, revised up slightly Friday to a 1 percent gain. That was the best performance since August 2009.

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Intoxicated pedestrian finds gun, ends up in ER

Intoxicated pedestrian finds gun, ends up in ER

May 30th, 2014 12:52 pm by Rain Smith

Police were called to Holston Valley Medical Center, finding an "obviously intoxicated" man with a gunshot wound to the thigh.

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Roe on Shinseki resignation: 'Time to turn the page and begin a new chapter for our veterans'

Roe on Shinseki resignation: 'Time to turn the page and begin a new chapter for our veterans'

May 30th, 2014 12:09 pm by Hank Hayes

U.S. Rep. Phil Roe says former Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki is a good man who needed to resign amid an interim Inspector General's report documenting lapses in veterans' care.

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Man charged with impeding marathon bombing probe

Man charged with impeding marathon bombing probe

May 30th, 2014 11:10 am by Associated Press

A Massachusetts man who knew the brothers suspected of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombings was charged Friday with obstructing the investigation into the deadly bombings.

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Man charged with assault in Kingsport hit-and-run

Man charged with assault in Kingsport hit-and-run

May 30th, 2014 9:59 am by Rain Smith

A man who allegedly triggered a Kingsport crash with an illegal U-turn — leaving a juvenile victim with injuries — has been arrested after dumping his vehicle and stripping the tags, but failing to remove personal information from inside the cab.

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SpaceX founder unveils craft to ferry astronauts

May 30th, 2014 1:29 am by RAQUEL MARIA DILLON, Associated Press

A company that has flown unmanned capsules to the Space Station unveiled a spacecraft Thursday designed to ferry up to seven astronauts to low-Earth orbit that SpaceX founder Elon Musk says will lower the cost of going to space.

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