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Accused shooter of 3 Muslim students had earlier run-ins

Accused shooter of 3 Muslim students had earlier run-ins

February 12th, 2015 7:11 am by MICHAEL BIESECKER and EMERY P. DALESIO, Associated Press

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - The North Carolina man accused of killing three Muslim students in a dispute over parking spaces had earlier run-ins with his neighbors, sometimes while wearing a handgun on his hip.

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Oops! Middle school students given 'Fifty Shades of Grey' puzzles

Oops! Middle school students given 'Fifty Shades of Grey' puzzles

February 11th, 2015 10:02 pm by Associated Press

The word search puzzles, based on an erotic novel and movie, contained terms including "spanking," "submissive," "leather cuffs" and "bondage." Other words on the list were more explicit.

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Employed white southerners most likely to lose coverage in Supreme Court case

Employed white southerners most likely to lose coverage in Supreme Court case

February 11th, 2015 8:00 pm by By Michael Ollove, Stateline.org (TNS)

If the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down tax credits for people buying health insurance on the federal exchange, most of the people affected are likely to be white, employed, low- to middle-class and concentrated in a single region: the south

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'This is not a landfill': Hawkins man outraged by massive tire dump in Cherokee Lake

'This is not a landfill': Hawkins man outraged by massive tire dump in Cherokee Lake

February 11th, 2015 7:04 pm by Jeff Bobo

Western Hawkins County is blessed with miles of lakeshore open to the public for fishing, boating and swimming, but some people believe that area is only good for dumping garbage.

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Lawyer: 'American Sniper' said ex-Marine 'straight-up nuts'

Lawyer: 'American Sniper' said ex-Marine 'straight-up nuts'

February 11th, 2015 5:30 pm by JAMIE STENGLE, Associated Press

Shortly before he was shot to death by a troubled former Marine at a Texas gun range, legendary Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle texted a buddy, "This dude is straight-up nuts," a defense attorney told jurors Wednesday.

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Family of woman killed by garbage truck will sue Johnson City

Family of woman killed by garbage truck will sue Johnson City

February 11th, 2015 5:00 pm by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

A Johnson City trash truck driver who hit and killed a pedestrian last week on North Roan Street didn't know he'd hit anyone until a witness flagged him down, according to a letter from an attorney hired by the victim's family.

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Trio charged in Kingsport street race

Trio charged in Kingsport street race

February 11th, 2015 2:26 pm by Rain Smith

Three abreast motorists approaching 100 mph on Stone Drive weren't quick enough to spot a marked police car, according to court records, leading to early Wednesday morning arrests on multiple charges.

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Local drug trafficking leads to prison sentence

Local drug trafficking leads to prison sentence

February 11th, 2015 12:49 pm by Matthew Lane

A Greeneville man who attacked and robbed a man at gunpoint during a cocaine deal in Kingsport - and later fought police along the shoulder of I-26 - has been sentenced to more than 23 years in prison.

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Alleged dead dogs spur Sullivan County Taser attack

Alleged dead dogs spur Sullivan County Taser attack

February 11th, 2015 10:54 am by Rain Smith

A woman who broke into a Bristol, Tenn., home and Tasered the resident as they were lying in bed was motivated by a perceived breach of contract, according to a police report, that allegedly resulted in her dogs dying while she was incarcerated.

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Obama sends Congress request for military force against IS

Obama sends Congress request for military force against IS

February 11th, 2015 9:57 am by NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press; DAVID ESPO, Associated Press

President Barack Obama asked Congress Wednesday to formally authorize military force against the Islamic State group, arguing the militants could pose a threat to the U.S. homeland if their violent power grab goes unchecked

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