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Some states confirm water pollution from drilling

Some states confirm water pollution from drilling

January 5th, 2014 5:05 pm by KEVIN BEGOS, Associated Press

In at least four states that have nurtured the nation's energy boom, hundreds of complaints have been made about well-water contamination from oil or gas drilling, and pollution was confirmed in a number of them.

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Tennessee expecting coldest weather in more than a decade

Tennessee expecting coldest weather in more than a decade

January 5th, 2014 2:56 pm by Associated Press

Parts of Tennessee were facing the prospect of single-digit temperatures and wind chills as much as 15 to 18 degrees below zero as a mass of arctic air headed for the state Sunday afternoon.

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Kerry: U.S. support, but no troops, for Iraq

Kerry: U.S. support, but no troops, for Iraq

January 5th, 2014 2:32 pm by DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that the United States will support Iraq's fight against al-Qaida-linked militants who have overrun two cities, but won't send in American troops.

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Top 10 most viewed news stories of 2013

Top 10 most viewed news stories of 2013

January 5th, 2014 12:00 pm by Staff reports

Most viewed news stories for the past year include Kingsport flooding, a family who lost everything to the flood, a body found at an intersection, a dump truck falling off I-26, Elf on a shelf and an account of a fatal crash, among others.

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Rodman names  team for exhibition in North Korea

Rodman names team for exhibition in North Korea

January 4th, 2014 10:48 pm by DAN GELSTON, Associated Press

Dennis Rodman has named a team of former NBA players to play an exhibition basketball game in Pyongyang, North Korea.

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Northeast Tennessee lawmakers: No battle plan yet for war on meth

Northeast Tennessee lawmakers: No battle plan yet for war on meth

January 4th, 2014 9:56 pm by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT — Northeast Tennessee lawmakers admit they don’t have a good feel for how to combat methamphetamine use.

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Judge refuses to dismiss smoke shop owners’ suit against Kingsport, Bristol

Judge refuses to dismiss smoke shop owners’ suit against Kingsport, Bristol

January 4th, 2014 9:47 pm by Matthew Lane

GREENEVILLE — Sullivan County has been dismissed from a federal lawsuit filed by four local smoke shop owners challenging local bans of synthetic drugs.

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Take measures to protect pipes during extreme cold

Take measures to protect pipes during extreme cold

January 4th, 2014 8:17 pm by J. H. Osborne

National Weather Service forecasters project temperatures well below freezing beginning overnight Sunday and continuing through Tuesday.

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Obama eyes modest momentum on Capitol Hill in 2014

Obama eyes modest momentum on Capitol Hill in 2014

January 4th, 2014 2:34 pm by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

President Barack Obama returns to Washington this weekend eager to test whether a modest budget deal passed in the waning days of 2013 can spark bipartisan momentum on Capitol Hill.

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Push for sentencing changes underway in Congress

Push for sentencing changes underway in Congress

January 4th, 2014 2:31 pm by HENRY C. JACKSON, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — An unusual alliance of tea party enthusiasts and liberal leaders in Congress is pursuing major changes in the country's mandatory sentencing laws.

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