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White House touts energy policies as rules loom

White House touts energy policies as rules loom

May 29th, 2014 7:08 am by JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press

Setting the stage for upcoming restrictions on coal-fired power plants, the Obama administration is making a concerted effort to cast its energy policy as an economic success that is creating jobs.

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Study: 30 percent of world is now fat, no country immune

Study: 30 percent of world is now fat, no country immune

May 28th, 2014 10:47 pm by Associated Press

The highest rates were in the Middle East and North Africa, where nearly 60 percent of men and 65 percent of women are heavy.

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Southern Baptist membership declines for seventh year

Southern Baptist membership declines for seventh year

May 28th, 2014 6:36 pm by Associated Press

A report by the Southern Baptist Convention's publishing arm, Lifeway Christian Resources, puts total membership in the Nashville-based SBC at 15.7 million. That's down from 15.9 million in 2012, a decrease of a little less than 1 percent.

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Google to build prototype of truly driverless car

Google to build prototype of truly driverless car

May 28th, 2014 5:59 pm by Associated Press

The cars would not be for sale and instead would be provided to select operators for further tweaking and have limitations such as a 25 mph top speed.

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Abortion doctor restrictions take root in South

Abortion doctor restrictions take root in South

May 28th, 2014 5:42 pm by Associated Press

From Texas to Alabama, laws are being enacted that would greatly restrict access to abortion, forcing many women to travel hundreds of miles to find a clinic.

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Obama's speech gets mixed response overseas

Obama's speech gets mixed response overseas

May 28th, 2014 3:35 pm by GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press

President Barack Obama's speech emphasizing soft power and alliances over military might crystallized into a single speech what many experts said Wednesday was an inevitable — and welcome — evolution of U.S. foreign policy.

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USDA sued by advocacy group over handling of salmonella in meat

USDA sued by advocacy group over handling of salmonella in meat

May 28th, 2014 3:27 pm by By David Pierson, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

A Washington, D.C., health advocacy group has sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture for not doing enough to prevent the spread of antibiotic resistant strains of salmonella in meat.

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Update: Body found in Carter County pond identified

Update: Body found in Carter County pond identified

May 28th, 2014 3:21 pm by John Thompson, NET News Service

The body of a 19-year-old man was recovered from a muddy, murky farm pond at 121 Coleman Road on Wednesday morning. The teen was identified as Colton Oakes of Williams Street in Hampton.

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Bluff City man indicted on federal bomb charge

Bluff City man indicted on federal bomb charge

May 28th, 2014 3:10 pm by Matthew Lane

A Bluff City man who was allegedly involved in a fight with his mother and a friend while armed with a gun, knife, baton and pipe bomb, is now facing federal charges for his actions.

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Loan scam reported in Hawkins County

Loan scam reported in Hawkins County

May 28th, 2014 1:33 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County woman told police that a man from a suspected scam online loan company laughed at her and hung up when she called Sunday looking for the money she was supposed to receive.

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