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House poised to pass curbs on NSA surveillance

House poised to pass curbs on NSA surveillance

May 22nd, 2014 6:47 am by KEN DILANIAN, Associated Press

The House is poised to take the first significant step to change the National Security Agency's bulk collection of American phone records, a compromise bill that is displeasing many civil liberties activists.

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Legal fights over gay marriage spread across US

Legal fights over gay marriage spread across US

May 22nd, 2014 6:30 am by BRADY MCCOMBS and LISA BAUMANN, Associated Press

In Tennessee, a federal judge ordered the state to recognize three same-sex couples' marriages while their lawsuit against the state works through the courts.

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Poll shows Tenn. voters favor free tuition plan

Poll shows Tenn. voters favor free tuition plan

May 22nd, 2014 12:26 am by Associated Press

"It speaks to the importance of education," said Josh Clinton, professor of political science and co-director of the poll, which surveyed 1,245 registered voters between April 28 and May 14.

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Event to give Kingsport residents firsthand look at public works department equipment

Event to give Kingsport residents firsthand look at public works department equipment

May 22nd, 2014 12:18 am by Matthew Lane

Ever wanted to operate an automated garbage truck? Learn more about how sewage is treated? What about the equipment used to pave city streets? Then come to the Kingsport Farmers Market this afternoon.

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School board members met privately on Bible class backed by Hobby Lobby president

School board members met privately on Bible class backed by Hobby Lobby president

May 21st, 2014 10:10 pm by Associated Press

A prosecutor said the move — which involved the board traveling to Oklahoma City — could create a potential violation if it is proven to be a deliberate attempt to go around laws that require government bodies to meet in public.

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Government says airlines should disclose bag, seat fees

Government says airlines should disclose bag, seat fees

May 21st, 2014 8:12 pm by Associated Press

Passengers love the idea, but airlines hate it. The government wants to require that travelers be told upfront about basic services that aren't included in the price of a ticket and how much extra they'll cost.

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Woman sentenced in Blountville crash that killed retired THP trooper

Woman sentenced in Blountville crash that killed retired THP trooper

May 21st, 2014 6:41 pm by Nick Shepherd

Jaime Nichole Marissa McClain, 22 previously pleaded guilty to multiple charges, including DUI, vehicular homicide, reckless aggravated assault and drug possession.

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WNBA to market to LGBT community

WNBA to market to LGBT community

May 21st, 2014 6:32 pm by Associated Press

The womens basketball league is capitalizing on what it has known for years: The lesbian, bisexual and transgender community makes up a significant portion of its fan base.

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Grand jury takes no action on Kingsport inmate death

Grand jury takes no action on Kingsport inmate death

May 21st, 2014 5:10 pm by Rain Smith

The Kingsport Police Department has been cleared of any wrongdoing in the death of an inmate within its jail nearly seven months ago.

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Kingsport crash yields 'high grade' pot

Kingsport crash yields 'high grade' pot

May 21st, 2014 3:44 pm by Rain Smith

Serious injuries were avoided in a three-vehicle Kingsport traffic crash on Wednesday morning, but police say the driver who triggered it faces significant charges due in part to what he was transporting — a substantial amount of "high grade" marijuana.

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