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KIDS COUNT ranking moves Tennessee up, just slightly

KIDS COUNT ranking moves Tennessee up, just slightly

July 22nd, 2014 8:37 am by Nick Shepherd

Tennessee has moved up three spots, from 39 to 36, in the annual KIDS COUNT report, which measures how well states do with children in four categories: economic well-being, education, health and family and community.

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Obama urges immediate access to Ukraine crash site

Obama urges immediate access to Ukraine crash site

July 22nd, 2014 8:15 am by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

President Barack Obama sternly called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to compel Kremlin-backed separatists to stop hampering the probe at the Ukraine site of a downed passenger jet and allow international investigators unfettered access.

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Tennessee restaurant owner welcomes gun owners

Tennessee restaurant owner welcomes gun owners

July 22nd, 2014 8:12 am by Associated Press

A Tennessee restaurant owner has placed a sign in the window of her business welcoming gun owners — a move she says has brought in more customers and saved her business from closing.

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Wise County RAM patient numbers reflect sour economy

Wise County RAM patient numbers reflect sour economy

July 21st, 2014 11:16 pm by Stephen Igo

Preliminary numbers of people seeking free health-care services at this past weekend's health expedition in Wise County reflect an increase in patients over previous years.

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Aquatic Center offers special needs swim lessons

Aquatic Center offers special needs swim lessons

July 21st, 2014 10:00 pm by Matthew Lane

Thirteen-year-old Adam Byczko is learning how to swim this summer. This may not sound like a big deal for most teenagers, but for Adam is it. He has Fragile X Syndrome, a genetic condition causing developmental delays

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Marathon suspect's friend guilty of impeding probe

Marathon suspect's friend guilty of impeding probe

July 21st, 2014 9:00 pm by DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer

Azamat Tazhayakov was charged with obstruction of justice and conspiracy, with prosecutors saying he agreed with a friend's plan to remove Tsarnaev's backpack containing altered fireworks from his dorm room a few days after the 2013 bombing.

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Piney Flats man sentenced in counterfeit postage scheme

Piney Flats man sentenced in counterfeit postage scheme

July 21st, 2014 8:00 pm by Matthew Lane

A 34-year-old Piney Flats man has been sentenced to 14 months in federal prison for using more than $200,000 in counterfeit postage with his online vinyl decal business.

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Woman allegedly attacks daughter, bites Kingsport officer

Woman allegedly attacks daughter, bites Kingsport officer

July 21st, 2014 5:20 pm by Rain Smith

A Kingsport woman is facing numerous charges after allegedly pouring a bottle of liquor on her daughter, ripping off the other woman's shirt and attempting to choke her with it, then biting an officer after she was pepper sprayed.

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Lawmaker: Texas to send 1,000 guardsmen to border

Lawmaker: Texas to send 1,000 guardsmen to border

July 21st, 2014 4:15 pm by CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN and WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press

Gov. Rick Perry, a vocal critic of the White House's response to the surge of children and families entering the U.S. illegally, plans to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border, a local lawmaker confirmed Monday.

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Man charged with attempted murder of Kingsport woman

Man charged with attempted murder of Kingsport woman

July 21st, 2014 3:55 pm by Max Hrenda, NET News Service

A Johnson City man was arrested this weekend after a Kingsport woman said he abducted her, beat her and pushed her out of a moving vehicle.

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