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U.S. auto sales hit 9-year high in May

U.S. auto sales hit 9-year high in May

June 3rd, 2014 7:00 pm by TOM KRISHER and DEE-ANN DURBIN, AP Auto Writers

Brisk demand for SUVs and pickup trucks — and five sunny weekends — pushed U.S. auto sales to a nine-year high in May.

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ACLU questions Thomas Walker High graduation hymn, other First Amendment issues

ACLU questions Thomas Walker High graduation hymn, other First Amendment issues

June 3rd, 2014 4:23 pm by Wes Bunch

EWING, Va. -- The Virginia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union sent a letter last month to Lee County Public School officials warning them of potential First Amendment violations involving faculty and staff at Thomas Walker High.

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Rogersville doctor shopper gets 1 year probation for TennCare fraud

Rogersville doctor shopper gets 1 year probation for TennCare fraud

June 3rd, 2014 3:12 pm by Jeff Bobo

Whitney Leann Cooper, 26, went to multiple doctors within a short time period to secure prescriptions for the same or similar controlled substances, with the clinical visits and/or prescriptions being paid for by TennCare.

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Friends describe freed US soldier as multi-faceted

Friends describe freed US soldier as multi-faceted

June 3rd, 2014 2:41 pm by REBECCA BOONE, Associated Press

As he recovers from five years as a Taliban prisoner in Afghanistan and amid questions about whether he was a deserter, some who know him say his personality is too multi-faceted to be summed up so neatly in black and white.

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Online pirates thrive on legitimate ad dollars

Online pirates thrive on legitimate ad dollars

June 3rd, 2014 2:34 pm by RYAN NAKASHIMA, AP Business Writer

Movie and music piracy thrives online in part because crafty website operators receive advertising dollars from major companies like Comcast, Ford and McDonald's.

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Kingsport mother charged with abuse, neglect

Kingsport mother charged with abuse, neglect

June 3rd, 2014 2:23 pm by Rain Smith

A woman who was hospitalized after being located unresponsive in a car, allegedly leaving her three young children unattended for an entire night as she tried to 'relax,' has been arrested by Kingsport police.

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'That could be me' - Present need, uncertain future keep Meals on Wheels volunteers coming back

'That could be me' - Present need, uncertain future keep Meals on Wheels volunteers coming back

June 3rd, 2014 1:50 pm by Nick Shepherd

About 250 hot meals are delivered every day to city residents. The meals are delivered along 13 routes covering most of Kingsport, Bloomingdale and the Lynn Garden Drive area.

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Kingsport man acquitted of theft in alleged inheritance scheme

Kingsport man acquitted of theft in alleged inheritance scheme

June 3rd, 2014 8:29 am by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

Roscoe Phillips, 25, went to trial Monday on a charge of theft over $60,000, but because the state had little more than two accomplices' testimony, Criminal Court Judge Stacy Street granted a motion for acquittal.

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Obama: US to boost military presence in Europe

Obama: US to boost military presence in Europe

June 3rd, 2014 8:10 am by NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press

The United States is preparing to boost its military presence in Europe and at a cost of up to $1 billion, President Barack Obama said Tuesday, as tensions in the region simmer over Russia's aggressive actions in Ukraine.

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1 in 8 U.S. children face abuse or neglect, study concludes

1 in 8 U.S. children face abuse or neglect, study concludes

June 3rd, 2014 8:02 am by By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

Slightly more than 2 percent of kids are victimized during their first year of life, 5.8 percent are mistreated before their fifth birthdays, and 12.5 percent experience some form of abuse or neglect before they turn 18.

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