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Dow tops 18,000 as market reaches new highs

Dow tops 18,000 as market reaches new highs

December 23rd, 2014 10:14 am by The Associated Press

Traders have been encouraged by signs of strength in the U.S. economy and reassurances that the Federal Reserve won't interest rates soon.

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'Mom always wanted to do something like this': Hunger First makes Christmas season brighter for 30 families

December 23rd, 2014 9:58 am by Nick Shepherd

Christmas is the season for giving, and one local nonprofit organization gave almost 100 area children a better Christmas. Hunger First, the no-questions-asked free store, threw a Christmas party for 30 families on Monday.

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Student dies after reportedly letting himself get punched in face

Student dies after reportedly letting himself get punched in face

December 23rd, 2014 8:29 am by By Paige Cornwell, The Seattle Times (TNS)

A Washington state high school student died after he allegedly agreed to let another student punch him in the face outside a house party early Sunday morning. The student who threw the punch is facing a possible manslaughter charge.

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Kingsport mayoral race could soon be much more crowded

Kingsport mayoral race could soon be much more crowded

December 23rd, 2014 7:41 am by Matthew Lane

The race for Kingsport's next mayor just got a whole lot more interesting, as three current aldermen and one long-time city employee have picked up petitions to run in the May 19 city election.

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5 issues Obama sought to tackle on his own in 2014

5 issues Obama sought to tackle on his own in 2014

December 23rd, 2014 7:37 am by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

Almost daring lawmakers to stop him, President Barack Obama put the nation on notice that he planned to use whatever executive powers he could muster to move his agenda forward.

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Gas tax increase gaining momentum in Tennessee

Gas tax increase gaining momentum in Tennessee

December 22nd, 2014 11:00 pm by Associated Press

Momentum is mounting for a possible proposal to raise the state's gas tax for the first time in 25 years. Gov. Bill Haslam told The Tennessean that he thinks a legislative proposal could be introduced in January.

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Drug charges added to couple served with probation violation warrants

Drug charges added to couple served with probation violation warrants

December 22nd, 2014 8:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Rogersville couple are facing drug possession and meth trafficking charges after Hawkins County deputies serving warrants for probation violations last week allegedly found drugs and syringes in their residence.

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Battered New York City mayor calls for temporary protest halt

Battered New York City mayor calls for temporary protest halt

December 22nd, 2014 7:49 pm by JONATHAN LEMIRE and COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press

New York Mayor Bill De Blasio called for a halt of political statements until the after funerals of the slain officers, an appeal to both sides in a roiling dispute centered on the deaths of black men at the hands of white officers.

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Pope issues blistering critique of Vatican bureaucrats

Pope issues blistering critique of Vatican bureaucrats

December 22nd, 2014 7:35 pm by NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press

VATICAN CITY — To the Catholic Church's "seven deadly sins," Pope Francis has added the "15 ailments of the Curia."

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Tenn. joins multistate lawsuit over immigration

Tenn. joins multistate lawsuit over immigration

December 22nd, 2014 7:00 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is joining a multistate lawsuit seeking to halt President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration, Attorney General Herbert Slatery announced Monday.

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