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Looting, gunfire break out in typhoon-hit city

Looting, gunfire break out in typhoon-hit city

November 13th, 2013 8:19 am by JIM GOMEZ and KRISTEN GELINEAU, Associated Press

The incidents in or close to the storm-ravaged city hosting international relief efforts add to concerns about the slow pace of aid distribution and that parts of the disaster zone are descending into chaos.

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Clinton: Obama should honor health care pledge

Clinton: Obama should honor health care pledge

November 12th, 2013 10:54 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Adding pressure to fix the administration’s problem-plagued health care program, former President Bill Clinton says President Barack Obama should find a way to let people keep their health coverage, even if it means changing the law.

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Spanish pianist could face jail for practicing

Spanish pianist could face jail for practicing

November 12th, 2013 6:52 pm by Associated Press

MADRID (AP) — To most people, noise pollution is a jet engine roaring over their head. For one Spanish woman, it was a neighbor playing the piano more softly than a spoken conversation.

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Text and prescription records help nab two for drug trafficking

Text and prescription records help nab two for drug trafficking

November 12th, 2013 4:15 pm by Jeff Bobo

Police used cell phone texts and prescription records to charge two Hawkins County men parked at the Stanley Valley Market with drug trafficking Saturday afternoon.

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Hawkins commissioner files ethics complaint against mayor’s secretary

Hawkins commissioner files ethics complaint against mayor’s secretary

November 12th, 2013 3:24 pm by Jeff Bobo

Commissioner Danny Alvis has filed an ethics complaint against Martha Wallace, who is County Mayor Melville Bailey’s executive secretary and greets all visitors to his office.

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Competency at issue for former U.S. Senate candidate accused in murder-for-hire, child sex solicitation cases

Competency at issue for former U.S. Senate candidate accused in murder-for-hire, child sex solicitation cases

November 12th, 2013 3:06 pm by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

A Jonesborough man accused in a solicitation of a minor case and a murder-for-hire plot has a mental disease, and his competency to stand trial is in question, according to a state prosecutor’s comments to a judge Tuesday.

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Feds to advise on death penalty in marathon attack

Feds to advise on death penalty in marathon attack

November 12th, 2013 3:00 pm by Associated Press

Prosecutors plan to make their recommendation this week on whether they believe Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should face the death penalty if convicted in the deadly attack.

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Man arrested after arguing with cops over music

Man arrested after arguing with cops over music

November 12th, 2013 2:38 pm by Rain Smith

When told he'd have to keep his music down the man refused, telling police he was inside his home and, "This is America."

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1 World Trade Center named as tallest US building

1 World Trade Center named as tallest US building

November 12th, 2013 12:22 pm by DON BABWIN, Associated Press

The new World Trade Center tower in New York replaced Chicago's Willis Tower as the nation's tallest building when a panel of architects announced that the needle atop the skyscraper can be counted when measuring the structure's height.

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All day shopping frenzy on Thanksgiving?

All day shopping frenzy on Thanksgiving?

November 12th, 2013 12:20 pm by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer

Now Thanksgiving is slowly becoming just another shopping day. Over the past few years, major retailers, including Target and Toys R Us, slowly have pushed opening times into Thanksgiving night to one-up each other and compete for holiday dollars.

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