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Gay rights bill heads for first hurdle in Senate

Gay rights bill heads for first hurdle in Senate

November 4th, 2013 2:35 pm by DONNA CASSATA, Associated Press

The Senate prepared to push major gay rights legislation past a first, big hurdle Monday as Democrats and a handful of Republicans united behind a bill to prohibit workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.

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Gasoline and oil prices move lower again this week

November 4th, 2013 2:30 pm by Staff Report

AAA South said Monday that as stockpiles continue to increase and demand isn’t expected to increase, "it’s likely that both oil and retail prices will move lower again this week."

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Police alerted to drive-by mooners

Police alerted to drive-by mooners

November 4th, 2013 1:16 pm by Rain Smith

The blotter is derived from recent central dispatch records and incident reports of area police agencies.

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Blountville man charged with assault, child neglect

Blountville man charged with assault, child neglect

November 4th, 2013 12:33 pm by Rain Smith

Police say a man who choked, cut and kicked his girlfriend in the face was later located in his Blountville home "passed out" on the floor with an unattended, crying baby.

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Rogersville woman seeks service dog for autistic and deaf son

Rogersville woman seeks service dog for autistic and deaf son

November 4th, 2013 9:21 am by Nick Shepherd

The Nicastro family is trying to raise money for a special kind of dog that will help Jakob. They've connected with a nonprofit organization called 4 Paws for Ability, which trains dogs for children with autism.

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Seattle suburb to vote on $15 minimum wage for airport, hotel workers

Seattle suburb to vote on $15 minimum wage for airport, hotel workers

November 4th, 2013 9:04 am by By Maria L. La Ganga, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

SeaTac has become the latest battleground over “living wages” and income inequality, a fight being played out in fast-food restaurants and airport terminals nationwide and pitting organized labor against the airline and hospitality industries.

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Tenn. lawmakers to review textbook selection process

Tenn. lawmakers to review textbook selection process

November 4th, 2013 8:57 am by Associated Press

The commission recently came under fire by a group of parents for having adopted textbooks containing alleged inappropriate language and a controversial interpretation of historical facts.

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Official: Gunman told police he acted alone in LAX shooting

Official: Gunman told police he acted alone in LAX shooting

November 4th, 2013 12:34 am by TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — The gunman charged in the deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport lay bloodied after being gunned down by police, but he replied to critical questions that helped authorities lock down the scene.

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Federal prosecutors say Navy secrets bought with hookers, Gaga tickets

Federal prosecutors say Navy secrets bought with hookers, Gaga tickets

November 4th, 2013 12:26 am by JULIE WATSON, Associated Press Writer

SAN DIEGO — Nicknamed “Fat Leonard,” the gregarious Malaysian businessman is well known by U.S. Navy commanders in the Pacific, where his company has serviced warships for 25 years.

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Unicoi County sheriff talks to suspect, ends gun standoff

Unicoi County sheriff talks to suspect, ends gun standoff

November 4th, 2013 12:05 am by NET News Service

Unicoi County Sheriff Mike Hensley helped calm a man down well enough to take his gun and arrest him Sunday night in the Sam’s Creek area of the county, the sheriff’s department said.

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