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Estimate: Waste landfill would cost $817 million

Estimate: Waste landfill would cost $817 million

October 18th, 2013 3:50 pm by Associated Press

The U.S. Department of Energy says a new Oak Ridge landfill for hazardous and radioactive wastes would cost roughly $817 million — a figure that's cheaper than shipping the material to an off-site disposal facility.

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Roe says vote against budget deal reflected true goal

Roe says vote against budget deal reflected true goal

October 18th, 2013 11:03 am by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

A month before his vote to strip funding for the three-year-old health care law from a continuing resolution passed by the Senate, Roe told the Johnson City Press that...any efforts to defund it would simply not work.

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Federal shutdown affected US in ways unseen

Federal shutdown affected US in ways unseen

October 18th, 2013 9:20 am by DON BABWIN, Associated Press

During the shutdown, the doctors had to stop submitting grant applications to study childhood asthma and other diseases and disorders. Hospital officials said the shutdown could have delayed funding for nearly half a year.

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Past-due court fines could cost you your driver’s license

Past-due court fines could cost you your driver’s license

October 17th, 2013 11:01 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — Hundreds of Sullivan County residents who are more than a year past due on fines and fees from criminal court are about to have their driver’s licenses revoked.

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As US demographics change, so does the menu

As US demographics change, so does the menu

October 17th, 2013 7:34 pm by Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) — Salsa overtaking ketchup as America’s No. 1 condiment was just the start. These days, tortillas outsell burger and hot dog buns, and tacos and burritos have become so “American” that most people don’t even consider them ethnic.

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1.8M-year-old skull gives glimpse of our evolution

1.8M-year-old skull gives glimpse of our evolution

October 17th, 2013 5:50 pm by SETH BORENSTEIN, Associated Press

DMANISI, Georgia (AP) — The discovery of a skull of a human ancestor buried under a medieval village provides a vivid picture of early evolution and indicates our family tree may have fewer branches than some believe, scientists say.

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"Hardtack and Hard Times": Permanent Civil War Exhibit Dedicated at Welcome Center in Bristol.

October 17th, 2013 5:23 pm by Ned Jilton

Permanent Civil War exhibits are opening in welcome centers across Tennessee.

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Lunch lady busted after voluntarily stripping for police

Lunch lady busted after voluntarily stripping for police

October 17th, 2013 3:08 pm by Rain Smith

Police were called to Sullivan East High School, where a cafeteria worker was accused of stealing cash from a coworker's purse. The suspect, 29, denied having the victim's money, then told officers she'd "strip" to "prove it."

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Hawkins woman allegedly hits truck with buggy, falsely reports being run over

Hawkins woman allegedly hits truck with buggy, falsely reports being run over

October 17th, 2013 2:58 pm by Jeff Bobo

Police say Food City video shows the suspect unloading her groceries into her car, after which she drives around the parking lot a couple of times. She then parks again in the same spot, calling 911 to report she was hit by a vehicle.

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Wall Street looks to return to 'normalcy'

Wall Street looks to return to 'normalcy'

October 17th, 2013 2:54 pm by KEN SWEET, AP Markets Writer

It's a change of pace for Wall Street, which had been completely absorbed in Washington's political drama over the last month.

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