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Teacher placed on leave after allegation of mock hanging

Teacher placed on leave after allegation of mock hanging

May 13th, 2014 8:30 am by Paloma Esquivel, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

A California charter school teacher has been placed on leave after allegedly singling out an African-American student to demonstrate a hanging during a class trip.

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Democratic leader urges Haslam to veto meth bill

Democratic leader urges Haslam to veto meth bill

May 13th, 2014 8:27 am by Associated Press

The Democratic leader of the state Senate is urging Republican Gov. Bill Haslam to veto his own legislation to limit the purchase of cold and allergy medicines used to make illegal methamphetamine.

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Kingsport BMA facing tough choices on 2015 budget

Kingsport BMA facing tough choices on 2015 budget

May 12th, 2014 11:16 pm by Matthew Lane

In order to balance next year's city budget, the members of the Kingsport Board of Mayor and Aldermen were presented with a number of options Monday evening. None of them good.

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Roe: Veterans Affairs panel  awaiting probe into deaths at VA  facility

Roe: Veterans Affairs panel awaiting probe into deaths at VA facility

May 12th, 2014 11:04 pm by Hank Hayes

U.S. Rep. Phil Roe said Monday an investigation into alleged unnecessary veterans' deaths involving a Phoenix Veterans Administration facility needs to play out amid calls for Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign.

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Fire displaces 15 elderly residents from  Hawkins apartment complex

Fire displaces 15 elderly residents from Hawkins apartment complex

May 12th, 2014 9:12 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — An apparent kitchen fire in a Rogersville apartment complex Sunday afternoon resulted in 15 elderly residents being displaced.

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Wise County wreck sends five to area hospitals

Wise County wreck sends five to area hospitals

May 12th, 2014 8:53 pm by Wes Bunch

WISE — Two people were airlifted to a local hospital Monday afternoon following a head-on collision in Wise County. The wreck occurred at 12:36 p.m. on Powell Valley Road.

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TDOT: Rolling roadblocks to return to I-26 Tuesday

TDOT: Rolling roadblocks to return to I-26 Tuesday

May 12th, 2014 5:40 pm by NET News Service

Commuters and motorists who have enjoyed a respite from delays and rolling roadblocks on Interstate 26 may be in for some disappointment.

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ValuCard application leads police to shoplifting suspect

ValuCard application leads police to shoplifting suspect

May 12th, 2014 3:01 pm by Rain Smith

A man allegedly stole several items from the Food City in Big Stone Gap — and immediately after providing his personal information to obtain a ValuCard.

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Where do the elite meet? Behind closed doors

Where do the elite meet? Behind closed doors

May 12th, 2014 2:43 pm by Associated Press

The World Forum was held in March at a Georgia resort. It attracted several potential 2016 presidential candidates and 18 members of Congress, including House Speaker John Boehner.

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Arkansas seeks stay on ruling allowing same-sex marriage

Arkansas seeks stay on ruling allowing same-sex marriage

May 12th, 2014 2:39 pm by By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel on Monday asked the state's top court to suspend a lower court ruling that struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriages.

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