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Sullivan County inmate found unconscious, later dies

Sullivan County inmate found unconscious, later dies

May 19th, 2014 1:14 pm by Rain Smith

According to a press release from the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, no foul play is suspected and the inmate death appears to be the result of natural causes.

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Charge reduced for J.C. pharmacist accused of trying to kill his wife

Charge reduced for J.C. pharmacist accused of trying to kill his wife

May 19th, 2014 12:40 pm by NET News Service

A judge reduced a charge against a local pharmacist who is accused of trying to kill his wife by injecting her with the diabetes drug Victoza.

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Funds sought to help preserve 200-year-old cemetery in Surgoinsville

Funds sought to help preserve 200-year-old cemetery in Surgoinsville

May 19th, 2014 11:30 am by Jeff Bobo

For years, a handful of local volunteers has gotten together once twice a year to clean up and a 200-year-old cemetery near downtown Surgoinsville where many of the town's founders are buried.

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Ruling expected Monday on Oregon gay-marriage ban

Ruling expected Monday on Oregon gay-marriage ban

May 19th, 2014 9:11 am by JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press

Same-sex marriages in Oregon could begin as soon as Monday afternoon, depending on a judge's ruling.

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Putin orders Russian troops to pull back from Ukraine border

Putin orders Russian troops to pull back from Ukraine border

May 19th, 2014 8:32 am by By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday ordered Kremlin troops to pull back from the border with Ukraine after weeks of military exercises that the Kiev government and Western allies accused of heightening tensions.

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Johnson City Fire Department: Weekend fire claims man's life

Johnson City Fire Department: Weekend fire claims man's life

May 18th, 2014 11:33 pm by NET News Service

Although firefighters said a weekend apartment fire in Johnson City was contained "quickly," it lasted long enough to claim the life of a man who was found inside.

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Studies: Wildfires worse due to global warming

Studies: Wildfires worse due to global warming

May 18th, 2014 9:08 pm by SETH BORENSTEIN, Associated Press

Since 1984, the area burned by the West's largest wildfires — those of more than 1,000 acres — have increased by about 87,700 acres a year, according to an April study in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.

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AT&T agrees to buy DirecTV in $48.5B deal

AT&T agrees to buy DirecTV in $48.5B deal

May 18th, 2014 8:53 pm by Associated Press

While AT&T and DirecTV are doing better than cable companies at attracting TV subscribers, DirecTV's growth in the U.S. has stalled while AT&T is growing the fastest of any TV provider.

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Tea party losing races but tugging GOP rightward

Tea party losing races but tugging GOP rightward

May 18th, 2014 7:48 pm by Associated Press

Tuesday's high-profile primary elections may extend a streak of sorts for tea party Republicans: losing individual races but winning the larger ideological war by tugging the GOP rightward.

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Coffee rust could affect your morning cup

Coffee rust could affect your morning cup

May 18th, 2014 12:42 pm by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

A fungus called coffee rust has caused more than $1 billion in damage across Latin American region. The fungus is especially deadly to Arabica coffee, the bean that makes up most high-end, specialty coffees.

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