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What should you do if confronted with a gunman?

What should you do if confronted with a gunman?

June 11th, 2014 6:27 pm by SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press

At a time when shootings seem to happen almost daily, The Associated Press asked experts: How should Americans react if someone opens fire at work, at school or at a theater or store?

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Islamic militants push into Iraq's Sunni heartland

Islamic militants push into Iraq's Sunni heartland

June 11th, 2014 6:00 pm by Associated Press

The advance into former insurgent strongholds that had largely been calm before the Americans withdrew less than three years ago is spreading fear that Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki will be unable to stop the militants as they press closer to Baghdad.

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Food companies work with farmers on sustainability

Food companies work with farmers on sustainability

June 11th, 2014 3:21 pm by DAVID PITT, Associated Press

Companies including Walmart, Coca-Cola, General Mills, and Unilever have taken steps to work with suppliers on environmental improvements, but added that measurable goals and firm deadlines are necessary to make real improvements.

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Cantor resigning from House leadership on July 31

Cantor resigning from House leadership on July 31

June 11th, 2014 3:17 pm by DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent

Cantor was expected to announce his plans at a late-afternoon meeting of the party's rank and file, less than 24 hours after the Virginia Republican lost a primary election to David Brat

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Congress, FBI moving on VA health care

Congress, FBI moving on VA health care

June 11th, 2014 3:16 pm by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press; ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

As Congress moves to help thousands of military veterans enduring long wait times for VA medical care, the FBI said it has opened a criminal investigation into the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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House considers bill to waive school meal rules

House considers bill to waive school meal rules

June 11th, 2014 3:15 pm by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

The House considered legislation on Wednesday that would allow some schools to opt out of healthier meal standards — a proposal that has drawn a veto threat from the White House.

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Johnson City doctor, wife receive probation, $300,000 in fines in cancer drug case

Johnson City doctor, wife receive probation, $300,000 in fines in cancer drug case

June 11th, 2014 1:13 pm by NET News Service

A local physician and his wife received probation and $300,000 in total fines for their convictions in a federal drug case on Tuesday.

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KPD: SW Va. man charged with statutory rape after having sex with teen at Kingsport Aquatic Center

KPD: SW Va. man charged with statutory rape after having sex with teen at Kingsport Aquatic Center

June 11th, 2014 10:44 am by Nick Shepherd

Larry Nick Swift Jr., 28, 727 Dogwood Street, Weber City, Va., was arrested on June 10 and charged with one count of aggravated statutory rape.

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Fight rages over definition of Tennessee whiskey

Fight rages over definition of Tennessee whiskey

June 11th, 2014 9:50 am by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

A battle between two worldwide liquor companies — owners of rival brands Jack Daniel's and smaller rival George Dickel — is being waged over who has the right to label their drink as following authentic Tennessee style.

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2 men charged in case of missing Tennessee student

2 men charged in case of missing Tennessee student

June 11th, 2014 9:48 am by Associated Press

Police have charged two more men in connection with the 2011 disappearance and slaying of a Tennessee nursing student.

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