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'Realism is good:' Some anti-drilling activists change tactics, tone

'Realism is good:' Some anti-drilling activists change tactics, tone

October 6th, 2013 1:59 pm by KEVIN BEGOS and MICHAEL RUBINKAM, Associated Press

For years, activists have warned that fracking can have disastrous consequences: ruined water and air, sickened people and animals, a ceaseless parade of truck traffic. Now some critics are doing what was once unthinkable: working with the industry.

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U.S., Russia set for first talks since Syria deal

U.S., Russia set for first talks since Syria deal

October 6th, 2013 1:46 pm by MATTHEW LEE, AP Diplomatic Writer

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov planned to meet Monday to discuss Syria's chemical weapons and the onset of an apparent warming between Iran and the West.

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Monster truck accident in Mexico kills at least 8

Monster truck accident in Mexico kills at least 8

October 6th, 2013 1:20 pm by RICARDO CHAVEZ, Associated Press

An out-of-control monster truck shot into a crowd of spectators at a Mexican air show, killing at least eight people and hurting 80 others, dozens seriously, officials said.

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Good Samaritans honored, WJHL dropped from DISH, Riley the dog gets a home, and more stories you may have missed

October 6th, 2013 10:53 am by Staff Report

Below you'll find some interesting stories you may have missed last week on timesnews.net

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Storm weakens to tropical depression off Louisiana coast

Storm weakens to tropical depression off Louisiana coast

October 5th, 2013 10:46 pm by KEVIN McGILL, Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS — Karen lost more of its punch late Saturday and fell below tropical-storm status while stalling off the Louisiana coast.

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UPDATE: U.S. forces nab al-Qaida leader in Tripoli, hit Islamic extremists in Somalia

UPDATE: U.S. forces nab al-Qaida leader in Tripoli, hit Islamic extremists in Somalia

October 5th, 2013 8:35 pm by ABDI GULED, Associated Press

TRIPOLI, Libya — U.S. forces on Saturday captured an al-Qaida leader in Libya linked to the 1998 American embassy bombings in east Africa and wanted by the U.S. for more than a decade, a U.S. official said.

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Mating season brings spike in danger of  deer collisions

Mating season brings spike in danger of deer collisions

October 5th, 2013 7:55 pm by Nick Shepherd

Tennessee is in the middle of the pack when it comes to the probability of motorists hitting a deer, ranking 25th out of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Virginia ranks 12th.

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School officials question whether Sullivan North ever had doors on boys bathroom stalls

School officials question whether Sullivan North ever had doors on boys bathroom stalls

October 5th, 2013 5:36 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — The bathroom stall door saga in Sullivan County high schools on the western end of the county continues.

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Government workers may get paid for missed time

Government workers may get paid for missed time

October 5th, 2013 2:30 pm by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press

Congress and President Barack Obama are sending this message to the 800,000 sidelined government employees: We don't know when the impasses will end but you will get reimbursed for lost pay once the government reopens.

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Obama to public: Don't give up on health sign-ups

Obama to public: Don't give up on health sign-ups

October 5th, 2013 12:02 pm by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

Defending the shaky rollout of his health care law, President Barack Obama said frustrated Americans "definitely shouldn't give up" on the problem-plagued program.

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