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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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Federal boost for farms' renewal energy in doubt

Federal boost for farms' renewal energy in doubt

October 5th, 2013 11:56 am by TAMMY WEBBER, Associated Press

Across rural America, thousands of farms and small businesses are turning to renewable energy to cut costs and boost their often uncertain bottom lines.

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Sisters question police actions in deadly DC chase

Sisters question police actions in deadly DC chase

October 5th, 2013 11:53 am by Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — A sister of the woman shot to death by police in Washington after trying to ram her car through a White House barrier says there were no indications her sister was unstable.

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ACLU-TN advises schools on pregame prayers

ACLU-TN advises schools on pregame prayers

October 5th, 2013 11:43 am by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

If it's autumn in the South that must mean high school football, faith, and the American Civil Liberties Union on its toes to make sure the two don't get too cozy.

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Waffle House shooter sentenced to 8 years

Waffle House shooter sentenced to 8 years

October 4th, 2013 8:00 pm by Matthew Lane

BLOUNTVILLE — A Kingsport man involved in the New Year’s Day shooting of a Bristol woman in a local Waffle House restaurant will spend at least the next eight years in prison.

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Karen threatens U.S. during quiet hurricane season

Karen threatens U.S. during quiet hurricane season

October 4th, 2013 7:05 pm by KEVIN McGILL, Associated Press

BRAITHWAITE, La. — Pickups hauling boat trailers and flatbed trucks laden with crab traps exited vulnerable, low-lying areas of southeast Louisiana on Friday as Tropical Storm Karen headed toward the northern Gulf Coast.

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Obama’s no-show in Asia a boost for China

Obama’s no-show in Asia a boost for China

October 4th, 2013 6:57 pm by GILLIAN WONG, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s decision to scrap his Asia trip is a setback for his much-advertised pledge to shift the focus of foreign policy to the Pacific and a boost for China’s attempt to gain influence in the region.

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Two Gate City High students arrested for allegedly threatening to shoot classmate

Two Gate City High students arrested for allegedly threatening to shoot classmate

October 4th, 2013 6:07 pm by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY — Two Gate City High School students were arrested by local authorities early Friday after they allegedly made threats to shoot a fellow student at school.

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