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NASA preparing to launch 3-D printer into space

NASA preparing to launch 3-D printer into space

September 29th, 2013 6:24 pm by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. — NASA is preparing to launch a 3-D printer into space next year, a toaster-sized game changer that greatly reduces the need for astronauts to load up with every tool, spare part or supply they might ever need.

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Terrorists in Kenya used new tactic to spare some Muslims

Terrorists in Kenya used new tactic to spare some Muslims

September 29th, 2013 5:39 pm by RUKMINI CALLIMACHI, Associated Press

The turbaned gunmen who infiltrated Nairobi’s Westgate mall arrived with a set of religious trivia questions. As terrified civilians hid, the assailants began a high-stakes game of 20 Questions.

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Give and receive: Sixth annual Student Food Drive kicks off in the region

Give and receive: Sixth annual Student Food Drive kicks off in the region

September 29th, 2013 1:45 pm by Carmen Musick

The annual Student Food Drive Challenge runs from now through Oct. 29. Winning schools — those that collect the most pounds of food per student — will earn cash prizes.

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GOP-controlled House approves legislation imposing one-year delay in parts of Obamacare

GOP-controlled House approves legislation imposing one-year delay in parts of Obamacare

September 29th, 2013 12:48 am by DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent

WASHINGTON — Locked in a deepening struggle with President Barack Obama, the Republican-controlled House approved legislation early Sunday imposing a one-year delay in key parts of the nation’s health care law.

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It’s still too early to tell the long-term impact of e-cigarettes

It’s still too early to tell the long-term impact of e-cigarettes

September 28th, 2013 10:44 pm by Jennifer Sprouse and Nathan Baker, NET News Service

There are a lot of differences between cigarettes and electronic cigarettes –– size, shape, smell –– but local medical experts say it’s hard to predict what the long-term health impact will be for current users.

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UPDATED WEDNESDAY School project: Countywide  group putting  focus on finding facts  —  for now

UPDATED WEDNESDAY School project: Countywide group putting focus on finding facts — for now

September 28th, 2013 8:57 pm by Rick Wagner

When Kingsport-based Eastman Chemical Co. bought Solutia Inc. in 2012 and moved employees from St. Louis to the Tri-Cities, Sullivan County school board Vice Chairman Jack Bales said many chose to live in Washington County, not Sullivan County.

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Region gets  serious about prescription drug abuse

Region gets serious about prescription drug abuse

September 28th, 2013 8:35 pm by Nick Shepherd

In the past week, East Tennessee State University held a two-day prescription drug abuse summit and Wellmont Health Systems held a three-hour prescription drug abuse conference.

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Time to choose insurance: HHS aggressively promoting plans, states still resisting

Time to choose insurance: HHS aggressively promoting plans, states still resisting

September 28th, 2013 7:28 pm by Hank Hayes

Ready or not, here they come. Barring a last-minute act of Congress, federal health insurance exchanges will begin enrolling on Tuesday Tennesseans and Virginians who do not have health insurance coverage.

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Deadline nearing, GOP seeks health care delay

Deadline nearing, GOP seeks health care delay

September 28th, 2013 3:03 pm by DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent

GOP lawmakers emerging from a closed-door meeting said they would pass legislation by day's end incorporating their new demands, along with a companion measure specifying that U.S. troops be paid even if a shutdown occurs.

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Why investors shouldn't fear a government shutdown

Why investors shouldn't fear a government shutdown

September 28th, 2013 3:01 pm by KEN SWEET and STEVE ROTHWELL, AP Markets Writers

NEW YORK (AP) — The government shuts down. The economy unravels. Stocks plunge. That may be Wall Street's worst fear, but history shows it's mostly overblown.

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