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Kenya’s vice president says  mall siege in final stage

Kenya’s vice president says mall siege in final stage

September 23rd, 2013 6:58 pm by JASON STRAZIUSO, Associated Press

NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenyan security forces were in the final stages of flushing out Islamic extremist terrorists from a besieged shopping mall, the vice president said late Monday.

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Hawkins man arrested after allegedly faking suicide attempt

Hawkins man arrested after allegedly faking suicide attempt

September 23rd, 2013 3:06 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County man was arrested last week on charges including filing a false report and misuse of official information after he allegedly faked a suicide attempt to gain sympathy from his girlfriend.

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Woman defends son's honor with hammer to neighbor's head

Woman defends son's honor with hammer to neighbor's head

September 23rd, 2013 2:40 pm by Rain Smith

The victim said she had been smoking pot and drinking with a neighbor, who became enraged when told her son had been stealing things

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Photo gallery: Three hospitalized in Rogersville crash

Photo gallery: Three hospitalized in Rogersville crash

September 23rd, 2013 12:44 pm by Jeff Bobo

A medical emergency is suspected of triggering a crash Monday morning in Rogersville in which car veered across the center line at an intersection and struck a pickup truck that was stopped at a red light.

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Egypt bans Muslim Brotherhood group

Egypt bans Muslim Brotherhood group

September 23rd, 2013 12:09 pm by MAGGIE MICHAEL, Associated Press

An Egyptian court on Monday ordered the Muslim Brotherhood to be banned and its assets confiscated in a dramatic escalation of a crackdown by the military-backed government against supporters of the ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.

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Popular bathroom wipes blamed for US sewer clogs

Popular bathroom wipes blamed for US sewer clogs

September 23rd, 2013 12:09 pm by CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press

Increasingly popular bathroom wipes — pre-moistened towelettes that are often advertised as flushable — are being blamed for creating clogs and backups in sewer systems around the U.S.

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Assad: Syria will allow access to chemical sites

Assad: Syria will allow access to chemical sites

September 23rd, 2013 12:08 pm by ALBERT AJI, Associated Press; BARBARA SURK, Associated Press

Syrian President Bashar Assad said his government will allow international experts access to its chemical weapons sites, but cautioned in an interview broadcast Monday that rebels might block them from reaching some of the locations.

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Close ties between White House, NSA spying review

Close ties between White House, NSA spying review

September 23rd, 2013 9:03 am by STEPHEN BRAUN, Associated Press

The panel is exempted from U.S. rules that require federal committees to conduct their business and their meetings in ways the public can observe. Its final report, when it's issued, will be submitted for White House approval before the public can read it

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Obama opens UN talks with diplomatic opportunities

Obama opens UN talks with diplomatic opportunities

September 23rd, 2013 8:20 am by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

President Barack Obama opens meetings at the United Nations with diplomatic opportunities on three vexing issues: Iran's disputed nuclear program, Syria's chemical weapons use, and elusive peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

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Hawkins  mayor makes alternative proposals for removal of tree from courthouse lawn

Hawkins mayor makes alternative proposals for removal of tree from courthouse lawn

September 22nd, 2013 10:12 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — Hawkins County Mayor Melville Bailey is willing to plant another tree on the front lawn of the Hawkins County Courthouse if the Rogersville Tree Board allows the county to cut down the existing spruce pine.

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