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Man arrested with 333 rounds of ammunition two weeks after warning of the apocalypse

Man arrested with 333 rounds of ammunition two weeks after warning of the apocalypse

June 23rd, 2014 1:31 pm by Nick Shepherd

A Jonesborough man, arrested two weeks ago on illegal weapons charges after warning of the apocalypse, was found June 22 with 333 rounds of ammunition along with three loaded magazines and a handgun, according to a police report.

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Woman charged with attempted murder in Pleasant Grove shooting

Woman charged with attempted murder in Pleasant Grove shooting

June 23rd, 2014 9:37 am by Nick Shepherd

A wife shot her husband in the back as they were checking a trail camera and left him to die in the woods as she went on a planned visit to Pigeon Forge with the couple's two children, according to a press release.

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Obama encouraging family-friendly work policies

Obama encouraging family-friendly work policies

June 23rd, 2014 9:20 am by NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press

President Barack Obama is encouraging more employers to adopt family-friendly policies by hosting a daylong summit Monday, even though the U.S. government doesn't always set the best example.

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First lady Haslam encouraging summer reading

First lady Haslam encouraging summer reading

June 23rd, 2014 9:19 am by Associated Press

First lady Crissy Haslam is partnering with law enforcement across the state to encourage children to read during the summer.

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Kerry urges political reform in Iraq

Kerry urges political reform in Iraq

June 23rd, 2014 9:18 am by LARA JAKES, Associated Press; HAMZA HENDAWI, Associated Press

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday urged Iraq's top Shiite leaders to give more government power to political opponents before a Sunni insurgency seizes more control across the country and sweeps away hopes for lasting peace.

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Officials recommend building four ball fields

Officials recommend building four ball fields

June 23rd, 2014 9:15 am by Matthew Lane

City officials are recommending Kingsport's new ball field complex have four fields, rather than five, but have the contractor grade enough of the property to add a fifth field at a future date.

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Witness to the mission: Fundraiser for local church projects in South Sudan to feature former child soldier, government official

Witness to the mission: Fundraiser for local church projects in South Sudan to feature former child soldier, government official

June 23rd, 2014 9:13 am by Nick Shepherd

In 2009, Mandela first encountered the city of Kingsport, meeting with the vice mayor at the time to explain the political situation in South Sudan. From there, a relationship developed between Mandela and members of the Holston United Methodist Church.

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ABA: Lawyers can scour jurors' social media sites

ABA: Lawyers can scour jurors' social media sites

June 22nd, 2014 6:33 pm by PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO — Lawyers have been given the green light to scan the social media sites of jurors.

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Analysis: VA falls short on female medical issues

Analysis: VA falls short on female medical issues

June 22nd, 2014 6:22 pm by GARANCE BURKE, Associated Press Writer

Already pilloried for long wait times for medical appointments, the beleaguered Department of Veterans Affairs has fallen short of another commitment: to attend to the needs of the rising ranks of female veterans.

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Iraqi militants seize two more border crossings

Iraqi militants seize two more border crossings

June 22nd, 2014 6:14 pm by SAMEER N. YACOUB, Associated Press

BAGHDAD — Sunni militants on Sunday captured two border crossings, one along the frontier with Jordan and the other with Syria, security and military officials said.

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