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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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Meth contamination delays action on former Valley Pike Elementary

Meth contamination delays action on former Valley Pike Elementary

September 22nd, 2013 9:53 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — Sullivan County taxpayers will be footing the bills for testing and cleanup of a closed county elementary school, where evidence of methamphetamine production was discovered.

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Kingsport  to send representative to countywide meeting on  schools

Kingsport to send representative to countywide meeting on schools

September 22nd, 2013 9:45 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — City school board members aren’t sure who should attend a meeting later this month on K-12 education across Sullivan County, but they say someone will.

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Johnson County woman, 6-year-old daughter dead in apparent murder-suicide

September 22nd, 2013 7:08 pm by Tony Casey, NET News Service

A Johnson County woman and her 6-year-old daughter are dead in what authorities believe to be a murder-suicide.

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Obama, at Navy Yard ceremony, says fight for gun laws ‘ought to obsess us’

Obama, at Navy Yard ceremony, says fight for gun laws ‘ought to obsess us’

September 22nd, 2013 6:18 pm by NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Sunday memorialized the victims of the Washington Navy Yard shooting by calling for a transformation in the nation’s gun laws to address an epidemic of gun violence.

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UPDATE: Suicide attack on Pakistani Christian church kills 78 people

UPDATE: Suicide attack on Pakistani Christian church kills 78 people

September 22nd, 2013 5:31 pm by RIAZ KHAN, Associated Press

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A pair of suicide bombers blew themselves up amid hundreds of worshippers at a historic church in northwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing 78 people in the deadliest-ever attack against the country’s Christian minority.

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Kenyan forces say they rescued ‘most’ hostages

Kenyan forces say they rescued ‘most’ hostages

September 22nd, 2013 5:19 pm by JASON STRAZIUSO, Associated Press

NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenyan’s military said late Sunday it had rescued “most” of the remaining hostages held by al-Qaida-linked militants in an upscale Nairobi mall after launching a major operation to end a two-day standoff.

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UPDATE: KPD identifies victim in weekend's fatal wreck on Fort Henry Drive

UPDATE: KPD identifies victim in weekend's fatal wreck on Fort Henry Drive

September 22nd, 2013 1:52 pm by Jeff Bobo

One person was killed and two others injured Saturday evening in a four car accident on Fort Henry Drive which occurred when one vehicle allegedly failed to obey a red light.

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