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Historic smoking report marks 50th anniversary

Historic smoking report marks 50th anniversary

January 4th, 2014 1:46 pm by MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer

Fifty years ago, ashtrays seemed to be on every table and desk. Athletes and even Fred Flintstone endorsed cigarettes on TV. Smoke hung in the air in restaurants, offices and airplane cabins. Then came the morning of Jan. 11, 1964.

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Key dates in tobacco fight since smoking report

Key dates in tobacco fight since smoking report

January 4th, 2014 1:45 pm by Associated Press

Some key events in the fight over tobacco during the last 50 years:

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Religion news in brief: creationism debate, nativity scene challenge and more

Religion news in brief: creationism debate, nativity scene challenge and more

January 3rd, 2014 9:29 pm by Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Bill Nye “The Science Guy” is set to visit Kentucky next month for a debate on science and creation with the man who founded the Creation Museum. The event will be titled “Is Creation A Viable Model of Origins?”

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‘Polar vortex’ to blast frigid air over much of U.S.

‘Polar vortex’ to blast frigid air over much of U.S.

January 3rd, 2014 7:12 pm by Associated Press

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Winter is normally cold, but starting Sunday tundra-like temperatures will deliver a rare and potentially dangerous sledgehammer blow to much of the Midwest, driving temperatures so far below zero that records will shatter.

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Escapee from SC mental hospital captured in Tenn.

Escapee from SC mental hospital captured in Tenn.

January 3rd, 2014 4:08 pm by JEFFREY COLLINS, Associated Press

A South Carolina patient who escaped from the mental hospital to which he was committed after a judge ruled he had little grasp of reality when he killed his mother and stepfather was captured Friday in Tennessee.

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Gov't: Birth control mandate should not be blocked

Gov't: Birth control mandate should not be blocked

January 3rd, 2014 4:05 pm by JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press

The Obama administration urged a Supreme Court justice Friday to stop blocking the new health care law's requirement that some religion-affiliated organizations provide health insurance that includes birth control.

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Obama proposes firearm background check changes

Obama proposes firearm background check changes

January 3rd, 2014 4:04 pm by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

The Obama administration on Friday announced a pair of executive actions aimed at strengthening federal background checks for gun purchasers, with a particular focus on limiting firearm access for those with mental health issues.

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Will surge of older workers take jobs from young?

Will surge of older workers take jobs from young?

January 3rd, 2014 4:04 pm by MATT SEDENSKY, Associated Press

It's an assertion that has been accepted as fact by droves of the unemployed: Older people remaining on the job later in life are stealing jobs from young people.

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KPD looking for suspect in Colonial Heights shooting

KPD looking for suspect in Colonial Heights shooting

January 3rd, 2014 2:47 pm by Nick Shepherd

KINGSPORT — Patrol officers with the KPD were dispatched to the parking lot of Perkins restaurant on Fort Henry Drive because shots had been fired, according to a press release.

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Hope Renewed: Fundraiser, donations help Kingsport kitchen repair plumbing

Hope Renewed: Fundraiser, donations help Kingsport kitchen repair plumbing

January 3rd, 2014 9:49 am by Rick Wagner

Plumbing repairs have been completed at the Kitchen of Hope in Kingsport and it plans to resume serving meals to the homeless on Jan. 6.

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