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House Speaker Harwell faces tea party challenge

House Speaker Harwell faces tea party challenge

December 10th, 2014 8:00 am by Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — House Speaker Beth Harwell faces a tea party challenge from Rep. Rick Womick as House Republicans vote Wednesday on whom to nominate to lead the lower chamber of the Tennessee General Assembly.

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Lawmakers agree on $1.1 trillion spending bill

Lawmakers agree on $1.1 trillion spending bill

December 9th, 2014 9:50 pm by Associated Press

Time running short, Republicans and Democrats agreed Tuesday on a $1.1 trillion spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and delay a politically-charged struggle over President Barack Obama's new immigration policy until the new year.

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Obama says report shows CIA torture program at odds with U.S. values

Obama says report shows CIA torture program at odds with U.S. values

December 9th, 2014 7:45 pm by By Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau (TNS)

The report concludes that the program lost track of captives, extracted false confessions and fabricated information, and produced no useful intelligence about imminent terrorist attacks.

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Iraqis tell Hagel they need more U.S. airstrikes, military equipment

Iraqis tell Hagel they need more U.S. airstrikes, military equipment

December 9th, 2014 6:30 pm by By W.J. Hennigan, Tribune Washington Bureau (TNS)

Iraq's leaders told Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Tuesday that local security forces want an increase in airstrikes and American-made weaponry in their fight to defeat Islamic State militants.

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LISTEN AND LEARN: Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam's education proposals address testing, evaluations, local control and teacher input

LISTEN AND LEARN: Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam's education proposals address testing, evaluations, local control and teacher input

December 9th, 2014 5:25 pm by Rick Wagner

Governor releases proposals in response to teacher input sessions statewide and education summit.

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TennCare considers scrapping computer system

TennCare considers scrapping computer system

December 9th, 2014 5:00 pm by Associated Press

The system under design was supposed to determine Medicaid eligibility, but it has been bogged down with delays and design defects. It was supposed to be operational more than a year ago and is still not complete.

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KPD: Flash drive reveals child sex abuse

KPD: Flash drive reveals child sex abuse

December 9th, 2014 4:44 pm by Rain Smith

A Kingsport man has been arrested after the alleged discovery of a video that shows him engaging in sexual activity with a boy who is less than 3 years old.

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Few Xanax + 3 beers = 2 crashes

Few Xanax + 3 beers = 2 crashes

December 9th, 2014 3:31 pm by Rain Smith

A woman has been arrested after allegedly backing up her car on Stone Drive to strike a vehicle — while the occupants were on the phone with dispatch to report her as DUI — then fleeing the scene and igniting a more serious collision minutes later.

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Bigfoot blamed for Sullivan County disturbance

Bigfoot blamed for Sullivan County disturbance

December 9th, 2014 2:16 pm by Rain Smith

At approximately 11 p.m. a man requested police at his residence off Bloomingdale Road, stating he had armed himself with a knife due to someone outside banging on the home.

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Obama health adviser apologizes for 'glib' remarks

Obama health adviser apologizes for 'glib' remarks

December 9th, 2014 2:04 pm by CHARLES BABINGTON, Associated Press

MIT economist Jonathan Gruber told groups in 2012 and 2013 that voter stupidity and a "lack of transparency" were important to passing the legislation without any GOP support.

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