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Lack of jobs leaves Pennington Gap struggling to survive

Lack of jobs leaves Pennington Gap struggling to survive - VIDEO

August 3rd, 2013 11:25 pm by Nick Shepherd

Pennington Gap resembles every other small town in America. But look closer and cracks begin to form. Windows are boarded up, businesses sit empty and houses are falling apart.

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Update: NBC News reporter, Kingsport native John Palmer dies

Update: NBC News reporter, Kingsport native John Palmer dies

August 3rd, 2013 7:58 pm by Associated Press

John Palmer, a veteran reporter for NBC News over a span of 40 years, has died. Palmer’s wife Nancy confirmed he died Saturday at George Washington University Hospital of pulmonary fibrosis. He was 77.

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NBC’s Brian Williams to take leave for surgery

NBC’s Brian Williams to take leave for surgery

August 3rd, 2013 6:05 pm by Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Williams, 54, said he’s had three previous surgeries on his right knee but the pain was becoming more of an issue. When it began costing him sleep, Williams said he realized it was time to take care of it.

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New jobs disproportionately low-pay or part-time

New jobs disproportionately low-pay or part-time

August 3rd, 2013 4:38 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Part-time work accounted for more than 65 percent of the positions employers added in July. Low-paying retailers, restaurants and bars supplied more than half July’s job gain.

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Global travel warning: U.S. cites al-Qaida threat

Global travel warning: U.S. cites al-Qaida threat

August 3rd, 2013 4:35 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States issued an extraordinary global travel warning to Americans Friday about the threat of an al-Qaida attack and closed down 21 embassies and consulates across the Muslim world for the weekend.

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The week in crime

The week in crime

August 3rd, 2013 10:00 am by Staff Report

A look back at the most viewed crime stories written by the Times-News staff, for the week of July 26 through Aug. 2.

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Roe to spend much of recess talking about Obamacare, rival GOP plan

Roe to spend much of recess talking about Obamacare, rival GOP plan premium content

August 2nd, 2013 11:05 pm by Hank Hayes

U.S. Rep. Phil Roe acknowledges Republican talk of defunding the Affordable Care Act — also known as Obamacare — probably won’t result in firm action. “There’s a lot of it you can’t defund. ... It’s going to go on regardless of what we do,” Roe said.

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Barbershop send students back to school in style

Barbershop send students back to school in style

August 2nd, 2013 6:30 pm by David Grace

Carew Cuts Barbershop owners gave free haircuts to area students on Friday.

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Diver Jerry Hall emerges from lake cold and ‘ready to eat’ after regaining world record

Diver Jerry Hall emerges from lake cold and ‘ready to eat’ after regaining world record

August 2nd, 2013 5:26 pm by Wes Bunch and Nick Shepherd

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Jerry Hall has not only set a new world record, but shattered it. Hall emerged from South Holston Lake after spending exactly 145 hours, 31 minutes and 23 seconds underwater.

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Hall surfaces at South Holston Lake after world record dive

Hall surfaces at South Holston Lake after world record dive

August 2nd, 2013 3:30 pm by David Grace

Surrounded by members of his dive team, Jerry Hall surfaces at Lake View Dock on South Holston Lake in Bristol, Tenn. on Friday afternoon.

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