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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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Firm foundation: Housing, development report delivered to BMA

Firm foundation: Housing, development report delivered to BMA

January 3rd, 2014 9:48 am by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — Kingsport has an older housing stock with a lack of newer developments as compared with Johnson City. However, city planners say the Model City does have plenty of land available for development and is an attractive market.

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Memphis grandmother calls 911 for beer

Memphis grandmother calls 911 for beer

January 3rd, 2014 9:23 am by Associated Press

Authorities say a Memphis grandmother was arrested after she called 911 for beer.

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