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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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Suspicious fire guts Kingsport home

Suspicious fire guts Kingsport home

December 9th, 2014 1:02 pm by Rain Smith

Authorities are investigating a late Monday night fire that destroyed a Sullivan County home, where residents reportedly offered "conflicting statements" about the blaze.

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IG: IRS paid $6 billion in bogus child tax credits

IG: IRS paid $6 billion in bogus child tax credits

December 9th, 2014 12:55 pm by STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press

Payments went to families that mistakenly claimed the tax credit or claimed the wrong amount, as well as taxpayers who committed fraud, according to an audit.

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Why areas with good jobs have hard-to-afford homes

Why areas with good jobs have hard-to-afford homes

December 9th, 2014 12:06 pm by JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer

Areas with the most affordable homes lack a solid base of middle class jobs that attract workers.

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Diesel spills into Kingsport creek

Diesel spills into Kingsport creek

December 9th, 2014 12:02 pm by Nick Shepherd

A call came in around 9:30 Tuesday morning about a diesel spill at Valero, 2729 N. John B. Dennis Highway. A driver was reportedly filling his truck with diesel fuel, placed the handle to the on position and went inside.

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Comic Book Man: Shop owner retiring after three decades

Comic Book Man: Shop owner retiring after three decades

December 9th, 2014 10:27 am by Matthew Lane

"I'm going to miss it a lot," Wayne Richardson said of the comic book business. "But you get to the point where, I've done this and I'm ready to move on. I'm excited about what's next, except I don't know what's next."

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Ice bucket, Brazil elections popular on Facebook

Ice bucket, Brazil elections popular on Facebook

December 9th, 2014 9:34 am by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer

"At its best, social media makes the world a smaller place and builds community on a global level," Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, said in an interview.

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Voters in SW Va. head to polls for District 4 special election today

Voters in SW Va. head to polls for District 4 special election today

December 9th, 2014 6:35 am by Stephen Igo

WISE — Today's vote is necessary because of a special election earlier this year involving the state Senate seat of former Sen. Phillip Puckett, D-Lebanon, who resigned.

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Obama touting immigration measures in Tennessee

Obama touting immigration measures in Tennessee

December 9th, 2014 6:27 am by NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press

The president plans to speak and take questions from the audience at an immigrant community center in Nashville called Casa Azafran. The White House says Obama will continue to urge Congress to pass an immigration overhaul.

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Mobile apps still collect information on kids

Mobile apps still collect information on kids

December 9th, 2014 12:15 am by Associated Press

"Unfortunately, there are still companies out there that are more concerned about generating revenue than protecting the privacy of kids."

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