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U.S. defends captive swap with Taliban; critics stir

U.S. defends captive swap with Taliban; critics stir

June 1st, 2014 5:43 pm by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

Five years a captive from the Afghanistan war, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is back in American hands, freed for five Guantanamo terrorism detainees in a swap stirring sharp debate in Washington.

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Senate to take up new VA bill after scandal

Senate to take up new VA bill after scandal

June 1st, 2014 4:40 pm by DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press

Details of a refashioned bill to address the problems plaguing the federally run veterans' health care system were released Sunday by its sponsor, the chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee.

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Kingsport homeless students, medical condition caused tractor death, Collin Raye to headline Hometown Throwdown, veteran remembers the "Forgotten War"

Kingsport homeless students, medical condition caused tractor death, Collin Raye to headline Hometown Throwdown, veteran remembers the "Forgotten War"

June 1st, 2014 10:05 am by Staff Report

Take a look back at some of the interesting and important stories you may have missed over the past week.

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Update: Newspaper owner Katz among seven killed in small-plane crash

Update: Newspaper owner Katz among seven killed in small-plane crash

June 1st, 2014 3:34 am by Associated Press

Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz was killed along with six other people in a fiery plane crash in Massachusetts early Sunday morning.

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Proposed Sullivan lawsuit against cities got just enough votes to proceed

Proposed Sullivan lawsuit against cities got just enough votes to proceed

May 31st, 2014 9:11 pm by J. H. Osborne

To move forward, a proposed lawsuit from Sullivan County against the cities of Bristol and Kingsport needed a simple majority vote by the 24-member Sullivan County Commission.

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Haslam launches bid for second term as governor

Haslam launches bid for second term as governor

May 31st, 2014 7:47 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

NASHVILLE — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam on Saturday launched a re-election bid that bears little resemblance to the often contentious campaign of four years ago.

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Hawkins County Sheriff's Office receives military surplus armored personnel carrier

Hawkins County Sheriff's Office receives military surplus armored personnel carrier

May 31st, 2014 5:51 pm by Jeff Bobo

The Hawkins County Sheriff's Office has acquired a military surplus "MRAP" armored personnel carrier that was used to protect U.S. soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan from improvised explosive device attacks and ambushes.

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Rivals Hamas, Fatah to form Palestinian unity government

Rivals Hamas, Fatah to form Palestinian unity government

May 31st, 2014 2:40 pm by MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH, Associated Press

The formation of a Palestinian unity government will be announced Monday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday, adding that Israel already warned him it would take punitive steps against the new alliance.

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Mickelson says he's cooperating in trading probe

Mickelson says he's cooperating in trading probe

May 31st, 2014 2:01 pm by DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer

Hall of Fame golfer Phil Mickelson said he is cooperating in an insider trading investigation involving him, an activist investor and a Las Vegas gambler. The five-time major champion maintains he has done nothing wrong.

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Taliban frees U.S. soldier held captive since 2009

Taliban frees U.S. soldier held captive since 2009

May 31st, 2014 1:20 pm by JULIE PACE and LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press Writers

The only American solider held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed from Taliban captivity in exchange for the release of five Afghan detainees from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Obama administration officials said Saturday.

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