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After UAW defeat, can GOP fulfill promise of Tenn. jobs?

After UAW defeat, can GOP fulfill promise of Tenn. jobs?

February 17th, 2014 8:26 am by ERIK SCHELZIG and TOM KRISHER, Associated Press

Now that workers have rejected the UAW in a close vote, attention turns to whether the GOP can fulfill its promises that keeping the union out means more jobs will come rolling in.

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Kerry mocks those who deny climate change

Kerry mocks those who deny climate change

February 16th, 2014 6:13 pm by MATTHEW LEE, AP Diplomatic Writer

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday called climate change perhaps the worlds "most fearsome" destructive weapon and mocked those who deny its existence or question its causes.

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TennCare point system leaves some seniors fending for themselves

TennCare point system leaves some seniors fending for themselves

February 16th, 2014 5:04 pm by Tom Wilemon, The Tennessean

After more than a half century of marriage, Joost Koenig and Joann Koenig dont take care of each other as well as they used to.

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Craigslist killing suspect claims she's slain 22 others

Craigslist killing suspect claims she's slain 22 others

February 16th, 2014 2:22 pm by Associated Press

A Pennsylvania woman charged along with her newlywed husband in the murder of a man they met through Craigslist admitted to the slaying in a jailhouse interview and said she has killed more than 20 others across the country.

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House Democrats attempting to force votes on wage, immigration

House Democrats attempting to force votes on wage, immigration

February 16th, 2014 1:28 pm by DONNA CASSATA, Associated Press

House Democrats are determined to cast an election-year spotlight on Republican opposition to raising the minimum wage and overhauling immigration laws, and are turning to a tactic known as a "discharge petition."

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Abbas signals flexibility on Palestinian refugees

Abbas signals flexibility on Palestinian refugees

February 16th, 2014 1:05 pm by DANIEL ESTRIN and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH, Associated Press

The Palestinian president told hundreds of young Israeli activists on Sunday that he does not want to "drown" Israel with Palestinian refugees, in his most conciliatory comments to date on one of the thorniest issues in Mideast peace talks.

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Sheriff's office TV series, Kingsport siblings make splash in Hollywood, and more stories you may have missed

Sheriff's office TV series, Kingsport siblings make splash in Hollywood, and more stories you may have missed

February 16th, 2014 9:00 am by Staff Report

A sampling of some of the interesting and important stories appearing this past week on TimesNews.net.

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Two Southwest Virginia men plead guilty to charges stemming from home invasion

Two Southwest Virginia men plead guilty to charges stemming from home invasion

February 15th, 2014 8:19 pm by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY -- Two Southwest Virginia men pleaded guilty this week to their roles in a May 2013 home invasion and beating of a Duffield man.

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AP Exclusive: Misconduct forces more soldiers out

AP Exclusive: Misconduct forces more soldiers out

February 15th, 2014 2:37 pm by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

The number of U.S. soldiers forced out of the Army because of crimes or misconduct has soared in the past several years as the military emerges from a decade of war that put a greater focus on battle competence than on character.

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Gay-marriage foes scrambling after court setbacks

Gay-marriage foes scrambling after court setbacks

February 15th, 2014 2:35 pm by DAVID A. LIEB, Associated Press; DAVID CRARY, Associated Press; RACHEL ZOLL, Associated Press

Opponents of same-sex marriage are scrambling to find effective responses, in Congress and state legislatures, to a rash of court rulings that would force some of America's most conservative states to accept gay nuptials.

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