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Warner, Udall announce  amendment to immigration reform legislation

Warner, Udall announce amendment to immigration reform legislation

June 19th, 2013 9:16 pm by STEPHEN IGO

The senators say the amendment will encourage foreign entrepreneurs and highly skilled college graduates of U.S. universities to start businesses in the United States.

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Update: Actor James Gandolfini dies in Italy at age 51

Update: Actor James Gandolfini dies in Italy at age 51

June 19th, 2013 8:30 pm by Associated Press

James Gandolfini, whose portrayal of a brutal, emotionally delicate mob boss in HBO’s “The Sopranos” helped create one of TV’s greatest drama series and turned the mobster stereotype on its head, died Wednesday in Italy. He was 51.

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New MERS virus spreads easily, deadlier than SARS

New MERS virus spreads easily, deadlier than SARS

June 19th, 2013 5:10 pm by Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — More than 60 cases of what is now called MERS, including 38 deaths, have been recorded by the World Health Organization in the past year, mostly in Saudi Arabia.

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Some Hawkins fire departments not always responding to fire calls

Some Hawkins fire departments not always responding to fire calls

June 19th, 2013 4:54 pm by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins County’s Emergency Management Agency director told county commissioners last week that there is a growing problem with volunteer fire departments dispatched as first responders not answering fire or other emergency calls.

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JC traffic stop allegedly discovers drugs, handgun

JC traffic stop allegedly discovers drugs, handgun

June 19th, 2013 2:37 pm by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

Two Georgia men were arrested Tuesday night after police stopped the driver for speeding and discovered drugs and a weapon in the vehicle, according to court documents.

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Obama renews calls for nuclear reductions

Obama renews calls for nuclear reductions

June 19th, 2013 1:09 pm by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

BERLIN (AP) — Appealing for a new citizen activism in the free world, President Barack Obama renewed his call Wednesday to reduce U.S. and Russian nuclear stockpiles and to confront climate change, a danger he called "the global threat of our time."

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FBI hunt for ex-Teamster boss Hoffa's remains ends

FBI hunt for ex-Teamster boss Hoffa's remains ends

June 19th, 2013 10:58 am by COREY WILLIAMS, Associated Press

The excavation of a rural field in suburban Detroit has failed to turn up the remains of former Teamsters union leader Jimmy Hoffa, adding another unsuccessful chapter to a nearly 40-year-old mystery.

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Parents arrested after Tenn. toddler rescued from railroad tracks

Parents arrested after Tenn. toddler rescued from railroad tracks

June 19th, 2013 10:43 am by Associated Press

Authorities have arrested the parents of a toddler found alone on railroad tracks in Rockwood.

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Man charged with attempted murder in Kingsport stabbing

Man charged with attempted murder in Kingsport stabbing

June 19th, 2013 9:01 am by Rain Smith

A Kingsport man has been charged with attempted second-degree murder after allegedly pursuing his wife to the home of a friend during a domestic dispute, then stabbing her acquaintance three times in the driveway.

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Obama: 'Lives have been saved' by NSA programs

Obama: 'Lives have been saved' by NSA programs

June 19th, 2013 8:05 am by JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press

Trying to tamp down concerns about government over-reach, President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended U.S. Internet and phone surveillance programs as narrowly targeted efforts that have saved lives and thwarted at least 50 terror threats.

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