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Obama tells Pentagon to plan for Afghan pullout

Obama tells Pentagon to plan for Afghan pullout

February 25th, 2014 1:39 pm by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

President Barack Obama has ordered the Pentagon to plan for a full American withdrawal from Afghanistan by the end of this year should the Afghan government refuse to sign a security agreement with the U.S.

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Two firearms discovered at TCRA checkpoint

Two firearms discovered at TCRA checkpoint

February 25th, 2014 10:05 am by Hank Hayes

While firearms may be transported in checked baggage, provided they are declared to the airline in a proper carrying case and unloaded, TSA noted they are prohibited in carry-on bags.

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Rules to limit marketing unhealthy food in schools

Rules to limit marketing unhealthy food in schools

February 25th, 2014 9:33 am by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

Moving beyond the lunch line, new rules would limit marketing of unhealthy foods in schools, phasing out the advertising of sugary drinks and junk foods around campuses during the school day.

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Cameras in classrooms draws concerns from teachers, parents

Cameras in classrooms draws concerns from teachers, parents

February 25th, 2014 9:24 am by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

A new video teacher evaluation process in Washington County Schools has been temporarily suspended while the state reviews the practice, but teachers and parents are asking why they weren't notified of the program in the first place.

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Voting rights for felons on the table in Kentucky, other states

Voting rights for felons on the table in Kentucky, other states

February 25th, 2014 9:18 am by By Jake Grovum, Stateline.org (MCT)

Kentucky could be heading for a historic change this year as it moves closer to abolishing its law banning felons from voting, thanks to a bipartisan effort in the state Capitol and a big assist from Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul.

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UPDATE: Four  Ketron Elementary students taken to hospital following bus accident

UPDATE: Four Ketron Elementary students taken to hospital following bus accident

February 24th, 2014 6:48 pm by Wes Bunch

Four elementary school students were taken to the hospital with minor injuries following an accident Monday afternoon that involved a Sullivan County school bus.

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Hagel says U.S. military must shrink to face new era

Hagel says U.S. military must shrink to face new era

February 24th, 2014 6:36 pm by ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer

Looking beyond America's post-9/11 wars, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday proposed shrinking the Army to its smallest size in 74 years.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Results from Rogersville youth bluegrass contest

February 24th, 2014 4:12 pm by Jeff Bobo

The 11th annual East Tennessee Young Musicians Bluegrass contest was held Saturday in Rogersville.

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Drugged driving fatal wreck results in eight-year sentence for teen

Drugged driving fatal wreck results in eight-year sentence for teen

February 24th, 2014 2:58 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County teen was sentenced to eight years Friday in connection with a fatal 2012 "drugged driving" wreck in which a 17-year-old lost his life.

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Harold Ramis, actor, writer and director, dead at 69

Harold Ramis, actor, writer and director, dead at 69

February 24th, 2014 2:53 pm by By Mark Caro, Chicago Tribune (MCT)

Ramis' serious health struggles began in May 2010 after he underwent surgery for diverticulitis and suffered complications related to the autoimmune disease. Unable to walk, he spent four months that year at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn

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