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Should you worry or is US military at the ready?

Should you worry or is US military at the ready?

November 29th, 2013 8:30 am by PAULINE JELINEK, Associated Press

Warnings from defense officials and some experts are mounting and becoming more dire: The nation's military is being hobbled by budget cuts. So should Americans be worried?

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Americans kick off 2-day holiday shopping marathon

Americans kick off 2-day holiday shopping marathon

November 29th, 2013 8:29 am by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, RETAIL WRITER

The start of the holiday shopping season has transformed into a two-day event. For nearly a decade, Black Friday had been the official start to the busy buying binge sandwiched between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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China sends warplanes into air defense zone

China sends warplanes into air defense zone

November 28th, 2013 11:44 pm by Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) — China said it sent warplanes into its newly declared maritime air defense zone days after the U.S., South Korea and Japan all sent flights through the airspace in defiance of rules Beijing says it has imposed in the East China Sea.

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Scientists: Sun-grazing comet likely broke up

Scientists: Sun-grazing comet likely broke up

November 28th, 2013 11:41 pm by Associated Press

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Once billed as the comet of the century, Comet ISON apparently was no match for the sun. Images from NASA spacecraft showed the comet approaching for a slingshot around the sun on Thursday, but nothing coming out on the other side.

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Balloons steal show at NYC parade after wind fears

Balloons steal show at NYC parade after wind fears

November 28th, 2013 6:32 pm by Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — “The balloons are the best part,” 11-year-old Matthew Ragbe said as he watched them leave their launch pads on 77th Street and turn the corner to face the crowds of parade-goers, many of whom waited hours to secure a good viewing spot.

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disABILITY Center puts focus on independent living

disABILITY Center puts focus on independent living

November 28th, 2013 10:00 am by Nick Shepherd

A new center aimed at helping people with disabilities live an independent life has opened and is trying to raise awareness about individuals with disabilities throughout the region.

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Man found dead outside Church Hill mobile home

Man found dead outside Church Hill mobile home

November 27th, 2013 3:55 pm by Rain Smith

CHURCH HILL — Police Chief Mark Johnson says the body of an 18-year-old male was located at approximately 11 a.m. It was reportedly outside a residence on Burlington Road and appears to have been in the elements for "several hours."

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Theater, new stores announced for The Pinnacle in Bristol

Theater, new stores announced for The Pinnacle in Bristol

November 27th, 2013 3:11 pm by Staff Report

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Six new retailers are reportedly coming to The Pinnacle off Interstate 81 at Exit 74 in Bristol, Tenn., along with a 54,000-square-foot Marquee movie theater complex.

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Thanksgiving early birds prep for Black Thursday

Thanksgiving early birds prep for Black Thursday

November 27th, 2013 2:24 pm by Rick Wagner

Pushback against stores for having employees work on Thanksgiving has not been that strong, according to ETSU Economics Professor Steb Hipple, while competitive pressure has fueled the move into the holiday.

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Telephone ban fuels teen's knife attack on family

Telephone ban fuels teen's knife attack on family

November 27th, 2013 1:05 pm by Rain Smith

Officers were called to a Rogersville home after a 14-year-old went berserk over use of the phone. According to her mother, the girl had been banned from making calls after getting in trouble at school.

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