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Parades, marches and service projects to honor MLK

Parades, marches and service projects to honor MLK

January 20th, 2014 8:31 am by Staff Report

In Memphis, Tenn., where King was assassinated, an audio recording of an interview with King would be played at the National Civil Rights Museum.

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Sullivan County Regional Health Department  earns recognition

Sullivan County Regional Health Department earns recognition

January 19th, 2014 9:28 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — The Sullivan County Regional Health Department has been recognized by the National Association of County and City Health Officials.

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Roe says $1 trillion spending bill  has winners and losers

Roe says $1 trillion spending bill has winners and losers

January 19th, 2014 9:15 pm by Hank Hayes

The $1 trillion appropriations bill passed overwhelmingly by Congress keeps federal government discretionary spending back at 2008 levels, U.S. Rep. Phil Roe claimed in a recent conference call with reporters.

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Islamic militant video threatens Olympics

Islamic militant video threatens Olympics

January 19th, 2014 7:30 pm by LYNN BERRY, Associated Press

An Islamic militant group in Russia’s North Caucasus claimed responsibility Sunday for twin suicide bombings in the southern city of Volgograd last month and posted a video threatening to strike the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

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Iraq announces offensive against al-Qaida

Iraq announces offensive against al-Qaida

January 19th, 2014 6:26 pm by QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA, Associated Press

BAGHDAD — Iraqi government forces and allied tribal militias launched an all-out offensive Sunday to push al-Qaida militants from a provincial capital, officials said.

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New Jersey mayor:  Superstorm Sandy aid ultimatum came from Christie

New Jersey mayor: Superstorm Sandy aid ultimatum came from Christie

January 19th, 2014 5:36 pm by ANGELA DELLI SANTI, Associated Press

The Democratic mayor of a town severely flooded by Superstorm Sandy said Sunday that she was told an ultimatum tying recovery funds to her support for a prime real estate project came directly from GOP Gov. Chris Christie.

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Virginia emerging as key in gay marriage fight

Virginia emerging as key in gay marriage fight

January 19th, 2014 2:49 pm by STEVE SZKOTAK, Associated Press

Two federal lawsuits challenging Virginia's constitutional ban on gay marriage are moving forward, and a hearing on one of the cases is scheduled for Jan. 30.

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MLK discusses Kennedy in rediscovered 1960 tape

MLK discusses Kennedy in rediscovered 1960 tape

January 19th, 2014 1:49 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

As the nation reflects on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., an audiotape of an interview with the civil rights leader discovered in a Tennessee attic sheds new light on a famous phone call John F. Kennedy made to King's wife 50-plus years ago.

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Bell closes the book on 32-year attorney general career

Bell closes the book on 32-year attorney general career

January 19th, 2014 11:29 am by Jeff Bobo

As a Democrat, Bell is a bit of an anomaly in East Tennessee, serving as Third Judicial District Attorney General in the heavily Republican counties of Greene, Hamblen and Hancock and Hawkins since 1982.

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Beloved teacher gets new wings, Imagination Library books shredded and more stories you may have missed

Beloved teacher gets new wings, Imagination Library books shredded and more stories you may have missed

January 19th, 2014 9:24 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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