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Fired US Sen. Alexander staffer expected in court

Fired US Sen. Alexander staffer expected in court

December 12th, 2013 8:30 am by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

The fired chief of staff for U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander was expected Thursday in federal court after his arrest on probable cause for possession and distribution of child pornography.

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House Republicans get behind budget agreement

House Republicans get behind budget agreement

December 12th, 2013 8:25 am by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press

House Republicans are rallying behind a modest budget pact that promises to bring a temporary halt to budget brinkmanship and ease automatic cuts that would otherwise slam agencies for a second straight year.

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Pope Francis is Time’s Person of the Year

Pope Francis is Time’s Person of the Year

December 11th, 2013 6:53 pm by Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — The magazine said the Catholic Church’s new leader has changed the perception of the 2,000-year-old institution in an extraordinary way in a short time. The pope beat out NSA leaker Edward Snowden for the distinction.

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Man rescued from house fire by three people

December 11th, 2013 4:44 pm by Nick Shepherd

A man was saved from a house fire in Kingsport thanks to the quick thinking of three people, one of them a teenager.

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KPD thanks public for identifying shoplifters

KPD thanks public for identifying shoplifters

December 11th, 2013 2:44 pm by Staff Report

A local couple suspected of stealing seven video game systems from a Kingsport Walmart have been identified. Police say tips began "pouring in" shortly after images of the suspects were released to the media on Tuesday.

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VU poll: Majority in Tenn. want Medicaid expansion

VU poll: Majority in Tenn. want Medicaid expansion

December 11th, 2013 2:35 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

A poll conducted by Vanderbilt University shows more than three in five Tennesseans support an expansion of Medicaid, though nearly half also have a negative view of the federal health care law.

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FDA targets antibiotics in meat

FDA targets antibiotics in meat

December 11th, 2013 2:20 pm by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

Citing a potential threat to public health, the Food and Drug Administration moved Wednesday toward phasing out the use of some antibiotics in animals processed for meat.

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Toddler's death prompts murder charge against Abingdon man

Toddler's death prompts murder charge against Abingdon man

December 11th, 2013 1:45 pm by Staff Report

Police say an extensive investigation into the May 2012 death of a 2-year-old girl has led to the arrest of an Abingdon man.

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Sullivan highway commissioner retires as TBI probes department

Sullivan highway commissioner retires as TBI probes department

December 11th, 2013 12:50 pm by Rain Smith

BLOUNTVILLE — Terry Shaffer says his stepping down has nothing to do with the current investigation, which was launched in September at the request of Sullivan County District Attorney Gen. Barry Staubus.

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Updated: Alexander's chief of staff being investigated for child pornography

Updated: Alexander's chief of staff being investigated for child pornography

December 11th, 2013 12:34 pm by Wire and Staff reports

The Chief of Staff for U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) is being investigated for child pornography charges.

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