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Taste test: Lab-grown hamburger short on flavor

Taste test: Lab-grown hamburger short on flavor

August 5th, 2013 6:35 pm by Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — The food of the future could do with a pinch of seasoning — and maybe some cheese. Two volunteers who took the first public bites of hamburger grown in a laboratory gave it good marks for texture but agreed there was something missing.

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Man begins swim to Detroit hauling ton of bricks

Man begins swim to Detroit hauling ton of bricks

August 5th, 2013 12:27 pm by MIKE HOUSEHOLDER,Associated Press

Long-distance swimmer Jim Dreyer, who calls himself "The Shark," jumped into Lake St. Clair near the Michigan-Canada border on Monday to begin what he hopes will be a 22-mile success story — all while hauling a ton of bricks.

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With students heading back to school, here are some safety tips

With students heading back to school, here are some safety tips

August 5th, 2013 11:26 am by Staff reports

Students throughout the Tri Cities are going back to school this week, and area police and sheriff's departments will be there too with increased patrols in school zones.

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Attorney: Federal investigation result of denial of license to operate to methadone clinic in Johnson City

Attorney: Federal investigation result of denial of license to operate to methadone clinic in Johnson City

August 5th, 2013 9:55 am by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

The attorney for a Georgia-based company recently denied a certificate of need to open a methadone clinic in Johnson City claims the city is now subject of a federal investigation.

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The great deluge: One year after flooding rains hit Johnson City/Wash. Co. recovery nearly complete for most

The great deluge: One year after flooding rains hit Johnson City/Wash. Co. recovery nearly complete for most

August 5th, 2013 9:42 am by Rex Barber, NET News service

“It was pretty bad. Water right there was two feet deep,” Perry said, pointing to his driveway while standing on the front porch of his nearly-finished new home on Orlando Drive.

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Fort Hood victim to face his accused shooter in military court

Fort Hood victim to face his accused shooter in military court

August 5th, 2013 9:10 am by By David Zucchino,Los Angeles Times (MCT)

Alonzo Lunsford is blind in his left eye. Half his intestines have been surgically removed. He has trouble walking. He has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.

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Will fast-food protests spur higher minimum wage?

Will fast-food protests spur higher minimum wage?

August 5th, 2013 8:46 am by SHARON COHEN,AP National Writer

These one-day protests, which also took place in St. Louis, Milwaukee and Flint, Mich., come amid calls from the White House, some members of Congress and economists to raise the federal minimum wage, which was last increased in 2009.

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Chamber goes silent on guns in parking lots law

Chamber goes silent on guns in parking lots law

August 4th, 2013 10:56 pm by Hank Hayes

The law was sponsored in the state Senate by Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey (R-Blountville), a longtime Second Amendment rights advocate.

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Hawkins residents kick off 2013-14 school year with prayers at all 19 campuses

Hawkins residents kick off 2013-14 school year with prayers at all 19 campuses - VIDEO

August 4th, 2013 7:55 pm by Jeff Bobo

Residents gathered at schools across Hawkins County on Sunday to join in a “prayer walk.” Participants were given a list of suggested prayer topics.

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Hawkins County schools cutting costs one light switch, one water leak at a time

Hawkins County schools cutting costs one light switch, one water leak at a time

August 4th, 2013 7:55 pm by Jeff Bobo

As of the end of May, the energy conservation program had already saved the Hawkins County School System a total of $360,588.

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