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Cities in red states push federal health plan

Cities in red states push federal health plan

October 31st, 2013 1:09 pm by RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI, Associated Press

Republican governors and legislatures in about two dozen states are refusing cooperation with the roll-out of the health overhaul, but some local governments are trying to fill the gap.

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Car stolen after Kingsport shopper leaves keys in ignition

Car stolen after Kingsport shopper leaves keys in ignition

October 31st, 2013 11:19 am by Rain Smith

Police are searching for a suspected car thief, saying the victim left their keys in the ignition of an unlocked, unoccupied vehicle as they shopped in a Kingsport grocery store.

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Dave Clark: It is time for Kingsport to abandon the ‘Cult of Growth’

Dave Clark: It is time for Kingsport to abandon the ‘Cult of Growth’

October 31st, 2013 11:10 am by Dave Clark

Growth has become our false god. Through it, we’ll be saved! Our mantra was, “When we reach 50,000 population, all will be well. Retailers will beat a path to our door. Government grant money will freely flow.” It didn’t happen.

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Origins of Halloween: Scholars say holiday has Christian, Celtic roots

Origins of Halloween: Scholars say holiday has Christian, Celtic roots

October 31st, 2013 8:36 am by Rick Wagner

Halloween’s contested origins run deep in early Christianity and/or pre-Christian Gaelic traditions. And true to its name, it has everything to do with the dearly — or not so dearly — departed.

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Prosecutors welcome app to track down child predators

Prosecutors welcome app to track down child predators

October 31st, 2013 8:14 am by By Peter J. Sampson, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) (MCT)

A new smartphone application, the first of its kind in federal law enforcement, allows users to receive alerts about wanted predators and to submit tips about their whereabouts.

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Former UT Foundation official pleads guilty to child porn charges

Former UT Foundation official pleads guilty to child porn charges

October 31st, 2013 8:10 am by Associated Press

Bruce O. Downsbrough's Knoxville home was searched in November, and his personal computer was seized.

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Search for dark matter comes up empty so far

Search for dark matter comes up empty so far

October 30th, 2013 5:38 pm by Associated Press

LEAD, S.D. (AP) — Nearly a mile underground in an abandoned gold mine, one of the most important quests in physics has come up empty-handed in the search for the elusive substance known as dark matter, scientists announced Wednesday.

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KPD: Woman runs boyfriend over for McDonald's

KPD: Woman runs boyfriend over for McDonald's

October 30th, 2013 2:45 pm by Rain Smith

A Kingsport woman's food cravings allegedly ran amok Wednesday morning, as her boyfriend's refusal to visit McDonald's spurred her to run him over with a pickup truck — striking him three times.

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More study urged on concussions in young athletes

More study urged on concussions in young athletes

October 30th, 2013 12:37 pm by LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer

It's not just football. A new report says too little is known about concussion risks for young athletes, and it's not clear whether better headgear is an answer.

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Thousands of Tenn. DUI results in question after firing

Thousands of Tenn. DUI results in question after firing

October 30th, 2013 12:18 pm by Associated Press

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — DUI results from across Tennessee may be in jeopardy after the firing a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation employee for mishandling evidence.

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