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Obama takes on coal with first-ever carbon limits

Obama takes on coal with first-ever carbon limits

September 20th, 2013 6:57 am by DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press

The Obama administration is pressing ahead with tough requirements for new coal-fired power plants, moving to impose for the first time strict limits on the pollution blamed for global warming.

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J.C. woman arrested after recanting child rape claim against boyfriend

J.C. woman arrested after recanting child rape claim against boyfriend

September 20th, 2013 6:44 am by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

A Johnson City woman who told police earlier this month she witnessed her boyfriend sexually abuse a 3-year-old girl has been charged with filing a false report for recanting her story.

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Work on jail expansion   set to begin in Duffield

Work on jail expansion set to begin in Duffield

September 19th, 2013 11:27 pm by Wes Bunch

DUFFIELD — The $10 million expansion of the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail in Duffield moved a step closer to becoming reality after Scott County officials recently approved a building permit for the project.

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House votes to cut $4B a year from food stamps

House votes to cut $4B a year from food stamps

September 19th, 2013 7:03 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The 217-210 vote was a win for conservatives after Democrats united in opposition and some GOP moderates said the cut was too high.

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KPD sorts through conflicting statements in fatal crash

KPD sorts through conflicting statements in fatal crash

September 19th, 2013 3:27 pm by Rain Smith

Kingsport police have yet to identify a woman who crossed into oncoming traffic on Saturday at 104 mph — igniting a head-on collision that killed both her and another driver — and continue weeding through conflicting witness statements about the incident.

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Here's the truth: The government doesn't shut down

Here's the truth: The government doesn't shut down

September 19th, 2013 2:33 pm by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press

The world won't end if a dysfunctional Washington can't find a way to pass a funding bill before the new budget year begins on Oct. 1. Social Security checks will still go out. Troops will remain at their posts.

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New woes hit Colorado: contaminated floodwaters, oil spill

New woes hit Colorado: contaminated floodwaters, oil spill

September 19th, 2013 2:21 pm by By Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

State officials have reported a 5,250-gallon oil spill from a flood-damaged tank overtaken by the South Platte River in Weld County, a deluged area northeast of Denver.

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Ransom demanded for stolen Piney Flats dog

Ransom demanded for stolen Piney Flats dog

September 19th, 2013 1:55 pm by Rain Smith

A Piney Flats woman said her dog went missing a few days ago, with a man who stole it demanding money for its safe return.

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Church Hill DUI suspect blames Sunday arrest on 'Friday'

Church Hill DUI suspect blames Sunday arrest on 'Friday'

September 19th, 2013 1:32 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County man arrested for driving under the influence of drugs Sunday night admitted that he was a little “twisted” and blamed his behavior on the fact that it was “Friday.”

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Pope warns church must find new balance or fail

Pope warns church must find new balance or fail

September 19th, 2013 12:25 pm by NICOLE WINFIELD and RACHEL ZOLL, Associated Press

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has warned that the Catholic Church's moral structure might "fall like a house of cards" if it doesn't balance its divisive rules about abortion, gays and contraception.

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