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KTN Editorial: Restricting gun rights serves only the criminal

KTN Editorial: Restricting gun rights serves only the criminal

November 6th, 2013 8:41 am by Staff Report

In an increasingly dangerous world where terrorists are now aiming at targets such as shopping malls, schools and hospitals, an imperative of government should be a call for citizens to be trained in the use of firearms and to arm themselves.

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Casinos, pot, secession among US ballot measures

Casinos, pot, secession among US ballot measures

November 6th, 2013 8:23 am by Associated Press

Voters faced ballot measures Tuesday ranging from whether to approve seven casinos in New York to the fate of Houston's Astrodome. Colorado voters approved a 25 percent tax on newly legal recreational marijuana to fund school construction.

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McAuliffe elected governor of Va. over Cuccinelli in tight race

McAuliffe elected governor of Va. over Cuccinelli in tight race

November 5th, 2013 10:25 pm by Associated Press

TYSONS CORNER, Va. (AP) — Terry McAuliffe wrested the governor’s office from Republicans on Tuesday, capping an acrimonious campaign that was driven by a crush of negative advertising and non-stop accusations of dodgy dealings.

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Thieves steal 160 sheep near UK town of Wool

Thieves steal 160 sheep near UK town of Wool

November 5th, 2013 9:23 pm by Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Wool’s wool is missing. Police say the sheep were stolen between Saturday and Monday, and that the thieves would have needed a large vehicle to move the woolly haul.

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Zapruder film: Images as history, pre-smartphone

Zapruder film: Images as history, pre-smartphone

November 5th, 2013 7:12 pm by ALLEN G. BREED

If anything of consequence occurs in this era of smartphones and multi-G wireless networks, a horde of “citizen journalists” will doubtless be on hand to capture and broadcast the sights and sounds.

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Accused of plagiarism, Rand Paul slams "footnote police," "hacks and haters"

Accused of plagiarism, Rand Paul slams "footnote police," "hacks and haters"

November 5th, 2013 6:26 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE — For days now, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has sought to dismiss criticism over similarities between his speeches and material on Wikipedia. Questioned last week about the matter, Paul initially downplayed the allegations.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Driver uninjured in lumber truck wreck in Scott County

PHOTO GALLERY: Driver uninjured in lumber truck wreck in Scott County

November 5th, 2013 5:40 pm by Wes Bunch

DUFFIELD -- A single-vehicle accident Sunday night involving a semi-truck left quite a mess for cleanup crews after several tons of lumber were spilled across a Scott County roadway.

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Inmate dies at Kingsport jail

Inmate dies at Kingsport jail

November 5th, 2013 5:21 pm by Rain Smith

A man arrested Monday by Kingsport police — accused of breaking items on a stranger's patio, then resisting responding officers — has since died while being held in the city jail.

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Gay rights gains piling up; battles still ahead

Gay rights gains piling up; battles still ahead

November 5th, 2013 1:00 pm by DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer

Yet each of Monday's developments, while heralded by activists, revealed ways in which the gay-rights debate remains complex and challenging for many Americans.

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Tavenner says website improved and improving

Tavenner says website improved and improving

November 5th, 2013 12:59 pm by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press; RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press

A senior government official declined to say Tuesday if the administration will support legislation to fulfill President Barack Obama's oft-stated promise that anyone who likes their health care plan will be able to keep it under the nation's new law.

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