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Nowhere but up for 'Upward Bound'

Nowhere but up for 'Upward Bound'

July 5th, 2013 7:10 am by Stephen Igo

A federal program from another era thrives at UVa-Wise.

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Officials downplay talk of Innovation Academy ‘divorce’

Officials downplay talk of Innovation Academy ‘divorce’

July 4th, 2013 11:21 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — Local education officials say a “divorce” between Kingsport and Sullivan County school systems and custody proceedings for their only child, Innovation Academy of Northeast Tennessee, are not a certainty.

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What now? Q&A about latest snag in health care law

What now? Q&A about latest snag in health care law

July 4th, 2013 4:58 pm by CONNIE CASS, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nothing’s ever easy with President Barack Obama’s health care law. The latest hitch gives employers an additional year before they must offer medical coverage to their workers or pay a fine.

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Dollar General employees sue over lunch hours

July 4th, 2013 3:38 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE (AP) — Two Dollar General employees have filed a lawsuit against the retailer saying they were forced to work unpaid lunch periods in violation of federal law. Both were supervisors at a Dollar General Store in Bulls Gap.

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Independence Day celebrations

July 4th, 2013 12:22 pm by David Grace

In spite of the threat of rain, parade goers turned out for the Independence Day celebrations.

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Statue of Liberty officially reopens for July 4th

Statue of Liberty officially reopens for July 4th

July 4th, 2013 11:26 am by COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — The Statue of Liberty reopened on the Fourth of July, eight months after Superstorm Sandy shuttered the national symbol of freedom, as Americans around the country celebrated with fireworks and parades.

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Sullivan County ready to launch self-supporting pre-K program

Sullivan County ready to launch self-supporting pre-K program

July 4th, 2013 9:23 am by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — The program would be completely self-supporting and serve students who turn 3 or 4 by Aug. 31. The program is proposed for Miller Perry, Rock Springs and Central Heights and will start in August if enough paying customers sign up.

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Expert: No Martin DNA on gun grip

Expert: No Martin DNA on gun grip

July 3rd, 2013 11:06 pm by Associated Press

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Trayvon Martin’s DNA was not found on the grip of George Zimmerman’s gun, and Zimmerman’s DNA was not found under the unarmed teen’s fingernails, a law enforcement expert testified Wednesday.

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Roe questions Obama’s authority to delay ACA mandate

Roe questions Obama’s authority to delay ACA mandate

July 3rd, 2013 7:46 pm by Hank Hayes

Roe, R-Tenn., is serving on a House GOP committee called the “Obamacare Accountability Project.” The Obama administration announced on Tuesday it would not impose tax penalties on employers not offering health insurance when ACA takes effect next year.

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Thousands march in Pickett’s Charge commemoration

Thousands march in Pickett’s Charge commemoration

July 3rd, 2013 6:36 pm by Associated Press

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Visitors by the thousands took a mile-long commemorative march Wednesday across the Gettysburg field where the Confederate Army made its final, ill-fated charge 150 years ago in the last clash of the pivotal battle of the Civil War.

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