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Small businesses give exchanges mixed reviews

Small businesses give exchanges mixed reviews

October 16th, 2013 2:52 pm by JOYCE M. ROSENBERG, AP Business Writer

The exchanges, which began operating Oct. 1 under the new health care law, are designed to offer low-cost insurance for individuals and small businesses. Many business owners have been pleasantly surprised by the rates and coverage

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KPD seeks public's helping in ID'ing woman on motorized scooter who stole television

KPD seeks public's helping in ID'ing woman on motorized scooter who stole television

October 16th, 2013 2:31 pm by Nick Shepherd

KINGSPORT — The incident happened on Oct. 8 at Walmart on Fort Henry Drive. The suspect allegedly towed the television in a shopping cart behind her motorized scooter out the front door of the store. The television is valued at approximately $1,000.

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Bipartisan agreement on shutdown, debt ceiling reached in Senate

Bipartisan agreement on shutdown, debt ceiling reached in Senate

October 16th, 2013 12:16 pm by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press; DONNA CASSATA, Associated Press

Senate leaders announced last-minute agreement Wednesday to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government after a partial, 16-day shutdown. Congress raced to pass the measure by day's end.

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18-foot oarfish found off California coast

18-foot oarfish found off California coast

October 16th, 2013 9:09 am by Los Angeles Times (MCT)

Staff at a marine institute are trying to figure out what to do with the carcass of an 18-foot-long sea creature discovered off the coast of Catalina Island.

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Iran says new nuke talk session in few weeks

Iran says new nuke talk session in few weeks

October 16th, 2013 8:53 am by GEORGE JAHN, Associated Press; JOHN HEILPRIN, Associated Press

Iran's foreign minister says his country plans a new meeting with six world powers in a few weeks to further discuss ways to ease fears his country may want nuclear arms.

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On the edge: House shutdown plan fails; now Senate tries

On the edge: House shutdown plan fails; now Senate tries

October 15th, 2013 11:01 pm by DAVID ESPO, AP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Time growing desperately short, Senate leaders took command of efforts to avert a Treasury default and end the partial government shutdown Tuesday night after a last big attempt by House Republicans abruptly collapsed.

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KPD warns citizens to be cautious with door-to-door solicitation

KPD warns citizens to be cautious with door-to-door solicitation

October 15th, 2013 3:49 pm by Nick Shepherd

If you have had someone come to your door trying to sell magazines over the past week, the Kingsport Police Department wants you to know that these companies have been doing so unlawfully.

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Two girls arrested in Florida bullying case

Two girls arrested in Florida bullying case

October 15th, 2013 3:36 pm by JENNIFER KAY, Associated Press; MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press

Two Florida girls who were primarily responsible for bullying a 12-year-old girl who killed herself were arrested after one of them acknowledged the harassment online, a sheriff said Tuesday.

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Vote on  GOP plan delayed as debt deadline nears

Vote on GOP plan delayed as debt deadline nears

October 15th, 2013 3:34 pm by DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican efforts to pass legislation averting a Treasury default and ending a partial government shutdown collapsed, and one of the country’s top ratings firms warned of a possible downgrade in the nation’s creditworthiness.

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Traffic stop leads to multiple drug charges for passenger

Traffic stop leads to multiple drug charges for passenger

October 15th, 2013 3:32 pm by Nick Shepherd

KINGSPORT — After a routine investigation, Willie Johnson was found to be in possession of a purple bag containing multiple small baggies of crack cocaine and marijuana which was packaged for resale, according to the police report.

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