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New NRA-backed Kansas law seeks to limit lobbying

New NRA-backed Kansas law seeks to limit lobbying

June 5th, 2013 11:09 pm by Associated Press

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Fresh off a series of legislative victories across the country, the National Rifle Association has launched a new effort starting in Kansas seeking to clamp down on the use of government money to lobby on gun-control issue issues.

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Under review: Hawkins BOE wants contract before approving alumni football game

Under review: Hawkins BOE wants contract before approving alumni football game

June 5th, 2013 9:14 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — The Hawkins County Board of Education wants to see a contract before giving its permission for Alumni Football USA to organize a county alumni football game at Volunteer High School this summer.

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Wellmont planning to cut 50 positions at  SW Va. hospitals

Wellmont planning to cut 50 positions at SW Va. hospitals

June 5th, 2013 9:09 pm by Hank Hayes

Wellmont Health System announced Wednesday it is cutting about 50 positions from three Southwest Virginia hospitals and cited the lack of Medicaid expansion in the commonwealth as one of the reasons for the move.

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Churches split on Scouts’ welcoming of gay youth

Churches split on Scouts’ welcoming of gay youth

June 5th, 2013 6:56 pm by Associated Press

In suburban Atlanta, northern Idaho and a number of other places, churches have moved swiftly to sever ties with the Boy Scouts of America in protest over the vote last month to let openly gay boys participate in Scouting.

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Fla. widow, 84, claims $590M Powerball jackpot

Fla. widow, 84, claims $590M Powerball jackpot

June 5th, 2013 6:43 pm by Staff Report

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — An 84-year-old Florida widow who bought her Powerball ticket after another customer let her get ahead in line came forward Wednesday to claim the biggest undivided lottery jackpot in history: $590 million.

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Obama chooses outspoken Rice as his security adviser

Obama chooses outspoken Rice as his security adviser

June 5th, 2013 6:13 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defying Republicans, President Barack Obama named diplomat Susan Rice as his national security adviser Wednesday, giving her a larger voice in U.S. foreign policy despite accusations that she misled the nation about Benghazi.

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Outraged lawmakers address military sexual assault

Outraged lawmakers address military sexual assault

June 5th, 2013 6:08 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The outcry over the epidemic of sexual assaults in the military is spurring Congress to act, with a House panel moving ahead on Wednesday on stripping commanders of the ability to overturn convictions in rape and assault cases.

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Hawkins teen charged after allegedly leaving puppy in hot vehicle

Hawkins teen charged after allegedly leaving puppy in hot vehicle

June 5th, 2013 3:48 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County teen accused of leaving a 4-week-old puppy in a hot vehicle last week at the Hawkins County Justice Center is scheduled for trial on one count of animal cruelty June 26 in Sessions Court.

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Federal prosecutor booed at forum on tolerance

Federal prosecutor booed at forum on tolerance

June 5th, 2013 2:46 pm by Associated Press

The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee tried to explain tolerance to an audience in Manchester. Most wanted none of it.

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Washington County deputy suffers massive head injuries, broken neck in off-duty wreck

June 5th, 2013 2:09 pm by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

An off-duty Washington County sheriff’s deputy was critically injured in a two-vehicle wreck on Highway 11E in Jonesborough Wednesday morning.

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