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Congress sends Obama $1.1 trillion spending bill

Congress sends Obama $1.1 trillion spending bill

December 13th, 2014 11:13 pm by DAVID ESPO and DONNA CASSATA, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Congress cleared a $1.1 trillion spending bill for President Barack Obama's signature late Saturday night.

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McAuliffe aims to provide localities and private sector with low cost financing options to implement energy conservation projects

McAuliffe aims to provide localities and private sector with low cost financing options to implement energy conservation projects

December 13th, 2014 8:00 pm by Stephen Igo

The governor's executive order also reallocates a portion of the bonds directly to qualifying localities for energy conservation projects.

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CIA lied about torture, Senate report suggests

CIA lied about torture, Senate report suggests

December 13th, 2014 6:16 pm by KEN DILANIAN, AP Intelligence Writer

When CIA interrogators were torturing accused Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in Poland in 2003, a top CIA analyst asked them to show him a photograph of an alleged terrorist named Majid Khan.

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Virginia's 9th District congressman votes against 11th hour funding legislation filled with 'candy apples and toads.'

Virginia's 9th District congressman votes against 11th hour funding legislation filled with 'candy apples and toads.'

December 13th, 2014 6:00 pm by Stephen Igo

Virginia 9th District Republican Congressman Morgan Griffith said a spending bill passed at the 11th-hour late Thursday was too flawed to earn his support.

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Reserve Service: Kingsport man volunteers 3,300 hours with KPD

Reserve Service: Kingsport man volunteers 3,300 hours with KPD

December 13th, 2014 2:00 pm by Matthew Lane

"Of all the community service work I've done, this is definitely the most unique," Len Fulkerson said. "There's not a lot of opportunity to serve the community this way, to see a side of the world most people don't see."

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This week in crime

This week in crime

December 13th, 2014 12:00 pm by Staff reports

This week's stories include Bigfoot being blamed, a wife accused of poisoning her husband, a few xanax leading to two car crashes and a businessman getting the maximum sentence, among others

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Kingsport BOE: Keep academic standards high

Kingsport BOE: Keep academic standards high

December 13th, 2014 10:00 am by Hank Hayes

Kingsport Board of Education (BOE) members asked two state lawmakers Friday to keep state academic standards high during a luncheon outlining their 2015 legislative priorities.

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Attorney for Church Hill EMS  threatens lawsuit over proposed 911 billing

Attorney for Church Hill EMS threatens lawsuit over proposed 911 billing

December 13th, 2014 12:04 am by Jeff Bobo

E-911 boards across Tennessee have begun billing EMS and police agencies for dispatching to help offset increasing operating costs.

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Immigrants flock to workshops after Obama reprieve

Immigrants flock to workshops after Obama reprieve

December 12th, 2014 9:00 pm by AMY TAXIN, Associated Press

In small-town community centers, schools, churches and a vast city convention center, immigrant advocates are spreading the word about President Barack Obama's plan to give millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally a temporary reprieve.

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11-year-old Arkansas girl hails cab ... to Florida

11-year-old Arkansas girl hails cab ... to Florida

December 12th, 2014 7:45 pm by Associated Press

An 11-year-old Arkansas girl paid a cabbie $1,300 to take her to meet a boy in Florida, but authorities caught up with the runaway in Georgia, and found her safe, after her parents reported her missing.

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