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House may vote to undo Obama immigration order

House may vote to undo Obama immigration order

December 2nd, 2014 6:00 pm by ERICA WERNER, Associated Press

The Republican-led House may vote this week to undo President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration, House Speaker John Boehner told lawmakers Tuesday as he sought to give outraged conservatives an outlet to vent.

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Update: Wanted man faces bomb charges after fleeing arrest

Update: Wanted man faces bomb charges after fleeing arrest

December 2nd, 2014 5:42 pm by Rain Smith

KINGSPORT — A wanted man faces new charges after allegedly threatening suicide by cop and running from police, leaving behind an illegal, handcrafted explosive in his Bloomingdale home.

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State takeover approved for Hawkins cemetery plagued by fraud claims

State takeover approved for Hawkins cemetery plagued by fraud claims

December 2nd, 2014 4:21 pm by Jeff Bobo

Cemetery owner Vickie L. Ringley has been accused of taking payment for services which she didn't perform, as well as double-selling grave plots.

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Kingsport's new interstate welcome center is now open for business

Kingsport's new interstate welcome center is now open for business

December 2nd, 2014 11:48 am by Matthew Lane

The project was on the drawing board and in the works for more than a decade, going through several different studies, delayed for unknown reasons and sat idle over concerns of a connector road from Wilcox Drive.

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Update: $14-an-hour jobs expected at new Kingsport call center

Update: $14-an-hour jobs expected at new Kingsport call center

December 2nd, 2014 10:20 am by Hank Hayes

The Findlay, Ohio-based medical collections company said it will employ 100 people within a year and forecasts between 350 and 500 new jobs within four years of opening its Kingsport "Patient Contact Center."

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Markets solid despite global growth fears

Markets solid despite global growth fears

December 2nd, 2014 9:24 am by The Associated Press

A solid session in Asia helped shore up markets around the world Tuesday despite ongoing concerns over the state of the global economy and further market volatility in Russia.

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NASA launching new Orion spacecraft on test flight

NASA launching new Orion spacecraft on test flight

December 2nd, 2014 8:05 am by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer

It will be the farthest a built-for-humans capsule has flown since the Apollo moon missions, shooting 3,600 miles out into space in order to gain enough momentum to re-enter the atmosphere at a scorching 20,000 mph.

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Ramsey says GOP-controlled General Assembly must decide what to do about Common Core

Ramsey says GOP-controlled General Assembly must decide what to do about Common Core

December 2nd, 2014 12:19 am by Hank Hayes

"I do believe Common Core has some major, major problems," Ramsey, R-Blountville, told a Greater Kingsport Republican Women's luncheon. "But I also believe that there are some things out there that's a fallacy about Common Core."

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Cyber Monday shoppers give retailers sales bump

Cyber Monday shoppers give retailers sales bump

December 1st, 2014 8:41 pm by Associated Press

Retailers rolled out discounts and free shipping deals on Cyber Monday, with millions of Americans expected to log on and shop on their work computers, laptops and tablets after the busy holiday shopping weekend.

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No Child Left Behind gets renewed focus

No Child Left Behind gets renewed focus

December 1st, 2014 7:39 pm by KIMBERLY HEFLING, AP Education Writer

WASHINGTON — The No Child Left Behind education law could be making a political comeback.

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