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Ancient skeleton shedding light on first Americans

Ancient skeleton shedding light on first Americans

May 15th, 2014 3:23 pm by MALCOLM RITTER, AP Science Writer

Thousands of years ago, a teenage girl toppled into a deep hole in a Mexican cave and died. Now, her skeleton and her DNA are helping scientists study the origins of the first Americans.

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Sept. 11 museum opens to relatives and survivors

Sept. 11 museum opens to relatives and survivors

May 15th, 2014 3:21 pm by JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press; VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press

Victims' friends and relatives, rescue workers and 9/11 survivors descended into the space where the World Trade Center once stood and revisited the tragedy as the National Sept. 11 Memorial Museum was dedicated

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Hawkins County man allegedly admits to trying to cut child's throat

Hawkins County man allegedly admits to trying to cut child's throat

May 15th, 2014 2:41 pm by Jeff Bobo

Police arriving at the home were confronted by Donnie Gene Rhoton, who was allegedly armed with a lock-blade pocket knife. Following a brief standoff, he was taken into custody and charged with aggravated child abuse.

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Gov. Haslam visits Sullivan Central for ceremonial signing of free tuition bill

Gov. Haslam visits Sullivan Central for ceremonial signing of free tuition bill

May 15th, 2014 2:11 pm by Hank Hayes

The Tennessee Promise, funded with lottery reserve dollars, will provide two tuition-free years of community college or a college of applied technology (TCAT) to graduating high school seniors on a continuing basis.

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Two face charges in Sullivan County meth discovery

Two face charges in Sullivan County meth discovery

May 15th, 2014 1:33 pm by Rain Smith

A man recently stabbed during an alleged argument over drug proceeds — and wanted on meth related charges in Hawkins County — is now sought for reportedly fleeing police at a Blountville methamphetamine operation.

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Johnson City woman allegedly rams police cruiser, drags deputy

Johnson City woman allegedly rams police cruiser, drags deputy

May 15th, 2014 1:16 pm by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

Jessica L. Ball faces charges from the Johnson City Police Department, Jonesborough Public Safety and the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

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Child porn nets Gray man 20 years in prison

Child porn nets Gray man 20 years in prison

May 15th, 2014 8:24 am by Staff Report

A Gray man who was investigated by the FBI for distributing child pornography has been sentenced to serve 20 years in prison.

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Airlines expect more travelers to fly this summer

Airlines expect more travelers to fly this summer

May 15th, 2014 7:50 am by SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, AP Airlines Writer

About 210 million passengers — or 2.28 million a day— are expected to fly on U.S. carriers between June 1 and Aug. 31.

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Secret lists, deaths: Claims roil Veterans Affairs

Secret lists, deaths: Claims roil Veterans Affairs

May 15th, 2014 7:39 am by BRIAN SKOLOFF, Associated Press

Investigators are attempting unravel the truth behind allegations of a secret list supposedly maintained to hide lengthy delays for sick veterans, making it appear as if they were seeing doctors sooner when some may have died while waiting.

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High bidder stuck in limbo after city hall auction in Bluff City

High bidder stuck in limbo after city hall auction in Bluff City

May 14th, 2014 11:35 pm by Nick Shepherd

Sherry Grubb put in the winning bid for the old city hall building in Bluff City, and now she wonders why the Board of Mayor and Aldermen has yet to approve the sale.

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