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Beloved teacher gets new wings, Imagination Library books shredded and more stories you may have missed

Beloved teacher gets new wings, Imagination Library books shredded and more stories you may have missed

January 19th, 2014 9:24 am by Staff Report

A sampling of some of the interesting and important stories appearing this past week on TimesNews.net.

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Local offices closed for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Local offices closed for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 18th, 2014 9:45 pm by Staff Report

Kingsport city offices will be closed Monday. Garbage pickup will be on a regular schedule. The Kingsport Public Library, Kingsport Senior Center and Renaissance Center will be closed Monday.

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Obama fuels reform on some but not all NSA spying

Obama fuels reform on some but not all NSA spying

January 18th, 2014 6:05 pm by LARA JAKES, AP National Security Writer

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s orders to change some U.S. surveillance practices put the burden on Congress to deal with a national security controversy that has alarmed Americans and outraged foreign allies.

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Clashes, bombings kill 30 people in Iraq

Clashes, bombings kill 30 people in Iraq

January 18th, 2014 3:35 pm by SAMEER N. YACOUB, Associated Press

Violence across Iraq, including a series of car bombings and fighting between militants and government troops over control of the country's contested Anbar province, killed at least 30 people Saturday, officials said.

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Power plants pollute water from arsenic to zinc

Power plants pollute water from arsenic to zinc

January 18th, 2014 1:42 pm by Associated Press

More than 50 million pounds of toxic pollutants are being pumped each year into the nation's waterways from fossil fuel power plants, most of them coal, the Environmental Protection Agency says.

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Analysis: Congress aims to fix busted budgeting

Analysis: Congress aims to fix busted budgeting

January 18th, 2014 1:39 pm by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press

In President Ronald Reagan's final State of the Union address, he slammed Congress for sending him a 14-pound, 1,053-page single spending bill. He warned lawmakers not to try his patience by doing it again.

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W.Va. spill latest case of coal tainting US waters

W.Va. spill latest case of coal tainting US waters

January 18th, 2014 1:38 pm by DINA CAPPIELLO and SETH BORENSTEIN, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chemical spill that contaminated water for hundreds of thousands in West Virginia was only the latest and most high-profile case of coal sullying the nation's waters.

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UConn professor delves into spirituality in daily life

UConn professor delves into spirituality in daily life

January 18th, 2014 1:31 pm by JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN, Associated Press

University of Connecticut Professor Bradley Wright has all types of questions for his research: Did you pray in the last 24 hours? To what extent are you feeling nurtured or angry with God? Do you feel a sense of purpose right now?

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Rotten limes lead to arrest of pair in pot case

Rotten limes lead to arrest of pair in pot case

January 18th, 2014 1:28 pm by Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis police say officers seized more than 405 pounds of marijuana hidden in crates of rotten limes as they were being unloaded from a tractor-trailer.

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Scott house fire blamed on electrical malfunction

Scott house fire blamed on electrical malfunction

January 18th, 2014 1:09 pm by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY — Scott County authorities said an electrical malfunction was to blame for a fire Friday morning that destroyed a home near Gate City.

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