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Facebook debuts Instant Articles with 9 media outlets

Facebook debuts Instant Articles with 9 media outlets

May 13th, 2015 1:45 pm by By Andrea Chang, Los Angeles Times

Nine big news publishers, including the New York Times, BuzzFeed and National Geographic, have signed on as launch partners.

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D-B, University School ranked in top 10 of Tennessee's high schools

D-B, University School ranked in top 10 of Tennessee's high schools

May 13th, 2015 1:03 pm by Rick Wagner

University School in Johnson City and Dobyns-Bennett High School in Kingsport were ranked sixth and seventh, respectively, in Tennessee by a U.S. News & World 2015 report released Tuesday.

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Munsey to seek GOP nomination for Lee commonwealth's attorney

Munsey to seek GOP nomination for Lee commonwealth's attorney

May 13th, 2015 11:11 am by Stephen Igo

Stacy Estep Munsey of Jonesville has declared her candidacy for the Republican nomination for Lee County commonwealth's attorney. Munsey served as chief deputy commonwealth's attorney and is serving as interim commonwealth's attorney.

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Jeb Bush's campaign headquarters in waiting sees flurry of activity

Jeb Bush's campaign headquarters in waiting sees flurry of activity

May 13th, 2015 10:09 am by By Patricia Mazzei and Nicholas Nehamas, Miami Herald (TNS)

As an unofficial candidate, Jeb Bush has been raising big money at events hosted by his PAC and super PAC, both named Right to Rise. Once he launches his campaign, Bush will be limited in his ability to coordinate with the deep-pocketed super PAC

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Drought inspires creative suggestions to address water shortage

Drought inspires creative suggestions to address water shortage

May 13th, 2015 10:08 am by By Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

Last month, after Gov. Jerry Brown ordered Californians to cut back their water use, a retired engineering professor in Carmel revived a decades-old proposal for easing the drought: icebergs.

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Wisconsin's capital faces test after shooting decision

Wisconsin's capital faces test after shooting decision

May 13th, 2015 10:06 am by TODD RICHMOND, Associated Press

Some of the Madison Police Department's toughest critics peacefully protested in the hours after a prosecutor said he wouldn't charge a white officer who killed an unarmed biracial man.

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Horse-drawn trash service behooves 2 communities

Horse-drawn trash service behooves 2 communities

May 13th, 2015 10:05 am by LISA RATHKE, Associated Press

Twice a week, draft horses haul a cart as they clip-clop through the neighborhoods of Middlebury, while Patrick Palmer and his two employees toss garbage bags and recycling left at the curbside onto the cart.

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Price of cigarettes going up in Tenn.

Price of cigarettes going up in Tenn.

May 13th, 2015 9:09 am by Associated Press

Under a new law signed by Republican Gov. Bill Haslam, the minimum markup on cigarettes - which retailers say covers the "cost of doing business" - will rise from 41 cents on each pack of cigarettes to 76 cents per pack.

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Clark, Parham in near dead heat on fundraising, spending in mayor's race

Clark, Parham in near dead heat on fundraising, spending in mayor's race

May 13th, 2015 4:00 am by J. H. Osborne

As of May 9, five candidates for mayor in Kingsport's May 19 city election had raised more than $105,000 in campaign contributions - and spent nearly $94,000, according to public records on file with the Sullivan County Election Commission.

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Amtrak train derailment 'disastrous mess,' kills five people

Amtrak train derailment 'disastrous mess,' kills five people

May 13th, 2015 12:38 am by MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA - An Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed and tipped over in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, mangling the front of it, tearing the cars apart and killing at least five people.

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