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Update: Congress clears Keystone XL pipeline bill, setting up veto

Update: Congress clears Keystone XL pipeline bill, setting up veto

February 11th, 2015 7:35 am by DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press

The House passed the bill on a 270-152 vote, endorsing changes made by the Senate that stated climate change was real and not a hoax, and oil sands should no longer be exempt from a tax used to clean up oil spills.

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Some Alabama counties defy federal judge, refuse gay marriages

Some Alabama counties defy federal judge, refuse gay marriages

February 10th, 2015 9:34 pm by Associated Press

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore threw the state into disarray when, at the 11th hour, he ordered probate judges not to allow gay marriages. He gave the order even though a federal judge ruled the state's ban was unconstitutional.

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Report indicates manufacturing could replace lost SW Va. coal jobs

Report indicates manufacturing could replace lost SW Va. coal jobs

February 10th, 2015 7:00 pm by Hank Hayes

Although coal production is concentrated in Southwest Virginia's northern counties, the economic impacts of lost jobs ripple throughout the region. A new King University report released Tuesday suggests manufacturing could offset those losses.

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Mormon who runs website for doubting church members ousted

Mormon who runs website for doubting church members ousted

February 10th, 2015 5:34 pm by Associated Press

John Dehlin becomes the second high-profile church member to be excommunicated in the past year in what Mormon scholars consider to be the Utah-based faith's way of keeping dissenters in line.

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Woman killed in Wise County crash

Woman killed in Wise County crash

February 10th, 2015 2:42 pm by Rain Smith

A weekend, T-bone collision on U.S. Route 23 in Pound, Va., killed one person and injured two others, including a juvenile.

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8K child porn images net local man 15 years

8K child porn images net local man 15 years

February 10th, 2015 1:42 pm by Matthew Lane

From October 2013 through February 2014, the now 68-year-old Johnson City man reportedly sent more than a dozen emails of images and videos to an FBI agent.

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Samsung reveals potential for smart TVs to eavesdrop

Samsung reveals potential for smart TVs to eavesdrop

February 10th, 2015 8:52 am by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer

Voice recognition technology in the South Korean company's Internet connected TVs captures and transmits nearby conversations.

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Beer-sampling bill clears first hurdle in Jonesborough

Beer-sampling bill clears first hurdle in Jonesborough

February 10th, 2015 8:16 am by Max Hrenda, NET News Service

Although some members expressed concern over some potential outcomes, Jonesborough's Board of Mayor and Aldermen took one step toward permitting the town's convenience stores to offer beer samples.

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Opening statements expected in armory shooting trial

Opening statements expected in armory shooting trial

February 10th, 2015 7:59 am by Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Lawyers are expected to make opening statements in the trial of a Tennessee National Guard recruiter charged with attempting to kill four of his superiors in a shooting inside an armory north of Memphis.

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Haslam budget seeks to improve teacher salaries

Haslam budget seeks to improve teacher salaries

February 9th, 2015 9:59 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Gov. Bill Haslam says he's committed to making Tennessee the fastest-improving state in the nation in terms of teacher pay and that his budget will reflect that commitment.

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