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US job market faces hurdles even with 5.5 pct. unemployment

US job market faces hurdles even with 5.5 pct. unemployment

March 7th, 2015 9:25 am by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer

Unemployment in the U.S. has dropped to a seven-year low of 5.5 percent - a level normally considered the mark of a healthy job market. Yet that number isn't as encouraging as it might sound.

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Obama to join 'Bloody Sunday' anniversary in Selma

Obama to join 'Bloody Sunday' anniversary in Selma

March 7th, 2015 9:21 am by JAY REEVES, Associated Press

President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and about 100 members of Congress are converging on Selma, Alabama, on Saturday for the 50th anniversary of a landmark event of the civil rights movement.

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Hillary Clinton email probe expected to take months

Hillary Clinton email probe expected to take months

March 6th, 2015 9:30 pm by By Paul Richter, Tribune Washington Bureau (TNS)

State Department lawyers will need months to sort through tens of thousands of emails from Hillary Clinton's private account and decide which should be kept as part of the official record, a senior department official said

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Obama: Ferguson report exposed racially biased system

Obama: Ferguson report exposed racially biased system

March 6th, 2015 4:14 pm by NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press

The police situation in Ferguson, Missouri, was "oppressive and abusive," President Barack Obama said Friday, as he prepared to commemorate a half-century since the historic civil rights marches in Selma, Alabama.

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U.S. trade deficit in January falls 8.3 pct. to $41.8 billion

U.S. trade deficit in January falls 8.3 pct. to $41.8 billion

March 6th, 2015 10:28 am by JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer

Much of the dip in imports likely came from lower oil prices and a labor dispute that disrupted shipping at West Coast ports. At the same time, the strong dollar that has made American-made goods less affordable abroad is weighing down exports.

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Local gun stores see run on ammo that ATF proposes to ban

Local gun stores see run on ammo that ATF proposes to ban

March 6th, 2015 7:47 am by Nick Shepherd

"They've been trying to do it for a long time," said Gregg Smith, a salesman at Gun Rack in Kingsport. "But it kind of opens a big can of worms because that's not the only thing you can shoot in a handgun that is technically armor piercing."

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Another solid month of job gains over 200K expected for Feb.

Another solid month of job gains over 200K expected for Feb.

March 6th, 2015 7:14 am by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, Economy Writer

U.S. employers are expected to follow the best three-month burst of hiring in 17 years with another solid round of job gains in February.

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Latest Tennessee winter storm claims 3 lives

Latest Tennessee winter storm claims 3 lives

March 6th, 2015 7:09 am by Associated Press

This is the second wintry mix to blanket the state in recently. After the first storm hit Feb. 16, 30 people died from traffic accidents, hypothermia and a house fire.

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Virginia State Police recover body from car in Buchanan river

Virginia State Police recover body from car in Buchanan river

March 5th, 2015 8:52 pm by Staff

As the car tried to drive through water Wednesday, the vehicle began to float. Its driver was able to escape, but the passenger was swept away with the vehicle into the Russell Fork River.

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Congressman Phil Roe's wife passes away

Congressman Phil Roe's wife passes away

March 5th, 2015 2:58 pm by Staff Report

A statement recalls Pamela Roe as a devoted mother, grandmother, wife, friend and philanthropist who will be sorely missed.

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