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Crews to seek 3 men believed killed in Alaska landslide

Crews to seek 3 men believed killed in Alaska landslide

August 19th, 2015 10:00 am by RACHEL D'ORO, Associated Press

Crews plan to search through a debris area Wednesday for three men believed killed when a landslide described as a sea of logs and mud swept through part of an Alaska coastal town.

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Clinton seeks distance from Obama on climate change issues

Clinton seeks distance from Obama on climate change issues

August 19th, 2015 8:16 am by JOSH LEDERMAN and KEN THOMAS, Associated Press

Hillary Rodham Clinton is voicing opposition to President Barack Obama's authorization for oil drilling in the Alaska Arctic and his delays on Keystone XL.

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TVA poised to change boathouse standards, enforcement

TVA poised to change boathouse standards, enforcement

August 19th, 2015 7:52 am by Sue Guinn Legg, NET News Service

While floating homes were the intended topic of Tuesday's Tennessee Valley Authority hearing in Johnson City, it didn't take long for Boone Lake's no-longer-floating houses to rise to the surface.

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Takoma ownership is being transferred to Wellmont

Takoma ownership is being transferred to Wellmont

August 18th, 2015 7:00 pm by Hank Hayes

Ownership of Greeneville-based Takoma Regional Hospital is transferring to Wellmont Health System, Wellmont announced on Tuesday.

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A devastating but not surprising mining disaster in Colorado

A devastating but not surprising mining disaster in Colorado

August 18th, 2015 4:00 pm by By Nigel Duara, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

These towering peaks poured gold and silver into the cities of the valley below, but nothing in this high, rugged country comes without a price.

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Gay couples win, but still lose after Kentucky judge's order

Gay couples win, but still lose after Kentucky judge's order

August 18th, 2015 3:00 pm by ADAM BEAM, Associated Press

"If the Court decided to delay enforcement of its Order while Davis pursues an unpromising appeal, it would essentially give Plaintiffs a favorable legal ruling with no teeth and prolong the likely violation of their constitutional rights," Bunning wrote.

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Big wildfire threatens resort town in Washington

Big wildfire threatens resort town in Washington

August 18th, 2015 2:00 pm by NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press; TED S. WARREN, Associated Press

This scenic lakeside town in the Cascade Mountains counts on money from summer visitors, but many tourists fled after large wildfires erupted last week that burned dozens of homes and threaten many more.

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UVa-Wise chancellor vows economic role

UVa-Wise chancellor vows economic role

August 18th, 2015 1:03 pm by Stephen Igo

While welcoming students back to campus on Tuesday during annual convocation activities, University of Virginia's College at Wise Chancellor Donna P. Henry said the college will double down on its regional economic development leadership role.

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Rubio's slow start in Iowa, New Hampshire puzzles GOP

Rubio's slow start in Iowa, New Hampshire puzzles GOP

August 18th, 2015 1:00 pm by JULIE PACE, Associated Press; SERGIO BUSTOS, Associated Press

Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio's slow-go campaign strategy is puzzling party operatives in Iowa and New Hampshire, states where voters are used to candidates showering them with attention early and often.

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For Africa's hunted albino children, new limbs and new hope

For Africa's hunted albino children, new limbs and new hope

August 18th, 2015 12:00 pm by DAVID R. MARTIN, Associated Press; RODRIQUE NGOWI, Associated Press

In some traditional communities of Tanzania and other countries in Africa, albinos are thought to have magical properties, and their body parts can fetch thousands of dollars on the black market as ingredients in witch doctors' potions

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