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Virginia House deposits $99 million for a rainy day'

Virginia House deposits $99 million for a rainy day'

February 13th, 2015 12:04 am by Staff report

The House rejected Obamacare's Medicaid expansion as pushed by the governor for a second year, and put forth a budget providing nearly $150 million for pay raises to teachers, college faculty, state employees and state police.

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Dreaming of DreamMore: Dollywood's new on-property hotel set to open mid-summer

Dreaming of DreamMore: Dollywood's new on-property hotel set to open mid-summer

February 12th, 2015 8:00 pm by J. H. Osborne

A media tour of the construction site earlier this week including the unveiling of artist's renderings of the resort's nearly 4,000 square foot outdoor swimming pool.

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Puerto Rico, North Carolina, Texas tickets win Powerball

Puerto Rico, North Carolina, Texas tickets win Powerball

February 12th, 2015 7:30 pm by Associated Press

Wednesday's jackpot was the third-largest in Powerball history and the fifth-largest U.S. lottery prize. The last time a Powerball jackpot climbed so high was May 2013, when a Florida ticket won a $590.5 million prize.

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Obama signs veterans suicide prevention bill

Obama signs veterans suicide prevention bill

February 12th, 2015 2:50 pm by JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press

The legislation is named the Marine veteran Clay Hunt, who killed himself in 2011 in Texas after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Obama says the best way to honor Hunt is to help other veterans avoid that fate.

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Expedia buying Orbitz for about $1.33 billion

Expedia buying Orbitz for about $1.33 billion

February 12th, 2015 9:25 am by Associated Press

Orbitz owns CheapTickets, HotelClub. Expedia owns Hotels.com and Hotwire.

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Jonesborough man nets 9 charges in hit-and-run crash

Jonesborough man nets 9 charges in hit-and-run crash

February 12th, 2015 7:21 am by Max Hrenda, NET News Service

Police said a Jonesborough man's attempt to elude them because of two active warrants resulted in his arrest and nine additional criminal charges.

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Accused shooter of 3 Muslim students had earlier run-ins

Accused shooter of 3 Muslim students had earlier run-ins

February 12th, 2015 7:11 am by MICHAEL BIESECKER and EMERY P. DALESIO, Associated Press

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - The North Carolina man accused of killing three Muslim students in a dispute over parking spaces had earlier run-ins with his neighbors, sometimes while wearing a handgun on his hip.

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Oops! Middle school students given 'Fifty Shades of Grey' puzzles

Oops! Middle school students given 'Fifty Shades of Grey' puzzles

February 11th, 2015 10:02 pm by Associated Press

The word search puzzles, based on an erotic novel and movie, contained terms including "spanking," "submissive," "leather cuffs" and "bondage." Other words on the list were more explicit.

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Employed white southerners most likely to lose coverage in Supreme Court case

Employed white southerners most likely to lose coverage in Supreme Court case

February 11th, 2015 8:00 pm by By Michael Ollove, Stateline.org (TNS)

If the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down tax credits for people buying health insurance on the federal exchange, most of the people affected are likely to be white, employed, low- to middle-class and concentrated in a single region: the south

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Lawyer: 'American Sniper' said ex-Marine 'straight-up nuts'

Lawyer: 'American Sniper' said ex-Marine 'straight-up nuts'

February 11th, 2015 5:30 pm by JAMIE STENGLE, Associated Press

Shortly before he was shot to death by a troubled former Marine at a Texas gun range, legendary Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle texted a buddy, "This dude is straight-up nuts," a defense attorney told jurors Wednesday.

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