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Employers turning their backs on older workers

June 28th, 2010 4:45 am by Staff Report

CNN Money is reporting that companies are starting to hire again, but many are turning their backs on older job seekers. Statistics from the Labor Department show the employment outlook is improving for most workers. The unemployment rate for those in the

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Regional & National

Americans grow weary of 9 years of war in Afghanistan

June 28th, 2010 4:41 am by Staff Report

According to a Christian Science Monitor report the nine-year conflict in Afghanistan had become "the forgotten war" for many Americans until recently.But the sacking of Gen. Stanley McChrystal as US commander puts Afghanistan - and especially how the fi

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Regional & National

Tennessee laws draw cockfighters

June 28th, 2010 4:30 am by Perla Trevizo

DUCKTOWN, Tenn. -- Tennessee's laws against cockfighting attracts business from surrounding states, according to an animal protection expert."(Cockfighting) is actually quite common in East Tennessee because you border Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia

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Regional & National

Tennessee education office left in limbo

June 27th, 2010 6:07 am by Kelli Gauthier

After winning $500 million for schools statewide, the Tennessee Department of Education got an unusual thanks: It will be shut down in one year unless lawmakers vote otherwise.But the news wasn't a surprise to state education officials, who say they're no

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Regional & National

State fines Eastman $32,000 for air pollution violations

June 27th, 2010 5:58 am by JEFF KEELING

Tennessee's Department of Environment and Conservation has fined Eastman Chemical Co. $32,000 for air pollution violations, including a vent that emitted many times the permitted amount of carbon monoxide.Representatives from both Eastman and TDEC, though

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Police release audio tape from Gore accuser's interview - VIDEO

June 26th, 2010 2:23 pm by Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) The Portland Police Bureau has released an audio recording of the interview between a detective and the massage therapist who accused former Vice President Al Gore of groping her in 2006.

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Regional & National

Muslim-turned-Baptist preacher out as Liberty University dean; investigation revealed 'contradictory statements' about his past

June 26th, 2010 12:02 pm by Associated Press

LYNCHBURG, Va. A Baptist minister who toured the country to talk about his conversion from Islam to Christianity is no longer the dean of Liberty University's theological seminary following allegations he fabricated or embellished facts about his past, t

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Regional & National

Move of 1,000-foot-long equipment drawing crowds in East Tennessee

June 26th, 2010 11:20 am by Asso

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The unusual sight of what officials called four "tractor trailer rigs on steroids" creeping down the highway with a giant generator brought out curious onlookers in East Tennessee.The convoy transporting the equipment was a thousand

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