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U.S. poverty rate rises to 14.3%; ranks of working poor reach highest level since 1965

September 16th, 2010 10:55 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP)The number of people living in poverty has climbed to 14.3% of Americans, with the ranks of working-age poor reaching the highest level since at least 1965.The Census Bureau on Thursday said about 43.6 million people, or one in seven, were

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Plea bargain could let child sex offender out of prison in 2 years

September 16th, 2010 5:02 am by Don Jacobs

A Claiborne County man facing more than 100 years in prison on allegations he had sex with a girl beginning when she was 11 and ultimately resulting in a child has accepted a plea bargain that could set him free in two years.The plea deal for 46-year-old

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