Kingsport Times News Friday, September 19, 2014
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Online sleuths aid probe into gay couple's beating

Online sleuths aid probe into gay couple's beating

September 17th, 2014 5:45 pm by Associated Press

"This is how Twitter is supposed to work for cops," Philadelphia Detective Joe Murray tweeted late Tuesday as the crowd-sourced investigation exploded online. "I will take a couple thousand Twitter detectives over any one real detective any day."

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Dow closes at record after Fed keeps rates intact

Dow closes at record after Fed keeps rates intact

September 17th, 2014 5:29 pm by Associated Press

Stocks marched higher after the U.S. central bank released a statement signaling little change in its interest rate policy. The gains were broad, with seven of the 10 industry groups of the Standard & Poor's 500 index rising, led by materials stocks.

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Kaine to introduce ISIS authorization

Kaine to introduce ISIS authorization

September 17th, 2014 4:30 pm by Stephen Igo

Virginia Democrat Sen. Tim Kaine on Wednesday said he will introduce a "narrow and specific authorization" for use of military force against ISIS.

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Obama reaffirms opposition to US combat in Iraq

Obama reaffirms opposition to US combat in Iraq

September 17th, 2014 12:34 pm by JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press

President Barack Obama says U.S. forces in Iraq "do not and will not" have a combat mission as part of the effort against Islamic State militants.

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Mentors sought to help students through 'Tennessee Promise' process

Mentors sought to help students through 'Tennessee Promise' process

September 17th, 2014 10:00 am by Jeff Bobo

The state is asking every county to recruit enough volunteers to serves as mentors for their graduating high school seniors, to help them navigate the process of applying and receiving the benefits of the Tennessee Promise program.

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'Easy Rider' bike going to auction

'Easy Rider' bike going to auction

September 17th, 2014 8:13 am by ULA ILNYTZKY, Associated Press

The customized Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in "Easy Rider" has come to symbolize the counterculture of the 1960s. Now it's for sale.

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Marijuana industry battling stoner stereotypes

Marijuana industry battling stoner stereotypes

September 17th, 2014 7:27 am by KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press

Tired of Cheech & Chong pot jokes and ominous anti-drug campaigns, the marijuana industry and activists are starting an ad blitz in Colorado aimed at promoting moderation and the safe consumption of pot.

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CDC study: Americans' bellies are expanding fast

CDC study: Americans' bellies are expanding fast

September 16th, 2014 9:35 pm by Associated Press

The number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures — the most dangerous kind of obesity — has climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, according to a government study.

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Georgia man gets 20 years for gun battle at school

Georgia man gets 20 years for gun battle at school

September 16th, 2014 7:00 pm by RAY HENRY, Associated Press

Hill's defense attorney, Annie Deets, said Hill has a history of mental illness that started when he was 7. Deets said Hill was abused by his late father and lived with a mother who abused drugs and alcohol

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Tenn. Senate Speaker Ramsey spins wins out of defeats

Tenn. Senate Speaker Ramsey spins wins out of defeats

September 16th, 2014 6:15 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

"He somehow always seems to win, even when he's losing," said an aide to former Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen. "It's really just a function of being willing to roll the dice and take risks. The Democrats could learn a thing or two from him."

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