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Dad fatally shoots self, two kids after domestic dispute; 1 child critical

Dad fatally shoots self, two kids after domestic dispute; 1 child critical

October 17th, 2014 4:11 pm by By Desiree Stennett, Orlando Sentinel (MCT)

"You never would suspect something like this. You wonder what would trigger something like that and cause a guy to kill his children. No matter what happened with the family life, why would you take a child's life?"

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UPDATE WITH READER POLL: Sullivan commission may weigh in on Amendment 1; tell us what you think

UPDATE WITH READER POLL: Sullivan commission may weigh in on Amendment 1; tell us what you think

October 17th, 2014 10:00 am by J. H. Osborne

The Sullivan County Commission appears poised to approve a resolution on Monday urging "support" for an abortion-related state constitutional amendment currently on the ballot for voters across the state.

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Jihadis take their kids to war; moms fight back

Jihadis take their kids to war; moms fight back

October 17th, 2014 9:24 am by VISAR KRYEZIU, Associated Press; LORI HINNANT, Associated Press

"I thought they were going on a holiday for a couple of days," his mother, Pranvera Zena Abazi, 30, told The Associated Press in an interview late Thursday. "Three days later I got an SMS from his father, Arben, saying they were in Syria."

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Police search for Tennessee teen who escaped transport van

Police search for Tennessee teen who escaped transport van

October 17th, 2014 9:23 am by Associated Press

Police are still looking for one of two teens who escaped custody while being taken to a detention facility in Montgomery County.

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Weekly jobless claims hit 14-year low despite global economic trouble

Weekly jobless claims hit 14-year low despite global economic trouble

October 16th, 2014 10:30 pm by By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

At the depths of the downturn, in late 2008 through mid-2009, initial jobless claims were running at twice the current level. Economists had expected claims to rise slightly last week.

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Wellmont, Mountain States working together to combat Ebola

Wellmont, Mountain States working together to combat Ebola

October 16th, 2014 8:05 pm by Staff Report

The leaders of the region's two major hospital systems issued a joint statement Thursday meant to address public concerns about the Ebola virus, saying: "Cooperation between Wellmont and Mountain States is occurring at the highest levels."

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Alexander, Ball spar in lone Tenn. Senate forum

Alexander, Ball spar in lone Tenn. Senate forum

October 16th, 2014 7:30 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Lamar Alexander, a former governor and who is seeking a third Senate term, directly went on the offensive, returning often to his familiar criticism of Gordon Ball as being "one more vote for the Obama agenda."

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Apple hypes new gadgets, but Pay is bigger bet

October 16th, 2014 6:01 pm by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer

Apple showed off thinner iPads and a new iMac with a high-resolution display on Thursday, but company's bigger strategic bet is that mobile pay service Apple Pay will be the next thing you didn't know you needed.

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Ready to get discovered? 'America's Got Talent' auditions scheduled in Tennessee

Ready to get discovered? 'America's Got Talent' auditions scheduled in Tennessee

October 16th, 2014 6:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

Have a special or unique ability? Ever thought you could make a living off it if only you could show the world what you can do?

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Flu Fighters: Health care officials team up to 'Keep Flu Out!

Flu Fighters: Health care officials team up to 'Keep Flu Out!

October 16th, 2014 9:15 am by J. H. Osborne

Area health officials say yearly vaccination against the flu should begin in September or as soon as the vaccine becomes available — and everyone six months and older should get the flu vaccine.

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