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GOP-controlled House passes budget to erase deficits

GOP-controlled House passes budget to erase deficits

March 26th, 2015 7:06 am by DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent

It's a boldly conservative budget that relies on nearly $5 trillion in cuts to eliminate deficits over the next decade, calls for repealing the health care law and envisions transformations of the tax code and Medicare.

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Eastman to close Workington acetate tow site

Eastman to close Workington acetate tow site

March 25th, 2015 8:00 pm by Hank Hayes

Production at the site will cease in April, and site closure is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2015, Eastman said in a prepared release.

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Tennessee Senate committee rejects 'sacred right to be stupid,' votes against helmet change

Tennessee Senate committee rejects 'sacred right to be stupid,' votes against helmet change

March 25th, 2015 7:20 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE - A bill seeking to do away with Tennessee's motorcycle helmet requirement has failed in the state Senate.

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H.J. Heinz buying Kraft to build $28 billion food giant

H.J. Heinz buying Kraft to build $28 billion food giant

March 25th, 2015 7:15 pm by Associated Press

NEW YORK - Some of the most familiar names in ketchup, pickles, cheese and hot dogs are set to come under the same roof after H.J. Heinz Co. announced plans Wednesday to buy Kraft.

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Hopes of preserving Cherokee language rest with children

Hopes of preserving Cherokee language rest with children

March 25th, 2015 8:50 am by MARTHA WAGGONER, Associated Press

With fewer than 300 native Cherokee speakers remaining in North Carolina, the clock is ticking to preserve not just the language, but a culture too.

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Appeals court sets April hearing on Obama immigration action

Appeals court sets April hearing on Obama immigration action

March 25th, 2015 8:19 am by JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press

Obama's executive actions, which could spare from deportation as many as 5 million people who are in the U.S. illegally, were put on hold by a preliminary injunction issued last month.

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Firearms in parks bill headed for Tennessee House floor vote

Firearms in parks bill headed for Tennessee House floor vote

March 24th, 2015 9:58 pm by Associated Press

A bill that would strip local governments of the power to ban guns in public parks advanced in the Legislature on Tuesday despite concerns from the governor. The measure, sponsored by GOP Rep. Mike Harrison of Rogersville, was approved 15-5.

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Seven Tennessee school systems sue the state over funding

Seven Tennessee school systems sue the state over funding

March 24th, 2015 9:43 pm by Associated Press

The suit alleged the state has "breached its duty under the Tennessee Constitution to provide a system of free public education for the children of this state."

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Emotional Nicklaus receives Congressional Gold Medal

Emotional Nicklaus receives Congressional Gold Medal

March 24th, 2015 6:35 pm by DONNA CASSATA, Associated Press

Congress on Tuesday awarded its highest civilian honor to golfing great Jack Nicklaus, who accepted the gold medal with a few tears, humility and humor.

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TDOT official says green spaces result in green dollars

TDOT official says green spaces result in green dollars

March 24th, 2015 3:23 pm by Hank Hayes

The city of Kingsport last September got a $752,000 slice of TDOT funds to help extend an eastern section of the Greenbelt about one mile.

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