Kingsport Times News Monday, October 20, 2014
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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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Falling oil prices shake up global economies

Falling oil prices shake up global economies

October 16th, 2014 8:25 am by JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Energy Writer

A sudden plunge in the price of oil is sending economic and political shockwaves around the world. Oil exporting countries are bracing for potentially crippling budget shortfalls and importing nations are benefiting from the lowest prices in four years.

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CDC: Nurse exposed to Ebola should not have flown

CDC: Nurse exposed to Ebola should not have flown

October 15th, 2014 3:13 pm by MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer

A top federal health official said Wednesday that a Texas nurse exposed to the Ebola virus never should have taken a flight from Cleveland to the Dallas area.

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Tennesseans urged to fight 'voter suppression'

Tennesseans urged to fight 'voter suppression'

October 15th, 2014 3:11 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Cooper said the tougher voting laws are examples of "voter suppression," and the way to fight back is to have heavy voter turnout, particularly from blacks and younger voters.

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Killer of country comic 'Stringbean' gets parole

Killer of country comic 'Stringbean' gets parole

October 15th, 2014 3:10 pm by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

The Akemans were fatally shot in 1973 as they returned home following a performance of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Stringbean also performed on the TV program "Hee Haw."

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Tennessee localities will vote Nov. 4 on wine sales in retail food stores

Tennessee localities will vote Nov. 4 on wine sales in retail food stores

October 15th, 2014 9:24 am by Hank Hayes

On Nov. 4, nearly 80 localities will vote on the so-called "wine in grocery stores" referendum, including all three Tri-Cities and a number of smaller Northeast Tennessee towns like Church Hill and Rogersville.

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The Abortion Wars: For abortion foes, a national strategy built at the state level

The Abortion Wars: For abortion foes, a national strategy built at the state level

October 15th, 2014 8:39 am by By Alana Semuels and Maria L. La Ganga, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

The numbers have changed little over the decades: A majority of Americans support abortion. But across the country, the anti-abortion movement has recorded major success in the last four years.

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Second health care worker tests positive for Ebola in Dallas

Second health care worker tests positive for Ebola in Dallas

October 15th, 2014 8:36 am by By Claire Cardona, The Dallas Morning News (MCT)

The worker reported a fever Tuesday and was immediately isolated at the hospital, health department spokeswoman Carrie Williams said in a written statement.

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