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Texas abortion providers study whether clinics could reopen

Texas abortion providers study whether clinics could reopen

June 30th, 2015 10:12 am by JIM VERTUNO, Associated Press

Meanwhile, anti-abortion advocates insisted Monday's ruling, while at least a short-term victory for abortion providers, isn't as sweeping as those groups hope.

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Justices take up dispute over union fees

Justices take up dispute over union fees

June 30th, 2015 9:59 am by SAM HANANEL, Associated Press

The justices said Tuesday they will hear an appeal from a group of California teachers who say it violates their First Amendment rights to have to pay any fees if they disagree with a union's positions and don't want to join it.

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THP stepping up safety patrol over July Fourth holiday

THP stepping up safety patrol over July Fourth holiday

June 30th, 2015 7:38 am by Associated Press

According to a news release, the agency will use predictive analytics to allocate manpower and target areas where the likelihood of alcohol-related, serious injury or fatal crashes may occur during the holiday period.

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Coal industry scores a win but fate of plants still in air

Coal industry scores a win but fate of plants still in air

June 30th, 2015 7:13 am by MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press

Coal companies and their supporters scored a courtroom victory with a U.S. Supreme Court decision that said the Obama administration failed to take potential costs into account when it decided to regulate toxic emissions.

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Bike Virginia Tour brings hundreds of cyclists to the area

Bike Virginia Tour brings hundreds of cyclists to the area

June 29th, 2015 5:00 pm by Marci Gore

With headquarters in Abingdon and also at Allandale Mansion in Kingsport, the 2015 Bike Virginia Tour began on Friday and will continue through Wednesday. Bikers from all across the country are traveling several mapped-out routes.

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Justices won't hear appeal from BP, Anadarko over Gulf spill

Justices won't hear appeal from BP, Anadarko over Gulf spill

June 29th, 2015 3:30 pm by Associated Press

The Supreme Court won't hear appeals from BP and Anadarko Petroleum Corp. over Clean Water Act fines for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

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Dangerous men, careful plans and a bold escape for the ages

Dangerous men, careful plans and a bold escape for the ages

June 29th, 2015 2:30 pm by JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press

It would be the last authorities would hear from them for three weeks, until officers found and killed Matt on Friday in woods near the Canadian border, about 30 miles from the prison, and captured Sweat nearby on Sunday.

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12-year-old boy dies after Nashville fireworks accident

12-year-old boy dies after Nashville fireworks accident

June 29th, 2015 1:15 pm by Associated Press

Multiple media outlets report that the boy was playing with mortar-style fireworks on Sunday night, when one of the shells exploded in his hand, hitting him in the chest.

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Great Golden Gathering

Great Golden Gathering

June 29th, 2015 10:15 am by Holly Nelms

A reunion 50 years in the making will be held in August for those who attended African-American schools in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Between 1963 and 1966, African-American schools in the region closed for integration.

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High court ruling offers chance to alter health law debate

High court ruling offers chance to alter health law debate

June 29th, 2015 8:35 am by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press

There's no shortage of pressing issues, including prescription drug prices, high insurance deductibles and long-term care.

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