Kingsport Times News Sunday, August 30, 2015
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'Flakka,' the new killer drug, is spreading across the country

'Flakka,' the new killer drug, is spreading across the country

August 24th, 2015 7:50 am by By Tony Rizzo and Glenn E. Rice, The Kansas City Star (TNS)

Known on the street as "flakka," the synthetic concoction is hitting hard in Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio and other parts of the country. It's causing a rash of emergency room visits and overdose deaths.

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Crime Regional & National
Police: Trooper shot, critically injured during traffic stop

Police: Trooper shot, critically injured during traffic stop

August 23rd, 2015 8:07 pm by Associated Press

A Louisiana state trooper was shot in the head and critically injured Sunday afternoon during a struggle with a man whose pickup truck had run into a ditch after being reported as driving erratically, Louisiana State Police said.

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Carter's cancer fight puts new meaning in old Sunday school lesson

Carter's cancer fight puts new meaning in old Sunday school lesson

August 23rd, 2015 5:28 pm by KATHLEEN FOODY, Associated Press

The Sunday school lesson was familiar: When your burden grows heavy, ask God for strength. But the message carried a more powerful and personal meaning than usual because of who delivered it: Jimmy Carter.

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Regional & National Education
Tennessee Promise students begin classes this week

Tennessee Promise students begin classes this week

August 23rd, 2015 2:00 pm by Associated Press

More than 22,000 Tennessee Promise students will use the scholarship to begin classes this week at a state community or technical college. As of Aug. 1, officials say there were 22,524 students qualified to attend through the program.

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Hit hard by secretly recorded videos, Planned Parenthood fights back

Hit hard by secretly recorded videos, Planned Parenthood fights back

August 22nd, 2015 5:30 pm by By Maria L. La Ganga, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

But the videos, which were captured by hidden cameras as part of a strategy funded by abortion opponents, have had an additional effect. They've also roused support for Planned Parenthood

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Voters say Nuts to pollsters, putting survey credibility on alert

Voters say Nuts to pollsters, putting survey credibility on alert

August 22nd, 2015 4:30 pm by By Ben Brody, Bloomberg News (TNS)

By now, you've almost certainly heard: An Iowa teenager registered to run for president as "Deez Nuts," and suddenly found himself polling beside Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in North Carolina.

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Rival Koreas hold high-level talks to defuse war fears

Rival Koreas hold high-level talks to defuse war fears

August 22nd, 2015 3:30 pm by ERIC TALMADGE, Associated Press; KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press

The first high-level talks in nearly a year between South Korea and North Korea stretched into the early hours of Sunday, as the rivals looked to defuse mounting tensions that have pushed them to the brink of a possible military confrontation.

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Officer's mistrial: Mother of slain man still wants justice

Officer's mistrial: Mother of slain man still wants justice

August 22nd, 2015 8:37 am by TOM FOREMAN Jr., Associated Press

Georgia Ferrell says she's still seeking justice after a jury couldn't unanimously decide the fate of a white North Carolina police officer accused in the 2013 shooting death of her son, an unarmed black motorist.

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In Alabama, Trump says he'd like to have election tomorrow

In Alabama, Trump says he'd like to have election tomorrow

August 22nd, 2015 8:33 am by MELISSA NELSON, Associated Press

Republican front-runner Donald Trump rallied thousands of supporters in south Alabama by telling them: "I would like to have the election tomorrow. I don't want to wait."

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Haslam: No discussion with AG about Supreme Court vacancy

Haslam: No discussion with AG about Supreme Court vacancy

August 21st, 2015 3:00 pm by Associated Press

Gov. Bill Haslam says he has not had any communication with Attorney General Herbert Slatery about an upcoming vacancy on the Tennessee Supreme Court.

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