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SW Va. adult education instructor recognized for excellence in teaching

SW Va. adult education instructor recognized for excellence in teaching

August 20th, 2015 11:43 am by Marci Gore

"She explains everything extremely thoroughly and doesn't give up until everyone understands," said recent GED grad Devin Laws.

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Prosecutor: Ex-Subway pitchman paid kids for sex on NY trips

Prosecutor: Ex-Subway pitchman paid kids for sex on NY trips

August 20th, 2015 11:00 am by RICK CALLAHAN, Associated Press

Longtime Subway pitchman Jared Fogle capitalized on his business trips to New York City to arrange trysts with minors in luxury hotels, federal prosecutors said in charging the Indiana man

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3 firefighters die in Washington blaze after vehicle crashes

3 firefighters die in Washington blaze after vehicle crashes

August 20th, 2015 10:00 am by TED S. WARREN, Associated Press; GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press

Three firefighters died after their vehicle crashed and was likely caught by flames as they battled a blaze in Washington state, authorities said. Four other firefighters were injured.

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Protests in St. Louis after police shooting of suspect, 18

Protests in St. Louis after police shooting of suspect, 18

August 20th, 2015 9:44 am by JIM SALTER, Associated Press

Officers arrested at least nine people and deployed tear gas amid protests in St. Louis over the death of a black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by police after he pointed a gun at them, the city's police chief said.

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Southwest Virginia officials target senior fraud

Southwest Virginia officials target senior fraud

August 20th, 2015 8:15 am by Stephen Igo

Virginia 9th District Rep. Morgan Griffith joined Wise County's sheriff and acting commonwealth's attorney on Tuesday to discuss ways to better protect senior citizens from being victims of abuse and/or fraud.

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First women graduating from Army Ranger school, but some jobs remain off-limits

First women graduating from Army Ranger school, but some jobs remain off-limits

August 20th, 2015 7:45 am by By W.J. Hennigan, Tribune Washington Bureau (TNS)

Many military men continue to believe that women lack the strength to fight and survive in the harshest conditions. But since combat experience is crucial to career advancement, women often are blocked from leadership roles if they stay in the military.

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Woman made up rape accusation against Tenn. officer

Woman made up rape accusation against Tenn. officer

August 20th, 2015 7:39 am by Associated Press

The woman went to a hospital and said the officer had forced her into sex at a cabin in Gatlinburg. She's now accused of making a false report of rape after the man broke off their affair.

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Q&A: What you need to know about new female libido pill

Q&A: What you need to know about new female libido pill

August 19th, 2015 4:00 pm by MATTHEW PERRONE, AP Health Writer

Federal health officials on Tuesday approved the first-ever prescription drug intended to treat women suffering from a lack of sexual desire, ending a vigorous debate over the drug's fate.

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Tennessee tourism spending reached record $17.7B in 2014

Tennessee tourism spending reached record $17.7B in 2014

August 19th, 2015 3:00 pm by Staff Report

Tourism spending in Tennessee reached a record $17.7 billion in 2014 as more than 100 million people visited the state, Gov. Bill Haslam announced Tuesday.

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Wise sewer work among SW Va. projects awarded funding

Wise sewer work among SW Va. projects awarded funding

August 19th, 2015 2:24 pm by Stephen Igo

A Wise County wastewater treatment project has been included in the latest round of state funds under the Community Development Block Grant program.

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