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Visits to Great Smoky Mountains Park up 8 percent from 2014

Visits to Great Smoky Mountains Park up 8 percent from 2014

July 28th, 2015 10:03 am by Associated Press

Great Smoky Mountains National Park says more than 4.3 million people visited between January and June, an 8 percent increase from the first half of 2014.

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Injured miner reportedly doing well

Injured miner reportedly doing well

July 28th, 2015 9:26 am by Stephen Igo

The Big Stone Gap man was operating a roof bolt machine in Dickenson County when his left arm got twisted around the drill steel at around 10:30 Monday morning.

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Johnson City Marine protected 2 during Chattanooga shooting

Johnson City Marine protected 2 during Chattanooga shooting

July 28th, 2015 8:35 am by Dylan Chesser, NET News Service

Staying cool under unimaginable circumstances made all the difference for Marine Staff Sgt. Chase Estep as a killer opened fire at the U.S. Naval Reserve Center in Chattanooga nearly two weeks ago.

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Theater shooting: No red flags reported at time of gun sale

Theater shooting: No red flags reported at time of gun sale

July 28th, 2015 8:33 am by RAY HENRY, Associated Press

CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) - John Russell Houser's mental problems were well known to many, though perhaps not to the store that sold him the .40-caliber handgun used in a deadly attack on a Louisiana movie theater.

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Boy Scouts of America ends total ban on gay adults

Boy Scouts of America ends total ban on gay adults

July 27th, 2015 11:08 pm by DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer

The Boy Scouts of America on Monday ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons.

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Boy Scout leaders vote on ending blanket ban on gay adults

Boy Scout leaders vote on ending blanket ban on gay adults

July 27th, 2015 3:00 pm by DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer

The new policy, aimed at easing a controversy that has embroiled the Boy Scouts for decades, would take effect immediately if approved by the BSA's 80-member National Executive Board.

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Miner injured in roof bolt machine mishap

Miner injured in roof bolt machine mishap

July 27th, 2015 2:48 pm by Stephen Igo

A roof bolt machine operator got his left arm twisted around the drill steel while installing a roof bolt in Paramont Coal Co.'s No. 26 Mine in Dickenson County.

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New inquiry into Clinton emails fuels political questions

New inquiry into Clinton emails fuels political questions

July 27th, 2015 8:50 am by LISA LERER and ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

A new letter by intelligence investigators says secret government information may have been compromised in Hillary Rodham Clinton's private server, underscoring an inescapable reality for her presidential campaign: Email is forever.

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Tenn. lethal injection trial continues with dueling experts

Tenn. lethal injection trial continues with dueling experts

July 27th, 2015 8:46 am by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

The Tennessee Supreme Court says the death penalty is constitutional, so there must be a constitutional way to carry it out. But attorneys for 33 death row inmates say lethal injection isn't one of them.

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State health insurance markets struggle with cost challenges

State health insurance markets struggle with cost challenges

July 26th, 2015 5:46 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON -State-run health insurance markets that offer coverage under President Barack Obama's health law are struggling with high costs and disappointing enrollment.

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