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Obama seeks help from Congress, tech industry to fight cyberattacks

Obama seeks help from Congress, tech industry to fight cyberattacks

February 14th, 2015 9:45 am by By Christi Parsons and Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau (TNS)

Just before he signed an executive order to promote information-sharing between the private sector and the government, Obama spoke of a "spirit of collaboration" that he maintains would help all sides respond quickly to an attack.

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Tennessee Supreme Court upholds mother's faith healing conviction

Tennessee Supreme Court upholds mother's faith healing conviction

February 13th, 2015 11:00 pm by Associated Press

Jacqueline Crank had claimed she was innocent because she relied on prayer to heal the cancer-stricken girl. Crank was sentenced to probation after her 15-year-old daughter died in 2002.

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Alabama's stand against gay marriage crumbles

Alabama's stand against gay marriage crumbles

February 13th, 2015 10:53 pm by Associated Press

Judges in most counties in the state sided with federal courts rather than their own chief justice, a Republican who once called homosexuality an inherent evil.

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House votes to make expired business tax breaks permanent

House votes to make expired business tax breaks permanent

February 13th, 2015 1:29 pm by STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press

President Barack Obama objects to the bill because it would add $79 billion to the budget deficit over the next decade.

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UPDATE: VSP investigating Pennington Gap Town Hall fire

UPDATE: VSP investigating Pennington Gap Town Hall fire

February 13th, 2015 10:39 am by Stephen Igo

A fire that destroyed the Pennington Gap Town Hall on Thursday night is now being probed by the Virginia State Police.

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Frustrated Republicans taste limits of majority control

Frustrated Republicans taste limits of majority control

February 13th, 2015 9:46 am by ERICA WERNER, Associated Press

It wasn't supposed to be like this for Republicans. A month into their control of both chambers of Congress, they are confronting the very real possibility of a shutdown of the Homeland Security Department later this month.

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Former Washington County jail supervisor pleads guilty to shoplifting

Former Washington County jail supervisor pleads guilty to shoplifting

February 13th, 2015 7:58 am by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

Richard "Rick" Edens Jr., 49, Telford, was issued a misdemeanor citation on Nov. 21 after he tried to get out of Sam's Club, 300 Franklin Terrace, Johnson City, with $254 worth of merchandise concealed inside a puppy training pad box.

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Superstition times 3: 2015 calendar has 3 Friday the 13ths

Superstition times 3: 2015 calendar has 3 Friday the 13ths

February 13th, 2015 12:11 am by Associated Press

Each year has at least one Friday the 13th, but there can be as many as three. 2012 was the last year with three Friday the 13ths; the next will be 2026.

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Virginia House deposits $99 million for a rainy day'

Virginia House deposits $99 million for a rainy day'

February 13th, 2015 12:04 am by Staff report

The House rejected Obamacare's Medicaid expansion as pushed by the governor for a second year, and put forth a budget providing nearly $150 million for pay raises to teachers, college faculty, state employees and state police.

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Dreaming of DreamMore: Dollywood's new on-property hotel set to open mid-summer

Dreaming of DreamMore: Dollywood's new on-property hotel set to open mid-summer

February 12th, 2015 8:00 pm by J. H. Osborne

A media tour of the construction site earlier this week including the unveiling of artist's renderings of the resort's nearly 4,000 square foot outdoor swimming pool.

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