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ETSU Sex Week fundraiser starts strong

ETSU Sex Week fundraiser starts strong

October 8th, 2014 9:49 pm by NATHAN BAKER, NET News Service

Less than 24 hours after being deemed too controversial for discretionary funding by an overwhelming majority of ETSU's student Senate, Sex Week organizers turned to crowdsourcing for the cash needed to hold the three-day sexual health event.

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Stocks have their best day of 2014

Stocks have their best day of 2014

October 8th, 2014 6:18 pm by Associated Press

The jump was the latest whipsaw day for the stock market. Only the day before, the Dow plunged 273 points on fears that the global economy was slowing. Wednesday's gains only made up for what investors lost on Tuesday.

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1st Ebola patient diagnosed in the US has died

1st Ebola patient diagnosed in the US has died

October 8th, 2014 1:03 pm by NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press

The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States died in a Dallas hospital Wednesday, a little more than a week after his diagnosis exposed gaps in the nation's defenses against the disease and set off a scramble to track down anyone exposed to him.

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ETSU Student Senate denies Sex Week funding

ETSU Student Senate denies Sex Week funding

October 8th, 2014 8:00 am by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

With the denial of the request by the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance, organizers of the sex education event will be forced to find outside funding or to reapply in hopes of changing the college's legislative body's collective mind.

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Tennessee officials say they are prepared in event Ebola reaches state

Tennessee officials say they are prepared in event Ebola reaches state

October 7th, 2014 9:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

"I have great confidence in this state to respond to this or any other threat," said Dr. John Dreyzehner "I can't speculate whether it will happen in Tennessee, I hope not, but hope is not a plan."

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Stocks slide on global growth concerns

Stocks slide on global growth concerns

October 7th, 2014 5:38 pm by Associated Press

On Tuesday the International Monetary Fund trimmed its forecast for global growth. A surprisingly weak report on industrial production in Germany, Europe's biggest economy, added to the concerns.

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US predicts lower heating bills this winter

US predicts lower heating bills this winter

October 7th, 2014 1:54 pm by JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Energy Writer

Last year, persistently low temperatures across the Midwest, South and East forced people to crank up the heat. The high demand jacked up the price of some fuels, especially propane. Heating bills soared.

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Peak colors just around the corner

Peak colors just around the corner

October 7th, 2014 8:35 am by Brad Hicks, NET News Service

The reds, oranges, yellows, and even purples of fall are beginning to dot the green landscape, and it should not be long until the bright hues of fall are at their most vibrant.

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Ramsey: Four amendments will spur large voter turnout

Ramsey: Four amendments will spur large voter turnout

October 7th, 2014 8:00 am by Hank Hayes

Amendment One would allow the Legislature to "enact, amend, or repeal" statutes regarding abortion, including but not limited to, circumstances of pregnancy resulting from rape or incest or when necessary to save the life of the mother.

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Lawyer: Pot clouded mind of bombing suspect's pal

Lawyer: Pot clouded mind of bombing suspect's pal

October 6th, 2014 8:00 pm by DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press

A prosecutor told a jury that a friend of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect lied repeatedly to the FBI during their investigation, while the friend's lawyer said he was a frightened teen whose memory was clouded by heavy marijuana use.

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