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Dow makes historic leap in late trading

Updated: 10/28/2008 - It's been another astounding day on Wall Street, with the Dow Jones industrials soaring nearly 900 points as investors scooped up stocks that were pounded lower in recent sessions. Analysts said some investors were buying in anticipation that the Federal Reserve will cut its fed funds rate by half a point to 1 percent on Wednesday. Others said the market had just fallen too far, with the Dow having dropped more than 500 points, the previous two trading days.

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Sister says Obama plot suspect is sorry

Posted: 10/28/2008 - The family of an 18-year-old man accused of plotting a national killing spree that would end with the assassination of Barack Obama says he didn't like black people, but the plot wasn't serious.

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Knox Co. Board of Education faces $3M lawsuit after alleged assault on bus

Updated: 10/28/2008 - An unidentified woman is suing the Knox County Board of Education for $3 million on behalf of her autistic 14-year-old daughter after her daughter, named "Jane Doe" in the lawsuit, was allegedly tricked into letting an 18-year-old student fondle her breasts and genitals on a Knox County School bus on Aug. 22, 2008, according to court records.

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Scott County candle light vigil for victims

Updated: 10/28/2008 - The memories of six Scott County car crash victims burned brightly in the hearts, minds, and candles flames on Monday evening when more than 1,000 East Tennesseans honored them with a candlelight vigil.

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Former UT Martin Chancellor McGehee dies

Posted: 10/27/2008 - University of Tennessee at Martin officials say former Chancellor Larry T. McGehee has died at his home in Spartanburg, S.C. He was 72.

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Spot coal prices down but won't affect energy prices

Updated: 10/27/2008 - The price of coal is down on U.S. spot markets, 65 dollars since July 1st. So, if that's the case, why isn't TVA lowering our rates? Although that decrease sounds good, it's not really a good indicator.

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Scott County students return to school after deadly wreck

Updated: 10/27/2008 - Students went back to school in Scott County Monday after four Scott High School cheerleaders were killed in a crash along with an adult and an unborn baby in another car in Scott County Friday night.

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Assassination plot targeting Obama disrupted in Tennessee, Arkansas

Updated: 10/28/2008 - The ATF says it has broken up a plot to assassinate Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and shoot or decapitate 102 black people in a Tennessee murder spree.

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Early Memphis voting tops 2004 numbers

Posted: 10/27/2008 - With early voting approaching record levels, election officials in Memphis are expanding the hours for voters to cast their ballots.

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Ghosts stories abound at Smokies museum

Posted: 10/27/2008 - The Great Smoky Mountains National Park will feature stories about ghosts and witches during a Halloween event at the Mountain Farm Museum.

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IPods for all: other ways to spend Iraq war's $1T

Posted: 10/27/2008 - When the Sunday morning political pundits began talking last year about the tab for the war in Iraq hitting $1 trillion, Rob Simpson sprang from his couch in indignation.

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King family turns to church to cope

Posted: 10/27/2008 - Scott County residents are still mourning the late Friday night two-vehicle crash that killed five people and an unborn child. Four of the victims were cheerleaders at Scott High School. The fifth victim was Jeweline L. King, 49 who was a passenger in the Ford Taurus that was struck by the cheerleaders SUV.

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