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"Sexting" becoming more common among teens in East Tennessee

Updated: 03/17/2009 - According to Knoxville police, naked pictures and sexual messages are becoming more and more common in the inboxes of area teenagers. Their numbers are backed up by national statistics showing your child may know someone who has sent them something sexual in nature.

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Iowa senator wants public apology from AIG

Posted: 03/16/2009 - Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley suggests AIG executives should take a Japanese approach toward accepting responsibility for the collapse of the insurance giant by resigning or killing themselves.

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Tenn congressman says AIG bonuses 'ridiculous'

Posted: 03/16/2009 - Rep. John Duncan Jr. has joined the attack on American International Group, calling millions of dollars in executive bonuses awarded by the insurance giant from federal bailout funds "a real slap in the face of taxpayers."

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Casey: Army plans program to deal with stress

Posted: 03/16/2009 - Army chief of staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. said the Army will start a new training program to help soldiers become more mentally resilient to the stress of war.

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GM, Chrysler bankruptcy not Obama task force goal

Posted: 03/16/2009 - A top adviser to President Barack Obama's auto industry task force says bankruptcy is not the goal of the government's efforts to restructure General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC.

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Iranian businessman charged with illegal exports

Posted: 03/16/2009 - Federal authorities have charged an Iranian businessman with illegally exporting helicopter engines and cameras for combat airplanes from the United States to Iran.

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Senate moves forward on wilderness bill

Posted: 03/16/2009 - The Senate is moving forward on a much-debated bill to set aside more than 2 million acres in nine states as protected wilderness.

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White House: Obama to appear on Leno's show

Posted: 03/16/2009 - President Barack Obama has landed a spot on Jay Leno's late-night talk show, a chance for the president to add a light touch to his effort to get the economy back on track.

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Tenn. code requires electricity in your home

Updated: 03/16/2009 - A fatal East Tenn. house fire is caused by a kerosene heater before it is discovered the family is living without electricity nor water. But the state requires you to have power in your home.

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Mobile meals phone-a-thon

Updated: 03/17/2009 - Mobile meals needs your help. Rising transportation and food costs have forced Mobile Meals to cut more than 100 seniors from their list. Now they need your help so they can feed our elderly. For the first time in their history, mobile meals is having to hold a phone-a-thon. They're hoping they can raise money so they can help more seniors. Volunteer TV rode along with a volunteer delivering food. The elderly couple says Mobile Meals allows them to stay in their home a little longer.

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Alcoa unveils plan to cut dividend, slash costs

Posted: 03/16/2009 - Aluminum producer Alcoa Inc. says it plans to slash its quarterly dividend, sell $1.1 billion worth of shares in a public offering and cut costs by more than $2.4 billion annually by 2010 to cope with the economic downturn.

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