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Thousands of abortion foes rally in Washington

Posted: 01/22/2009 - Tens of thousands of abortion opponents have been marking the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade with a rally on the National Mall in Washington and a march to the Supreme Court.

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Obama on the job

Posted: 01/22/2009 - It's President Barack Obama's second full day in office and he's been busy

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McMinn High student charged in school fire

Posted: 01/22/2009 - A McMinn County High School student charged with setting an overnight fire in a school hallway told the sheriff he did it because he didn't want to go to school.

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One month after sludge slide, concerns continue

Posted: 01/22/2009 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) --- Thursday marks one month since the massive sludge slide at Kingston's TVA Plant which left more than a billion gallons of coal fly ash spilled across the landscape and in many's backyards.

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Dems pass tax breaks in committee

Posted: 01/22/2009 - Tax breaks totaling more than $275 billion have been approved by a House committee, the latest success for President Barack Obama's economic recovery program. The package cleared the House Ways and Means Committee on a party-line vote of 24-13. It includes tax breaks of $500 for many workers and $1,000 for millions of couples, including those with earnings so low that they pay no federal income tax. The overall economic stimulus legislation will include federal spending as well as the tax cuts. Democratic leaders have promised to pass it by mid-February. Tax breaks totaling more than $275 billion have been approved by a House committee, the latest success for President Barack Obama's economic recovery program.

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Williams election completes NE Tenn. power shift

Posted: 01/22/2009 - The Republican takeover of the General Assembly has been accompanied by a geographical power shift that may finally put to rest the old saying that Tennessee ends in Knoxvil

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Tenn. jobless rate jumps to 7.9 percent

Posted: 01/22/2009 - Tennessee's unemployment rate jumped to 7.9 percent in December, nearly a full percentage point higher than the previous month.

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Coach charged in death of football player

Updated: 01/22/2009 - A Kentucky high school football coach has been charged with reckless homicide in the death of a player who collapsed at practice on a hot day.

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TWRA approves first Tenn. elk hunt

Posted: 01/22/2009 - Hunters will be able to legally take elk for the first time in modern history under guidelines approved by Tennessee wildlife officials.

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Senators propose commission to probe market crisis

Posted: 01/22/2009 - Two U.S. senators are proposing a Sept. 11-style commission with subpoena powers and a $3 million budget to investigate what caused the banking and financial crisis.

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