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U.S. Navy triples paid maternity leave to 18 weeks

Good news for women serving in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.: They're now allowed to take 18 weeks of paid leave within one year of the birth of a child.

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Episcopal Church to allow same-sex marriages

The Episcopal Church says it will permit weddings for same-sex couples after members approved the change at a meeting of its governing body.

The decision by the…

Before you go for a swim: baby floats recalled

It’s summer and a treat to go in the pool, but we have an important recall involving baby floats. About 3,000 flotation devices that were sold online have…

All Tennessee counties ready to issue gay marriage licenses

All of Tennessee's county clerks are ready to or are already issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, according to county staffers and gay marriage…


Where sugar might be hiding in your child's diet

Trading cookies and candy for yogurt and granola bars may not be as healthy as parents believe. In fact, some food marketed to children and parents contains…

Appalachian Fair concert lineup announced

The Appalachian Fair is less than two months away and we have new details about this year’s concert lineup.

Kingsport Carousel ribbon-cutting Monday

Six years of work is over and now the Kingsport Carousel is complete. Monday afternoon, the Office of Cultural Arts and Engage Kingsport will hold the…

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Obama wants to make millions more workers eligible for overtime

More than 10 million salaried workers could become automatically eligible for overtime pay by 2016 under an expected federal rule change.

Today, the only way…

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Can same-sex marriage make America healthier?

A few weeks ago, Carlos Santos-Herrera was in a hospital bed, ill with a rare, severe form of strep throat. He was weak, but conscious -- and worried. His…

Marriage equality rally draws large crowd

A landmark ruling made same-sex marriage legal nationwide, and local same sex-couples celebrated Friday, June 26, at a rally in Johnson City.

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