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    South Korea ferry disaster may cloud Obama visit

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    President Barack Obama stepped into the familiar role of chief consoler Friday as he arrived for meetings in South Korea, a key U.S. ally that is reeling from a deadly ferry disaster. More>>

    Seabed search for missing Malaysian jet to widen

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    The seabed search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is set to widen as a sonar scan of the most likely crash site deep beneath the Indian Ocean nears completion without yielding a single clue, authorities said on Friday. More>>

    Johnson City Vice Mayor kicks off campaign for TN House Video included

    Johnson city's vice mayor officially launched his campaign today for another political post.Clayton Stout is running for Tennessee state representative in the 6th district. Earlier this afternoon Stout held a press conference launching his campaign. Stout said his focus will be on improving the economy and he'll oppose the common core curriculum, as well as Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. "I just felt like our voice in Nashville was not being heard," said Stout, "The emphasi... More>>

    Residents rally to oppose US Nitrogen plant in Greene County

    The US Nitrogen plant currently under construction in Greene County is trying to obtain water use permits through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation that would allow them to use and return water to the Nolichucky River.TDEC held a public hearing last week at West Greene High School where residents could voice their concerns about the water use plan proposed by US Nitrogen.Thursday night people from across East Tennessee gathered in Hamblen County to further discuss their... More>>

    Do you owe Johnson City? City, police to use collections agency for thousands of unpaid fines Video included

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    The Johnson City Municipal Court says it will work with a collections agency to satisfy delinquent citations.  More>>

    Storm Team 11 Weather: Showers and storms arrive before dawn

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    Showers and storms arrive overnight

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    Families of ferry's lost confront SKorea officials

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    Frustrated relatives of the scores of people still missing from the sinking of the ferry Sewol staged a marathon confrontation with the fisheries minister and the coast guard chief, surrounding the senior officials in a... More>>

    Haslam signs bill reversing teacher licensing policy

    Governor Bill Haslam signed legislation that prevents student test scores from being a determining factor in the status of a teacher's license. Governor Bill Haslam signed legislation that prevents student test scores from being a determining factor in the status of a teacher's license.

    Governor Bill Haslam signed legislation that prevents student test scores from being a determining factor in the status of a teacher's license, The Tennessean reported Thursday night. More>>

    Ukraine moves against insurgents in the east

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    Russia announced new military exercises Thursday involving ground and air forces near its border with Ukraine, swiftly responding to a Ukrainian operation to drive pro-Russia insurgents out of occupied buildings in the... More>>

    Kerry warns Russia of expensive new sanctions

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    Secretary of State John Kerry is accusing Russia of failing to live up to commitments it made to ease the crisis in Ukraine. More>>

    Google, Apple settle high-tech workers' lawsuit

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    Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe Systems have settled a class-action lawsuit alleging they conspired to prevent their engineers and other highly sought technology workers from getting better job offers from one another. More>>

    WCSO arrest man after he nearly hits deputy's vehicle, evades arrest

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    Washington County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man Wednesday after he reportedly almost hit a deputy’s vehicle during a traffic stop and led authorities in a pursuit. More>>

    Brewery looks into Johnson City; survey explores beer climate in Tri-Cities Video included

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    A nationwide trend is taking root in the Tri-Cities; microbreweries are opening across the area. So far this spring, two breweries have plans to open; one in Kingsport and one in Bristol, Tennessee. Another company wants to cash in on the industry’s popularity and is looking into opening up shop in Johnson City. That company reached out to the Washington County Economic Development Council to get a feel for the beer climate in Johnson City. The Economic Development Council then created a sur... More>>

    FDA OKs first-ever DNA alternative to Pap smear

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    Federal health regulators have cleared a genetic test from Roche as a first-choice screening option for cervical cancer. It was a role previously reserved for the Pap smear, the decades-old mainstay of women's health. More>>

    Gunman kills 3 Americans at Kabul hospital

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    Three Americans - a pediatrician and a father and son - were killed by an Afghan government security officer at a hospital Thursday, the latest in a series of attacks on foreign civilians that has rattled aid workers,... More>>

    Washington County: JC owes $3.4 million in alcohol tax revenue

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    Washington County Tennessee officials said millions of dollars in alcohol tax revenue is owed the county school system by Johnson City.But Johnson City's top administrator thinks otherwise.Recently, Tennessee Attorney General Robert Cooper issued an opinion on the "liquor-by-the-drink" tax. In that opinion, Cooper states that cities have to give county school funds half of the revenue received from that tax. Since issuing the opinion, many Tennessee counties are ready to collect that revenue.... More>>

    Investigation: Alexa Linboom twice subject of Illinois DCS probe Video included

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    Her death made headlines around the world, the five year old whose parents allegedly forced her to drink a deadly amount of grape soda.  More>>

    Gas supplies interrupted by Wyoming plant blast

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    It remains to be seen just how much of a lasting natural gas-price spike people in the West will feel after a dramatic explosion and fire at a major gas processing plant in western Wyoming. More>>

    Carter Co. deputies searching for suspect who took 65 cigarette cartons from Hampton Bait Shop Video included

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    Carter County Sheriff’s Office deputies are currently searching for a person who reportedly broke into a local convenience store on April 3 and took 65 cigarette cartons. More>>

    Some students and teachers at local school affected by rare disease Video included

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    .Last month, Bethany Holder, a student at Hunter Elementary, died from complications with Cystic Fibrosis.After her death, students and teachers starting realizing she wasn’t the only one at school affected by the disease. More>>

    First lady gets resume from girl with jobless dad

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    Michelle Obama's annual question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees took a serious turn Thursday when a 10-year-old girl in the front row told the first lady that her dad had been out of... More>>

    38 dogs rescued in north Nashville dog fighting bust Video included

    A drug bust last week led to Tuesday’s seizure of 38 dogs from an alleged dog fighting ring in north Nashville. One of the dogs has since died. More>>

    FDA eases into regulating e-cigarettes

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    The federal government's move to regulate e-cigarettes is a leap into the unknown. More>>

    Your Week in Pop Culture: Amazon Prime makes power push with HBO deal

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    Amazon and HBO make a huge TV streaming power play, bunnies make a news anchor uncomfortable and Brian Williams is hip hop's greatest ambassador this week in pop culture. More>>

    Rivers refuses to apologize to women held captive

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    Joan Rivers refuses to apologize for comparing living in her daughter's guest room with the captivity of three women kidnapped in Cleveland. More>>

    Two Mountain City residents sentenced in federal court for meth conspiracy Video included

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    Two Mountain City residents were sentenced in federal court Wednesday on charges involving a methamphetamine conspiracy. More>>

    NRA seeks universal gun law at national meeting

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    With concealed weapons now legal in all 50 states, the National Rifle Association's focus at this week's annual meeting is less about enacting additional state protections than on making sure the permits already... More>>

    Handgun permits issued to women in Tennessee skyrockets in recent years Video included

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    Over the past five years, the number of handgun permits issued in the state of Tennessee has tripled. The number of women applying for handgun permits has increased substantially, more than quadrupling between 2008 and 2013.  More>>

    Cockfighting support may be to blame for animal fighting spectator bill's failure

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    A bill aimed at increasing the penalties for animal fighting spectators in Tennessee failed once again this legislative session. But the suspected reason why, may surprise some folks. 
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    FCC to propose pay-for-priority Internet standards

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    The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes, but enhance... More>>

    Haslam: Prayer to help guide execution decisions

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says he will rely on prayer and advice from experts when he is faced with last-minute appeals from death row inmates facing execution. More>>

    People choosing to live 'la vida locavore'

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    Getting food from local sources ensures fresher goods for customers and provides a boost to area farmers and the economy. More>>

    Kingsport jailer allegedly finds loaded revolver in inmate’s body Video included

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    The Kingsport Police Department says a woman who was booked into the city jail Monday afternoon concealed a weapon in her vagina. More>>

    SCSO, agencies find "one-pot" meth sites along Big Creek Road in Cherokee National Forest Video included

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    The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics detectives reportedly located several methamphetamine dumpsites along Big Creek Road in the Cherokee National Forest on Wednesday. More>>

    Child calls Memphis 911 after finding parents shot

    Memphis police say a child called 911 after waking up to find her parents had been shot. More>>

    Wipes in pipes blamed for clogging sewer system Video included

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    WMC Action News 5 is bringing you an investigation that takes you where no cameras have ever gone before: Memphis' sewer system. More>>

    Obama to Russia: More sanctions are 'teed up'

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    Accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments, President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another round of economic sanctions "teed up" - even as he acknowledged those penalties... More>>

    Batteries in thousands of baby video monitors recalled

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    Summer Infant is recalling about 800,000 rechargeable batteries used in baby video monitors because of a burn hazard.  More>>

    4 arrested on bath salt charges in Greene County; held without bond Video included

    Greene County Sheriff Steve Burns, says four individuals were arrested Wednesday on charges pertaining to illegal drug activity.
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    Owner said she didn't want apartment managers to hear it barking

    Dog found with mouth duct taped shut

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    A Boynton Beach, Florida woman is accused of animal abuse. Officers were called out to Andrea Curiel's home two weeks ago where they discovered her dog with duct tape wrapped around its mouth. It also was in a very small cage that was not cleaned according to authorities. Apparently she told police she taped the dog's mouth shut because she was afraid managers at the apartment complex would hear it barking. Police said Curiel told them she meant to clean the dog's cage but was running late. ... More>>

    A $1,000 MBA? MOOCs making education more accessible to learners

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    A rising trend in education is making university-level classes affordable for anyone with an internet connection.
     
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    Woman arrested for concealing a loaded gun while being booked into prison Video included

    The arrest that gives a whole new meaning to concealing weapon -- is the focus of our crime watch. Officers arrested 19-year-old Dallas Archer on a charge of driving on a suspended license. A police report says a search at the king sport jail turned up a loaded north american arms 22-caliber mini revolver inside the woman. investigators say the weapon had been stolen last year. Archer is now charged with possession of stolen property and illegal possession of a firearm More>>

    Deal signs bill expanding gun rights in Georgia

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    Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation expanding where people with licenses to carry can bring their guns in Georgia. More>>

    Morristown PD enforcing crosswalk laws starting Thursday

    Starting Thursday, officers will begin enhanced enforcement of laws pertaining to crosswalks.After receiving complaints that motorists are not yielding to pedestrians in crosswalks located in the West Industrial Park, the Morristown Police Department is asking all drivers to be aware of the need to comply with pedestrian crosswalk regulations.The municipal fine for drivers disregarding a crosswalk is $89.75.Copyright WJHL 2014. All Rights Reserved. More>>

    Two new early voting locations open

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    Two new early voting poll locations are opening up Thursday.The Kingsport Civic Auditorium on Fort Henry Drive will open its doors to voters starting at 9:00am Thursday morning. Also, the National Guard Armory off Bluff City Highway in Bristol, Tennessee will open this morning at 9:00am as well.Residents can vote at either of these locations until May 1st.Copyright WJHL 2014. All Rights Reserved. More>>

    Calhoun's Restaurant gives a free meal to all the "Donnies" out there

    Calhoun's has long been a popular place when it comes to feeding UT Athletics and their fans.So it's likely no surprise that they would welcome the new coach, and those who share his namesake, to their restaurant this week with a special deal. More>>

    MH370: Object found on coast not related to lost plane

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    The object, found Wednesday, was described as a torn and misshapen piece of sheet metal with rivets, coated with fiberglass. More>>

    Who spent the most on their campaign? Video included

    A week remains for early voting in the May primary and candidates are spending a lot of cash in hopes of winning your vote. From road signs to media ads, it's easy to see some people are willing to dig deep to win elections, even when it's only in a county primary. Early voting kicked off last week and continues through May 1st. The primary is May 6th. And that's just the start. The general election is in August.We crunched the numbers in two counties and found out who's collecting and spendi... More>>

    SKorea ferry toll hits 159 as relatives wait

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    Divers made their way deeper Thursday into the submerged wreck of a ferry that sank more than a week ago as the death toll neared 160 and relatives of the more than 140 still missing pressed the government to finish the... More>>

    Attorney for Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus want Joan Rivers to apologize

    Joan Rivers joked about the captivity of Amanda Berry, the young Ohio woman with Tri-Cities family ties who was held against her will for a decade.
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    • Johnson City Vice Mayor kicks off campaign for TN House

      Johnson City Vice Mayor kicks off campaign for TN House

      Johnson city's vice mayor officially launched his campaign today for another political post.Clayton Stout is running for Tennessee state representative in the 6th district. Earlier this afternoon Stout held a press conference launching his campaign. Stout said his focus will be on improving the economy and he'll oppose the common core curriculum, as well as Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. "I just felt like our voice in Nashville was not being heard," said Stout, "The emphasi...
      Johnson city's vice mayor officially launched his campaign today for another political post.Clayton Stout is running for Tennessee state representative in the 6th district. Earlier this afternoon Stout held a press conference launching his campaign. Stout said his focus will be on improving the economy and he'll oppose the common core curriculum, as well as Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. "I just felt like our voice in Nashville was not being heard," said Stout, "The emphasi...
    • Do you owe Johnson City? City, police to use collections agency for thousands of unpaid fines

      Do you owe Johnson City? City, police to use collections agency for thousands of unpaid fines

      Thursday, April 24 2014 11:58 PM EDT2014-04-25 03:58:23 GMT
      The Johnson City Municipal Court says it will work with a collections agency to satisfy delinquent citations. 
      The Johnson City Municipal Court says it will work with a collections agency to satisfy delinquent citations. 
    • Haslam signs bill reversing teacher licensing policy

      Haslam signs bill reversing teacher licensing policy

      Governor Bill Haslam signed legislation that prevents student test scores from being a determining factor in the status of a teacher's license.Governor Bill Haslam signed legislation that prevents student test scores from being a determining factor in the status of a teacher's license.
      Governor Bill Haslam signed legislation that prevents student test scores from being a determining factor in the status of a teacher's license, The Tennessean reported Thursday night.
      Governor Bill Haslam signed legislation that prevents student test scores from being a determining factor in the status of a teacher's license, The Tennessean reported Thursday night.
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    • Residents rally to oppose US Nitrogen plant in Greene County

      Residents rally to oppose US Nitrogen plant in Greene County

      The US Nitrogen plant currently under construction in Greene County is trying to obtain water use permits through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation that would allow them to use and return water to the Nolichucky River.TDEC held a public hearing last week at West Greene High School where residents could voice their concerns about the water use plan proposed by US Nitrogen.Thursday night people from across East Tennessee gathered in Hamblen County to further discuss their...
      The US Nitrogen plant currently under construction in Greene County is trying to obtain water use permits through the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation that would allow them to use and return water to the Nolichucky River.TDEC held a public hearing last week at West Greene High School where residents could voice their concerns about the water use plan proposed by US Nitrogen.Thursday night people from across East Tennessee gathered in Hamblen County to further discuss their...
    • 38 dogs rescued in north Nashville dog fighting bust

      38 dogs rescued in north Nashville dog fighting bust

      A drug bust last week led to Tuesday’s seizure of 38 dogs from an alleged dog fighting ring in north Nashville. One of the dogs has since died.
      A drug bust last week led to Tuesday’s seizure of 38 dogs from an alleged dog fighting ring in north Nashville. One of the dogs has since died.
    • State Introduces New Mobile App for Farms, Farmers Markets

      State Introduces New Mobile App for Farms, Farmers Markets

      Thursday, April 24 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-04-24 20:17:40 GMT
      A “Pick Tennessee” mobile app is now available which can find and then map the way to locally grown farm products, farms and farmers markets. 
      A “Pick Tennessee” mobile app is now available which can find and then map the way to locally grown farm products, farms and farmers markets. 
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    • South Korea ferry disaster may cloud Obama visit

      South Korea ferry disaster may cloud Obama visit

      Friday, April 25 2014 1:16 AM EDT2014-04-25 05:16:13 GMT
      President Barack Obama is rejecting suggestions that an Asia-Pacific trade deal is in danger.
      President Barack Obama stepped into the familiar role of chief consoler Friday as he arrived for meetings in South Korea, a key U.S. ally that is reeling from a deadly ferry disaster.
    • Seabed search for missing Malaysian jet to widen

      Seabed search for missing Malaysian jet to widen

      Friday, April 25 2014 12:44 AM EDT2014-04-25 04:44:48 GMT
      The material that washed ashore in southwest Australia appears to not be from the missing Malaysian plane, officials said Thursday.
      The seabed search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is set to widen as a sonar scan of the most likely crash site deep beneath the Indian Ocean nears completion without yielding a single clue, authorities said on Friday.
    • Families of ferry's lost confront SKorea officials

      Families of ferry's lost confront SKorea officials

      Thursday, April 24 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-04-25 01:34:28 GMT
      Students in the city hit hardest by the South Korean ferry disaster returned to classes Thursday, their school campus a tragic landscape of yellow ribbons, chrysanthemums and photos of classmates and teachers who...
      Frustrated relatives of the scores of people still missing from the sinking of the ferry Sewol staged a marathon confrontation with the fisheries minister and the coast guard chief, surrounding the senior officials in a...
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    • April Mugshots

      April Mugshots

      Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:42:32 GMT
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      The following are mugshots and charges of individuals arrested between April 1-4 by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.
      The following are mugshots and charges of individuals arrested between April 1-4 by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.
    • 4 arrested on bath salt charges in Greene County; held without bond

      4 arrested on bath salt charges in Greene County; held without bond

      Greene County Sheriff Steve Burns, says four individuals were arrested Wednesday on charges pertaining to illegal drug activity.
      Greene County Sheriff Steve Burns, says four individuals were arrested Wednesday on charges pertaining to illegal drug activity.
    • Boyfriend of Johnny Cash's murdered great niece testifies in court

      Boyfriend of Johnny Cash's murdered great niece testifies in court

      The boyfriend of Courtney Cash, a great niece of Johnny Cash murdered in March, testified in court Wednesday during a hearing for the accused killer, 27-year-old Wayne Masciarella.
      The boyfriend of Courtney Cash, a great niece of Johnny Cash murdered in March, testified in court Wednesday during a hearing for the accused killer, 27-year-old Wayne Masciarella.
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    • Former Iron Curtain still barrier for deer

      Former Iron Curtain still barrier for deer

      Thursday, April 24 2014 8:54 PM EDT2014-04-25 00:54:29 GMT
      The Iron Curtain was traced by an electrified barbed-wire fence that isolated the communist world from the West.
      The Iron Curtain was traced by an electrified barbed-wire fence that isolated the communist world from the West.
    • Indiana cat missing 5 years reunited with owner

      Indiana cat missing 5 years reunited with owner

      Thursday, April 24 2014 8:54 PM EDT2014-04-25 00:54:21 GMT
      A cat that went missing five years ago has been reunited with its owner in Indiana thanks to an implanted microchip.
      A cat that went missing five years ago has been reunited with its owner in Indiana thanks to an implanted microchip.
    • Man seeks to hide 'murder' tattoo before trial

      Man seeks to hide 'murder' tattoo before trial

      Thursday, April 24 2014 8:54 PM EDT2014-04-25 00:54:20 GMT
      A Kansas man charged with first-degree murder is afraid the tattooed mirror-image letters spelling out the word "murder" across his neck might prejudice a jury, so he is asking for a professional tattoo artist to...
      A Kansas man charged with first-degree murder is afraid the tattooed mirror-image letters spelling out the word "murder" across his neck might prejudice a jury, so he is asking for a professional tattoo artist to remove or...
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