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  • Earl and Pam Robinson of Chatsworth, Ga., are among the first to get settled into the newly reopened Cades Cove campground in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park near Townsend, Tenn., on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013,  The couple have been camping in the Smokies for 23 years and had made reservations six months ago for this trip. "I could hug the governor's neck, " said Earl about the reopening of the park. The Tennessee state government and Sevier and Blount counties are paying over $300,000 for five days of operation costs for the park which has been closed due to the partial federal government shutdown. North Carolina is adding $75,000. (AP Photo/Knoxville News Sentinel, Paul Efird)

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  • **FILE** Keith Olbermann poses May 3, 2007, at the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley, Calif. (Associated Press)

    House panel wants details of stimulus ad campaign on MSNBC

    Leaders of a House panel want a Tennessee public relations firm to turn over records on roughly $2 million in federal stimulus program contracts it won from the Department of Labor, including details of the work it did on a nearly half-million-dollar ad campaign on MSNBC that reported creating no jobs.

  • President Obama speaks Aug. 20, 2012, at the White House in Washington. (Associated Press)

    Labor Department spends stimulus funds for ads during Olbermann, Maddow shows

    The Labor Department paid out hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal stimulus funds to a public relations firm to run more than 100 commercials touting the Obama administration's "green training" job efforts on two MSNBC cable shows, records show.

  • This is a view of a portion of the Department of Labor construction project at the Potomac Jobs Corps Center, seen from Success Avenue SW, in Washington, D.C., Monday, May 7, 2012. The project was supposed to be finished by now, but is months behind schedule and has jumped in costs from $5.5 million to $8.2 million. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Job Corps facility in D.C. late and over budget

    A federally funded Job Corps vocational training complex in Southwest Washington was supposed to cost taxpayers $5.5 million, but the Labor Department says it needs another $2.7 million to finish the job, which has been plagued by bad weather, landslides, battles with unpaid subcontractors and charges of shoddy construction, records and interviews show.

  • CITIZEN JOURNALISM: Orators overcome obstacles

    After winning the National Job Corps Student Oratory Competition, 22-year-old Brandon Diggs had to turn away from the audience, overwhelmed by the standing ovation and lightning storm of camera flashes.

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