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What is a slur? Redskins case forces us to decide

What is a slur? Redskins case forces us to decide

June 21st, 2014 8:26 pm by JESSE WASHINGTON, AP National Writer

Something is happening just beneath the fight over the name of a certain Washington, D.C., pro football team: America is working through the process of determining what is - or is not - racially offensive.

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Without fanfare, Obama advances transgender rights

Without fanfare, Obama advances transgender rights

June 21st, 2014 8:20 pm by LISA LEFF, Associated Press

President Barack Obama, who established his bona fides as a gay and lesbian rights champion when he endorsed same-sex marriage, has steadily extended his administration's advocacy to the smallest and least accepted band of the LGBT rainbow: transgender Am

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After fire quelled, firefighters pull 8 animals from smoking home

After fire quelled, firefighters pull 8 animals from smoking home

June 21st, 2014 8:06 pm by Staff Report

Firefighters quelled a house fire and removed eight animals from the resultant smoke earlier this week.

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Belfast man wrongly convicted of IRA bombings dies

Belfast man wrongly convicted of IRA bombings dies

June 21st, 2014 6:25 pm by SHAWN POGATCHNIK, Associated Press

Gerry Conlon, who was imprisoned unjustly for an Irish Republican Army bombing and inspired an Oscar-nominated film, has died at age 60 following a long battle with cancer.

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Robbery, burglary case transferred to adult court

Robbery, burglary case transferred to adult court

June 21st, 2014 8:10 am by Becky Campbell

A Johnson City teenager charged as a juvenile in a robbery at East Tennessee State University last year is now in adult court after his case was transferred from juvenile court.

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Police: Woman arrested after ex finds her in house

Police: Woman arrested after ex finds her in house

June 20th, 2014 10:16 pm by Staff Report

An Erwin woman was arrested after police said her ex-boyfriend told them he found her intruding into his house.

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Police arrest 8 after coal-mining protest

Police arrest 8 after coal-mining protest

June 20th, 2014 10:06 pm by Staff Report

Bristol police said eight people were arrested for trespassing after locking themselves together in front of a building to protest a company's mining operations.

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Police say two intoxicated while caring for child

Police say two intoxicated while caring for child

June 20th, 2014 10:05 pm by Staff Report

A man and woman were arrested, police said, because they were intoxicated while a 7-year-old boy was in their care.

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15 Tennessee Republicans call for Education Commissioner's resignation

15 Tennessee Republicans call for Education Commissioner's resignation

June 20th, 2014 9:57 pm by Joey Garrison, The Tennessean

Citing a "complete lack of trust" and alleging possible manipulation of test results, a group of 15 Tennessee Republicans has asked for the immediate resignation of state Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman in a letter sent to his boss, Gov. Bill Haslam,

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Local physician talks past problems, future solutions to drug-addicted doctors

Local physician talks past problems, future solutions to drug-addicted doctors

June 20th, 2014 9:53 pm by Tony Casey

There's often a stigma attached to addiction in some parts of the country, and one local doctor has truly come full-circle in doing his part to fight the prescription pill epidemic that has hit East Tennessee so hard.

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