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Man gets 10 days in jail in wreck that killed pregnant woman

Man gets 10 days in jail in wreck that killed pregnant woman

May 13th, 2015 1:35 pm by Associated Press

She was driving a Jeep Liberty that had been recalled because of the placement of the gas tank.

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Study: Americans becoming less Christian, more secular

Study: Americans becoming less Christian, more secular

May 13th, 2015 1:04 pm by RACHEL ZOLL, AP Religion Writer

The number of Americans who don't affiliate with a particular religion has grown to 56 million in recent years, making the faith group researchers call "nones" the second-largest in total numbers behind evangelicals, according to a Pew Research Center stu

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Vatican recognizes state of Palestine in new treaty

Vatican recognizes state of Palestine in new treaty

May 13th, 2015 11:53 am by NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press

The Vatican officially recognized the state of Palestine in a new treaty finalized Wednesday, immediately sparking Israeli ire and accusations that the move hurt peace prospects.

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S. Korea spy agency: N. Korean defense chief executed with anti-aircraft gun

S. Korea spy agency: N. Korean defense chief executed with anti-aircraft gun

May 13th, 2015 10:19 am by Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had his defense chief executed with an anti-aircraft gun, according to South Korea's spy agency.

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Sheriff: Nurse was on call when Unicoi Co. Jail inmate died

Sheriff: Nurse was on call when Unicoi Co. Jail inmate died

May 13th, 2015 9:25 am by Sue Guinn Legg

An attorney for Tennessee Municipal Insurance Pool has filed a response to a wrongful death lawsuit filed against Unicoi County, the county Sheriff's Department and numerous corrections officers stemming from the death of an inmate in April 2014.

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Retailers benefit as price of cigarettes goes up in Tennessee under new markup law

Retailers benefit as price of cigarettes goes up in Tennessee under new markup law

May 13th, 2015 9:24 am by Associated Press

The proceeds won't be landing in state tax coffers.

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Update: 6 dead, 140 injured in Amtrak derailment

Update: 6 dead, 140 injured in Amtrak derailment

May 13th, 2015 9:17 am by GEOFF MULVIHILL, Associated Press

The accident closed the nation's busiest rail corridor between New York and Washington as federal investigators begin sifting through the twisted remains to determine what went wrong.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper disciplined for not reporting wreck

Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper disciplined for not reporting wreck

May 13th, 2015 8:53 am by Becky Campbell

A Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper will serve a one-day suspension Wednesday for failing to immediately report a rear-end crash she had with another driver in February, according to a department spokesman in Nashville.

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Siege of Fort Watauga reenacted this weekend

Siege of Fort Watauga reenacted this weekend

May 13th, 2015 8:43 am by John Thompson

The annual event will be held this weekend, with nearly 200 living history re-enactors participating as 18th century men and women struggling to survive on the frontier during the American Revolution. The re-enactors portray settlers and militiamen, trade

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