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14 charged in online child exploitation network

14 charged in online child exploitation network

March 18th, 2014 3:03 pm by Eric Tucker, Associated Press

Fourteen men were charged with operating an online child exploitation network that investigators said preyed upon hundreds of boys across the United States and overseas, authorities announced Tuesday.

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Minor parties win court fight over ballot access in Tennessee

Minor parties win court fight over ballot access in Tennessee

March 18th, 2014 2:33 pm by Brad Hicks

The Green Party and Constitution Party of Tennessee have scored another legal victory, as a federal judged has ruled the two political parties should be afforded the same access on election ballots as major political parties.

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What if? Could the missing Malaysia plane remain unfound?

What if? Could the missing Malaysia plane remain unfound?

March 18th, 2014 2:30 pm by KRISTEN GELINEAU and NICK PERRY, Associated Press

The plane must be somewhere. But the same can be said for Amelia Earhart's.

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Appalachian School of Law announces 'downsizing'

Appalachian School of Law announces 'downsizing'

March 18th, 2014 2:15 pm by Stephen Igo, NET News Service

The school will return to a total enrollment of 150-160, the size it enjoyed 10 years ago when the school opened.

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News helicopter crashes near Seattle Space Needle; 2 dead

News helicopter crashes near Seattle Space Needle; 2 dead

March 18th, 2014 12:08 pm by MANUEL VALDES and PHUONG LE, Associated Press

The Seattle Fire Department said in addition to the fatalities, a 37-year-old man who managed to free himself from a car at the accident scene was taken to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition.

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Lawmakers to hear debate over Tennessee whiskey

Lawmakers to hear debate over Tennessee whiskey

March 18th, 2014 11:03 am by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

The owner of the Full Throttle moonshine distillery wants to add Tennessee whiskey to his product list. But Michael Ballard doesn't want to have to make his spirits in the style of Jack Daniel's, the world's most famous Tennessee whiskey.

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Crisis in Ukraine: Putin signs treaty, adds Crimea to map of Russia

Crisis in Ukraine: Putin signs treaty, adds Crimea to map of Russia

March 18th, 2014 10:55 am by VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press

In an emotional 40-minute speech televised live from the Kremlin, Putin said "in people's hearts and minds, Crimea has always been an integral part of Russia."

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Guns for votes? Politicians load up 2nd Amendment to fire up supporters

Guns for votes? Politicians load up 2nd Amendment to fire up supporters

March 18th, 2014 9:14 am by Tony Casey

"Our area is very pro-gun. Second Amendment rights tend to be important to us in this area" - Dana Barnett, co-owner of Barnett's Guns in Hampton.

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Reformers caution against state efforts to curb Common Core

Reformers caution against state efforts to curb Common Core

March 17th, 2014 9:39 pm by Nathan Baker

Backers of education reform in Tennessee said the recent attempts to reverse or halt the implementation of Common Core State Standards or realigned standardized testing could have disastrous effects on the gains state students and teachers have made in re

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Tennessee Gov. Haslam to tout common core standards in Johnson City

Tennessee Gov. Haslam to tout common core standards in Johnson City

March 17th, 2014 4:53 pm by Staff Report

Haslam will visit Indian Trail Middle School.

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