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Police evacuate area near Boston Marathon finish line after discovery of unattended backpacks

Police evacuate area near Boston Marathon finish line after discovery of unattended backpacks

April 15th, 2014 8:06 pm by Associated Press

Police spokesman Dave Estrada says the backpacks were discovered Tuesday evening, a year after two bombs in backpacks exploded at the end of the marathon and killed three people.

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Common Core compromise afoot in Tennessee

Common Core compromise afoot in Tennessee

April 15th, 2014 8:00 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

The House and Senate will now vote whether to accept the conference committee report before it heads to the desk of the governor, who has said he'd rather not delay the testing.

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No apology: Tennessee House votes to express 'regret' for slavery

No apology: Tennessee House votes to express 'regret' for slavery

April 15th, 2014 7:51 pm by Associated Press

The Republican-controlled chamber removed language from the original resolution that sought to offer "profound apologies" for slavery.

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Gray Fossil Site's Natural History Museum to host discussion on weather, climate

Gray Fossil Site's Natural History Museum to host discussion on weather, climate

April 15th, 2014 5:32 pm by Contributed - ETSU

A panel discussion on weather and climate featuring a local meteorologist and climate scientists will be presented as a part of the 2014 Earth Day celebration this Saturday.

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So long, 'Zo: UT men's b-ball coach accepts job at Cal

So long, 'Zo: UT men's b-ball coach accepts job at Cal

April 15th, 2014 4:48 pm by ANTONIO GONZALEZ, AP Sports Writer

A more relaxed fan base, milder weather and a chance to coach at the top-rated public university in the country added up to Cuonzo Martin making the decision to leave Tennessee for California.

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TBI says Knoxville attorney was swapping money, pills for sex

TBI says Knoxville attorney was swapping money, pills for sex

April 15th, 2014 2:39 pm by Jamie Satterfield, Knoxville News-Sentinel

Bruce Poston was arrested Tuesday morning.

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Suspected extremists kidnap 100 girls in Nigeria

Suspected extremists kidnap 100 girls in Nigeria

April 15th, 2014 2:21 pm by HARUNA UMAR, Associated Press

Gunmen killed a soldier and police officer guarding the school, then took off with at least 100 students, a State Security Service official said.

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Employee raises cut from Johnson City school budget proposal

Employee raises cut from Johnson City school budget proposal

April 15th, 2014 12:13 pm by Nathan Baker

The unanimous decision Monday night to trim the salary increases and the resulting rise in insurance costs from the tentative budget document saved the district nearly $900,000, but still left the schools with a $3.6-million deficit.

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Tennessee bill to force local governments to allow guns in parks fails

Tennessee bill to force local governments to allow guns in parks fails

April 15th, 2014 12:03 pm by Associated Press

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam was among the bill's opponents.

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Where's BooBoo? Bear trap placed in city to be removed, for now, due to inactivity

Where's BooBoo? Bear trap placed in city to be removed, for now, due to inactivity

April 15th, 2014 11:14 am by Staff Reports

For the past several days, TWRA officials have been attempting to trap a black bear that has reportedly been causing problems around the North North Street and Sherwood Forest area of Johnson City.

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