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Abortion amendment legal battle continues

Abortion amendment legal battle continues

December 30th, 2014 9:03 pm by Anita Wadhwani, The Tennessean

The legal battle continues over Tennessee's Amendment 1, with opponents of the abortion measure calling the election process "tainted" and asking a federal judge to allow a lawsuit to continue that seeks to either re-count or reject the vote count in favo

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2-year-old accidentally kills his mother in department store

2-year-old accidentally kills his mother in department store

December 30th, 2014 6:57 pm by Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press

A 2-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his mother after he reached into her purse at a northern Idaho Wal-Mart and her concealed gun fired, authorities said Tuesday.

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Researchers point to infected bats as source of Ebola epidemic

Researchers point to infected bats as source of Ebola epidemic

December 30th, 2014 3:51 pm by Jonathan Paye-Layleh, Associated Press

A team of researchers think they have pinpointed how the Ebola epidemic in West Africa started - with a small boy playing in a hollowed-out tree where infected bats lived.

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TVA to upgrade pollution controls at Ky. power plant

TVA to upgrade pollution controls at Ky. power plant

December 30th, 2014 2:13 pm by Associated Press

A coal-fired power plant in western Kentucky built in the 1950s is getting emission upgrades on two of its generating units.

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House GOP leader once addressed white supremacists

House GOP leader once addressed white supremacists

December 30th, 2014 1:09 pm by Associated Press

In a revelation that could put a crimp in Republican efforts to reach out to minorities in 2016, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise has acknowledged that he once addressed a gathering of white supremacists, though his office denies any association with the

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Wreckage, bodies reveal jet's fate days after disappearance

Wreckage, bodies reveal jet's fate days after disappearance

December 30th, 2014 9:52 am by Dewi Nurcahyani, Robin McDowell / Associated Press

Family members of those aboard AirAsia Flight 8501 collapsed in agony Tuesday as images of debris and a bloated body flashed across Indonesian television screens, proof that the plane crashed into the sea two days earlier with 162 people on board.

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Police: Johnson City man arrested for evading, third DUI

Police: Johnson City man arrested for evading, third DUI

December 30th, 2014 9:51 am by Staff Reports

Police say a Johnson City man is being charged with a slew of offenses following an early Tuesday morning incident.

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Obama golf game forces Army couple to move wedding

Obama golf game forces Army couple to move wedding

December 30th, 2014 8:58 am by JOSH LEDERMAN and JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER, Associated Press

A couple getting married near President Barack Obama's vacation spot in Hawaii learned the hard way that the big day rarely goes exactly as planned.

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After tax evasion guilty plea, NY congressman says he'll resign Jan. 5

After tax evasion guilty plea, NY congressman says he'll resign Jan. 5

December 30th, 2014 8:51 am by LARRY NEUMEISTER and STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press

A New York congressman who pleaded guilty to tax evasion just days ago has announced he'll resign from office next week because he would not be able to give the job his full attention anymore.

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City, state, school officials begin fine-tuning of annexation law

City, state, school officials begin fine-tuning of annexation law

December 29th, 2014 9:33 pm by Gary B. Gray

Monday's face-to-face between Johnson City commissioners, city school officials and state legislators was largely about restoring equity to the city in light of new annexation laws and growing concerns about education funding.

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