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Southern Baptists tell pastors to hold the line on 'sinful' gays

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Southern Baptists tell pastors to hold the line on 'sinful' gays

October 28th, 2014 3:59 pm by RACHEL ZOLL, AP Religion Writer

"This is a real challenge to us on biblical authority" - the Rev. Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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$400M in road projects delayed in Tenn.

$400M in road projects delayed in Tenn.

October 30th, 2014 12:17 pm by Associated Press

The uncertainty of federal funding has led Tennessee's highway director to delay road projects worth $400 million.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'

Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'

October 30th, 2014 11:28 am by MICHELLE CHAPMAN, AP Business Writer

The public declaration, in an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, makes Cook the highest-profile business CEO to come out as gay.

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Ebola nurse says she plans to end voluntary quarantine in Maine

Ebola nurse says she plans to end voluntary quarantine in Maine

October 29th, 2014 2:07 pm by Associated Press

A nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa said Wednesday that she plans to stop quarantining herself in her home in rural Maine.

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Farragut gun owner pushing for lift of parks ban

Farragut gun owner pushing for lift of parks ban

October 29th, 2014 1:51 pm by Associated Press

A Tennessee gun owner is pushing the city of Farragut to allow guns in the local parks.

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What caused NASA's supply rocket ship to explode?

What caused NASA's supply rocket ship to explode?

October 29th, 2014 7:28 am by BROCK VERGAKIS and MARCIA DUNN, Associated Press

The accident could draw scrutiny to the space agency's growing reliance on private U.S. companies in the post-shuttle era.

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Pastor who performed gay marriage keeps ordination

Pastor who performed gay marriage keeps ordination

October 27th, 2014 9:18 pm by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

A Methodist pastor who was disciplined after he officiated at the wedding of his gay son will be allowed to remain an ordained minister.

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Child molester offers research suggesting boys want sex with men

Child molester offers research suggesting boys want sex with men

October 27th, 2014 6:06 pm by Jamie Satterfield, Knoxville News Sentinel

William John Jordan concluded in a research paper there was a difference between a pedophile - someone who is attracted to prepubescent children - and a pederast - a man who has sex with boys between the ages of 8 and 16.

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Former Nashville teacher jailed on child porn charges

Former Nashville teacher jailed on child porn charges

October 27th, 2014 5:40 pm by Andy Humbles, The Tennessean

A former Metro elementary school teacher has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of downloading images of child pornography on a school-issued laptop.

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Highway patrol rescues volunteer in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Highway patrol rescues volunteer in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

October 27th, 2014 4:26 pm by Associated Press

A volunteer with the National Park Service has been rescued from a trail in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park after a fall from a horse.

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Governors' quarantines against medical advice

Governors' quarantines against medical advice

October 27th, 2014 8:26 am by Frank Eltman, Associated Press

State leaders in New York and New Jersey are at odds with scientists over Ebola as the states' governors back 21-day quarantines for medical workers returning from West Africa.

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