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Things to know about presidential candidate Ted Cruz

March 23rd, 2015 9:05 am by Associated Press

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz became the first high-profile Republican to enter the 2016 race for president on Monday.

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Feds: Baltimore jail illegally keeping juveniles in solitary

Feds: Baltimore jail illegally keeping juveniles in solitary

March 27th, 2015 9:28 pm by JULIET LINDERMAN, Associated Press

Teenagers awaiting trial on adult charges in Baltimore are being kept in solitary confinement for far too long - up to 143 days in one case, according to a highly critical review by the U.S. Justice Department's Division of Civil Rights.

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Tennessee Supreme Court orders new child rape trial for Shelby County man

Tennessee Supreme Court orders new child rape trial for Shelby County man

March 27th, 2015 3:49 pm by Staff Report

The Tennessee Supreme Court has overturned the child rape conviction of a man sentenced to 25 years in prison for repeatedly abusing a child.

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Co-pilot may have hidden illness, German prosecutors say

Co-pilot may have hidden illness, German prosecutors say

March 27th, 2015 12:39 pm by Frank Jordans, David McHugh, Associated Press

Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appears to have hidden evidence of an illness from his employers.

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Senate's Harry Reid announces he won't seek re-election

Senate's Harry Reid announces he won't seek re-election

March 27th, 2015 10:27 am by ERICA WERNER, Associated Press

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, who's dominated the Senate for a decade from the minority to the majority and back again, announced Friday he will retire from the institution where he's served for five terms.

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State gun bill still on upward trajectory

State gun bill still on upward trajectory

March 26th, 2015 8:23 pm by Nathan Baker

On Wednesday, Jonesborough Rep. Micah Van Huss asked the House's State Government subcommittee to roll his much-anticipated bill designating the Barrett Model 82A1 rifle as the official firearm of the state into 2016.

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Haslam to continue school funding discussion despite lawsuit

Haslam to continue school funding discussion despite lawsuit

March 26th, 2015 7:54 pm by Associated Press

Gov. Bill Haslam said Thursday that he's not going to let a lawsuit several East Tennessee school systems filed against the state over funding derail the administration's efforts to address grievances about the state's school funding formula.

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New York fire, building collapse injure 12; gas blast blamed

New York fire, building collapse injure 12; gas blast blamed

March 26th, 2015 7:40 pm by JONATHAN LEMIRE, COLLEEN LONG | Associated Press

An apartment building in Manhattan collapsed in a fiery burst of rubble on Thursday and flames spread to nearby buildings in what officials said appeared to be a gas-related explosion.

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Blount County plant to add 200 jobs if federal loan approved

Blount County plant to add 200 jobs if federal loan approved

March 26th, 2015 2:08 pm by Associated Press

The Alcoa plant in Blount County is expected to add 200 jobs if a federal loan get final approval.

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Tennessee school voucher bill scheduled for Senate vote Monday

Tennessee school voucher bill scheduled for Senate vote Monday

March 26th, 2015 1:51 pm by Associated Press

Legislation that would give parents the option to move a child from a failing public school to a private school is scheduled for a vote on the Senate floor on Monday.

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Alone at controls, co-pilot 'intentionally' destroyed plane

Alone at controls, co-pilot 'intentionally' destroyed plane

March 26th, 2015 1:50 pm by LORI HINNANT and DAVID McHUGH, Associated Press

The co-pilot of the Germanwings jet barricaded himself in the cockpit and intentionally rammed the plane full speed into the French Alps, ignoring the captain's frantic pounding on the door and the screams of terror from passengers, a prosecutor said Thur

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