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Scientists retract studies about making stem cells in wake of falsified data claims

Scientists retract studies about making stem cells in wake of falsified data claims

July 2nd, 2014 10:31 am by MALCOLM RITTER, AP Science Writer

A government-funded institution in Japan accused one of their scientists - a main author of the research - of falsifying data.

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The South prescribes more painkillers, CDC says

The South prescribes more painkillers, CDC says

July 2nd, 2014 9:52 am by Associated Press

Alabama was in the lead with 143 prescriptions per 100 people, followed closely by Tennessee.

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Tennessee apologizes for Trail of Tears

Tennessee apologizes for Trail of Tears

July 1st, 2014 10:37 pm by Associated Press

Tennessee lawmakers have apologized to the Cherokee Nation for actions taken by President Andrew Jackson that forced up to 16,000 Cherokees off Tennessee lands 175 years ago.

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Overall, Tennessee students improve on state tests

Overall, Tennessee students improve on state tests

July 1st, 2014 5:33 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Tennessee students made gains in the majority of the state's 31 grade and subject-level tests, although some didn't fare too well in reading, according to results released Tuesday.

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Judge strikes down Kentucky's gay marriage ban

Judge strikes down Kentucky's gay marriage ban

July 1st, 2014 2:00 pm by BRETT BARROUQUERE, Associated Press

A federal judge in Kentucky struck down the state's ban on gay marriage on Tuesday, though the ruling was temporarily put on hold and it was not immediately clear when same-sex couples could be issued marriage licenses.

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Referee dies after being punched at soccer match; man arrested

Referee dies after being punched at soccer match; man arrested

July 1st, 2014 12:34 pm by MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated Press

A man who was punched in the head over the weekend while refereeing an adult-league soccer match died Tuesday, authorities and a longtime friend of the referee said.

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NYC cop's conviction in cannibalism case overturned

NYC cop's conviction in cannibalism case overturned

July 1st, 2014 12:29 pm by TOM HAYS, Associated Press

A former New York Police Department officer was set to leave jail on Tuesday after a judge overturned his conviction in a bizarre case accusing him of plotting to kidnap, kill and eat young women.

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2014 Niswonger Children's Hospital Classic

2014 Niswonger Children's Hospital Classic

July 1st, 2014 12:00 am by Contributed

Celebrity golf tournament raises $700,000 for children's hospital

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State board changes policy on teacher licenses

State board changes policy on teacher licenses

June 30th, 2014 10:04 pm by Joey Garrison, The Tennessean

The Tennessee State Board of Education cut ties Monday with a highly controversial policy that would have allowed poor student growth on tests to be a reason to pull teachers' professional licenses.

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Body found in Texas near border was Guatemalan boy

Body found in Texas near border was Guatemalan boy

June 30th, 2014 3:45 pm by CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, Associated Press

Although hundreds of immigrants die crossing the border each year, the discovery of Gilberto Francisco Ramos Juarez's decomposed body earlier this month illustrates the dangers unaccompanied minors face as they cross into the U.S. in record numbers.

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