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'Jurassic World' passes 'Avengers' for biggest opening ever

'Jurassic World' passes 'Avengers' for biggest opening ever

June 15th, 2015 1:57 pm by Associated Press

It was a T-Rex size opening at $208.8M.

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Head of Spokane NAACP quits amid furor over racial identity

Head of Spokane NAACP quits amid furor over racial identity

June 15th, 2015 1:52 pm by NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press

The controversy over racial authenticity unfolded last week after Rachel Dolezal's parents told the media their daughter is white with a trace of Native American heritage. They produced photos of her as girl with a pale complexion and straight blond hair.

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Judge orders troubled Tenn. online school stay open for another year

Judge orders troubled Tenn. online school stay open for another year

June 15th, 2015 11:48 am by Melanie Balakit, The Tennessean

Tennessee Virtual Academy, a struggling online public school slated to close this summer, will remain open for another year.

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47-year-old man who collapsed at Bonnaroo Festival in Middle Tennessee dies

47-year-old man who collapsed at Bonnaroo Festival in Middle Tennessee dies

June 15th, 2015 11:09 am by Associated Press

Officials say it was the 12th death at Bonnaroo in the festival's 14-year history.

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Gov. Haslam plans road show this summer for possible gas tax hike

Gov. Haslam plans road show this summer for possible gas tax hike

June 15th, 2015 10:09 am by Andy Sher and Dave Flessner, Chattanooga Times Free Press

Gov. Bill Haslam will hit the road this summer to talk about roads and how to build and maintain them.

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Target selling pharmacy, clinic businesses to CVS Health

Target selling pharmacy, clinic businesses to CVS Health

June 15th, 2015 9:58 am by Tom Murphy, AP Business Writer

Target will sell its pharmacy and clinic businesses to the drugstore chain CVS Health for about $1.9 billion in a deal that combines the resources of two retailers seeking to polish their health care reputations.

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Updated: North Carolina shark attack victims were in waist-deep water

Updated: North Carolina shark attack victims were in waist-deep water

June 15th, 2015 9:57 am by Associated Press

The attacks - in which a 12-year-old girl lost part of her arm and suffered a leg injury and a 16-year-old boy lost his left arm less than 2 miles away - happened less than 90 minutes apart Sunday, officials said.

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University of Tennessee researchers find active video games and outside play produce similar levels of physical activity

University of Tennessee researchers find active video games and outside play produce similar levels of physical activity

June 14th, 2015 9:13 pm by David Floyd

Researchers at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville have completed an experiment challenging the notion that active video games aren't as active as playing outdoors.

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Former police chief facing retrial in killing of black man

Former police chief facing retrial in killing of black man

June 14th, 2015 3:51 pm by BRUCE SMITH, Associated Press

When a South Carolina jury first heard the case of a former small town police chief who shot and killed an unarmed black man, the trial lasted six days and the jurors deliberated for 12 hours before telling the judge they had deadlocked.

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Funeral homes increasingly using dogs to comfort mourners

Funeral homes increasingly using dogs to comfort mourners

June 14th, 2015 3:44 pm by JIM FITZGERALD, Associated Press

Sandy Del Duca was mourning the death of her father when Lulu, a curly haired goldendoodle, came bounding down the stairs at the Ballard-Durand funeral home.

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