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Haslam budget seeks to improve teacher salaries

Haslam budget seeks to improve teacher salaries

February 9th, 2015 9:30 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Haslam had planned to increase teacher salaries in 2013, as well as pay for state employees, but decided not to because of poor state revenues.

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Publicist says Bruce Jenner wasn't texting during fatal crash

Publicist says Bruce Jenner wasn't texting during fatal crash

February 9th, 2015 11:23 am by Associated Press

The crash comes at a time of widespread talk that Jenner, 65, is becoming a woman.

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Alabama begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Alabama begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

February 9th, 2015 11:12 am by Associated Press

The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday morning that it wouldn't stop the marriages. Alabama is the 37th state to allow gays and lesbians to wed.

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Haslam to give State of the State address today

Haslam to give State of the State address today

February 9th, 2015 10:32 am by Associated Press

Gov. Bill Haslam will deliver his annual State of the State address to the Tennessee Legislature on Monday evening.

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0.2 percent of assistance applicants in Tennessee test positive for drugs under new law

0.2 percent of assistance applicants in Tennessee test positive for drugs under new law

February 9th, 2015 10:28 am by Associated Press

Officials say there have been only a few positive results in the state's new program to drug-test welfare recipients.

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Cosby cancels shows in Boston; women's group was to protest

Cosby cancels shows in Boston; women's group was to protest

February 8th, 2015 2:25 pm by TRACEE M. HERBAUGH, Associated Press

Bill Cosby cancelled his Sunday stand-up comedy performances in Boston and the theater said tickets will be refunded but didn't offer a reason for abrupt change.

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Teen arrested in mall shooting; only 1 of 3 victims targeted

Teen arrested in mall shooting; only 1 of 3 victims targeted

February 8th, 2015 2:23 pm by Associated Press

A teenager who police say opened fire at a Pittsburgh-area mall, shooting his intended target as well as two bystanders, was arrested early Sunday, and the three victims remain hospitalized.

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Police ID man they say killed 2 adults, 2 children, himself

Police ID man they say killed 2 adults, 2 children, himself

February 8th, 2015 2:19 pm by RAY HENRY, Associated Press

Police say they have identified the gunman who took his own life after killing his ex-wife, another adult and two children in a quiet, suburban neighborhood outside Atlanta.

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North Carolina coaching great Dean Smith dies at 83

North Carolina coaching great Dean Smith dies at 83

February 8th, 2015 1:00 pm by AARON BEARD, AP Basketball Writer

Dean Smith, the Hall of Fame innovator who won two national championships at North Carolina along with an Olympic gold medal while coaching some of the game's biggest names like Michael Jordan, has died. He was 83.

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Fresh off Medicaid loss, Haslam pivots to Common Core fight

Fresh off Medicaid loss, Haslam pivots to Common Core fight

February 7th, 2015 10:02 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Fresh off his failed effort to persuade fellow Republicans in the Legislature that he wasn't peddling "Obamacare," Gov. Bill Haslam is pivoting to another tough fight over what he describes as the ruined brand of Common Core education standards.

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