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Michigan doctor gets 45 years in prison for hurting patients

Michigan doctor gets 45 years in prison for hurting patients

July 11th, 2015 2:40 pm by ED WHITE, Associated Press

Calling the scheme "horrific," a judge sentenced a Detroit-area cancer doctor to 45 years in prison Friday for collecting millions from insurance companies while poisoning more than 500 patients through needless treatments that wrecked their health.

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Class-action lawsuit filed in Blount train derailment, fire

Class-action lawsuit filed in Blount train derailment, fire

July 10th, 2015 9:38 pm by News Sentinel Staff

Maryville lawyer Kevin Shepherd said that by filing a class-action lawsuit Friday, his clients hope to advocate for the 5,000 residents evacuated from their homes during the July 2 CSX train derailment in Blount County.

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Former candidate asks Tennessee to allow assisted suicide

Former candidate asks Tennessee to allow assisted suicide

July 10th, 2015 9:35 pm by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

A former Democratic gubernatorial candidate who is terminally ill is asking a state court in Tennessee to declare he has a right to end his life when he wants and on his own terms.

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FBI: Church gunman shouldn't have been able to get gun

FBI: Church gunman shouldn't have been able to get gun

July 10th, 2015 9:31 pm by ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

The gunman charged in the Charleston, South Carolina, church massacre should not have been allowed to purchase the weapon used in the attack, FBI Director James Comey said Friday as he outlined a series of "heartbreaking" missed opportunities and backgrou

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After 54 years, Confederate flag removed from S.C. Statehouse

After 54 years, Confederate flag removed from S.C. Statehouse

July 10th, 2015 11:18 am by Jeffrey Collins and Meg Kinnard, Associated Press

The Confederate flag was lowered from the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse to the cheers of thousands on Friday, ending its 54-year presence there and marking a stunning political reversal in a state where many thought the rebel banner would fly i

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Groups, descendants want Hamilton left on $10 bill

Groups, descendants want Hamilton left on $10 bill

July 10th, 2015 10:32 am by Mitch Stacy, Associated Press

Doug Hamilton is just fine with plans to put a woman's portrait on U.S. paper money, but he'd prefer that the Treasury Department leave the $10 bill alone - particularly the prominent visage of his great-great-great-great-great grandfather, Alexander Hami

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Looks like that House vote on the Confederate flag isn't coming, after all

Looks like that House vote on the Confederate flag isn't coming, after all

July 9th, 2015 3:42 pm by David Espo and Andrew Taylor, Associated Press

The Republican-controlled House scrapped a vote on permitting the Confederate flag at Park Service-run cemeteries on Thursday.

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9 injured in Southwest VA prison fight

9 injured in Southwest VA prison fight

July 9th, 2015 11:14 am by Stephen Igo, NET News Service

Eight inmates required hospital treatment for injuries inflicted during a melee Wednesday evening at a federal prison in Lee County, the U.S. Bureau of Prisons confirmed early Thursday.

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House to vote on Confederate flag ban on federal cemeteries

House to vote on Confederate flag ban on federal cemeteries

July 9th, 2015 10:50 am by Andrew Taylor, Associated Press

The House is about to put its members on record on whether Confederate flags can briefly decorate rebel graves in historic federal cemeteries and if their sale should be banned in national park gift shops.

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Judge: Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper fired for his faith as Sunni Muslim

Judge: Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper fired for his faith as Sunni Muslim

July 8th, 2015 4:39 pm by Associated Press

U.S. District Judge Tena Campbell ruled in June that the agency violated the rights of De'Ossie Dingus by firing him in 2010 after the 10-year Tennessee Highway Patrol veteran was dubbed a budding terrorist without any proof.

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