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Murder trial of ex-NFL player Aaron Hernandez begins with jury selection

Murder trial of ex-NFL player Aaron Hernandez begins with jury selection

January 9th, 2015 3:20 pm by MICHELLE R. SMITH, Associated Press

Hernandez, 25, is charged with killing Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old semiprofessional football player from Boston who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee.

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Al-Qaida-linked terrorists suspected of Paris newspaper shooting killed by police

Al-Qaida-linked terrorists suspected of Paris newspaper shooting killed by police

January 9th, 2015 12:02 pm by Lori Hinnant, Elaine Ganley; Associated Press

French police stormed a printing plant north of Paris on Friday, freeing a hostage and killing two brothers linked to al-Qaida who were suspected of slaying 12 people at a Paris newspaper two days ago.

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Obama proposes publicly funded community college based on Tennessee Promise

Obama proposes publicly funded community college based on Tennessee Promise

January 9th, 2015 9:45 am by Nedra Pickler, Associated Press

President Barack Obama wants publicly funded community college available to all Americans, a sweeping proposal that would make higher education as accessible as a high school diploma to boost weak U.S. wages and skills for the modern workforce.

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Unemployment rate falls to 5.6 pct. as US gains 252,000 jobs in best hiring year since 1999

Unemployment rate falls to 5.6 pct. as US gains 252,000 jobs in best hiring year since 1999

January 9th, 2015 8:35 am by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, Associated Press

The U.S. capped its best year for hiring in 15 years with a healthy job gain in December and the unemployment rate falling to a six-year low. The data adds to signs of strength that contrast with sputtering global growth.

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Bristol police search for potential owners of allegedly stolen items

Bristol police search for potential owners of allegedly stolen items

January 8th, 2015 10:21 pm by Staff Report

After a Sullivan County couple was indicted on charges that they stole more than $50,000 worth of items, Bristol police are searching for potential victims to return some of those items.

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New high court look at gay marriage? Now legal in 36 states

New high court look at gay marriage? Now legal in 36 states

January 8th, 2015 5:03 pm by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

The Supreme Court has quietly engineered a dramatic increase in the number of states that allow gay and lesbian couples to wed. That increase also has raised the chances the justices soon will settle the legal debate.

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GOP Congress moves veto-bait bills on health care, pipeline

GOP Congress moves veto-bait bills on health care, pipeline

January 8th, 2015 3:27 pm by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press

In command and ready for a fight, a defiant Republican-led Congress ignored two White House veto threats and advanced bills Thursday curbing President Barack Obama's cherished health care overhaul and forcing construction on a proposed oil pipeline.

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Senate panel approves Keystone bill despite veto threat

Senate panel approves Keystone bill despite veto threat

January 8th, 2015 1:08 pm by DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press

A bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared a key Senate committee Thursday, setting up a fight next week pitting newly empowered Republicans against President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats.

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Governor calls for special Medicaid expansion session

Governor calls for special Medicaid expansion session

January 8th, 2015 1:04 pm by Holly Fletcher and Tom Wilemon, The Tennessean

Gov. Bill Haslam is calling a special session of the legislature to hear a joint resolution on Insure Tennessee, a two-year pilot that would provide health coverage to more than 200,000 Tennesseans without direct access to coverage.

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Subzero plunge into muddy Sullivan Co. pond prompts rescue

Subzero plunge into muddy Sullivan Co. pond prompts rescue

January 8th, 2015 1:03 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

The air temperature at the time was 8 degrees at Tri-Cities Regional Airport.

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