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Obama: I'll act on my own on immigration

Obama: I'll act on my own on immigration

June 30th, 2014 3:24 pm by JIM KUHNHENN and ERICA WERNER, Associated Press

President Barack Obama says he's done waiting for House Republicans to act on immigration. He says he now plans to act on his own.

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U.S.  Supreme Court: Religious objection allows businesses to ban contraceptives from health coverage

U.S. Supreme Court: Religious objection allows businesses to ban contraceptives from health coverage

June 30th, 2014 12:04 pm by Associated Press

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that some corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.

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Changes may be coming to TN teacher licensing

Changes may be coming to TN teacher licensing

June 29th, 2014 9:55 pm by Joey Garrison, The Tennessean

Changes could be coming to the process teachers navigate to renew their work licenses in Tennessee, including easier routes for those who perform well on annual evaluations.

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2 killed when hit by train on bridge, boy survives

2 killed when hit by train on bridge, boy survives

June 29th, 2014 9:00 pm by Associated Press

A railroad spokesman says a man and a girl were killed when they were hit by a train while fishing from a bridge in southwestern Virginia. A boy who was with them survived.

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Police: 9 shot on Bourbon Street in New Orleans

Police: 9 shot on Bourbon Street in New Orleans

June 29th, 2014 8:15 pm by STACEY PLAISANCE, Associated Press

Two men exchanged gunfire early Sunday on the city's always-crowded Bourbon Street in the celebrated French Quarter and nine people were shot in the crossfire, including two who were critically wounded, police said.

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Benghazi suspect pleads not guilty before judge

Benghazi suspect pleads not guilty before judge

June 28th, 2014 10:36 pm by MARK SHERMAN, PETE YOST and ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

The Libyan militant accused of masterminding the deadly Benghazi attacks that have become a flashpoint in U.S. politics appeared briefly for the first time in an American courtroom on Saturday.

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Saturday court appearance set for Benghazi suspect

Saturday court appearance set for Benghazi suspect

June 28th, 2014 2:56 pm by PETE YOST and ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

The Libyan militant accused of masterminding the deadly Benghazi attacks that have become a flashpoint in U.S. politics awaited his first court appearance Saturday amid heightened security at the federal courthouse.

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Attorneys want to unseal filing in Vandy rape case

Attorneys want to unseal filing in Vandy rape case

June 27th, 2014 10:08 pm by Brian Haas, The Tennessean

Attorneys for a former football player accused in the rape of an unconscious student want to unseal evidence filed earlier this week.

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Bobby Womack, singer with brave 2nd act, dies

Bobby Womack, singer with brave 2nd act, dies

June 27th, 2014 9:04 pm by CHRIS TALBOTT, AP Music Writer

Bobby Womack, a colorful and highly influential R&B singer-songwriter who impacted artists from the Rolling Stones to Damon Albarn, had died. He was 70.

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Politicians reflect on death of Sen. Howard Baker

Politicians reflect on death of Sen. Howard Baker

June 26th, 2014 3:42 pm by Associated Press

Baker famously asked President Richard Nixon regarding the Watergate scandal, "What did the president know and when did he know it?"

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