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Senate, House look to update Bush-era education law

Senate, House look to update Bush-era education law

July 7th, 2015 10:34 am by Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press

It's something most Democrats and Republicans in Congress can agree on - an update to the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law is much needed and long overdue.

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AP Source: Marc Gasol re-ups with Grizzlies for max deal

AP Source: Marc Gasol re-ups with Grizzlies for max deal

July 7th, 2015 9:21 am by JON KRAWCZYNSKI, AP Basketball Writer

Gasol agreed to terms with the Grizzlies on Monday on a five-year maximum contract worth more than $100 million, a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press.

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Two tornadoes touched down in Wilson County, two in Old Hickory and the fifth in Mt. Juliet

Two tornadoes touched down in Wilson County, two in Old Hickory and the fifth in Mt. Juliet

July 6th, 2015 9:46 pm by Macaela Bennett, The Tennessean

Thursday's stormy weather resulted in five confirmed tornadoes in Middle Tennessee, with one covering two and a half miles, according to Mark Rose, National Weather Service meteorologist.

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Donald Trump isn't backing away from immigrant comments

Donald Trump isn't backing away from immigrant comments

July 6th, 2015 9:41 pm by JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stood firm Monday on his description of Mexican immigrants as criminals.

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Bill Cosby testified in court that he got drugs to give women for sex

Bill Cosby testified in court that he got drugs to give women for sex

July 6th, 2015 5:36 pm by Associated Press

The AP had gone to court to compel the release of the documents; Cosby's lawyers had objected on the grounds that it would embarrass their client.

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South Carolina Senate votes to remove Confederate flag

South Carolina Senate votes to remove Confederate flag

July 6th, 2015 4:31 pm by JEFFREY COLLINS, Associated Press

The South Carolina Senate has voted to remove the Confederate flag from a pole on Statehouse grounds.

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Morristown chief: Officer appears justified in fatal shooting

Morristown chief: Officer appears justified in fatal shooting

July 6th, 2015 11:17 am by Associated Press

An East Tennessee police chief says it appears that an officer who fatally shot a suspect during a traffic stop was justified in his actions.

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US stocks slip after Greece votes 'no' on bailout

US stocks slip after Greece votes 'no' on bailout

July 6th, 2015 11:06 am by Bernard Condon and Pan Pylas, AP Business Writers

Stocks are falling in the U.S., but not dramatically, joining a wave of selling across the globe Monday after Greeks voted overwhelmingly to reject the terms of the country's latest bailout package.

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South Carolina lawmakers return for Confederate flag debate

South Carolina lawmakers return for Confederate flag debate

July 6th, 2015 11:00 am by Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press

Lawmakers return to Columbia this week to come up with a specific plan for the Confederate battle flag displayed on the statehouse grounds.

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Child waiting for Nashville fireworks show struck by bullet

Child waiting for Nashville fireworks show struck by bullet

July 6th, 2015 9:24 am by Associated Press

Officials say it's possible the bullet came from a weapon randomly fired into the sky.

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