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UN officials let child sex abuse claims linger

UN officials let child sex abuse claims linger

May 26th, 2015 10:39 am by CARA ANNA, Associated Press

For months, the U.N.'s top human rights officials knew about allegations of child sexual abuse by French soldiers in Central African Republic, collected by their own staff.

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Police: 3 kids injured when waterspout uproots bounce house

Police: 3 kids injured when waterspout uproots bounce house

May 25th, 2015 9:46 pm by JENNIFER KAY, Associated Press

A waterspout uprooted an inflatable bounce house with three children inside it on a South Florida beach Monday, but the youngsters were ejected before it flew above palm trees across four lanes of traffic into a parking lot, police said.

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Stranger honors 30 TN vets who died before age 30

Stranger honors 30 TN vets who died before age 30

May 25th, 2015 2:29 pm by Jessica Bliss, The Tennessean

They called him Superman.The big, blue-eyed soldier with an "S" tattooed on his chest.

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Sevierville teen ready for National Spelling Bee

Sevierville teen ready for National Spelling Bee

May 25th, 2015 2:24 pm by Michael Collins, Knoxville News Sentinel

Caitlyn Marentette has known for some time she has a good grasp of how words are put together.Her mom has known since she was a toddler.

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Tennessee sites sought to offer summer meals to kids

Tennessee sites sought to offer summer meals to kids

May 25th, 2015 2:15 pm by Tim Omarzu, Chattanooga Times Free Press

During the school year, roughly 650,000 Tennessee children get free or reduced-priced school lunches.

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Obama pays tribute to fallen service members at Arlington

Obama pays tribute to fallen service members at Arlington

May 25th, 2015 2:12 pm by DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press

President Barack Obama saluted Americans who died in battle Monday, saying the country must "never stop trying to fully repay them" for their sacrifices and noting the first Memorial Day in 14 years without U.S. forces involved in a major ground war.

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Peeking into healthy brains to see if Alzheimer's is brewing

Peeking into healthy brains to see if Alzheimer's is brewing

May 25th, 2015 2:08 pm by LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer

Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is lurking.

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Vandy rape case records can expose culture

Vandy rape case records can expose culture

May 24th, 2015 4:57 pm by Maria De Varenne, The Tennessean

On Thursday, the state Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in The Tennessean's dispute with Metro Nashville to get public records that were collected as part of the rape case at Vanderbilt University involving four former football players.

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Bullied to death? Family says they complained repeatedly to school administrators, but nothing changed

Bullied to death? Family says they complained repeatedly to school administrators, but nothing changed

May 24th, 2015 4:51 pm by Kendi Anderson, Times Free Press

The eighth grader's principal was asked to leave her visitation service. So were the county's school superintendent and several classmates.The family said these people did not belong. They didn't want to hear their condolences.

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Utah man fatally tortured family pit bull using rubber bands, police say

Utah man fatally tortured family pit bull using rubber bands, police say

May 23rd, 2015 8:38 pm by Mark Shenefelt, Standard-Examiner

It's the first felony cruelty case in the city of Ogden.

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