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Haslam says Common Core review doesn't signal retreat

Haslam says Common Core review doesn't signal retreat

October 23rd, 2014 5:10 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Tea party groups have derided Common Core as government overreach, while some teachers groups have complained that the standards rely too heavily on student test scores

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Your Turn: Are bogus classes with automatic A's common for collegiate athletes?

Your Turn: Are bogus classes with automatic A's common for collegiate athletes?

October 23rd, 2014 12:34 pm by AARON BEARD and EMERY P. DALESIO, Associated Press

Tell us what you think about the cheating scandal. Is UNC alone on this?

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Teen charged in Tennessee Papa John's killing

Teen charged in Tennessee Papa John's killing

October 23rd, 2014 11:57 am by Associated Press

17-year-old Darious A. Fitzpatrick faces charges of first-degree murder, felony murder, especially aggravated robbery, two counts of aggravated robbery, using a gun as a felon, using a stolen gun, and three counts of using a gun during a felony.

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Tennessee Wildlife officer placed on leave for assault charge

Tennessee Wildlife officer placed on leave for assault charge

October 23rd, 2014 11:08 am by Associated Press

A Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officer has been placed on leave after being charged with assaulting his father-in-law.

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Former ETSU student among 4 arrested while protesting police brutality in Chattanooga

Former ETSU student among 4 arrested while protesting police brutality in Chattanooga

October 23rd, 2014 11:05 am by Times Free Press/Johnson City Press

The protesters were marching with Concerned Citizens for Justice Wednesday as part of a national day of protests and were arrested when they entered the intersection and blocked traffic, the group said on its Facebook page.

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Attorney defends Greene County Schools in naked' incident with wrestling team

Attorney defends Greene County Schools in naked' incident with wrestling team

October 23rd, 2014 9:39 am by Jamie Satterfield, Knoxville News-Sentinel

Knoxville attorney George Underwood Jr. has filed a $10.5 million lawsuit in Greene County Circuit Court on behalf of parent Cliff Allen against the naked man, Deaton Joseph Myers, and Greene County Schools.

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Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles

Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles

October 22nd, 2014 3:02 pm by TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer

The warning covers certain models made by BMW, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Mazda, Honda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru and Toyota.

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Haslam outlines process to review Tennessee academic standards

Haslam outlines process to review Tennessee academic standards

October 22nd, 2014 2:47 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Academic standards are typically reviewed in Tennessee every six years. But with discussion in Tennessee and across the country about Common Core state standards, Haslam said it's time to take a fresh look.

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Palestinian plows through crowd, kills baby at Jerusalem station

Palestinian plows through crowd, kills baby at Jerusalem station

October 22nd, 2014 2:23 pm by IAN DEITCH, Associated Press

The incident came after months of tensions between Jews and Palestinians in east Jerusalem - the section of the city claimed by the Palestinians as their future capital.

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Tennessee man pleads not guilty to raping Holly Bobo

Tennessee man pleads not guilty to raping Holly Bobo

October 22nd, 2014 12:05 pm by Associated Press

The brother of a man charged with kidnapping and killing a Tennessee woman has pleaded not guilty to raping her.

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