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Alleged U.S. flag burning caught on video in Bulls Gap

Alleged U.S. flag burning caught on video in Bulls Gap

July 27th, 2015 9:27 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET NEWS SERVICE

A Hawkins County deputy recommended private prosecution against a Bulls Gap man who was caught on video Sunday allegedly attempting to light an American flag on fire.

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Chattanooga woman marries ISIS fighter, cheers for Marines shooter

Chattanooga woman marries ISIS fighter, cheers for Marines shooter

July 27th, 2015 9:23 pm by Joy Lukachick Smith, Times Free Press

After Ariel Bradley met a Muslim man online and moved to Sweden to marry him, most of her friends stopped hearing from her.

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NSA will stop looking at old US phone records

NSA will stop looking at old US phone records

July 27th, 2015 9:18 pm by KEN DILANIAN, AP Intelligence Writer

The Obama administration has decided that the National Security Agency will soon stop examining - and will ultimately destroy - millions of American calling records it collected under a controversial program leaked by former agency contractor Edward Snowd

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Boy Scouts of America end total ban on gay adults

Boy Scouts of America end total ban on gay adults

July 27th, 2015 9:07 pm by DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer

The Boy Scouts of America on Monday ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons.

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Obama chides 2016 candidates for 'ridiculous,' 'sad' remarks

Obama chides 2016 candidates for 'ridiculous,' 'sad' remarks

July 27th, 2015 9:51 am by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

"It's not the kind of leadership that's needed for America right now" - President Obama on Mike Huckabee's "oven" comments about Israelis.

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Scientists discover new promising candidate in search for Earth's closest relative

Scientists discover new promising candidate in search for Earth's closest relative

July 26th, 2015 10:07 pm by David Floyd

Mother Earth is a lonely planet, but a recent announcement indicates scientists might have found one of her long-lost cousins.

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Tenn. lethal injection trial continues with dueling experts

Tenn. lethal injection trial continues with dueling experts

July 26th, 2015 9:40 pm by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

The Tennessee Supreme Court says the death penalty is constitutional, so there must be a constitutional way to carry it out. But attorneys for 33 death row inmates say lethal injection isn't one of them.

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Texas county where inmate died has history of racial tension

Texas county where inmate died has history of racial tension

July 26th, 2015 9:34 pm by MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press

In the searing 100-degree Texas heat, Sylvester Nunn uses three worn beach umbrellas to protect himself and the produce piled in the bed of his old Chevy pickup truck as he carries on a generations-old summer tradition.

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Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston, has died

Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston, has died

July 26th, 2015 9:30 pm by Associated Press

A representative for the Houston family has said Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of the late entertainer Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown, has died, about 7 months after she was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub. She was 22 years old.

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As threats to Muslims mount, Pentagon asks civilians to stand down

As threats to Muslims mount, Pentagon asks civilians to stand down

July 26th, 2015 1:17 pm by Andy Sher, Times Free Press staff

The nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization on Saturday called for federal officials to launch hate-crime investigations into incidents involving two mosques in Johnson City, Tenn., and Roanoke, Va.

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