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Cradle of the Klan, Pulaski looks to reclaim its past

Cradle of the Klan, Pulaski looks to reclaim its past

September 28th, 2014 8:15 pm by Tony Gonzalez, The Tennessean

The rise of the Ku Klux Klan became synonymous with Giles County and especially with the city of Pulaski a few miles north of the homestead of black activist and farmer Matt Gardner.

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Ferguson officer shot; police say no protest link

Ferguson officer shot; police say no protest link

September 28th, 2014 5:39 pm by JIM SALTER, Associated Press

Authorities searched Sunday for two men suspected of shooting and wounding a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, the St. Louis suburb where there have been angry protests since a white officer fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old black man last month.

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State appeals judge's ruling on TennCare delays

State appeals judge's ruling on TennCare delays

September 27th, 2014 1:28 pm by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

Tennessee is asking a federal appeals court to overturn a ruling that TennCare must provide applicants with a fair hearing if it cannot process their requests on time.

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Police: Fired worker beheaded Oklahoma woman

Police: Fired worker beheaded Oklahoma woman

September 27th, 2014 1:25 pm by TIM TALLEY, Associated Press

A man fired from an Oklahoma food processing plant beheaded a woman with a knife and was attacking another worker when he was shot and wounded by a company official, police say.

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Grand jury recommends criminal charges against Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ramsey, House Speaker Harwell

Grand jury recommends criminal charges against Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ramsey, House Speaker Harwell

September 26th, 2014 11:01 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

The report alleges that the legislative leaders failed to appoint an adequate number of women and minorities to a commission that decides whether Tennessee's appeals judges keep their jobs.

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Nazi salute with KKK mask: Tennessee school investigating controversial photo of student

Nazi salute with KKK mask: Tennessee school investigating controversial photo of student

September 26th, 2014 2:38 pm by Associated Press

A Middle Tennessee school is investigating after a photo appeared on social media of a student in a classroom giving a Nazi salute while holding white paper that resembles a Ku Klux Klan mask.

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US-led strikes hit Islamic State group as coalition grows

US-led strikes hit Islamic State group as coalition grows

September 26th, 2014 1:40 pm by RYAN LUCAS, Associated Press

American warplanes and drones hit Islamic State group tanks, Humvees, checkpoints and bunkers in airstrikes Friday targeting the extremists in Syria and Iraq, as the U.S.-led coalition expanded with Denmark, Belgium and Britain joining.

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Navajo to get $554 million in settlement with US

Navajo to get $554 million in settlement with US

September 25th, 2014 4:29 pm by FELICIA FONSECA and TERRY TANG, Associated Press

Much of the land on the 27,000-square-mile reservation has been leased for things like farming, grazing, oil and gas development, mining and housing.

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White House says Holder resigning as attorney general

White House says Holder resigning as attorney general

September 25th, 2014 11:58 am by NEDRA PICKLER and JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press

He is the fourth-longest serving attorney general in U.S. history.

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Iraqi prime minister says plot to attack US, Paris subways uncovered

Iraqi prime minister says plot to attack US, Paris subways uncovered

September 25th, 2014 11:54 am by Associated Press

Asked if the attacks were imminent, he said, "Yes."

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