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Senate committee examines Bush-era education law

Senate committee examines Bush-era education law

April 14th, 2015 9:58 pm by KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press

A Senate committee began debating legislation Tuesday that attempts to fix the much-maligned No Child Left Behind education law by giving states more control in determining how to hold public schools accountable for student performance.

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White House indicates Obama will sign compromise Iran bill

White House indicates Obama will sign compromise Iran bill

April 14th, 2015 3:46 pm by DEB RIECHMANN and LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press

International negotiators are trying to reach a deal that would prevent Iran from being able to develop nuclear weapons. In exchange, Tehran would get relief from economic sanctions that are crippling its economy.

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College cancels Nelly concert days after his arrest in Tennessee

College cancels Nelly concert days after his arrest in Tennessee

April 14th, 2015 2:01 pm by Associated Press

The rapper was scheduled to perform in Springfield, Mo., on April 23.

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Percy Sledge, who sang 'When A Man Loves a Woman,' dies

Percy Sledge, who sang 'When A Man Loves a Woman,' dies

April 14th, 2015 12:24 pm by REBECCA SANTANA, Associated Press

He was 74.

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UPDATE: Tennessee House bogs down over making Bible official state book

UPDATE: Tennessee House bogs down over making Bible official state book

April 14th, 2015 12:10 pm by Erik Schelzig, Associated Press

A bill seeking to make the Bible the official book of Tennessee would violate separation of church and state provisions in the federal and state constitutions, state Attorney General Herbert Slatery said in a legal opinion Monday.

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Update: North Carolina college shooting victim was gay, prompting hate crime investigation

Update: North Carolina college shooting victim was gay, prompting hate crime investigation

April 14th, 2015 11:53 am by Associated Press

Police say 20-year-old Kenneth Morgan Stancil III entered a campus print shop where he used to work in a work-study program and fired once with a pistol-grip shotgun, killing his former supervisor Ron Lane.

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Tennessee House OKs bill creating lifetime handgun carry permits

Tennessee House OKs bill creating lifetime handgun carry permits

April 14th, 2015 10:13 am by Associated Press

The measure was sponsored by Republican Rep. John Holsclaw Jr. of Elizabethton.

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Husband fatally shot wife at doctor's office, police say

Husband fatally shot wife at doctor's office, police say

April 13th, 2015 10:17 pm by JAY REEVES, Associated Press

A woman fighting with her husband ran into a doctor's office and begged the staff to call the police before the man shot her dead, ran to their home nearby and holed up there during a lengthy standoff with police, officials said Monday.

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Bill allows use of certain amounts of cannabis oil

Bill allows use of certain amounts of cannabis oil

April 13th, 2015 10:13 pm by Associated Press

Legislation that would allow a person to possess cannabis oil under certain circumstances is headed to the governor for his consideration.

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Dash cam: Officer who shot black man told boss he ran away

Dash cam: Officer who shot black man told boss he ran away

April 13th, 2015 10:09 pm by BRUCE SMITH, Associated Press and PHILLIP LUCAS, Associated Press

The white South Carolina police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of a black man can be heard telling his supervisor twice that he didn't understand why the man ran away, according to dashcam video.

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