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Netanyahu warns US 'bad deal' would put Iran on nuclear path

Netanyahu warns US 'bad deal' would put Iran on nuclear path

March 3rd, 2015 9:41 pm by DEB RIECHMANN and ARON HELLER, Associated Press

In a direct challenge to the White House, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood before Congress on Tuesday and bluntly warned the U.S. that an emerging nuclear agreement with Iran "paves Iran's path to the bomb." President Barack Obama pushed ba

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Alabama Supreme Court halts gay-marriage licenses

Alabama Supreme Court halts gay-marriage licenses

March 3rd, 2015 9:36 pm by JAY REEVES, Associated Press

The Alabama Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the state's probate judges to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, saying a previous federal ruling that gay-marriage bans violate the U.S. Constitution does not preclude them from following state law

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Children's Hospital Celebration

Children's Hospital Celebration

March 3rd, 2015 4:00 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

Three hours remaining to wish Niswonger Children's Hospital happy birthday with a gift for its specialized expansion

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Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions

Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions

March 3rd, 2015 3:33 pm by ERICA WERNER and DAVID ESPO, Associated Press

Without action, funding for the department would have expired Friday at midnight.

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Boehner backs clean Homeland bill in House

Boehner backs clean Homeland bill in House

March 3rd, 2015 1:07 pm by David Espo, Associated Press

In a major victory for President Barack Obama, the Republican-led House relented on Tuesday and will back legislation to fund the Homeland Security Department through the end of the budget year, without restrictions on immigration.

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UPDATE: Tennessee lawmakers urge attorney general to sue over FCC broadband ruling

UPDATE: Tennessee lawmakers urge attorney general to sue over FCC broadband ruling

March 3rd, 2015 9:50 am by Erik Schelzig, Associated Press

The Federal Communication Commission ruled last week that cities like Chattanooga may expand their municipal broadband service, but Tennessee officials who oppose the decision are lining up to block the move.

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Bristol woman pleads guilty to abusing grandmother

Bristol woman pleads guilty to abusing grandmother

March 2nd, 2015 9:30 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

A Sullivan County woman who was charged with elder abuse following the death of her grandmother pleaded guilty on Monday, and in conjunction with another charge, is currently set to spend three and a half years behind bars.

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TN mislabels 3,500 drivers' licenses Not for Federal ID'

TN mislabels 3,500 drivers' licenses Not for Federal ID'

March 2nd, 2015 9:26 pm by Kristi L. Nelson, Knoxville News Sentinel

Some 3,500 Tennesseans who got new driver's licenses Feb. 17-19 at state driver service centers or online accidentally received licenses with "Not for Federal Identification" printed on them, the state said Monday.

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East Tenn. police chief replaced after 1st day on job

East Tenn. police chief replaced after 1st day on job

March 2nd, 2015 9:26 pm by Times Free Press Staff

The City of Cleveland has replaced its police chief after his first official day on the job.

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Federal judge blocks Nebraska's same-sex marriage ban

Federal judge blocks Nebraska's same-sex marriage ban

March 2nd, 2015 9:21 pm by MARGERY A. BECK, Associated Press and GRANT SCHULTE, Associated Press

Nebraska's same-sex marriage ban was thrown into question Monday alongside those in three nearby states that are set for a hearing before a federal appeals court.

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