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Long-lost Civil War diary returned to Tennessee

Long-lost Civil War diary returned to Tennessee

August 22nd, 2014 1:37 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

A Civil War diary kept by a onetime mayor of Nashville, Randal McGavock, has been returned to Tennessee 152 years after it was found by a Union captain when Fort Henry was captured from Confederate forces.

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News Regional & National
Cooling tensions in Missouri: Facts about US racial unrest

Cooling tensions in Missouri: Facts about US racial unrest

August 22nd, 2014 1:31 pm by JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press

As calm begins to take hold and Ferguson takes its place alongside past urban riots, here are some details about racial unrest in the United States.

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Ice bucket challenge may change nonprofit world

Ice bucket challenge may change nonprofit world

August 22nd, 2014 11:55 am by ALICIA RANCILIO, Associated Press

Since the ALS Association began tracking the campaign's progress on July 29, it has raised more than $53.3 million from 1.1 million new donors in what is one of the most viral philanthropic social media campaigns in history.

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Crime Regional & National
D.C. police sting leads to child porn charges for Tennessee woman

D.C. police sting leads to child porn charges for Tennessee woman

August 21st, 2014 9:11 pm by Lance Coleman, Knoxville News Sentinel

The investigation that led federal and state authorities to arrest a Seymour woman on child pornography charges started when an undercover Washington, D.C., police officer arrested a man earlier this month who had images the woman allegedly had taken of h

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Of 163 arrests since teen's slaying by police, 7 from Ferguson

Of 163 arrests since teen's slaying by police, 7 from Ferguson

August 21st, 2014 2:12 pm by ALAN SCHER ZAGIER and JIM SALTER, Associated Press

Police have come under gunfire and been targeted with Molotov cocktails and bricks. They've also been accused of instances of heavy-handedness and unnecessary arrests, including some journalists.

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Aid group says U.S. doctor who had Ebola has recovered

Aid group says U.S. doctor who had Ebola has recovered

August 21st, 2014 11:05 am by JEFF MARTIN, Associated Press

Alison Geist, a spokeswoman for Samaritan's Purse, told The Associated Press she did not know the exact time Dr. Kent Brantly would be released but confirmed it would happen Thursday.

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South African man oranged to death

South African man oranged to death

August 21st, 2014 9:39 am by Associated Press

Police say two men are suspected of killing a farmworker by pelting him with oranges.

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1 killed in crop duster crash in West Tennessee

1 killed in crop duster crash in West Tennessee

August 21st, 2014 8:32 am by Associated Press

The person killed was piloting the plane and was the only person aboard.

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News Regional & National Off the Wall News
Off the Wall News: Tennessee student in trouble for saying 'bless you'

Off the Wall News: Tennessee student in trouble for saying 'bless you'

August 21st, 2014 8:26 am by Associated Press

The phrases "my bad," ''hang out," ''dumb," ''stupid" and "stuff" also were banned from class.

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Navy cheating scandal: 1 of 10 Things to Know Today

Navy cheating scandal: 1 of 10 Things to Know Today

August 21st, 2014 8:18 am by Associated Press

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

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