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Obama signs 1-week bill to keep Homeland Security funded

Obama signs 1-week bill to keep Homeland Security funded

February 28th, 2015 4:01 pm by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

President Barack Obama has signed a one-week funding bill for the Homeland Security Department, keeping the agency open after a showdown that went right up to the brink.

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Marathon bombing trial stays in Boston, federal panel says

Marathon bombing trial stays in Boston, federal panel says

February 28th, 2015 3:56 pm by DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer

Publicity hasn't jeopardized Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's right to an impartial jury, a federal appeals panel says, and opening statements can proceed next week as scheduled in the city where the deadly explosions occurred almost tw

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Volkswagen suspends worker who wrote letter to lawmakers

Volkswagen suspends worker who wrote letter to lawmakers

February 27th, 2015 9:25 pm by Mike Pare, Chattanooga Times Free Press

A Chattanooga Volkswagen worker says he was suspended last week after complaining to state legislators that factory officials are trying to circumvent last year's vote that turned back an effort to organize employees.

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Gov. Haslam announces Young Entrepreneurs Academy in Knoxville

Gov. Haslam announces Young Entrepreneurs Academy in Knoxville

February 27th, 2015 9:21 pm by Michael Patrick, Knoxville New Sentinel

Knoxville will be home this fall to a national academic program in which middle and high school students learn to start their own businesses, Gov. Bill Haslam announced during a breakfast with the Knoxville Chamber on Friday.

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Tenn. gay couples: Supreme Court should fix 'checkerboard' laws

Tenn. gay couples: Supreme Court should fix 'checkerboard' laws

February 27th, 2015 9:15 pm by Stacy Barchenger, The Tennessean

Attorneys for three same-sex couples who lived in Tennessee have filed a brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to fix "a checkerboard nation."

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Gunman kills 7, commits suicide, in house-to-house rampage

Gunman kills 7, commits suicide, in house-to-house rampage

February 27th, 2015 9:12 pm by JIM SALTER, Associated Press

A man who authorities say may have been unhinged by the death of his ailing mother killed seven people and then took his own life in a house-to-house shooting rampage that wiped out a swath of this tiny town in the Missouri Ozarks.

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Partial shutdown? House rejects Homeland Security funding

Partial shutdown? House rejects Homeland Security funding

February 27th, 2015 5:38 pm by DAVID ESPO and ERICA WERNER, Associated Press

The vote was 224-203 against the measure, as 52 Republicans defected on the leadership-backed legislation.

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Congress aims for short-term Homeland Security bill

Congress aims for short-term Homeland Security bill

February 27th, 2015 3:51 pm by Erica Werner and David Espo, Associated Press

With hours to spare, the Republican-controlled Congress struggled Friday to approve stopgap funding for the Department of Homeland Security in time to prevent a partial agency shutdown.

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Leonard Nimoy, actor behind Mr. Spock, dead at 83

Leonard Nimoy, actor behind Mr. Spock, dead at 83

February 27th, 2015 12:36 pm by LYNN ELBER, AP TELEVISION WRITER

Leonard Nimoy, world famous to "Star Trek" fans through a beloved cult TV series and a half-dozen films as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died.

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Potential Republican presidential candidates flocking to Tennessee

Potential Republican presidential candidates flocking to Tennessee

February 27th, 2015 10:43 am by Associated Press

Tennessee has kicked off a flurry of visits from potential Republican presidential candidates.

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