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7 bullets = 15 years in prison: Judge calls for sentencing overhaul in wake of Tennessee man's case

7 bullets = 15 years in prison: Judge calls for sentencing overhaul in wake of Tennessee man's case

September 11th, 2014 4:45 pm by BRETT BARROUQUERE, Associated Press

A federal appeals court judge on Thursday called for an overhaul of federal sentencing rules after upholding the 15-year prison term of a Tennessee man convicted of possessing seven bullets.

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219 soring violations found at Tennessee horse competition

219 soring violations found at Tennessee horse competition

September 11th, 2014 1:42 pm by Associated Press

Animal advocates say the numbers show that there is still a problem with soring, which occurs when a horse's legs are intentionally injured to make the animal have a higher gait.

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Home rebuild benefit set at Eldridge farm

September 11th, 2014 1:30 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

Friends and neighbors of Fannie Mae Gosnell, a 78-year-old Jonesborough woman whose fire-damaged home is beyond repair, will host a musical benefit to help her rebuild Sunday afternoon, Sept. 28, at the John France Road farm of Washington County Mayor Dan

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South Carolina dad accused in 5 kids' deaths was ex-con

South Carolina dad accused in 5 kids' deaths was ex-con

September 11th, 2014 12:08 pm by JOHN O'CONNOR and EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press

Prison documents and a family member say a South Carolina man accused of killing his five children and dumping their bodies in Alabama was an ex-convict who went on a crime spree in 2001 in Illinois.

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9/11 commemoration held in open plaza

9/11 commemoration held in open plaza

September 11th, 2014 11:37 am by RACHELLE BLIDNER and JONATHAN LEMIRE

Family and friends of those who died read the names of the nearly 3,000 people killed in New York, at the Pentagon and near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

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Sound off: Is the president's plan enough to punish ISIS?

Sound off: Is the president's plan enough to punish ISIS?

September 11th, 2014 9:07 am by Johnson City Press

The president's plan will be scrutinized in great length today by members of Congress, foreign affairs analysts and news pundits. The most important assessment, however, is to come from the American people.

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Judge: Pistorius can't be found guilty of murder

Judge: Pistorius can't be found guilty of murder

September 11th, 2014 7:29 am by GERALD IMRAY and CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, Associated Press

Judge Thokozile Masipa said prosecutors have not proved beyond a reasonable doubt that Pistorius, 27, is guilty of premeditated murder.

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UT police chief says recent sexual assault reports reflect change in federal requirements

UT police chief says recent sexual assault reports reflect change in federal requirements

September 11th, 2014 7:26 am by Knoxville News-Sentinel

Four sexual assaults on the Knoxville campus have been reported by local media since fall semester classes began last month. UT Police Department officials have said they do not know if the assaults are connected.

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Prosecutor: Multimillionaire mom forced fatal toxic cocktail down autistic son's throat

Prosecutor: Multimillionaire mom forced fatal toxic cocktail down autistic son's throat

September 10th, 2014 8:35 pm by Associated Press

Prosecutors portray Gigi Jordan as a calm and calculating killer who poisoned her only child and then balanced her checkbook and transferred money out of his trust fund as he lay dead.

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Update: Obama orders launch of airstrikes in Syria for first time

Update: Obama orders launch of airstrikes in Syria for first time

September 10th, 2014 8:10 pm by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

In an address to the nation, Obama also announced he was dispatching nearly 500 more U.S. troops to Iraq to assist that country's besieged security forces.

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