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President Barack Obama to visit Middle Tennessee Wednesday

President Barack Obama to visit Middle Tennessee Wednesday

June 28th, 2015 5:37 pm by Joey Garrison, The Tennessean

President Barack Obama is set to speak about the Affordable Care Act in the Nashville area on Wednesday, making what will be his third swing through Middle Tennessee in the past year and a half.

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Time to change the subject in America's health care debate?

Time to change the subject in America's health care debate?

June 28th, 2015 5:33 pm by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press

The country finally has an opportunity to change the subject on health care, after the Supreme Court again upheld President Barack Obama's law.

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Conservative churches confront new reality on gay marriage

Conservative churches confront new reality on gay marriage

June 28th, 2015 5:23 pm by RACHEL ZOLL, AP Religion Writer

At First Baptist Dallas, where the pulpit was adorned Sunday with red, white and blue bunting to honor the Fourth of July, the pastor called the Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling "an affront in the face of Almighty God."

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Black bear crashes college party, gets collared

Black bear crashes college party, gets collared

June 27th, 2015 9:55 pm by Associated Press

A college party got a little wild when a black bear showed up.

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Judge in theater shooting possesses cool head, strong will

Judge in theater shooting possesses cool head, strong will

June 27th, 2015 2:42 pm by SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press

Should prosecutors be allowed to show a paralyzed mother a photo of her slain 6-year-old daughter while she testified in the Colorado theater shooting trial? Or would the image make her break down in tears and unfairly bias jurors against the gunman, Jame

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Funerals in Charleston for slain members of black church

Funerals in Charleston for slain members of black church

June 27th, 2015 2:36 pm by MEG KINNARD, Associated Press JEFFREY COLLINS, Associated Press and JONATHAN DREW, Associated Press

Funerals for three more victims of a deadly shooting during a Bible study in South Carolina were being held Saturday at the church where they were slain.

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Woman removes Confederate flag in front of SC statehouse

Woman removes Confederate flag in front of SC statehouse

June 27th, 2015 2:28 pm by EMILY MASTERS, Associated Press and BRUCE SMITH, Associated Press

The Confederate flag was temporarily removed from the front of the South Carolina Statehouse on Saturday when a woman climbed the flagpole and - despite calls by police to get down - removed the banner.

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Judge's order allows 2 Tenn. abortion clinics to remain open

Judge's order allows 2 Tenn. abortion clinics to remain open

June 26th, 2015 10:40 pm by Anita Wadhwani, The Tennessean

The immediate impact of the ruling means two abortion clinics - The Women's Center in Nashville and the Bristol Regional Women's Center - will remain open.

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1 of 2 escaped NY prisoners shot and killed

1 of 2 escaped NY prisoners shot and killed

June 26th, 2015 5:01 pm by Associated Press

One of two convicted killers who staged a brazen escape from an upstate New York maximum-security prison and had been hunted for three weeks has been shot and killed.

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Update: Washington County clerk begins issuing same-sex marriage licenses

Update: Washington County clerk begins issuing same-sex marriage licenses

June 26th, 2015 4:31 pm by Nathan Baker

Hours after the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed same-sex couples' rights to marry in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Washington County Clerk Kathy Storey issued marriage licenses to two couples who were previously barred from receiving them by sta

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