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Pope asks pardon for sex abuse by priests

Pope asks pardon for sex abuse by priests

April 11th, 2014 11:36 am by NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press

Pope Francis asked for forgiveness Friday from people who were sexually abused by priests, and vowed that there will be no going back in the church's fight to protect children.

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Updated: 10 killed as truck, bus carrying students collide

Updated: 10 killed as truck, bus carrying students collide

April 11th, 2014 8:38 am by AP

A tractor trailer crossed a freeway median and crashed into a bus carrying high school students on their way to check out a college. Ten people were killed in the fiery crash.

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5 charged in kidnapping of North Carolina prosecutor's father after rescue in Atlanta

5 charged in kidnapping of North Carolina prosecutor's father after rescue in Atlanta

April 10th, 2014 12:19 pm by ALLEN G. BREED and MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press

Authorities say Frank Arthur Janssen's kidnappers threatened to torture him and sent text messages to his wife making demands.

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Police seek driver in deadly day care crash

Police seek driver in deadly day care crash

April 10th, 2014 12:16 pm by MIKE SCHNEIDER and SUZETTE LABOY, Associated Press

One child died and 14 people were injured.

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Update: Teen arrested after 3 killed, 1 wounded in Southeast Tennessee shooting

Update: Teen arrested after 3 killed, 1 wounded in Southeast Tennessee shooting

April 10th, 2014 8:59 am by Associated Press

A 19-year-old man has been arrested.

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Sunrise Over The North Shore

April 10th, 2014 8:48 am by Hunter Kittrell

Sunrise over the north shore of Haiti; about 30 minutes East of Cap Haitien. The beauty of this country is breathtaking and there is no where else I would rather be!

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State Senate authorizes electric chair for executions

State Senate authorizes electric chair for executions

April 9th, 2014 8:38 pm by Associated Press

The Senate has voted to allow the state to electrocute death row inmates if lethal injection drugs cannot be obtained.

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Crowe's elderly abuse bill passes Tennessee Senate

Crowe's elderly abuse bill passes Tennessee Senate

April 9th, 2014 4:07 pm by Gary B. Gray

Senate Bill 1852 increases punishment for adult abuse, exploitation or neglect from a Class E to a Class D felony.

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Tennessee Gov. Haslam examining ramifications of open carry bill

Tennessee Gov. Haslam examining ramifications of open carry bill

April 9th, 2014 3:56 pm by Associated Press

The House version is awaiting a vote in a subcommittee of the House Finance Committee.

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GOP blocks Senate bill curbing gender pay gap

GOP blocks Senate bill curbing gender pay gap

April 9th, 2014 3:39 pm by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press

For Democrats, the bill was the latest stressing income-fairness they are pushing this campaign season, a procession that includes proposals to extend jobless benefits, boost the minimum wage and help students and families afford college loans.

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