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Campaign finance protest, hidden camera disrupt U.S. Supreme Court

Campaign finance protest, hidden camera disrupt U.S. Supreme Court

January 22nd, 2015 10:11 am by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

The protest Wednesday took place on the fifth anniversary of the court's Citizen United ruling that freed corporations and labor unions to spend as much as they want on elections for Congress and president.

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Deflated balls: Did the Patriots cheat to get to the Super Bowl?

Deflated balls: Did the Patriots cheat to get to the Super Bowl?

January 22nd, 2015 9:42 am by Associated Press

It's not the first time the Patriots' practices have been questioned.

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Snapchat message led to teen murder, police say

Snapchat message led to teen murder, police say

January 22nd, 2015 9:33 am by Associated Press

A 16-year-old boy is charged as an adult with murder and possession of a knife during a violent crime.

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Newtown votes to raze home of gunman in school massacre

Newtown votes to raze home of gunman in school massacre

January 21st, 2015 8:15 pm by IKE EJIOCHI and PAT EATON-ROBB, Associated Press

Officials in Newtown voted Wednesday night to tear down the home where Adam Lanza lived before he carried out the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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Jailed Virginia lawmaker charged with forgery, perjury

Jailed Virginia lawmaker charged with forgery, perjury

January 21st, 2015 3:45 pm by LARRY O'DELL and ALAN SUDERMAN, Associated Press

Del. Joseph D. Morrissey is spending nights in jail for contributing to the delinquency of a minor but is allowed out each day on work release, earning a day of "good time" credit reducing his six-month sentence for each day he serves in the legislature.

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Richest politician in America: Haslam doubles net worth in a matter of months

Richest politician in America: Haslam doubles net worth in a matter of months

January 21st, 2015 12:19 pm by From staff reports

The governor owns15 percent of Pilot Flying J, which his father founded in 1958.

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Boko Haram leader claims massacre in Baga, threatens more

Boko Haram leader claims massacre in Baga, threatens more

January 21st, 2015 9:48 am by HARUNA UMAR and MICHELLE FAUL, Associated Press

As many as 2,000 civilians were killed and 3,700 homes and business were destroyed in the Jan. 3 attack on the town near Nigeria's border with Cameroon, said Amnesty International.

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Obama in State of the Union: The shadow of crisis has passed

Obama in State of the Union: The shadow of crisis has passed

January 20th, 2015 9:45 pm by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

President Barack Obama declared Tuesday night that the "shadow of crisis" has passed America and urged Congress to build on economic gains by raising taxes on the nation's wealthiest to pay for reductions for the middle class - an agenda more likely to an

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State Rep. Matthew Hill replaced on Tennessee's House Local Government Committee

State Rep. Matthew Hill replaced on Tennessee's House Local Government Committee

January 20th, 2015 9:25 pm by Gary B. Gray

Tennessee's House Local Government Committee, chaired last year by 7th District state Rep. Matthew Hill, R-Jonesborough, will now be chaired by Rep. Timothy Wirgau of Buchanan.

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Analysis: Obama barrels into final act of presidency unbowed

Analysis: Obama barrels into final act of presidency unbowed

January 20th, 2015 8:08 pm by NANCY BENAC, Associated Press

It's not just the State of the Union speech that President Barack Obama is turning on its head. It's the whole notion of a lame-duck president.

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