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Same-sex couples file Supreme Court appeal

Same-sex couples file Supreme Court appeal

November 14th, 2014 2:12 pm by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

Appeals being filed Friday urge the justices to review last week's lower court ruling that upheld anti-gay marriage laws in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee.

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Comet lander starts drilling but batteries a worry

Comet lander starts drilling but batteries a worry

November 14th, 2014 12:41 pm by GEIR MOULSON, Associated Press

It was a race against time Friday for the Philae lander, which on Wednesday became the first spacecraft to touch down on a comet.

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Knoxville deputies fatally shoot wanted man

Knoxville deputies fatally shoot wanted man

November 14th, 2014 11:45 am by Associated Press

The Knox County Sheriff's office says deputies fatally shot a suspect who fired at them first.

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Deputies say SW Virginia mom sought hitman for son's murder

Deputies say SW Virginia mom sought hitman for son's murder

November 14th, 2014 11:07 am by Nick Shepherd, NET News Service

A Southwest Virginia woman has been charged with trying to have her son killed for the insurance money.

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Kevin Huffman resigns as state Education Commissioner

Kevin Huffman resigns as state Education Commissioner

November 13th, 2014 4:19 pm by Dave Boucher and Joey Garrison, Tennessean

Polarizing state education chief Kevin Huffman is leaving his position for the private sector, according to a news release from the office of Gov. Bill Haslam.

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Bristol man charged with sexually assaulting dog

Bristol man charged with sexually assaulting dog

November 13th, 2014 11:01 am by Staff Report

After an investigation into reports of sexual assault of a dog, the Washington County (Virginia) Sheriff's Office charged a Bristol, Tennessee, man with crimes against nature.

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Loving those low gas prices? They might be around awhile

Loving those low gas prices? They might be around awhile

November 13th, 2014 10:41 am by JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Energy Writer

In a dramatic shift from previous forecasts, the Energy Department predicted Wednesday that the average price of gasoline in the U.S. will be below $2.94 a gallon in 2015. That a 44-cent drop from an outlook issued just a month ago.

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Middle Tenn. sheriff pays ransom for files held hostage by malware

Middle Tenn. sheriff pays ransom for files held hostage by malware

November 13th, 2014 10:34 am by Associated Press

The Dickson County Sheriff's Office in Middle Tennessee ended up paying a $500 ransom after a malicious computer program blocked access to their investigators' files.

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Nashville hearing to get input on industrial hemp

Nashville hearing to get input on industrial hemp

November 13th, 2014 10:21 am by Associated Press

Tennessee's Department of Agriculture plans to hold a public hearing to gather input on the permitting and regulation of industrial hemp.

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State economic head Hagerty leaving for private sector

State economic head Hagerty leaving for private sector

November 12th, 2014 3:00 pm by Associated Press

Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty is leaving the administration to return to the private sector, Gov. Bill Haslam announced Wednesday.

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