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Feds: Man tried to launch drone outside White House fence

Feds: Man tried to launch drone outside White House fence

May 14th, 2015 2:35 pm by Associated Press

An official said it was unclear whether the person intended to fly the aircraft at the executive mansion or he was trying to take aerial photos.

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148 former lawmakers covered by state insurance plan

148 former lawmakers covered by state insurance plan

May 14th, 2015 2:28 pm by Associated Press

List includes ex-senator convicted of taking bribes for state contract influence.

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Death toll in Amtrak wreck hits 8; lawyer says engineer was sober

Death toll in Amtrak wreck hits 8; lawyer says engineer was sober

May 14th, 2015 2:15 pm by GEOFF MULVIHILL, Associated Press

A cadaver dog found the eighth body in the wreckage of the first passenger car Thursday morning.

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Again? Secret Service agents likely 'impaired' in White House incident

Again? Secret Service agents likely 'impaired' in White House incident

May 14th, 2015 2:01 pm by ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press

According to investigators, two senior Secret Service agents spent five hours at a bar, ran up a significant tab, and then drove back to the White House.

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Transportation coalition calls for increase to roads funding

Transportation coalition calls for increase to roads funding

May 14th, 2015 10:38 am by Nathan Baker

Saying the state's transportation system was in a crisis, the leaders of infrastructure advocacy groups called on Tennessee lawmakers Thursday to reform the funding mechanisms for state and local roads to pay for $8 billion in unfunded construction projec

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TVA biologists get to bottom of Watauga River habitats

TVA biologists get to bottom of Watauga River habitats

May 14th, 2015 10:20 am by Nathan Baker

During a biological survey Tuesday in the Watauga River, it was the small fry that drew the interest of the Tennessee Valley Authority's biologists., but that doesn't mean the study was boring.

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Huge majority supports Insure Tennessee plan, Vanderbilt poll says

Huge majority supports Insure Tennessee plan, Vanderbilt poll says

May 13th, 2015 4:38 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

The results also show that about two in three voters think the state Legislature does not spend enough time on issues they care about.

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Officials say Amtrak train in deadly wreck was going over 100 mph; 7 dead

Officials say Amtrak train in deadly wreck was going over 100 mph; 7 dead

May 13th, 2015 4:18 pm by GEOFF MULVIHILL, Associated Press

The engineer at the controls refused to give a statement to authorities and left a police precinct with a lawyer, police said.

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Man gets 10 days in jail in wreck that killed pregnant woman

Man gets 10 days in jail in wreck that killed pregnant woman

May 13th, 2015 1:35 pm by Associated Press

She was driving a Jeep Liberty that had been recalled because of the placement of the gas tank.

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Study: Americans becoming less Christian, more secular

Study: Americans becoming less Christian, more secular

May 13th, 2015 1:04 pm by RACHEL ZOLL, AP Religion Writer

The number of Americans who don't affiliate with a particular religion has grown to 56 million in recent years, making the faith group researchers call "nones" the second-largest in total numbers behind evangelicals, according to a Pew Research Center stu

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