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Obama gives protection to gay, transgender workers

Obama gives protection to gay, transgender workers

July 21st, 2014 11:23 am by NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press

"America's federal contracts should not subsidize discrimination against the American people" - President Barack Obama.

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'Super showing' at Nashville's first LGBT wedding expo

'Super showing' at Nashville's first LGBT wedding expo

July 20th, 2014 8:33 pm by Jamie Page, The Tennessean

Gay and lesbian couples planning wedding ceremonies in Tennessee often spend countless hours tracking down gay-friendly wedding vendors before even considering the details of their big day.

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$530 million spent at Tenn. national parks in 2013

$530 million spent at Tenn. national parks in 2013

July 20th, 2014 8:30 pm by Associated Press

A report shows more than 8 million people visited Tennessee's national parks last year, spending $530 million in the process.

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Thousands flee major battle with Israel in Gaza

Thousands flee major battle with Israel in Gaza

July 20th, 2014 3:36 pm by KARIN LAUB and PETER ENAV, Associated Press

Escalating their ground offensive, Israeli troops backed by tanks and warplanes battled Hamas militants in a crowded neighborhood of Gaza City early Sunday. The fighting, including heavy Israeli tank fire, killed scores of Palestinians, forced thousands t

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Four trustees resign from Bryan College

Four trustees resign from Bryan College

July 19th, 2014 9:32 pm by Tim Omarzu, Times Free Press

Four members of the Bryan College board of trustees have resigned, saying they're upset with the direction that the Christian liberal arts college in Dayton, Tenn., has taken under President Stephen Livesay.

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HIV diagnosis rate fell by third in US over decade

HIV diagnosis rate fell by third in US over decade

July 19th, 2014 6:25 pm by MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer

The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade, a government study finds. Experts celebrated it as hopeful news that the AIDS epidemic may be slowing in the U.S.

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TDOC, TBI investigating NE inmate's death

TDOC, TBI investigating NE inmate's death

July 19th, 2014 4:05 pm by Staff Report

An inmate's death has prompted a homicide investigation from the Tennessee Department of Corrections.

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Kingsport man pleads guilty to federal drug charges

Kingsport man pleads guilty to federal drug charges

July 18th, 2014 9:24 pm by Matthew Lane, NET News Service

A Lynn Garden man, arrested in April of last year by the Kingsport Police Department's SWAT team, has agreed to plead guilty to a federal drug charge.

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US appeals court tosses Oklahoma gay marriage ban

US appeals court tosses Oklahoma gay marriage ban

July 18th, 2014 3:52 pm by SEAN MURPHY and NICHOLAS RICCARDI, Associated Press

A federal appeals court ruled Friday that Oklahoma must allow gay couples to wed, prompting a fast, angry response from leaders of a state that has vehemently fought policy changes brought on from outside its borders.

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Officials: Unlicensed mortician had remains of 50 people in private storage

Officials: Unlicensed mortician had remains of 50 people in private storage

July 18th, 2014 3:45 pm by DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press

An unlicensed funeral director accused of stealing more than $12,000 from an elderly couple could face more charges after authorities found 12 bodies and the cremated remains of more than 40 others in two self-storage units he rented, authorities said Fri

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