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In far-flung US territories, gay marriage hasn't arrived

In far-flung US territories, gay marriage hasn't arrived

March 14th, 2015 7:39 pm by DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer

While more than 70 percent of U.S. states now allow same-sex marriage, the waves of change have yet to reach America's far-flung and socially conservative territories in the Caribbean and Pacific.

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Study calls heart imaging into question for mild chest pain

Study calls heart imaging into question for mild chest pain

March 14th, 2015 7:31 pm by MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical Writer

People checked with a heart CT scan after seeing a doctor for chest pain have no less risk of heart attack, dying or being hospitalized months later than those who take a simple treadmill test or other older exam, finds a big federal study.

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Proposal would require media to get permission to record

Proposal would require media to get permission to record

March 13th, 2015 9:03 pm by Associated Press

The Tennessee Supreme Court is considering requiring the news media to get permission from a judge before reporters can use a laptop, digital recorder or any other electronic device to cover a court proceeding.

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Protest organizers say more work lies ahead in Ferguson

Protest organizers say more work lies ahead in Ferguson

March 13th, 2015 9:00 pm by JIM SUHR, Associated Press

The protesters who spent eight months pressing for changes in Ferguson's police practices after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown take credit for this week's resignations of the city manager and the police chief.

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Brewers ban hand-slapping high-fives because of pink eye

Brewers ban hand-slapping high-fives because of pink eye

March 13th, 2015 8:56 pm by JOSE M. ROMERO, Associated Press

A clubhouse outbreak of pink eye is forcing the Milwaukee Brewers to find a new way to celebrate top plays at spring training.

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UPDATE: 2 officers shot in 'ambush' outside Ferguson PD

UPDATE: 2 officers shot in 'ambush' outside Ferguson PD

March 12th, 2015 2:17 pm by JIM SALTER, Associated Press

The shots were fired just as a small crowd of protesters began to break up after holding a demonstration in the wake of the resignation of the Ferguson police chief, who stepped down Wednesday.

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Should the legal age to buy tobacco be raised above 18?

Should the legal age to buy tobacco be raised above 18?

March 12th, 2015 11:31 am by MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, AP Tobacco Writer

Raising the legal age to buy tobacco to higher than 18 would likely prevent premature death for hundreds of thousands of people, according to a report issued Thursday by the Institute of Medicine.

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Family learns of East Tennessee WWII soldier's death 70 years later

Family learns of East Tennessee WWII soldier's death 70 years later

March 12th, 2015 9:12 am by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

They didn't know if he was alive or dead, and for years they would hear rumors that he had been seen in one location, or might be staying in another. Every time the rumor turned out to be false.

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Rogersville family learns relative's fate 70 years after WWII MIA report

Rogersville family learns relative's fate 70 years after WWII MIA report

March 11th, 2015 8:15 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

The family of Pfc. Lewis E. Price were informed in May of 1945 that he had been reported missing in action in Germany on Nov. 16, 1944, but they never received any further notice about the Hawkins County native.

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Van Huss' bid to end Tennessee carry permit requirement fails in House

Van Huss' bid to end Tennessee carry permit requirement fails in House

March 11th, 2015 7:32 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

A proposal to eliminate Tennessee's requirement to obtain a state-issued permit to openly carry handguns was defeated in a House subcommittee on Wednesday.

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