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'It's My Party' singer-songwriter Lesley Gore dies at 68

'It's My Party' singer-songwriter Lesley Gore dies at 68

February 16th, 2015 8:56 pm by MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer

Singer-songwriter Lesley Gore, who topped the charts in 1963 at age 16 with her epic song of teenage angst, "It's My Party," and followed it up with the hits "Judy's Turn to Cry," and the feminist anthem "You Don't Own Me," died Monday. She was 68.

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Anti-UAW group qualifies under Volkswagen labor policy

Anti-UAW group qualifies under Volkswagen labor policy

February 16th, 2015 8:50 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

A group opposed to the United Auto Workers union has qualified for the bottom tier of a labor policy at Volkswagen's assembly plant in Tennessee.

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Slain suspect in Copenhagen attacks just got out of prison

Slain suspect in Copenhagen attacks just got out of prison

February 16th, 2015 12:42 pm by JAN M. OLSEN and KARL RITTER, Associated Press

The slain gunman behind two deadly shooting attacks in Copenhagen was released from jail just two weeks ago and might have become radicalized there last summer, a source close to the Danish terror investigation told The Associated Press on Monday.

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Church Hill teen facing additional charges following crash, Kingsport police say

Church Hill teen facing additional charges following crash, Kingsport police say

February 15th, 2015 9:11 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET NEWS SERVICE

As if Nicholas Dempsey didn't have enough trouble, the Church Hill teen allegedly wrecked another vehicle last week while driving recklessly and earned himself another slew of charges including one more felony.

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Schools start treating e-cigarettes as drug paraphernalia

Schools start treating e-cigarettes as drug paraphernalia

February 15th, 2015 4:44 pm by MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, AP Tobacco Writer

Some schools are getting tougher on e-cigarettes, even punishing possession of the devices more harshly than regular cigarettes.

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Man sentenced for Tennessee cross burning

Man sentenced for Tennessee cross burning

February 14th, 2015 9:36 pm by Associated Press

Federal officials say a 33-year-old man has been sentenced to nine months in prison for his role in a cross burning in front of an interracial family's home in Minor Hill.

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Bisexuals hopeful as 1 of their own becomes a governor

Bisexuals hopeful as 1 of their own becomes a governor

February 14th, 2015 3:12 pm by DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer

"LGBT" has become a household term amid sweeping advances for gay rights, and yet the "B'' sometimes seems like an awkward fit. The sudden advent of America's first openly bisexual governor may provide a chance to ease the awkwardness and broaden understa

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High court upholds mom's conviction in faith-healing case

High court upholds mom's conviction in faith-healing case

February 13th, 2015 10:47 pm by Jamie Satterfield, Knoxville News Sentinel

Using a Loudon County case as a backdrop, the Tennessee Supreme Court on Friday upheld for the first time a parent's right to choose faith over medicine - even if a child dies as a result.

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Tenn. Supreme Court to hear challenge of electric chair law

Tenn. Supreme Court to hear challenge of electric chair law

February 13th, 2015 10:40 pm by Associated Press

The Tennessee Supreme Court has agreed to hear a legal challenge over a law allowing the state to electrocute death row prisoners if lethal injection drugs are unavailable.

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Suspect in shooting of 3 students had 13 guns, stash of ammo

Suspect in shooting of 3 students had 13 guns, stash of ammo

February 13th, 2015 10:37 pm by MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press and JONATHAN DREW, Associated Press

The suspect in the deaths of three Muslim college students in North Carolina had at least a dozen firearms stashed in his home, according to search warrants released Friday as world leaders decried the shootings.

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