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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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Vatican recognizes state of Palestine in new treaty

Vatican recognizes state of Palestine in new treaty

May 13th, 2015 11:53 am by NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press

The Vatican officially recognized the state of Palestine in a new treaty finalized Wednesday, immediately sparking Israeli ire and accusations that the move hurt peace prospects.

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Report says ex-Knox County Schools nutrition director was 'double-dipping'

Report says ex-Knox County Schools nutrition director was 'double-dipping'

May 13th, 2015 11:22 am by Knoxville News-Sentinel

He was reimbursed at least $3,677 in travel expenses for which other organizations either paid or reimbursed him.

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S. Korea spy agency: N. Korean defense chief executed with anti-aircraft gun

S. Korea spy agency: N. Korean defense chief executed with anti-aircraft gun

May 13th, 2015 10:19 am by Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had his defense chief executed with an anti-aircraft gun, according to South Korea's spy agency.

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Retailers benefit as price of cigarettes goes up in Tennessee under new markup law

Retailers benefit as price of cigarettes goes up in Tennessee under new markup law

May 13th, 2015 9:24 am by Associated Press

The proceeds won't be landing in state tax coffers.

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Update: 6 dead, 140 injured in Amtrak derailment

Update: 6 dead, 140 injured in Amtrak derailment

May 13th, 2015 9:17 am by GEOFF MULVIHILL, Associated Press

The accident closed the nation's busiest rail corridor between New York and Washington as federal investigators begin sifting through the twisted remains to determine what went wrong.

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Amtrak train crashes in Philadelphia, wreckage 'pretty bad'

Amtrak train crashes in Philadelphia, wreckage 'pretty bad'

May 12th, 2015 10:44 pm by Associated Press

An Associated Press employee, Paul Cheung, was on the train and said it appeared it went off the tracks. He said he was fortunate to be at the back of the train and the front of it "looks pretty bad." He said he saw "some people mangled up."

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Obama: Stereotypes on left, right a hurdle to ending poverty

Obama: Stereotypes on left, right a hurdle to ending poverty

May 12th, 2015 9:19 pm by NANCY BENAC, Associated Press

It wasn't your typical panel discussion: President Barack Obama sat down Tuesday with leading thinkers from the left and right to reflect on poverty, income inequality and the stereotypes that get in the way of finding solutions.

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Despite denials, Tennessee state senator had son on state benefits

Despite denials, Tennessee state senator had son on state benefits

May 12th, 2015 4:36 pm by Associated Press

When first asked, Todd Gardenhire denied that his son had ever had benefits through the state.

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