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Roe, Corker issue statements on Obama's request for war authorization against Islamic State

Roe, Corker issue statements on Obama's request for war authorization against Islamic State

February 11th, 2015 4:22 pm by Staff Report

The U.S. lawmakers from Tennessee comment on president's request to Congress.

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East Tennessee lawmaker wants to make Bible official book of state

East Tennessee lawmaker wants to make Bible official book of state

February 11th, 2015 1:30 pm by Associated Press

The Tennessee Constitution says "no preference shall ever be given, by law, to any religious establishment or mode of worship."

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'SNL' celebrates 4 decades of being 'Live, from New York!'

'SNL' celebrates 4 decades of being 'Live, from New York!'

February 11th, 2015 10:39 am by FRAZIER MOORE, Associated Press

"Saturday Night Live," which has never shied from self-congratulation with countless best-of, holiday and anniversary shindigs, is doing it again, big-time.

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Text of President Obama's letter requesting war on Islamic State

February 11th, 2015 9:08 am by Associated Press

Full text of President Barack Obama's letter to lawmakers accompanying draft war powers resolution.

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Obama asks Congress for war authorization against Islamic State

Obama asks Congress for war authorization against Islamic State

February 11th, 2015 9:03 am by DAVID ESPO and NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press

The president is sending Congress a proposed three-page resolution on Wednesday to authorize military force.

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3 shot to death near University of North Carolina were relatives

3 shot to death near University of North Carolina were relatives

February 11th, 2015 8:39 am by Associated Press

A police statement says the victims in Tuesday's shooting were 23-year-old Deah Shaddy Barakat and 21-year-old Yusor Mohammad, both of Chapel Hill, and 19-year-old Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, of Raleigh.

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Prosecutor: UT rape case headed to grand jury

Prosecutor: UT rape case headed to grand jury

February 10th, 2015 9:32 pm by Jamie Satterfield, Knoxville News Sentinel

With defense attorneys pushing for a decision on the fates of two University of Tennessee athletes accused of rape, Knox County prosecutors said they will take the case to a grand jury.

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Dead infant's mom says 11-year-old suspect wanted sleepover

Dead infant's mom says 11-year-old suspect wanted sleepover

February 10th, 2015 9:20 pm by MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press

The mother of a 2-month-old who police suspect was beaten to death over the weekend by a friend's 11-year-old daughter said Tuesday it was the girl who asked that the baby stay overnight with her and her mother.

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Comedy Central says Jon Stewart leaving 'The Daily Show'

Comedy Central says Jon Stewart leaving 'The Daily Show'

February 10th, 2015 9:18 pm by LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer

Jon Stewart, who turned his biting and free-wheeling humor into an unlikely source of news and analysis for viewers of "The Daily Show," will leave as host this year, Comedy Central said Tuesday.

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Some Alabama counties refuse gay marriages, prompting suit

Some Alabama counties refuse gay marriages, prompting suit

February 10th, 2015 9:15 pm by KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press and JAY REEVES, Associated Press

Same-sex marriage spread farther across Alabama on Tuesday as more courthouses issued licenses to gays and lesbians, yet some counties still defied a federal judge's order, so couples took their fight back to court.

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