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East Tennessee drug offenders coming home early

East Tennessee drug offenders coming home early

November 8th, 2014 1:52 pm by Jamie Satterfield, Knox News Sentinel

As many as 179 convicted East Tennessee drug offenders - most of them dealers - will walk out of federal prison and back into the community on Nov. 1, 2015.

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Obama: 'Wonderful day' for 2 freed Americans

Obama: 'Wonderful day' for 2 freed Americans

November 8th, 2014 1:38 pm by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

The U.S. on Saturday announced the release of the two Americans in North Korean custody after a secret trip to the reclusive communist country by President Barack Obama's national intelligence director.

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Abortion rights supporters want vote invalidated

Abortion rights supporters want vote invalidated

November 7th, 2014 7:31 pm by Associated Press

Opponents of Amendment 1 are asking a federal judge to void the vote that amended the Tennessee Constitution to make it easier for lawmakers to restrict abortions.

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TVA boosts CEO pay: Johnson, highest-paid federal employee, could earn extra million

TVA boosts CEO pay: Johnson, highest-paid federal employee, could earn extra million

November 7th, 2014 5:07 pm by Dave Flessner, Chattanooga Times Free Press

TVA President Bill Johnson, already the highest-paid federal employee in America, will be eligible to boost his cash compensation by more than $1 million this year.

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Tennessee couples want Supreme Court to rule on same-sex marriage

Tennessee couples want Supreme Court to rule on same-sex marriage

November 7th, 2014 4:14 pm by Associated Press

Three same-sex couples who sued Tennessee to force the state to recognize their out-of-state marriages will join couples from Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to decide their cases.

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Warner wins: Republican Ed Gillespie concedes Virginia Senate race

Warner wins: Republican Ed Gillespie concedes Virginia Senate race

November 7th, 2014 1:59 pm by MATTHEW BARAKAT, Associated Press

Gillespie said he would not seek a recount in the tight race even though state law entitled him to one.

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US employers add 214K jobs; rate falls to 5.8 pct.

US employers add 214K jobs; rate falls to 5.8 pct.

November 7th, 2014 8:51 am by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer

Three days after voters registered their sourness about the U.S. economy, the government said Friday that employers added a solid 214,000 jobs in October, extending the healthiest pace of hiring in eight years.

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Federal appeals court upholds Tennessee's law against same-sex marriage

Federal appeals court upholds Tennessee's law against same-sex marriage

November 6th, 2014 4:41 pm by Associated Press

The cases decided were from Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee.

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Report: Vols coach Donnie Tyndall under NCAA investigation

Report: Vols coach Donnie Tyndall under NCAA investigation

November 6th, 2014 4:19 pm by Matt Slovin, The Tennessean

At a Thursday press conference, Tyndall said he would cooperate fully with the investigation if he's contacted, but he said that hasn't happened yet.

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Tennessee lawmakers readying new abortion restrictions

Tennessee lawmakers readying new abortion restrictions

November 6th, 2014 4:13 pm by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

Proposals include counseling, waiting periods, new clinic regulations and ultrasound requirements.

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