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Growing up around the now-famous Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York

Growing up around the now-famous Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York

June 18th, 2015 8:51 am by Tony Casey

My grandfather worked as a correctional officer in "Clinton" for 33 years, specifically in what people of his day referred to as the "bug house," where the protected pedophiles and mentally incapable violent criminals were kept separate fr

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2 boys rescue young children from burning home in Florida

2 boys rescue young children from burning home in Florida

June 17th, 2015 4:26 pm by MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press

Two grade school boys who rescued a toddler and a baby from a fire say they didn't think twice about going into a burning home.

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Southern Baptist head vows never to perform same-sex unions

Southern Baptist head vows never to perform same-sex unions

June 17th, 2015 11:01 am by Travis Loller, Associated Press

The president of the nation's largest Protestant denomination on Tuesday vowed never to officiate at a same-sex union.

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'Street preachers' arrested at Springfield's Taste of Country

'Street preachers' arrested at Springfield's Taste of Country

June 16th, 2015 9:53 pm by Cheri Reeves, Nashville

Two men were arrested for disorderly conduct Saturday during Springfield's annual Taste of Country event after becoming aggressive, yelling at bystanders and calling them names as they tried to promote religious messages, according to Springfield Police C

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As Supreme Court marriage ruling looms, groups plan for outcome

As Supreme Court marriage ruling looms, groups plan for outcome

June 16th, 2015 9:48 pm by Michael Collins, Katie Fretland and Linda A. Moore, News Sentinel Staff

Gov. Bill Haslam told reporters Tuesday that discussions are underway about how to proceed if the Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage.

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UPDATED: TVA proposes to extend boat ramps, build temporary beach at Boone Lake

UPDATED: TVA proposes to extend boat ramps, build temporary beach at Boone Lake

June 16th, 2015 12:17 pm by Nathan Baker

To alleviate limited recreational opportunities this year on the lowered Boone Reservoir, the Tennessee Valley Authority plans to extend boat ramps and create a swimming beach for visitors.

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Prez race 2016: Trump is in

Prez race 2016: Trump is in

June 16th, 2015 11:56 am by Associated Press

The Associated Press is reporting that Donald Trump is the latest of a slew of candidates seeking the GOP nomination.

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19-year-old Tennessee mom faces murder charge in death of 2-year-old son

19-year-old Tennessee mom faces murder charge in death of 2-year-old son

June 16th, 2015 10:54 am by Associated Press

Jermyle Campbell died Saturday after police say his mother placed him under a mattress as a form of discipline.

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Ex-NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal: 'I identify as black'

Ex-NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal: 'I identify as black'

June 16th, 2015 10:18 am by KILEY ARMSTRONG, Associated Press

Asked when she started "deceiving people," she replied, "I do take exception to that."

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Dynasty? Jeb makes bid to be 3rd Bush president official

Dynasty? Jeb makes bid to be 3rd Bush president official

June 15th, 2015 4:26 pm by STEVE PEOPLES and BRENDAN FARRINGTON, Associated Press

Before the event, the Bush campaign came out with a new logo - Jeb! - that conspicuously leaves out the Bush surname.

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