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Vols say they're better prepared for this test

Vols say they're better prepared for this test

September 12th, 2014 7:45 am by STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer

When Tennessee visits No. 4 Oklahoma on Saturday, the Volunteers will be carrying a 2-0 record into a road game with a top-five team for the second straight season. Last year, the Volunteers got trounced 59-14 at No. 2 Oregon

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Survey: Congregations more accepting of gays

Survey: Congregations more accepting of gays

September 12th, 2014 7:34 am by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Overall acceptance of gays and lesbians in U.S. religious congregations rose significantly between 2006 and 2012, but it declined in Catholic congregations, according to new data released Thursday.

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Man accused of possessing child porn had 70 dead cats at his home, official says

Man accused of possessing child porn had 70 dead cats at his home, official says

September 12th, 2014 7:08 am by By Brett Clarkson, Sun Sentinel (MCT)

Many of the deceased felines were packaged in plastic and aluminum wrap, with their names, dates of birth and death, and messages like 'Rest in Peace' written on the packages, said Capt. Dave Walesky.

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Dobyns-Bennett outlasts Sevier County 48-41

Dobyns-Bennett outlasts Sevier County 48-41

September 12th, 2014 12:17 am by Dave Ongie

The Indians made a late defensive stop to win a back-and-forth rivalry game with the Smoky Bears.

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Bizarre giant water-living dinosaur unveiled

Bizarre giant water-living dinosaur unveiled

September 11th, 2014 10:50 pm by SETH BORENSTEIN, Associated Press

Picture the fearsome creatures of "Jurassic Park" crossed with the shark from "Jaws." Then super-size to the biggest predator ever to roam Earth. Now add a crocodile snout as big as a person and feet like a duck's.

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Parents seeking $600K in lawsuit against Washington County schools

Parents seeking $600K in lawsuit against Washington County schools

September 11th, 2014 9:13 pm by NATHAN BAKER, NET News Service

The civil suit is the latest development in a series of allegations lodged against the school district, stemming from a report filed by the families last October with the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

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Case worker: Dad overwhelmed before 5 kids killed

Case worker: Dad overwhelmed before 5 kids killed

September 11th, 2014 9:00 pm by JEFFREY COLLINS, Associated Press

In the social worker's last visit — two weeks before the children's disappearance — a social worker summed up Jones' life: "Dad appears to be overwhelmed as he is unable to maintain the home"

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Roe looks for well-defined plan to authorize force

Roe looks for well-defined plan to authorize force

September 11th, 2014 8:00 pm by Hank Hayes

"You have to see what you're authorizing...There's nothing as serious as putting your men and women in harm's way...The debate needs to be out in the open where the American people understand what we're agreeing to," he said

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Lundberg claims legalizing marijuana would be 'horrific door to open' in Tennessee

Lundberg claims legalizing marijuana would be 'horrific door to open' in Tennessee

September 11th, 2014 7:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

Meeting with the Sullivan County Anti-Drug coalition, the Bristol Republican discussed legislation regarding drugs from the past session and what bills, if any, might come up in the new legislative session starting in January.

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Puppies found in pillowcase on Blue Ridge Parkway

Puppies found in pillowcase on Blue Ridge Parkway

September 11th, 2014 5:00 pm by Associated Press

Animal control officials in Haywood County are taking care of seven newborn puppies after they were found tied up in a pillowcase and left on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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