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Texas' Perry charged with coercion for veto threat

Texas' Perry charged with coercion for veto threat

August 15th, 2014 8:01 pm by Associated Press

The Texas governor stands accused of abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption.

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Vols face former coach Pearl, Auburn on Jan. 31

Vols face former coach Pearl, Auburn on Jan. 31

August 15th, 2014 8:01 pm by Associated Press

Former Tennessee men's basketball coach Bruce Pearl returns to Thompson-Boling Arena as an opponent Jan. 31 when the Volunteers host Auburn.

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Tennessee man sought after missed court appearance

Tennessee man sought after missed court appearance

August 15th, 2014 8:00 pm by Associated Press

A central Tennessee man facing multiple sex-related charged involving a minor is being sought after police say he cut off an ankle monitor and skipped town ahead of a court date.

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Police identify officer in shooting of unarmed teenager

Police identify officer in shooting of unarmed teenager

August 15th, 2014 7:00 pm by DAVID A. LIEB, Associated Press; ALAN SCHER ZAGIER, Associated Press

Police on Friday identified the officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager and released documents alleging the young man had been suspected of stealing a $48.99 box of cigars from a convenience store

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NET, SW Va. have higher suicide rates than state averages

NET, SW Va. have higher suicide rates than state averages

August 15th, 2014 6:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

In 2011, more people died from suicide than murder and drunk driving combined. During that year, there were 938 suicides, 375 murders and 257 drunk driving fatalities

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Cops: Amish girls kidnapped by more than 1 person

Cops: Amish girls kidnapped by more than 1 person

August 15th, 2014 5:00 pm by GEORGE M. WALSH, Associated Press

Residents of a peaceful rural community are reluctant let their children play outdoors unattended and some took down their farm stands after two young Amish sisters were kidnapped from their family's roadside stand, officials said Friday.

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August 15th, 2014 4:25 pm by Staff Report

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Daycares should support breastfeeding moms

Daycares should support breastfeeding moms

August 15th, 2014 3:52 pm by Becky Flora-Waterman

The Centers for Disease Control recognizes breast milk as a food, not a body fluid, so special handling precautions are not necessary.

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NASCAR adds rule on exiting cars after crashes

NASCAR adds rule on exiting cars after crashes

August 15th, 2014 3:00 pm by NOAH TRISTER, AP Sports Writer

NASCAR added a rule Friday barring its drivers from approaching the track or moving cars after accidents. The move came less than a week after driver Kevin Ward Jr. was struck and killed during a dirt-track race in New York.

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Man makes music request from back of squad car

Man makes music request from back of squad car

August 15th, 2014 1:34 pm by Rain Smith

Following failed attempts to find the intoxicated man a place to stay — and police denying his plans to "go wherever his dog went" — the suspect was arrested. En route to jail, he criticized the radio.

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