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Remaining snakes seized from Tennessee preacher euthanized

Remaining snakes seized from Tennessee preacher euthanized

January 20th, 2014 6:30 pm by Associated Press

KNOXVILLE — The remaining 14 snakes that were seized from a Tennessee preacher who used them in his religious practices have been euthanized after officials concluded their condition was too poor to save them.

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Some question University of Tennessee athletics board denying public access to meetings

Some question University of Tennessee athletics board denying public access to meetings

January 20th, 2014 6:23 pm by Associated Press

KNOXVILLE — A decision by the University of Tennessee to start denying public access to athletics board meetings is raising questions.

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As marijuana attitudes shift, this may be a year of legalization

As marijuana attitudes shift, this may be a year of legalization

January 20th, 2014 4:36 pm by By Maria L. La Ganga, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

The first legal pot storefronts in America opened to long lines in Colorado this month. Washington state is poised to issue licenses for producing, processing and selling the Schedule I drug — once officials sift through around 7,000 applications.

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Films a nod to Civil Rights struggle

Films a nod to Civil Rights struggle

January 20th, 2014 3:08 pm by Entertainment Staff

To mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington, Virginia Highlands Community College’s Arts Array program will offer “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle,”

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Business & Technology
Wedding insurance expands as nuptials get pricier

Wedding insurance expands as nuptials get pricier

January 20th, 2014 3:04 pm by MICHAEL MELIA, Associated Press

With the cost of the average American wedding reaching about $26,000, insurers have been selling a growing number of policies to protect against losses from extreme weather, illness and, in one firm's case, even a sudden change of heart.

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Iran, US, Europe start implementing nuclear deal

Iran, US, Europe start implementing nuclear deal

January 20th, 2014 3:01 pm by ALI AKBAR DAREINI, Associated Press; JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, Associated Press

The steps start a six-month clock for Tehran and the world powers to negotiate a final accord that the Obama administration and its European allies say will be intended to ensure Iran cannot build a nuclear weapon.

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UPDATE: Grocery wine bill negotiations near breakthrough

UPDATE: Grocery wine bill negotiations near breakthrough

January 20th, 2014 2:59 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

After years of bitter legislative fights over efforts to allow Tenn grocery stores to sell wine, groups representing liquor stores and supermarkets are nearing an agreement that would give the measure its best ever chances of becoming law.

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Area in for another round of cold, snow

Area in for another round of cold, snow

January 20th, 2014 2:56 pm by Staff reports

Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia are in for another bout of very cold weather and snow, according to the National Weather Service in Morristown.

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New Jersey lieutenant governor: Aid-for-development claim false

New Jersey lieutenant governor: Aid-for-development claim false

January 20th, 2014 2:55 pm by ANGELA DELLI SANTI, Associated Press

New Jersey's lieutenant governor on Monday strongly denied a claim that Superstorm Sandy relief funding was withheld from a severely flooded city because the mayor wouldn't sign off on a politically connected real estate venture.

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Some Obama spy changes hampered by complications

Some Obama spy changes hampered by complications

January 20th, 2014 12:29 pm by STEPHEN BRAUN, Associated Press

Several of the key surveillance reforms face complications that could muddy the proposals' lawfulness, slow their momentum in Congress and saddle the government with heavy costs and bureaucracy.

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