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First Tennessee to pay $212.5 million for bad mortgage loans

First Tennessee to pay $212.5 million for bad mortgage loans

June 2nd, 2015 1:38 pm by Associated Press

When many of those loans later defaulted, the banks holding the loans were able to submit insurance claims to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for their losses.

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Second phase of Sullivan improvements ready to begin

Second phase of Sullivan improvements ready to begin

June 2nd, 2015 1:15 pm by Matthew Lane

Barricades went up along Sullivan Street on Monday, from Clinchfield Street to Revere Street, and two pieces of heavy equipment were on site.

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Thawing of US-Cuba relations inspires Havana tourism dreams

Thawing of US-Cuba relations inspires Havana tourism dreams

June 2nd, 2015 11:51 am by BETH J. HARPAZ, AP Travel Editor

Visits by Americans were up 36 percent between January and early May compared to the same period a year ago, and up 14 percent among all international arrivals.

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Survivors pulled from China boat capsizing; hundreds missing

Survivors pulled from China boat capsizing; hundreds missing

June 2nd, 2015 10:08 am by CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press

Divers on Tuesday pulled three people alive from inside an overturned cruise ship and searched for other survivors, state media said, giving some small hope to an apparently massive tragedy with well over 400 people still missing on the Yangtze River.

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Boston Marathon bomber's college friend faces sentencing

Boston Marathon bomber's college friend faces sentencing

June 2nd, 2015 10:07 am by Associated Press

A college friend of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev faces up to seven years in prison when he's sentenced for impeding the bombing investigation.

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Mayor believes Baltimore will rebound after record month of violence

Mayor believes Baltimore will rebound after record month of violence

June 2nd, 2015 10:06 am by By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun (TNS)

As Baltimore reels from its most violent month in 40 years, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake remains upbeat about the city's efforts to fight crime, pointing to the success of an anti-violence program

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States pursue varied police reforms amid national debate

States pursue varied police reforms amid national debate

June 2nd, 2015 8:30 am by By Sarah Breitenbach, Stateline.org (TNS)

Spurred by police shootings in Missouri, South Carolina, Ohio and Maryland, lawmakers in many states have debated policing reform measures this legislative session.

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Dry May could hurt area farmers

Dry May could hurt area farmers

June 2nd, 2015 8:05 am by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

Paired with low humidity in the first half of the month, the abnormally dry weather caused some problems for local farmers.

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Work Ethic Diploma' offers Hawkins students a career boost

Work Ethic Diploma' offers Hawkins students a career boost

June 2nd, 2015 8:05 am by Jeff Bobo

Beginning in 2015-16 Hawkins County Schools will partner with area businesses and some neighboring school systems to offer high school seniors a leg up on a career if they meet certain criteria.

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Video: Rafalowski tapped by Sullivan school board as interim director

Video: Rafalowski tapped by Sullivan school board as interim director

June 1st, 2015 11:06 pm by Rick Wagner

The 38-year county school system employee will replace, at least temporarily, Director Jubal Yennie, who is leaving for a job in Wyoming.

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