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Supreme Court overturns inmate's death sentence

Supreme Court overturns inmate's death sentence

November 18th, 2014 8:35 am by Associated Press

Although the court upheld his convictions in the slaying of Virginia Jackson in Dickson, justices determined that Jerry Ray Davidson's lawyers failed to present mitigating evidence during the sentencing phase of his trial.

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Bar exam — Detention facilities specialist to take 'snapshot' analysis of Sullivan jail

Bar exam — Detention facilities specialist to take 'snapshot' analysis of Sullivan jail

November 18th, 2014 8:10 am by J. H. Osborne

Both the main jail and a minimum-security "extension" are currently under "plans of action," a requirement of facilities that have been found lacking by the TCI. Overcrowding is chief among the problems cited at Sullivan County's facilities.

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China's $350M bridge gets scant N. Korean welcome

China's $350M bridge gets scant N. Korean welcome

November 18th, 2014 8:09 am by ERIC TALMADGE, Associated Press

Now, it is beginning to look like Beijing has built a bridge to nowhere.

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40 percent decline in polar bears in Alaska, western Canada heightens concern

40 percent decline in polar bears in Alaska, western Canada heightens concern

November 18th, 2014 7:35 am by By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

The scientific study that raises more questions about the impact of global warming on the creature that has become the symbol of some of its worst effects.

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Bill would repeal Common Core in Tennessee

Bill would repeal Common Core in Tennessee

November 17th, 2014 8:00 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Two Republican state senators filed legislation Monday to repeal the state's Common Core standards even though Gov. Bill Haslam has called for a public review of the higher benchmarks in English and math.

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Charles Manson gets marriage license to wed 26-year-old

Charles Manson gets marriage license to wed 26-year-old

November 17th, 2014 7:45 pm by LINDA DEUTSCH, Associated Press

CORCORAN, Calif. — Mass murderer Charles Manson has gotten a license to marry a 26-year-old woman who visits him in prison.

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Armed home intruder faces aggravated assault, weapons charges

Armed home intruder faces aggravated assault, weapons charges

November 17th, 2014 5:35 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County man is facing aggravated assault and weapons charges after allegedly entering his neighbor's home early Sunday morning and threatening to kill her and her family with a pistol.

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Nebraska hospital: Surgeon with Ebola has died

Nebraska hospital: Surgeon with Ebola has died

November 17th, 2014 5:00 pm by JOSH FUNK and NELSON LAMPE, Associated Press

A surgeon who contracted Ebola in his native Sierra Leone received aggressive treatment at a Nebraska hospital over the weekend but died Monday morning.

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Huge solar plant lags in early production

Huge solar plant lags in early production

November 17th, 2014 3:32 pm by MICHAEL R. BLOOD, Associated Press

It could take until 2018 for the plant backed by $1.6 billion in federal loan guarantees to hit its annual peak target.

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Postal disservice: Man arrested while scavenging mail

Postal disservice: Man arrested while scavenging mail

November 17th, 2014 3:20 pm by Rain Smith

On Virgil Avenue police found an individual standing by a row of mailboxes — while wearing a hard hat and gloves — with multiple pieces of mail strewn across the grass.

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