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As the US spends more on detaining immigrants, private prison companies profit

As the US spends more on detaining immigrants, private prison companies profit

April 27th, 2015 8:31 am by By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

Even as the number of immigrants caught illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border has fallen to the lowest levels since the 1970s, the federal government has increased spending on immigrant detention, filling 14,000 more beds last year than it did in 2006

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Tenn. lawmakers can't agree on mechanism to reject judges

Tenn. lawmakers can't agree on mechanism to reject judges

April 27th, 2015 8:10 am by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

State lawmakers concluded the legislative session without an agreement on how they would go about exerting their newfound power to reject gubernatorial nominations to fill judicial vacancies.

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Camo casket lets sportsmen enter eternity the way they lived

Camo casket lets sportsmen enter eternity the way they lived - VIDEO

April 26th, 2015 7:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

Word of mouth about a camouflage casket on display spread so fast during the April 11-12 gun show at the Meadowview Convention Center that people were asking for directions to it from the ticket taker.

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Internet billionaires face off in renewed Texas space race

Internet billionaires face off in renewed Texas space race

April 26th, 2015 2:33 pm by MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press

SpaceX and Blue Origin are among several U.S. companies engaged in the private space business. The owner of each company, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, respectively, has seemingly unlimited resources and lofty aspirations.

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Coast Guard: Second body found in Alabama waters, 5 missing

Coast Guard: Second body found in Alabama waters, 5 missing

April 26th, 2015 2:24 pm by MELISSA NELSON-GABRIEL, Associated Press

Coast Guard crews continued searching Sunday for five people missing in the water after recovering two bodies following a powerful storm that capsized several sailboats participating in a regatta near Mobile Bay.

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Checkmate: Kids and high schoolers gather to compete in Blountville chess tournament - VIDEO

April 26th, 2015 2:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

"Give a kid a toy and he plays with it for a day ," said Fred Jones, a chess instructor at Anderson Elementary. "Teach a kid to play chess and it will last a lifetime."

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No time to lose: Global response to Nepal quake gears up

No time to lose: Global response to Nepal quake gears up

April 26th, 2015 1:26 pm by Associated Press

There is still time to save lives, and governments and aid agencies Sunday are rushing doctors, volunteers and equipment to Nepal without waiting for the dust to settle.

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Haslam promoting free-tuition plan for Tennessee adults

Haslam promoting free-tuition plan for Tennessee adults

April 26th, 2015 1:23 pm by Associated Press

State officials have launched a radio advertising campaign in an effort to get the word out about its new Tennessee Reconnect program, part of Gov. Bill Haslam's Tennessee Promise legislation passed last year.

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Kingsport considers ban on 'visual clutter'

Kingsport considers ban on 'visual clutter'

April 26th, 2015 1:00 pm by Matthew Lane

The city of Kingsport will consider banning window and door border lighting in non-residential areas of town later this summer. The new ordinance would include all types of lighting neon, LED and incandescent.

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Stories you may have missed

Stories you may have missed

April 26th, 2015 10:00 am by Staff report

Stories this week include a 9-year-old baseball player being hit in the chest, a family mourning a teen killed on his bike, a wrestling legend passing away and kid racers getting away.

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