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US secretly built 'Cuban Twitter' to stir unrest

US secretly built 'Cuban Twitter' to stir unrest

April 3rd, 2014 4:50 pm by ALBERTO ARCE, Associated Press; DESMOND BUTLER, Associated Press; JACK GILLUM, Associated Press

The U.S. government masterminded the creation of a "Cuban Twitter" — a communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba, built with secret shell companies and financed through foreign banks, the AP has learned.

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Fort Hood gunman showed no prior sign of violence

Fort Hood gunman showed no prior sign of violence

April 3rd, 2014 4:47 pm by PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press; WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press

Spc. Ivan Lopez seemed to have a clean record that showed no ties to extremist groups. But the Army secretary promised that investigators would keep all avenues open in their inquiry

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House GOP moves against health care law

House GOP moves against health care law

April 3rd, 2014 4:45 pm by ERICA WERNER, Associated Press

House Republicans renewed their election-year assault on President Barack Obama's health care law Thursday, their opposition undimmed just days after Obama celebrated news that more than 7 million Americans had signed up for coverage under the law.

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Prosecutor's statements in court clerk contempt dismissal stricken from record

Prosecutor's statements in court clerk contempt dismissal stricken from record

April 3rd, 2014 4:19 pm by Jeff Bobo

"Facts" stated in special prosecutor Barry Staubus' motion to dismiss a contempt charge against Hawkins County Clerk of Courts Sarah Davis have been stricken from the record by the presiding judge.

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Sullivan County woman charged with neglecting 75-year-old grandmother

Sullivan County woman charged with neglecting 75-year-old grandmother

April 3rd, 2014 1:51 pm by Rain Smith

A Sullivan County woman has been arrested for allegedly neglecting her elderly grandmother, whom she was entrusted to care for, leading to the victim's hospitalization.

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Update: All four teens wanted in Greene County murder have been captured in South Carolina

Update: All four teens wanted in Greene County murder have been captured in South Carolina

April 3rd, 2014 12:32 pm by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

According to the Newberry County Sheriff's Office in South Carolina, all four teenagers wanted in a Greene County shooting death Wednesday night have been taken into custody.

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Former Sullivan County mayor to challenge Haslam

Former Sullivan County mayor to challenge Haslam

April 3rd, 2014 9:23 am by Tony Casey, NET News Service

John McKamey, a Democrat, educator, baseball and basketball coach, and former Sullivan County mayor and commissioner, thinks he might have a few things to teach Republican Gov. Bill Haslam.

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Latest scam enables crooks to extract huge sums from ATMs

Latest scam enables crooks to extract huge sums from ATMs

April 3rd, 2014 8:26 am by E. Scott Reckard, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

Hackers have succeeded in changing the controls on automated teller machines to enable thieves to make nearly unlimited withdrawals using fraudulent debit, prepaid and ATM cards.

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Children's Services releases child death figures

Children's Services releases child death figures

April 3rd, 2014 8:17 am by Associated Press

The primary concern from lawmakers and the public has been cases where DCS workers were aware of abuse or neglect allegations and may have failed to act.

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Fort Hood gunman sought mental health treatment

Fort Hood gunman sought mental health treatment

April 3rd, 2014 8:09 am by PAUL J. WEBER and WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press

An Iraq War veteran being treated for mental illness was the gunman who opened fire at Fort Hood, killing three people and wounding 16 others before committing suicide

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