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Fast-food protests return amid push for wage hikes

Fast-food protests return amid push for wage hikes

December 5th, 2013 3:20 pm by CANDICE CHOI and SAM HANANEL, Associated Press

Fast-food workers and labor organizers are marching, waving signs and chanting in cities across the country Thursday amid a push for higher wages. By afternoon, disruptions seemed minimal or temporary at the targeted restaurants.

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Tenn. makes push to execute 10 killers

Tenn. makes push to execute 10 killers

December 5th, 2013 3:13 pm by Associated Press

With a new execution protocol in place, Tennessee officials have asked the state Supreme Court to set death dates for 10 condemned killers.

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Obama to feds: Boost renewable power 20 percent

Obama to feds: Boost renewable power 20 percent

December 5th, 2013 1:10 pm by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

Obama says the plan to use renewables for 20 percent of electricity needs will help reduce pollution that causes global warming, promote American energy independence and boost domestic energy sources.

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State of emergency declared for Tenn. winter storm

State of emergency declared for Tenn. winter storm

December 5th, 2013 1:05 pm by Associated Press

A state of emergency is being declared in anticipation of a winter storm forecast to the western and middle parts of Tennessee.

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Ky. man fills brother's wish with big tips

Ky. man fills brother's wish with big tips

December 5th, 2013 1:01 pm by Associated Press

In his will, Aaron Collins asked his family to give his money to people in need. They've responded by dishing out 81 tips throughout the country, including $500 to a waitress in Vermont.

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Local police say scammers, thieves take advantage of unwary during holidays

Local police say scammers, thieves take advantage of unwary during holidays

December 5th, 2013 8:38 am by Rain Smith

’Tis the season for tinsel, gifts and good will toward men. And unfortunately — for those with less than savory holiday scruples — a time of ample opportunity to commit property crimes.

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Report: NSA tracks billions of cellphones daily

Report: NSA tracks billions of cellphones daily

December 4th, 2013 9:09 pm by KIMBERLY DOZIER, AP Intelligence Writer

The National Security Agency tracks the locations of nearly 5 billion cellphones every day overseas, including those belonging to Americans abroad, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.

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14-year-old denies raping, killing his math teacher

14-year-old denies raping, killing his math teacher

December 4th, 2013 9:01 pm by DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press

A 14-year-old boy accused of killing his high school math teacher pleaded not guilty to murder, aggravated rape and armed robbery charges on Wednesday. Philip Chism is charged in the Oct. 22 death of Colleen Ritzer.

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Preliminary report: Hypothermia cause of death of Volunteer senior

Preliminary report: Hypothermia cause of death of Volunteer senior

December 4th, 2013 7:21 pm by Jeff Bobo

The cause of death for a Volunteer High School senior found deceased outside a Church Hill mobile home last week is believed to be hypothermia, based on the results of a preliminary autopsy report.

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Air zone dispute: U.S.-China talks but no consensus

Air zone dispute: U.S.-China talks but no consensus

December 4th, 2013 4:17 pm by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

In candid, face-to-face talks, Vice President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping traded arguments Wednesday over China's contentious new air defense zone

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