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Dozens arrested for being gay in north Nigeria

Dozens arrested for being gay in north Nigeria

January 14th, 2014 6:06 pm by Associated Press

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — First the police targeted the gay men, then tortured them into naming dozens of others who now are being hunted down, human rights activists said Tuesday, warning that such persecution will rise under a new Nigerian law.

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Israeli defense chief's comments spark spat with U.S.

Israeli defense chief's comments spark spat with U.S.

January 14th, 2014 6:01 pm by Associated Press

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli newspaper quoted the defense minister Tuesday as deriding U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s Mideast peace efforts as naive and foolhardy, triggering an angry response from Washington.

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Law requiring Confederate street names questioned

Law requiring Confederate street names questioned

January 14th, 2014 5:45 pm by Associated Press

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Alexandria, a Northern Virginia city steeped in Civil War history, is considering repeal of an old law requiring certain new streets to be named for Confederate generals.

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Two Sullivan County men sentenced for role in Oxycodone trafficking conspiracy

Two Sullivan County men sentenced for role in Oxycodone trafficking conspiracy

January 14th, 2014 4:18 pm by Nick Shepherd

Two Sullivan County men were sentenced in federal court today for their roles in an oxycodone trafficking conspiracy, according to a press release from the Department of Justice. A Carter County man was also sentenced today.

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Snow expected Tuesday night into Wednesday

Snow expected Tuesday night into Wednesday

January 14th, 2014 1:10 pm by Staff Report

The National Weather Service says a cold front will approach from the northwest this evening, with projected rain quickly transitioning to snow showers across the region.

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At least 2 kids hurt in New Mexico school shooting

At least 2 kids hurt in New Mexico school shooting

January 14th, 2014 12:39 pm by Associated Press

A gunman opened fire Tuesday at a middle school in the southeastern New Mexico city of Roswell, leaving at least two children injured before being taken into custody.

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36K in Tenn. enroll through insurance marketplace

36K in Tenn. enroll through insurance marketplace

January 14th, 2014 12:24 pm by Associated Press

Adults from ages 55-64 made up 35 percent of the total, while young adults between 18 and 34 made up just 24 percent.

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Editorial: Sullivan should consider redistricting to reduce number of commissioners

Editorial: Sullivan should consider redistricting to reduce number of commissioners

January 14th, 2014 9:04 am by Staff Report

With a 4.6 percent raise last fall, Sullivan County commissioners are now the highest paid county commissioners in the region. And before they chop one dime from local services that benefit taxpayers, they might consider why we need so many of them.

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Lawyer: Mother of missing Tenn. baby not guilty of abuse

Lawyer: Mother of missing Tenn. baby not guilty of abuse

January 14th, 2014 8:23 am by ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press

Police said Walker told them she left the baby at home with her 3-year-old son while she took her 5-year-old son to school Thursday. When she returned home, the baby was gone, but the 3-year-old was still there, she said.

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For kids, the rich get thinner and the poor get fatter

For kids, the rich get thinner and the poor get fatter

January 14th, 2014 8:17 am by By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

Disparities between rich and poor in obesity rates are not new, and they are only one of many health gaps that make poor patients sicker and more likely to die prematurely than richer ones.

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