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Christian legal group complains about Tenn. professor's gay rights assignment

Christian legal group complains about Tenn. professor's gay rights assignment

June 20th, 2013 8:02 am by Associated Press

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) — Columbia State Community College officials say they're investigating a professor's assignment about gay rights.

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Knox parents charged in shooting death of 6-month-old girl

Knox parents charged in shooting death of 6-month-old girl

June 20th, 2013 7:53 am by Knoxville News Sentinel staff

A 6-month-old girl was fatally shot in the midst of a domestic dispute between her parents at their South Knox County home Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

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James Gandolfini: He let his characters star

James Gandolfini: He let his characters star

June 20th, 2013 7:43 am by FRAZIER MOORE, AP Television Writer

James Gandolfini would have hated all this fuss. He was an actor who shrank from attention for anything but the roles he brought to life. No false modesty. He simply did his best to remain a private citizen behind his public characters.

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Compromise among senators eyed on border security

Compromise among senators eyed on border security

June 19th, 2013 11:11 pm by Associated Press

Under the emerging compromise, the government would grant legal status to immigrants living in the United States unlawfully at the same time the additional security was being put into place.

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Former TWA Flight 800 investigators want new probe

Former TWA Flight 800 investigators want new probe

June 19th, 2013 10:35 pm by Associated Press

Former investigators are pushing to reopen the probe into the 1996 crash of TWA Flight 800 off the coast of New York, saying new evidence points to the often-discounted theory that a missile strike may have downed the jumbo jet.

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Baked Alaska: Unusual heat wave hits 49th state

Baked Alaska: Unusual heat wave hits 49th state

June 19th, 2013 10:23 pm by Associated Press

A heat wave hitting Alaska may not rival the blazing heat of Phoenix or Las Vegas, but to residents of the 49th state, the days of hot weather feel like a stifling oven — or a tropical paradise.

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Warner, Udall announce  amendment to immigration reform legislation

Warner, Udall announce amendment to immigration reform legislation

June 19th, 2013 9:16 pm by STEPHEN IGO

The senators say the amendment will encourage foreign entrepreneurs and highly skilled college graduates of U.S. universities to start businesses in the United States.

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Update: Actor James Gandolfini dies in Italy at age 51

Update: Actor James Gandolfini dies in Italy at age 51

June 19th, 2013 8:30 pm by Associated Press

James Gandolfini, whose portrayal of a brutal, emotionally delicate mob boss in HBO’s “The Sopranos” helped create one of TV’s greatest drama series and turned the mobster stereotype on its head, died Wednesday in Italy. He was 51.

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New MERS virus spreads easily, deadlier than SARS

New MERS virus spreads easily, deadlier than SARS

June 19th, 2013 5:10 pm by Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — More than 60 cases of what is now called MERS, including 38 deaths, have been recorded by the World Health Organization in the past year, mostly in Saudi Arabia.

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Some Hawkins fire departments not always responding to fire calls

Some Hawkins fire departments not always responding to fire calls

June 19th, 2013 4:54 pm by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins County’s Emergency Management Agency director told county commissioners last week that there is a growing problem with volunteer fire departments dispatched as first responders not answering fire or other emergency calls.

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