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Mandela, anti-apartheid icon, mourned world over

Mandela, anti-apartheid icon, mourned world over

December 6th, 2013 8:30 am by CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY and GILLIAN WONG, Associated Press

From Harlem to Hollywood, Paris to Beijing, people hailed Mandela's indomitable courage in the face of adversity as an inspiration for all.

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West Tennessee braces for winter storm

West Tennessee braces for winter storm

December 6th, 2013 8:24 am by ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press

Emergency crews were at the ready Friday and residents have been stocking up on groceries, buying electricity generators and gassing up their cars in advance of a winter storm that forecasters predict will bring freezing rain and ice.

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The future of the past: Junior Apprentice program helps ensure continuation of Exchange Place

The future of the past: Junior Apprentice program helps ensure continuation of Exchange Place

December 6th, 2013 7:00 am by Leigh Ann Laube

Catherine Shook, a homeschool student who is a blacksmith in the Exchange Place Living History Farm's Junior Apprentice program, usually draws a bit of attention when she volunteers during public events.

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VIDEO: Cherokee High School choir performs Christmas Carols for BOE

VIDEO: Cherokee High School choir performs Christmas Carols for BOE - VIDEO

December 6th, 2013 6:00 am by Jeff Bobo

The Cherokee High School Choir under the direction of Justin Nelson performed a 20 minute concert of Christmas Carols for the Hawkins County Board of Education at the beginning Thursday's meeting.

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Nelson Mandela, 20th century colossus, dies at 95

Nelson Mandela, 20th century colossus, dies at 95

December 5th, 2013 5:28 pm by Associated Press

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Jacob Zuma made the announcement at a news conference late Thursday, saying “we’ve lost our greatest son.” His death closed the final chapter in South Africa’s struggle to cast off apartheid.

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Caller boasts about  'country boy ingenuity' to dispatcher

Caller boasts about 'country boy ingenuity' to dispatcher

December 5th, 2013 3:23 pm by Rain Smith

A man in Wise called 911 to find out who was knocking on his door, asking a dispatcher if it's the police.

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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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