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Obama pushes back against critics of Iran deal

Obama pushes back against critics of Iran deal

November 25th, 2013 7:30 pm by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

WASHINGTON — Pushing back hard, President Barack Obama forcefully defended the temporary agreement to freeze Iran’s disputed nuclear program on Monday, declaring that the United States “cannot close the door on diplomacy.”

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Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper resigns after being disciplined

Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper resigns after being disciplined

November 25th, 2013 7:07 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE — Records show a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper has retired after being disciplined for not allowing the state’s only black female appellate judge into the Supreme Court building.

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Prosecutor: Sandy Hook gunman’s motive still a mystery

Prosecutor: Sandy Hook gunman’s motive still a mystery

November 25th, 2013 6:53 pm by MICHAEL MELIA, Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. — Why Adam Lanza went on his murderous shooting rampage at a Newtown elementary school is a mystery and may never be known, prosecutors said in a report Monday as they closed their yearlong investigation.

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Report due on Sandy Hook shooting investigation

Report due on Sandy Hook shooting investigation

November 25th, 2013 2:06 pm by MICHAEL MELIA, Associated Press

Investigators planned to release a long-awaited report Monday on the Newtown school shooting that could provide some of the first official answers to questions about the history of the gunman and the police response

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Theft suspect nabbed after two high speed chases, crash

Theft suspect nabbed after two high speed chases, crash

November 25th, 2013 2:04 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Rogersville man allegedly eluded police in two separate high speed chases Friday morning after officers terminated pursuit due to danger to the public.

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Judge OKs $84.9M payout in truck stop scandal

Judge OKs $84.9M payout in truck stop scandal

November 25th, 2013 2:02 pm by CHUCK BARTELS, AP Business Writer

A federal judge in Arkansas approved a settlement Monday that pays $84.9 million to 5,500 trucking companies who were cheated out of promised rebates by Pilot Flying J, the nation's largest diesel retailer.

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Scientists seek a newer, cheaper solar panel

Scientists seek a newer, cheaper solar panel

November 25th, 2013 9:45 am by By Tom Avril, The Philadelphia Inquirer (MCT)

In a new study published online by the journal Nature, the scientists reported they had created a new class of ceramic material that could accomplish both tasks cheaply and efficiently.

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Easing of Iran sanctions could start in December

Easing of Iran sanctions could start in December

November 25th, 2013 9:40 am by BRIAN MURPHY, Associated Press; LORI HINNANT, Associated Press

EU sanctions against Iran could be eased as soon as December, officials said Monday, after a deal that gives Tehran six months to increase access to its nuclear sites in exchange for keeping the core components of its uranium program.

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UPDATE: Haslam wraps up hearings with Transportation Department

UPDATE: Haslam wraps up hearings with Transportation Department

November 25th, 2013 9:38 am by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Gov. Bill Haslam is wrapping up his annual budget hearings as he prepares to assemble his annual spending proposal.

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The magic of Elf on the shelf

The magic of Elf on the shelf

November 25th, 2013 9:20 am by Marci Gore

On top of an old school desk, Fred was found kneeling, as if in prayer, in the center of 20 red apples. The 20 red apples represented the children while the six gold ones represented the teachers who were all killed at Sandy Hook.

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