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Obama vows 'justice' after militants behead U.S. journalist

Obama vows 'justice' after militants behead U.S. journalist

August 20th, 2014 5:00 pm by By Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau (MCT)

"No faith teaches people to massacre innocents," Obama said. "No just god would stand for what they did."

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Ex-museum worker allegedly takes $61K in taxpayer money

Ex-museum worker allegedly takes $61K in taxpayer money

August 20th, 2014 3:40 pm by Associated Press

At the time she was hired as an administrative services assistant in 2011, Tennessee State Museum officials were not aware the suspect was a convicted felon on parole for a theft of property of over $60,000.

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Hawkins County pastor builds 'Utopia' on FOX TV

Hawkins County pastor builds 'Utopia' on FOX TV

August 20th, 2014 2:56 pm by Marci Gore

A local pastor will be one of 15 people tasked with creating a utopian society on a new FOX TV reality show. "Utopia," will premiere with a special two-hour event at 8 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 7.

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Wise County officers raising money to buy headstone for slain toddler

Wise County officers raising money to buy headstone for slain toddler

August 20th, 2014 11:45 am by Stephen Igo

WISE — Following a plea agreement by the child's mother, the law enforcement team that worked the case of 2-year-old Emma Baldwin's death have decided to raise funds to provide a headstone for Emma's grave.

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Video purports to show killing of US journalist by Islamic State

Video purports to show killing of US journalist by Islamic State

August 20th, 2014 7:28 am by By Alana Semuels and Raja Abdulrahim, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

The executioner then displays a second man, identified as another missing American journalist, Steven Joel Sotloff, and threatens to kill him if President Barack Obama does not act, presumably to halt U.S. bombing of Islamic State fighters in Iraq.

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TBI launches human trafficking initiative

TBI launches human trafficking initiative

August 19th, 2014 11:00 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The campaign is called "It Has To Stop" and features a website with links for visitors to join nonprofits and other groups in the effort to curb trafficking in Tennessee and abroad.

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Teens arrested in alleged school massacre plot

Teens arrested in alleged school massacre plot

August 19th, 2014 9:30 pm by CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press

"They were making a huge, a huge plan of a school massacre," South Pasadena Police Chief Arthur Miller said. "They just wanted to kill as many people as possible."

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Satellite broadcasters vie for political cash with customized ads

Satellite broadcasters vie for political cash with customized ads

August 19th, 2014 8:00 pm by By Meg James, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

Satellite TV giants DirecTV and Dish Network are looking for a landslide this fall — in political dollars. For the first time, they'll be jockeying with other media outlets for a share of political spending that could top $3 billion this year.

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Police: Woman faces felony for bogus pharmacy gunman claim

Police: Woman faces felony for bogus pharmacy gunman claim

August 19th, 2014 6:30 pm by Jeff Bobo

A woman allegedly told her father last week there was a man with a handgun in the parking lot of the Bulls Gap pharmacy. That story, which turned out to be bogus, was relayed by the father to pharmacy employees.

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Elizabethton man allegedly leads high-speed police pursuit

Elizabethton man allegedly leads high-speed police pursuit

August 19th, 2014 4:30 pm by NET News Service

An Elizabethton man was arrested Tuesday on charges that he led Johnson City police on a high speed chase — running three stop signs — after they tried to stop him for a light law violation.

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