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Man lashed 20 times for sodomy in Nigerian court

Man lashed 20 times for sodomy in Nigerian court

January 16th, 2014 10:23 pm by Associated Press

BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — Though the man was found guilty under Shariah law, it is the first conviction of a gay man in Nigeria since its president signed a bill that further criminalizes homosexuality under the nation’s Western-style penal code.

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Haslam to bring back school voucher bill

Haslam to bring back school voucher bill

January 16th, 2014 9:49 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE (AP) — The governor told reporters that his proposal again will be limited to students from low-income families attending failing schools. Haslam had that measure withdrawn when Senate Republicans sought to expand to a larger number of children.

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California motorist cleared in Google Glass case

California motorist cleared in Google Glass case

January 16th, 2014 9:00 pm by Associated Press

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Commissioner John Blair ruled that Cecilia Abadie was not guilty because she had been cited under a code that requires proof beyond a reasonable doubt that the device was in operation, which the officer did not provide.

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Wallens Ridge guard arrested in Kingsport drug bust

Wallens Ridge guard arrested in Kingsport drug bust

January 16th, 2014 4:18 pm by Rain Smith

KINGSPORT — A corrections officer at a Wise County prison was arrested Thursday morning in a Kingsport parking lot, accused of selling prescription medication to an undercover officer.

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Man accused of threatening neighbors with gas can, lit cigarette

Man accused of threatening neighbors with gas can, lit cigarette

January 16th, 2014 3:20 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Mount Carmel man who allegedly threatened to burn his neighbors and their house with a gas can and a lit cigarette Wednesday night was charged with aggravated assault and public intoxication.

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Octogenarian allegedly attacks 'smart-mouth' grandson

Octogenarian allegedly attacks 'smart-mouth' grandson

January 16th, 2014 2:15 pm by Rain Smith

Police responded to a domestic assault call in Blountville, where a man and his grandfather, 85, were arguing "over a dog."

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Haslam announces anti-meth proposal

Haslam announces anti-meth proposal

January 16th, 2014 1:37 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Gov. Bill Haslam is proposing legislation that would require a prescription for more than a 20-day supply of cold medicines that are used to make methamphetamine.

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3 dead after shooting at Indiana supermarket

3 dead after shooting at Indiana supermarket

January 16th, 2014 1:34 pm by By Adam Sege, Chicago Tribune (MCT)

A man armed with a semi-automatic handgun and a large hunting knife shot and killed a shopper and a store worker before he was shot by police at a supermarket in northern Indiana late Wednesday night.

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Top Fuel champ bringing teen driving course to BMS

Top Fuel champ bringing teen driving course to BMS

January 16th, 2014 11:36 am by Nick Shepherd

The loss of his sons in a motor vehicle crash led Doug Herbert to establish the program: “I don’t wish any parent to go through what I went through.”

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Tenn. gay marriage supporters encouraged by Okla.

Tenn. gay marriage supporters encouraged by Okla.

January 16th, 2014 8:14 am by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

Supporters of gay marriage in Tennessee say they are encouraged by recent federal court rulings in Utah and Oklahoma that struck down state limits on same-sex marriage.

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