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Soldier sentenced to death for Fort Hood shooting

Soldier sentenced to death for Fort Hood shooting

August 28th, 2013 2:29 pm by MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press; NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press

A military jury has sentenced Maj. Nidal Hasan to death for killing 13 people during the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood.

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US judge blasts DOJ over drug sentence disparities

US judge blasts DOJ over drug sentence disparities

August 28th, 2013 2:28 pm by RYAN J. FOLEY, Associated Press

A federal judge in Iowa has sharply criticized the U.S. Department of Justice for creating massive drug sentencing disparities by failing to have a policy.

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Jonesborough man accused of raping 14-year-old girl

Jonesborough man accused of raping 14-year-old girl

August 28th, 2013 2:17 pm by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

A Jonesborough man was arrested this week on rape charges for an alleged sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl.

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States experimenting to lower health care costs

States experimenting to lower health care costs

August 28th, 2013 9:32 am by JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press

Oregon health officials are concentrating on coordinating services and preventing hospital stays. New Jersey medical centers are rewarding doctors who can save money without jeopardizing patient care.

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NYPD designates mosques as terrorism organizations

NYPD designates mosques as terrorism organizations

August 28th, 2013 9:29 am by ADAM GOLDMAN, Associated Press; MATT APUZZO, Associated Press

The New York Police Department has secretly labeled entire mosques as terrorism organizations, a designation that allows police to use informants to record sermons and spy on imams, often without specific evidence of criminal wrongdoing.

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US working on details of military strike on Syria

US working on details of military strike on Syria

August 28th, 2013 9:05 am by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

The official said the administration is considering more than a single set of military strikes and "the options are not limited just to one day" of assault.

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GOP nominee for lieutenant governor energizes Wise County Republicans

GOP nominee for lieutenant governor energizes Wise County Republicans

August 27th, 2013 10:44 pm by Stephen Igo

BIG STONE GAP — E.W. Jackson packed some high energy into a Wise County Republican Party gathering near Big Stone Gap on Tuesday. “Faith, family, freedom and opportunity” are the planks of his campaign, Jackson said.

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Fort Hood gunman won’t call witnesses, testify

Fort Hood gunman won’t call witnesses, testify

August 27th, 2013 7:17 pm by Associated Press

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Maj. Nidal Hasan rested his case without calling witnesses or testifying to counter the emotional testimony from victims’ relatives, who talked of eerily quiet homes, lost futures and the fear of hearing a knock on their door.

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Momentum grows for military action against Syria

Momentum grows for military action against Syria

August 27th, 2013 6:33 pm by Associated Press

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The prospect of a U.S.-led intervention into Syria’s civil war stemmed from the West’s assertion that President Bashar Assad’s government was responsible for an alleged chemical attack on civilians outside Damascus on Aug. 21.

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Police chief’s son indicted on weapon, cop impersonation charges

Police chief’s son indicted on weapon, cop impersonation charges

August 27th, 2013 3:58 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — A police chief’s son accused of impersonating a cop and detaining a motorist while in possession of a badge, automatic rifle, and SWAT equipment was indicted Monday in Hawkins County on one felony and two misdemeanor counts.

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