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10 Things to Know for Today

10 Things to Know for Today

June 27th, 2013 6:58 am by Associated Press

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

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35 arrested in synthetic drug sweep in West Tenn.

35 arrested in synthetic drug sweep in West Tenn.

June 27th, 2013 6:43 am by ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press

Thirty-five people were arrested in West Tennessee on Wednesday as part of a national crackdown against synthetic drugs, federal law enforcement officials said.

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Texas carries out its 500th execution since 1982

Texas carries out its 500th execution since 1982

June 26th, 2013 10:58 pm by Associated Press

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Kimberly McCarthy, 52, was executed for the 1997 robbery, beating and fatal stabbing of retired college psychology professor Dorothy Booth. Authorities say McCarthy cut off Booth’s finger to remove her wedding ring.

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Area residents have mixed reactions to gay marriage rulings

Area residents have mixed reactions to gay marriage rulings

June 26th, 2013 10:15 pm by J. H. Osborne

KINGSPORT — Area residents took to social media Wednesday to voice mixed reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court’s rulings regarding gay marriage. By 9 p.m. six dozen comments about the issue had been left on the Kingsport Times-News Facebook page.

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Morristown man who traded broken computer with child porn images gets eight-year sentence

Morristown man who traded broken computer with child porn images gets eight-year sentence

June 26th, 2013 10:01 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — Gary Mark Wright, 54, 103 Anderson St., No. 3, Morristown, pleaded guilty in Hawkins County Criminal Court on June 20 to one count of sexual exploitation of a minor, a Class B felony.

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Northeast State on brink of largest capital project in Tenn. community college history

Northeast State on brink of largest capital project in Tenn. community college history

June 26th, 2013 8:39 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — Northeast State Community College is about to embark on a historic $35 million construction project. That is the largest capital project in its history, as well as the history of community colleges in Tennessee to date.

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Judge denies probation for woman who threw dead baby in garbage

Judge denies probation for woman who threw dead baby in garbage

June 26th, 2013 2:02 pm by Jeff Bobo

“For somebody to throw a baby in the trash shocks the sensibilities of the public, and me.” -- Judge John Dugger

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Supreme Court strikes down Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional

Supreme Court strikes down Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional

June 26th, 2013 9:52 am by By Michael Doyle,McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT)

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down the politically charged centerpiece of the Defense of Marriage Act, in a significant victory for marriage equality.

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Escaped inmate captured by Wise County authorities

Escaped inmate captured by Wise County authorities

June 26th, 2013 9:47 am by Wes Bunch

DUFFIELD -- An inmate who escaped custody at the Wise County courthouse is facing additional felony charges after he was captured late Tuesday night by local law enforcement.

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High court gay marriage decisions due Wednesday

High court gay marriage decisions due Wednesday

June 26th, 2013 8:31 am by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is meeting to deliver opinions in two cases that could dramatically alter the rights of gay people across the United States.

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