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Tennessee High court to decide on secrecy of execution team

Tennessee High court to decide on secrecy of execution team

December 17th, 2014 9:27 am by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

As part of that lawsuit, they requested the names of the people who will carry out the executions. The state initially agreed to release the names to the inmates' attorneys, not to the inmates. But the state later reversed course

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Police killings increase calls for independent investigations

Police killings increase calls for independent investigations

December 17th, 2014 9:25 am by By Tony Pugh, McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS)

In light of the video of Eric Garner's arrest, Vincent Warren, of the Center for Constitutional Rights, said the New York prosecutors were either incompetent in presenting their case to the grand jury or simply didn't want the officers charged.

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FedEx, UPS and Postal Service scramble to cope with peak holiday shipping days

FedEx, UPS and Postal Service scramble to cope with peak holiday shipping days

December 17th, 2014 9:22 am by By Sarah Parvini, Los Angeles Times

"This is Super Bowl season for FedEx," said FedEx spokeswoman Shea Leordeanu. "We like to say that this time of year, Santa's elves wear purple."

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Ruble volatile as Russians rush to stores

Ruble volatile as Russians rush to stores

December 17th, 2014 8:10 am by NATALIYA VASILYEVA, Associated Press

The ruble has suffered catastrophic losses this week as traders fretted over the impact of low oil prices on the Russian economy as well as the impact of Western sanctions imposed over Russia's involvement in Ukraine's crisis.

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Woman shocked to learn Hawkins dentist allegedly prescribed narcotics in her name

Woman shocked to learn Hawkins dentist allegedly prescribed narcotics in her name

December 17th, 2014 12:33 am by Jeff Bobo

April Ford has never been a patient of Dr. Ronald David James, but she had been friends since childhood with James' daughter, Haley Vance Simpson.

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School study panel converges on three high school options

School study panel converges on three high school options

December 17th, 2014 12:24 am by Rick Wagner

In five years, Sullivan County could have two new high schools of up to 1,700 students each instead of four current high schools ranging from about 500 to about 1,100.

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'Temporary insanity': Charges dropped against woman accused of stabbing husband on altar

'Temporary insanity': Charges dropped against woman accused of stabbing husband on altar

December 17th, 2014 12:20 am by Jeff Bobo

Stephanie Faye Hamman reportedly told police the devil was inside her and talking to her on the night of March 16, when she drove her car through the front doors of a church on Ordnance Drive in Church Hill.

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Area educators complete academy for prospective superintendents

Area educators complete academy for prospective superintendents

December 16th, 2014 10:07 pm by Rick Wagner

They are among 12 new additions to a list of qualified individuals "ready to assume the demanding position of school superintendents," according to a news release from the Tennessee School Boards Association or TSBA.

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Hunters for the Hungry: Non-profit sees drop in deer meat donations

Hunters for the Hungry: Non-profit sees drop in deer meat donations

December 16th, 2014 9:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

A non-profit organization that provides venison to needy families in Virginia is in desperate need of more meat after donations are down significantly from last year.

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Tenn. opposes Supreme Court gay marriage hearing

Tenn. opposes Supreme Court gay marriage hearing

December 16th, 2014 7:30 pm by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

The Tennessee attorney general is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to let a ruling stand that upheld the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

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