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Folk singer, activist Pete Seeger dies at 94

Folk singer, activist Pete Seeger dies at 94

January 28th, 2014 3:33 am by MICHAEL HILL, Associated Press

NEW YORK — Pete Seeger, the banjo-picking troubadour who sang for migrant workers, college students and star-struck presidents in a career that introduced generations of Americans to their folk music heritage, died Monday at the age of 94.

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Bonnie Parker’s pistol sells for $99K

Bonnie Parker’s pistol sells for $99K

January 27th, 2014 11:59 pm by Associated Press

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The nickel-plated .38 pistol belonged to the lover of Clyde Barrow. The pair were gunned down by police in 1934.

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Marijuana contests join county fair in Colorado

Marijuana contests join county fair in Colorado

January 27th, 2014 11:31 pm by Associated Press

DENVER (AP) — Pot at the county fair? Why not? Colorado’s Denver County is adding cannabis-themed contests to its 2014 summer fair. It’s the first time pot plants will stand alongside tomato plants and homemade jam in competition for a blue ribbon.

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Tennessee safety officials urge support for anti-meth legislation

Tennessee safety officials urge support for anti-meth legislation

January 27th, 2014 10:22 pm by Hank Hayes

BLOUNTVILLE — Public safety leaders within Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s administration urged state lawmakers Monday to get behind his anti-meth legislation that would limit access to pseudoephedrine or ephedrine products.

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Building may be finished, but Kingsport music school isn’t

Building may be finished, but Kingsport music school isn’t

January 27th, 2014 9:39 pm by Wes Bunch

KINGSPORT — The owner of a music school says he plans to continue giving lessons even though much of the building that housed his business was destroyed in a car crash early Saturday.

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Southern Baptist leaders to host sex summit

Southern Baptist leaders to host sex summit

January 27th, 2014 5:57 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE — Southern Baptist Convention leaders are hosting a summit in Nashville that will focus on sex. The topics will range from pornography, teen sex and homosexuality.

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US looks at ways to prevent spying on its spying

US looks at ways to prevent spying on its spying

January 27th, 2014 4:15 pm by STEPHEN BRAUN, Associated Press

The National Security Agency is quietly funding research to prevent phone company employees or eavesdroppers from seeing who the U.S. is spying on, The Associated Press has learned.

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Audit of Tennessee child welfare agency finds problems

Audit of Tennessee child welfare agency finds problems

January 27th, 2014 4:12 pm by SHEILA BURKE, Associated Press

An audit of the Tennessee Department of Children's Services finds that the state child-welfare agency has had numerous problems, including sloppy child-abuse investigations.

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Medical marijuana headed to Florida ballot after Supreme Court’s 4-3 decision

Medical marijuana headed to Florida ballot after Supreme Court’s 4-3 decision

January 27th, 2014 4:07 pm by By Marc Caputo, The Miami Herald (MCT)

A Florida constitutional amendment calling for medical marijuana will be decided by Florida voters in November now that the state Supreme Court ruled Monday that the proposed initiative and ballot summary aren’t misleading.

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Video: Man robs Kingsport store, beats clerk with broom

Video: Man robs Kingsport store, beats clerk with broom

January 27th, 2014 2:27 pm by Rain Smith

A man with a grocery bag on his head robbed a Kingsport gold buying business on Friday night, attacking the clerk with a broom before making away with cash and jewelry.

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