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Roe: House GOP doesn't want government shutdown

Roe: House GOP doesn't want government shutdown

December 3rd, 2014 7:30 pm by Hank Hayes

Congress has until December 11 to avoid a government shutdown during a post-election lame duck session before Republicans assume control of both the House and Senate next year.

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Aide, 7-year-old girls killed in Tenn. bus crash

Aide, 7-year-old girls killed in Tenn. bus crash

December 3rd, 2014 6:00 pm by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press; STEVE MEGARGEE, Associated Press

An aspiring teacher with two children of her own and a little girl who loved to read were among those killed when two Tennessee school buses carrying children home for the day crashed on Tuesday.

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Stocks extend record run ahead of jobs report

Stocks extend record run ahead of jobs report

December 3rd, 2014 5:27 pm by Associated Press

"There is nothing more important than employment data," said Russell Price, senior economist at Ameriprise Financial. "More income fuels more consumer spending over time."

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Poll: Tennesseans approve of Haslam, Legislature

Poll: Tennesseans approve of Haslam, Legislature

December 3rd, 2014 5:00 pm by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

Tennesseans approve of their elected officials but want them to work with members of the other party, even if it means compromising on some of their values and priorities, according to a new poll from Vanderbilt University.

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Even viewers 55 and older abandoning TV in favor of phone, computer

Even viewers 55 and older abandoning TV in favor of phone, computer

December 3rd, 2014 1:53 pm by By Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

The shifts in TV viewing are part of an ongoing trend brought on by the proliferation of new streaming websites, apps and devices people now use to watch television programming.

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Fifth grade girl describes harrowing Tenn. school bus crash

Fifth grade girl describes harrowing Tenn. school bus crash

December 3rd, 2014 10:52 am by Associated Press

"Everyone was on the floor and screaming and crying ... I thought I was going to die."

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Diplomats worldwide target Islamic State militants

Diplomats worldwide target Islamic State militants

December 3rd, 2014 9:26 am by LARA JAKES, Associated Press; JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, Associated Press

A global fight against Islamic State militants will likely take years to fully succeed, but nations are prepared to engage "for as long as it takes" to defeat the bloody insurgency, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday.

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Slobbery sidekicks: Dogs ride in bikers' sidecars

Slobbery sidekicks: Dogs ride in bikers' sidecars

December 3rd, 2014 9:12 am by SUE MANNING, Associated Press

A documentary by filmmaking couple Eric and Geneva Ristau is the unique story of 15 dogs and 18 riders who spend all the time they can on three wheels.

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Promotions, gas prices boost US auto sales

Promotions, gas prices boost US auto sales

December 2nd, 2014 9:00 pm by DEE-ANN DURBIN and TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writers

American shoppers passed on the malls and headed to the car dealerships over Thanksgiving weekend.

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Update: Two children, one adult killed as school buses collide

Update: Two children, one adult killed as school buses collide

December 2nd, 2014 6:34 pm by Associated Press

Knox County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre fought back tears at a news conference. "This is an unspeakable tragedy," he said. "This is what we work every day to try to prevent."

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