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Haslam announces Richard Rhoda to retire

Haslam announces Richard Rhoda to retire

November 6th, 2014 10:43 am by Staff reports

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam this week announced that Richard G. Rhoda, the executive director of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission and the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation , will retire at the end of the year.

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Obama strikes upbeat tone after a gloomy election

Obama strikes upbeat tone after a gloomy election

November 6th, 2014 7:34 am by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

For anyone expecting postelection contrition at the White House or vows to change course after a disastrous election for Democrats, President Barack Obama had one message Wednesday: Think again.

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Activist, 90, cited again for feeding homeless

Activist, 90, cited again for feeding homeless

November 6th, 2014 7:09 am by By Mike Clary, Sun Sentinel (MCT)

Many of the homeless who showed up have been coming to South Beach Park for years to dine on the fare Arnold Abbott produces at a culinary school he founded. "It's the best food I've ever had on the street," stated one woman.

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Teacher takes plea after gun discharges at school

Teacher takes plea after gun discharges at school

November 5th, 2014 11:48 pm by Associated Press

Michelle Montgomery has already paid $200 to replace a toilet that exploded when her 9 mm handgun discharged in the faculty bathroom on Sept. 11. She pleaded no contest Wednesday to a misdemeanor charge of illegal discharge of a gun.

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Stocks gain as the price of crude oil rebounds

Stocks gain as the price of crude oil rebounds

November 5th, 2014 6:45 pm by Associated Press

Devon Energy was the biggest gainer in the Standard & Poor's 500 index after it reported record oil production late Tuesday and said that its third-quarter earnings more than doubled to $1.02 billion.

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Religion news in brief: Pakistan mob kills Christian couple; gunshots hit Calif. mosque

Religion news in brief: Pakistan mob kills Christian couple; gunshots hit Calif. mosque

November 5th, 2014 6:05 pm by Associated Press

Police in Pakistan say a Muslim mob has beaten a Christian couple to death and burned their bodies in a brick kiln for allegedly desecrating the Quran. Other sources say the young Christians were thrown alive into the fire.

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What small business can expect in the new Congress

What small business can expect in the new Congress

November 5th, 2014 5:47 pm by JOYCE ROSENBERG, Associated Press

The shift in power in Congress may give small businesses help with taxes and regulations, but there's little expectation that sweeping changes are in store. In fact, more gridlock could be on the way.

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Ex-Ravens cheerleader charged with sex with teen

Ex-Ravens cheerleader charged with sex with teen

November 5th, 2014 2:33 pm by RANDALL CHASE, Associated Press

A former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader and the estranged wife of a prominent Maryland energy executive was arraigned Wednesday on charges of having sex with a 15-year-old boy in Delaware.

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Obama, GOP in new political dynamic after election

Obama, GOP in new political dynamic after election

November 5th, 2014 2:32 pm by DAVID ESPO, Associated Press; JULIE PACE, Associated Press

Jubilant Republicans celebrated sweeping election gains Wednesday as President Barack Obama began adjusting to a Congress under two-house GOP control for his final years in office.

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Tenn. voters pass abortion, other amendments

Tenn. voters pass abortion, other amendments

November 5th, 2014 12:58 am by Associated Press

The most hard-fought of all the amendments was also the closest race with about 53 percent of voters favoring stricter abortion regulations.

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