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Haslam not among army of speakers at NRA event in Nashville

Haslam not among army of speakers at NRA event in Nashville

April 5th, 2015 2:05 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

When more than 70,000 gun enthusiasts descend on Nashville for the National Rifle Association's annual meeting this week, they won't be hearing from one prominent Tennessean: Republican Gov. Bill Haslam.

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Five years after coal mine blast, explosion risks persist

Five years after coal mine blast, explosion risks persist

April 4th, 2015 7:27 pm by Associated Press

The nation's worst coal mine disaster in decades exposed lax safety measures at some Appalachian mines, issues that persist five years later despite the crackdown that followed, according to a review of federal inspection records.

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NE Tenn. man allegedly tries to off relative for $5K

NE Tenn. man allegedly tries to off relative for $5K

April 3rd, 2015 8:00 pm by Matthew Lane

According to court records, the Morristown man contacted a confidential informant in January 2015 and talked about his frustration about his current familial and financial circumstances and how the death of the female victim would eliminate these concerns

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Update: Man reported missing at sea for 66 days in good health

Update: Man reported missing at sea for 66 days in good health

April 3rd, 2015 4:30 pm by ALAN SUDERMAN, Associated Press

A man reported missing at sea two months ago was rescued on the overturned hull of his sailboat off the North Carolina coast, and he walked away from a hospital hours later. He says he got by by rationing his water and praying for help.

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Senate votes to ban drones over ticketed events, jails

Senate votes to ban drones over ticketed events, jails

April 3rd, 2015 11:20 am by Associated Press

The measure had been requested by the NFL's Tennessee Titans to prevent drones from flying over the team's Nashville stadium during games.

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Man thought to be missing at sea for two months is rescued off N. Carolina coast

Man thought to be missing at sea for two months is rescued off N. Carolina coast

April 3rd, 2015 7:04 am by By Ryan Parker, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

Louis Jordan, 37, sailing a vessel named Angel, was reported missing by family Jan. 29, according to a news release from the Coast Guard 5th District Command Center in Portsmouth, Va.

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Indiana, Arkansas pass revised religious objection proposals

Indiana, Arkansas pass revised religious objection proposals

April 2nd, 2015 10:09 pm by Associated Press

Lawmakers in Arkansas and Indiana passed legislation Thursday that they hoped would quiet the national uproar over new religious objections laws that opponents say are designed to offer a legal defense for anti-gay discrimination.

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Cannabis oil bill headed for full votes in legislature

Cannabis oil bill headed for full votes in legislature

April 2nd, 2015 7:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

The bill, amended in the House Health committee to add people suffering from epilepsy along with infantile spasms, would offer an alternative treatment for seizure patients.

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Wellmont, MSHA kick off historic merger

Wellmont, MSHA kick off historic merger - VIDEO

April 2nd, 2015 5:27 pm by Hank Hayes

Together, the two systems employ about 14,000 people, have revenues approaching $2 billion and run 19 hospitals in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

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New Jersey senator indicted on corruption charges

New Jersey senator indicted on corruption charges

April 2nd, 2015 7:45 am by ERIC TUCKER and SEAN CARLIN, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Bob Menendez was charged Wednesday with accepting nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions from a longtime friend in exchange for a stream of political favors.

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