Kingsport Times News Sunday, May 24, 2015
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Obama hits a milestone: S. Dakota visit makes it 50 states

Obama hits a milestone: S. Dakota visit makes it 50 states

May 8th, 2015 10:01 am by JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press

outh Dakota is losing a special distinction. Until Friday it was the only state still awaiting a visit from President Barack Obama.

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Denver dog missing for 4 years back home from Illinois

Denver dog missing for 4 years back home from Illinois

May 8th, 2015 10:00 am by STEVEN K. PAULSON, Associated Press

Kelly Booker's 9-year-old Shih Tzu, Lilly, was found last month wandering the streets nearly a thousand miles away in Elgin, Illinois, suffering from a severe infection and exposure. Her nails grew long, and people who found her said she was in bad shape.

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Video shows white officer kicking black man in face

Video shows white officer kicking black man in face

May 8th, 2015 9:58 am by RANDALL CHASE, Associated Press

Recorded by another officer's dashboard camera, the video shows Dover Cpl. Thomas Webster IV kicking Lateef Dickerson after Dickerson gets down on his hands and knees in response to commands to get on the ground.

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Justice Department to launch full-scale investigation of Baltimore police, sources say

Justice Department to launch full-scale investigation of Baltimore police, sources say

May 8th, 2015 9:52 am by By John Fritze, Mark Puente, Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun (TNS)

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch plans to launch a full-scale civil rights investigation into use of force by Baltimore police officers, according to sources with knowledge of the matter.

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Governor signs Tenn. measure requiring racial profiling ban

Governor signs Tenn. measure requiring racial profiling ban

May 7th, 2015 10:01 am by Associated Press

Gov. Bill Haslam has signed legislation that requires all of Tennessee's law enforcement agencies to adopt written policies to ban racial profiling. Previous efforts to require racial profiling policies fell short in the Legislature over the years.

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Haslam postsecondary education initiatives showing success

Haslam postsecondary education initiatives showing success

May 7th, 2015 10:00 am by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Recent enrollment figures show high interest in three programs the Republican governor launched as part of his "Drive to 55" initiative

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Republicans use Baltimore to relaunch the war on the War on Poverty

Republicans use Baltimore to relaunch the war on the War on Poverty

May 7th, 2015 9:59 am by By Arit John, Bloomberg News (TNS)

As the debate in Baltimore turns toward how to bring economic opportunity to poor cities, Republicans are arguing, again, that the government assistance programs launched by President Lyndon Johnson in the 1960s and other liberal policies are the main iss

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Texas incident fuels concern about lone-wolf terror attacks

Texas incident fuels concern about lone-wolf terror attacks

May 7th, 2015 9:57 am by DAVID CRARY, Associated Press; ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

The attempted attack on a provocative cartoon contest in Texas appears to reflect a scenario that has long troubled national security officials: a do-it-yourself terror plot, inspired by the Islamic State extremist group and facilitated through social med

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Tornadoes in southern Plains destroy homes, flip cars

Tornadoes in southern Plains destroy homes, flip cars

May 7th, 2015 9:55 am by KEN MILLER, Associated Press

Tornadoes raked the southern Plains Wednesday, overturning cars on an Oklahoma City interstate and destroying dozens of homes.

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Police charge suspect in death of student, said they met through Craigslist ad

Police charge suspect in death of student, said they met through Craigslist ad

May 7th, 2015 9:55 am by By Joel Currier and Christine Byers, St. Louis Post-Dispatch (TNS)

Police charged a 24-year-old St. Louis man Wednesday night in the fatal shooting two days earlier of Taylor Clark.

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