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Union official: Local coming for Volkswagen plant

Union official: Local coming for Volkswagen plant

July 10th, 2014 1:46 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An official with the United Auto Workers, which suffered a stinging defeat in its attempt to unionize Volkswagen's assembly plant in Tennessee earlier this year, said Thursday that it is forming a new local at the plant.

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15-year-old charged in fatal shooting at Tenn. armory

15-year-old charged in fatal shooting at Tenn. armory

July 10th, 2014 1:14 pm by Associated Press

Authorities say the suspect somehow gained access to armory, which is usually locked, and fired several shots Wednesday evening. Sgt. 1st Class Michael W. Braden was shot and later died.

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4 children among 6 killed in Houston-area shooting

4 children among 6 killed in Houston-area shooting

July 10th, 2014 8:13 am by MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press

A father who authorities say fatally shot two adults and four of his children and critically wounded his 15-year-old daughter, sank to his knees in surrender after a three-hour standoff in suburban Houston, police said.

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New Tenn. law allows action when child spotted in hot car

New Tenn. law allows action when child spotted in hot car

July 9th, 2014 11:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

As of July 1 of this year, people who spot a child left in a hot car are allowed to break the windows without fear of being held liable for damages.

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Confederate battle flags on Va. campus to be moved

Confederate battle flags on Va. campus to be moved

July 9th, 2014 10:57 pm by Associated Press

Washington and Lee University is drawing praise from some and complaints from others after announcing that it will remove Confederate battle flags from a chapel on the Virginia campus where Robert E. Lee is buried.

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Top Senate Dem blocking votes on gun proposals

Top Senate Dem blocking votes on gun proposals

July 9th, 2014 9:00 pm by Staff Report

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid blocked a parade of campaign-season votes on gun rights on Wednesday that could have been a political thorn for Democrats seeking to retain control of the chamber in this fall's elections.

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Naked  intruder recites Scripture in Seattle home

Naked intruder recites Scripture in Seattle home

July 9th, 2014 8:03 pm by Associated Press

Police say after they arrested the 20-year-old man for investigation of burglary, he told them he'd taken LSD. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment, then booked into jail.

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New York police see risks with drones' popularity

New York police see risks with drones' popularity

July 9th, 2014 7:46 pm by Associated Press

Even though it's illegal to fly the devices just about anywhere in New York City without permission, the incidents and breathtaking videos of Manhattan's steel-and-glass canyons and sweeping skyline photos suggest that the rules are being widely flouted.

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Tennessee accused of failing to follow health law

Tennessee accused of failing to follow health law

July 9th, 2014 7:00 pm by Associated Press

Tennessee health officials say they disagree with numerous aspects of a letter from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that accuses the state of failing to provide services for people as required by the federal health care law.

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Ky. pastor arrested in Tenn. on sex charges

Ky. pastor arrested in Tenn. on sex charges

July 9th, 2014 6:00 pm by Associated Press

Police say a Kentucky pastor who is a registered sex offender has been arrested in Tennessee on rape charges involving a juvenile.

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