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Iran rejects global strategy against extremists

Iran rejects global strategy against extremists

September 15th, 2014 9:44 am by LORI HINNANT, Associated Press

Neither Iran nor Syria, which together share most of Iraq's borders, was invited to the international conference in Paris, which opened as a pair of French reconnaissance jets took off over Iraqi skies.

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Miss New York chosen as Miss America 2015; Miss Virginia first runner-up

Miss New York chosen as Miss America 2015; Miss Virginia first runner-up

September 14th, 2014 11:41 pm by WAYNE PARRY, Associated Press

Miss New York Kira Kazantsev was named the new Miss America Sunday night, marking the third year in a row that a contestant from her state has walked away with the crown in the nationally televised pageant.

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Skin shocks used at Massachusetts school draw look from FDA

Skin shocks used at Massachusetts school draw look from FDA

September 14th, 2014 5:14 pm by JENNIFER C. KERR, Associated Press

CANTON, Mass. — Some cut themselves. Others slam their heads against walls or desks — so hard that one girl detached both retinas and a young man triggered a stroke. Another pulled out all his teeth.

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AAA: Fewer driver's ed classes = more teen traffic accidents, convictions

AAA: Fewer driver's ed classes = more teen traffic accidents, convictions

September 13th, 2014 11:00 pm by Rick Wagner

In Tennessee, driver's ed is not required, and budget constraints led the Sullivan County Board of Education a few years ago to cease the driver's ed program in its four high schools.

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Archaeological center opens at ETSU Valleybrook campus

Archaeological center opens at ETSU Valleybrook campus

September 13th, 2014 10:26 am by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

Thousands of artifacts left behind by prehistoric humans have been meticulously catalogued on East Tennessee State University's Valleybrook satellite campus.

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Rescuers search Pacific for Navy pilot after crash

Rescuers search Pacific for Navy pilot after crash

September 13th, 2014 10:00 am by Associated Press

One pilot ejected safely after Friday's crash but the other was missing and the subject of a search off the U.S. territory, the Navy said.

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Woman held without bail after 3 dead babies found

Woman held without bail after 3 dead babies found

September 12th, 2014 8:00 pm by JENNIFER McDERMOTT, Associated Press; DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press

A woman who lived at a squalid, vermin-infested home where the bodies of three infants were found this week was arraigned Friday on charges including fetal death concealment and ordered held without bail

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Union: Prison learned of escape plans day earlier

Union: Prison learned of escape plans day earlier

September 12th, 2014 5:00 pm by ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press; JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press

A spokeswoman for the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction said in an email that the segregated inmate "has nothing to do with the escape." She didn't address other parts of the union's allegations.

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Ohio high school shooter T.J. Lane caught after prison escape

Ohio high school shooter T.J. Lane caught after prison escape

September 12th, 2014 7:41 am by By Ryan Parker, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

T.J. Lane was convicted in the shooting rampage that killed three students and injured two others at Chardon High School east of Cleveland in February 2012.

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Survey: Congregations more accepting of gays

Survey: Congregations more accepting of gays

September 12th, 2014 7:34 am by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Overall acceptance of gays and lesbians in U.S. religious congregations rose significantly between 2006 and 2012, but it declined in Catholic congregations, according to new data released Thursday.

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