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Arizona copper mine stirs debate pitting profits vs religion

Arizona copper mine stirs debate pitting profits vs religion

July 2nd, 2015 12:00 pm by RYAN VAN VELZER, Associated Press

Outside of an aging mining town in the mountains east of Phoenix, a copper company has burrowed a shaft 1.3 miles into the high desert landscape in what is believed to be the deepest such mine in the U.S.

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Retired military dogs find new purpose in US meth wars

Retired military dogs find new purpose in US meth wars

July 2nd, 2015 11:00 am by JENI O'MALLEY, Associated Press

Five retired military dogs that spent years working in war zones are putting their noses to new uses by helping police in the U.S. combat methamphetamine and other drugs.

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Plan to remove Forrest statue from Memphis park moves ahead

Plan to remove Forrest statue from Memphis park moves ahead

July 2nd, 2015 10:19 am by Associated Press

Plans to remove the statue and gravesite of Confederate cavalryman Nathan Bedford Forrest from a Memphis park are moving forward.

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U.S. employers add 223K jobs; jobless rate falls to 5.3 pct.

U.S. employers add 223K jobs; jobless rate falls to 5.3 pct.

July 2nd, 2015 9:51 am by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer

In addition, the percentage of Americans working or looking for work fell to a 38-year low, a possible sign of more discouraged job seekers.

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Train derailment, fire prompts evacuation in Tennessee

Train derailment, fire prompts evacuation in Tennessee

July 2nd, 2015 9:50 am by STEVE MEGARGEE, Associated Press

A car on a CSX train carrying a flammable and toxic substance derailed and caught fire in eastern Tennessee, prompting the evacuation of thousands within a 2-mile radius.

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Kingsport, Bristol arts organizations receive nearly $110,000 in grants

Kingsport, Bristol arts organizations receive nearly $110,000 in grants

July 2nd, 2015 9:20 am by J. H. Osborne

The Tennessee Arts Commission has awarded $3,925,710 to help fund arts and cultural activities for arts organizations, schools, local governments, nonprofits and artists - including nearly $110,000 to recipients in Sullivan County.

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Fees for birth and death certificates to increase In Tennessee

Fees for birth and death certificates to increase In Tennessee

July 2nd, 2015 8:50 am by Tennessee Department of Health

The Tennessee Department of Health's Office of Vital Records is increasing fees charged for providing birth and death certificates.

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7th shark attack hits North Carolina coast

7th shark attack hits North Carolina coast

July 2nd, 2015 8:15 am by Spencer Parts, The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) (TNS)

North Carolina experienced its seventh shark attack in a month Wednesday, just as the coast prepared for one of its busiest weekends of the year. At around noon Wednesday a 68-year-old man in waist-deep water on Ocracoke Island.

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Tennessee store owner replaces 'No Gays Allowed' sign

Tennessee store owner replaces 'No Gays Allowed' sign

July 1st, 2015 3:06 pm by Associated Press

An East Tennessee hardware store owner who put up a "No Gays Allowed" sign has replaced it with one reading, "We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone who would violate our rights of freedom of speech & freedom of religion."

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Tenure battle in Wisconsin seen as bellwether by educators across US

Tenure battle in Wisconsin seen as bellwether by educators across US

July 1st, 2015 2:00 pm by By Karen Herzog, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (TNS)

The second assumption in the national debate is that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker - a certain presidential candidate in 2016 - is the behind-the-scenes architect of the provisions in the GOP plan

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