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Poll: Americans cool to border-crossing children

Poll: Americans cool to border-crossing children

July 30th, 2014 8:01 am by JENNIFER AGIESTA and ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press

Americans are wary of granting refugee status to children crossing the U.S. border to flee strife-torn countries in Central America, and most in an Associated Press-GfK poll say the U.S. does not have a moral obligation to accept asylum seekers generally.

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Theater apologizes after kids see 'Sex Tape' clips

Theater apologizes after kids see 'Sex Tape' clips

July 30th, 2014 7:59 am by Associated Press

A movie theater chain says it is reviewing complaints after a theater showed scenes from the R-rated film "Sex Tape" instead of the children's movie "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" in a summer movie program for youngsters.

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Tenn. chief justice pleads his case to stay behind bench

Tenn. chief justice pleads his case to stay behind bench

July 29th, 2014 11:38 pm by BECKY CAMPBELL, NET News Service

On another sweep through East Tennessee, Supreme Court Justice Gary Wade met with judges, attorneys and others on Tuesday to continue his efforts to combat an attack campaign to oust him from the bench.

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House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

July 29th, 2014 11:00 pm by ERICA WERNER, Associated Press

House Republicans unveiled a slimmed-down bill Tuesday to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding migrant youths back home.

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Haslam letter baffles immigrant advocates

Haslam letter baffles immigrant advocates

July 29th, 2014 10:00 pm by Associated Press

Gov. Bill Haslam's letter to President Barack Obama that says his administration should have been informed about the placement of 760 unaccompanied immigrant children in Tennessee.

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In GOP South, pushback against Obama climate rules

In GOP South, pushback against Obama climate rules

July 29th, 2014 6:30 pm by RAY HENRY, Associated Press

The criticism came as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency held the first of two days of public hearings on a plan which would force a 30 percent cut in carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 2030.

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House-Senate negotiators approve $17B VA bill

House-Senate negotiators approve $17B VA bill

July 29th, 2014 1:24 pm by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

House and Senate negotiators have approved a $17 billion compromise bill to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs and reform a program scandalized by veterans' long waits for health care and VA workers falsifying records to cover up delays.

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Girls, Inc. van driver crashes into Bristol animal hospital

Girls, Inc. van driver crashes into Bristol animal hospital

July 29th, 2014 7:39 am by Wes Bunch

BRISTOL, Tenn. — A Bristol woman is facing charges after she allegedly hit another vehicle and struck the entrance to an animal hospital Monday while driving a van loaded with children.

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Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

July 29th, 2014 7:35 am by JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer

These consumers fall behind on credit cards or hospital bills. Their mortgages, auto loans or student debt pile up, unpaid. Even past-due gym membership fees or cellphone contracts can end up with a collection agency.

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US court: Va. gay marriage ban unconstitutional

US court: Va. gay marriage ban unconstitutional

July 28th, 2014 7:20 pm by MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Monday that Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, the latest in a string of decisions overturning bans across the country.

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