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Boy Scout leaders vote on ending blanket ban on gay adults

Boy Scout leaders vote on ending blanket ban on gay adults

July 27th, 2015 3:00 pm by DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer

The new policy, aimed at easing a controversy that has embroiled the Boy Scouts for decades, would take effect immediately if approved by the BSA's 80-member National Executive Board.

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Miner injured in roof bolt machine mishap

Miner injured in roof bolt machine mishap

July 27th, 2015 2:48 pm by Stephen Igo

A roof bolt machine operator got his left arm twisted around the drill steel while installing a roof bolt in Paramont Coal Co.'s No. 26 Mine in Dickenson County.

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New inquiry into Clinton emails fuels political questions

New inquiry into Clinton emails fuels political questions

July 27th, 2015 8:50 am by LISA LERER and ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

A new letter by intelligence investigators says secret government information may have been compromised in Hillary Rodham Clinton's private server, underscoring an inescapable reality for her presidential campaign: Email is forever.

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Tenn. lethal injection trial continues with dueling experts

Tenn. lethal injection trial continues with dueling experts

July 27th, 2015 8:46 am by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

The Tennessee Supreme Court says the death penalty is constitutional, so there must be a constitutional way to carry it out. But attorneys for 33 death row inmates say lethal injection isn't one of them.

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State health insurance markets struggle with cost challenges

State health insurance markets struggle with cost challenges

July 26th, 2015 5:46 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON -State-run health insurance markets that offer coverage under President Barack Obama's health law are struggling with high costs and disappointing enrollment.

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Tennessee lethal injection trial continues with dueling experts

Tennessee lethal injection trial continues with dueling experts

July 26th, 2015 5:32 pm by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

The Tennessee Supreme Court says the death penalty is constitutional, so there must be a constitutional way to carry it out. But attorneys for 33 death row inmates say lethal injection isn't one of them.

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Pentagon asks armed volunteers to stop guarding recruiting centers

Pentagon asks armed volunteers to stop guarding recruiting centers

July 25th, 2015 7:00 pm by Chattanooga Times Free Press

In a statement issued Friday, Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said the department takes "the safety of our service members, our DoD civilians, and the families who support them very seriously."

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Kaine, Warner back LGBT non-discrimination bill

Kaine, Warner back LGBT non-discrimination bill

July 24th, 2015 8:00 pm by Stephen Igo

They joined 38 of their Senate colleagues and 158 members of the House of Representatives this week to introduce legislation to ban discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) citizens.

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Transportation Chief: 5 Airlines probed for price-gouging

Transportation Chief: 5 Airlines probed for price-gouging

July 24th, 2015 4:12 pm by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press

The Transportation Department sent letters on Friday to Delta, American, United, Southwest and JetBlue airlines seeking information on their prices before and after the May 12 train crash.

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Authorities point to evidence of suicide in Texas jail death

Authorities point to evidence of suicide in Texas jail death

July 24th, 2015 2:00 pm by MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press; JASON KEYSER, Associated Press

While Sandra Bland's family maintains that the woman found dead in a Texas jail cell would not have taken her own life, authorities are pointing to mounting evidence that they say shows she hanged herself.

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