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Tenn. farmers ready to grow hemp, unused to rules

Tenn. farmers ready to grow hemp, unused to rules

November 19th, 2014 7:58 am by Associated Press

With a decades-long ban on hemp production in Tennessee finally lifted, some farmers say they want to grow the crop but aren't used to the government oversight that comes with it.

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Speakers say Common Core contains spiritual set-up

Speakers say Common Core contains spiritual set-up

November 19th, 2014 12:36 am by MAX HRENDA, NET News Service

On Tuesday evening at Fountain of Life Bible Church, more than 100 people were in attendance as community and religious leaders denounced the standards as harmful and seditious to the American way of life.

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Senate says no to Keystone pipeline — but GOP vows replay

Senate says no to Keystone pipeline — but GOP vows replay

November 18th, 2014 8:36 pm by Associated Press

All 45 Senate Republicans supported the legislation to build the Canada-to-Texas pipeline. Only 14 of 55 Democrats and allied independents joined them.

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Photos: Christmas at Biltmore 2014

November 18th, 2014 7:30 pm by J. H. Osborne

Inside Biltmore House the season you will find 60 decorated Christmas trees, including the 34-foot Fraser fir in the 250-room chateau's seven-story Banquet Hall.

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Dow, S&P 500 again reach record highs

Dow, S&P 500 again reach record highs

November 18th, 2014 5:44 pm by Associated Press

"We've gotten good news on all of the worries since mid-October and we had much better-than-expected earnings," said Kate Warne, an investment strategist at Edward Jones. "As a result, it's not surprising we're seeing a series of record highs."

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Fatal crash on I-81 in Bristol

Fatal crash on I-81 in Bristol

November 18th, 2014 4:11 pm by Staff Report

At 12:39 Tuesday afternoon the Virginia State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash in the northbound lanes of I-81, near the 1 mile marker.

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Supreme Court overturns inmate's death sentence

Supreme Court overturns inmate's death sentence

November 18th, 2014 8:35 am by Associated Press

Although the court upheld his convictions in the slaying of Virginia Jackson in Dickson, justices determined that Jerry Ray Davidson's lawyers failed to present mitigating evidence during the sentencing phase of his trial.

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40 percent decline in polar bears in Alaska, western Canada heightens concern

40 percent decline in polar bears in Alaska, western Canada heightens concern

November 18th, 2014 7:35 am by By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

The scientific study that raises more questions about the impact of global warming on the creature that has become the symbol of some of its worst effects.

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Biltmore decks the halls for Christmas

Biltmore decks the halls for Christmas

November 17th, 2014 10:30 pm by J. H. Osborne

Touring Biltmore's interior — festooned with miles of garlands, around 30,000 lights, 150 candles, and hundreds of live poinsettias and other plants — is definitely cause enough to make a day trip to the estate sometime through the holidays.

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Bill would repeal Common Core in Tennessee

Bill would repeal Common Core in Tennessee

November 17th, 2014 8:00 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Two Republican state senators filed legislation Monday to repeal the state's Common Core standards even though Gov. Bill Haslam has called for a public review of the higher benchmarks in English and math.

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