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Woman killed in Tenn. train accident was former Mrs. America

Woman killed in Tenn. train accident was former Mrs. America

March 23rd, 2015 7:58 am by Associated Press

Susan Goodman was reportedly trying to cross the tracks in her SUV around 12:45 p.m. on Friday when it was struck by a CSX train.

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Starbucks baristas stop writing 'Race Together' on cups

Starbucks baristas stop writing 'Race Together' on cups

March 22nd, 2015 6:32 pm by Associated Press

NEW YORK - Starbucks baristas will no longer write "Race Together" on customers' cups starting Sunday, ending a visible component of the company's diversity and racial inequality campaign.

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Cruz to become first major candidate to jump into 2016 race

Cruz to become first major candidate to jump into 2016 race

March 22nd, 2015 6:00 pm by STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz will become the first major candidate for president when he launches his campaign Monday.

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Confederate battle flag at center of Supreme Court free speech case

Confederate battle flag at center of Supreme Court free speech case

March 22nd, 2015 5:42 pm by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Texas commemorates the Confederacy in many ways, from an annual celebration of Confederate Heroes Day each January to monuments on the grounds of the state Capitol in Austin.

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Hot plate may have sparked fire that killed 7 NYC children

Hot plate may have sparked fire that killed 7 NYC children

March 21st, 2015 12:50 pm by MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press

A fire tore through a Brooklyn home early Saturday, leaving seven children from the same Orthodox Jewish family dead and their mother and another child in critical condition, authorities said.

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State bills would limit access to officer body camera videos

State bills would limit access to officer body camera videos

March 20th, 2015 10:00 pm by RYAN J. FOLEY, Associated Press

State legislators around the country are pushing to make it much harder for the public to obtain police officer body camera videos, undermining their promise as a tool people can use to hold law enforcement accountable.

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Fracking: U.S. tightens rules for chemical disclosure

Fracking: U.S. tightens rules for chemical disclosure

March 20th, 2015 1:59 pm by MATTHEW DALY and JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

The rule has been under consideration for more than three years, drawing criticism from the oil and gas industry and environmental groups alike.

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Police: Children found in Unicoi home with meth lab

Police: Children found in Unicoi home with meth lab

March 20th, 2015 5:47 am by NET News Service

Unicoi County couple was arrested after police allegedly found a methamphetamine lab inside their residence, along with two juveniles.

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House repeals Intractable Pain Act, last stop Haslam

House repeals Intractable Pain Act, last stop Haslam

March 19th, 2015 9:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

Tennessee legislators have unanimously repealed the Intractable Pain Act in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, striking down a law local officials say has directly contributed to the prescription drug abuse epidemic in the state.

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Tennessee attorney sues Haslam administration for records

Tennessee attorney sues Haslam administration for records

March 19th, 2015 7:30 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

A corporate tax attorney is suing Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's administration for refusing to produce documents under the Tennessee Open Records Act.

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