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National child welfare report ranks Tennessee 36th

National child welfare report ranks Tennessee 36th

July 22nd, 2015 7:43 am by Associated Press

Although Tennessee continues to rank in the lower half of all states overall this year, it ranks better than all Southeastern states except Kentucky and North Carolina, 34th and 35th respectively.

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Trump-GOP feud escalates after Graham goes after him

Trump-GOP feud escalates after Graham goes after him

July 21st, 2015 7:33 pm by Associated Press

Trump is now at odds with much of the Republican establishment after a series of incendiary comments, topped by his weekend mocking of Arizona Sen. John McCain's experience as a tortured prisoner of war in Vietnam.

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Theater shooter may not be executed even if sentenced to die

Theater shooter may not be executed even if sentenced to die

July 21st, 2015 6:32 pm by Associated Press

Colorado has executed only one person in nearly half a century, and just three people sit on the state's death row.

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Senate negotiators reach agreement on 6-year highway bill

Senate negotiators reach agreement on 6-year highway bill

July 21st, 2015 3:15 pm by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said he and Sen. Barbara Boxer of California, who led the Democratic negotiations, were able to agree only on enough funds to pay for transportation programs for the first 3 years of the bill.

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Chattanooga shooter was possibly troubled; motive a mystery

Chattanooga shooter was possibly troubled; motive a mystery

July 21st, 2015 3:00 pm by JAY REEVES, Associated Press; MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press; ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press

They still aren't sure why he did it, or whether anyone else was involved. They have described their search through the remnants of his life as a domestic terrorism investigation

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DA: It's too early to know how woman died in Texas jail cell

DA: It's too early to know how woman died in Texas jail cell

July 21st, 2015 2:00 pm by Associated Press

The prosecutor in a Texas county where authorities say a black woman hanged herself in a jail cell said it is too soon to determine exactly how she died and that the case is being examined as thoroughly "as it would be in a murder investigation."

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Six colleges with controversial building names

Six colleges with controversial building names

July 21st, 2015 1:00 pm by By Ali Elkin, Bloomberg News (TNS)

As Confederate flags, statues and monuments are reconsidered nationally in the wake of last month's mass shooting in Charleston, S.C., colleges and universities are also debating how to address campus buildings with controversial names

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Witness: Man 'hogtied' by Mississippi police before death

Witness: Man 'hogtied' by Mississippi police before death

July 21st, 2015 1:00 pm by Associated Press

Multiple news outlets report that 30-year-old Memphis chemical engineer Troy Goode died in a hospital Saturday night, two hours after being detained by the Southaven Police Department.

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California interstate collapse reverberates to 2 states

California interstate collapse reverberates to 2 states

July 21st, 2015 12:00 pm by BRIAN SKOLOFF, Associated Press; JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press

Loren Primmer will have to take the scenic route for a while. But even Joshua Tree National Park's beauty won't make up for a commute that's suddenly expanding from one to three hours with the collapse of a California freeway bridge.

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Stealthy jet ensures other war-fighting aircraft survive

Stealthy jet ensures other war-fighting aircraft survive

July 21st, 2015 11:00 am by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

Screaming through the air along southern Virginia's coast, the Air Force's F-22 Raptor routinely puts on a dazzling show of loops, dives and combat maneuvers designed to bedevil and defeat opponents before they ever know it's there.

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