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Colorado theater shooter's trial will begin in January, judge orders

Colorado theater shooter's trial will begin in January, judge orders

December 11th, 2014 8:13 am by By Ryan Parker, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

Holmes pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to numerous counts of murder, attempted murder and other charges in the shooting at a packed movie theater in Aurora during a midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" on July 20, 2012.

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CIA fights back after torture report

CIA fights back after torture report

December 10th, 2014 6:06 pm by Associated Press

Top spies past and present campaigned Wednesday to discredit the Senate's investigation into the CIA's harrowing torture practices after 9/11, battling to define the historical record and deter potential legal action around the world.

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Airfares coming down next year, trade group says

Airfares coming down next year, trade group says

December 10th, 2014 1:30 pm by By Hugo Martin, Los Angeles Times

The trade group predicted that tough competition and stronger profit margins should result in fare drops of 5.1 percent in 2015 compared with this year.

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Ramsey again nominated to be Senate Speaker

Ramsey again nominated to be Senate Speaker

December 10th, 2014 11:28 am by Hank Hayes

Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, R-Blountville, is expected to again be re-elected to a fifth term in the top leadership post when the legislature convenes in January.

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As drone popularity rises, so do concerns

As drone popularity rises, so do concerns

December 10th, 2014 8:26 am by By Christopher Maag, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) (TNS)

For some holiday gift givers, this is the year of the drone. But for pilots of commercial planes, tourists in national parks, and even pedestrians, drones could pose problems.

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House Speaker Harwell faces tea party challenge

House Speaker Harwell faces tea party challenge

December 10th, 2014 8:00 am by Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — House Speaker Beth Harwell faces a tea party challenge from Rep. Rick Womick as House Republicans vote Wednesday on whom to nominate to lead the lower chamber of the Tennessee General Assembly.

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Lawmakers agree on $1.1 trillion spending bill

Lawmakers agree on $1.1 trillion spending bill

December 9th, 2014 9:50 pm by Associated Press

Time running short, Republicans and Democrats agreed Tuesday on a $1.1 trillion spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and delay a politically-charged struggle over President Barack Obama's new immigration policy until the new year.

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Obama says report shows CIA torture program at odds with U.S. values

Obama says report shows CIA torture program at odds with U.S. values

December 9th, 2014 7:45 pm by By Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau (TNS)

The report concludes that the program lost track of captives, extracted false confessions and fabricated information, and produced no useful intelligence about imminent terrorist attacks.

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Iraqis tell Hagel they need more U.S. airstrikes, military equipment

Iraqis tell Hagel they need more U.S. airstrikes, military equipment

December 9th, 2014 6:30 pm by By W.J. Hennigan, Tribune Washington Bureau (TNS)

Iraq's leaders told Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Tuesday that local security forces want an increase in airstrikes and American-made weaponry in their fight to defeat Islamic State militants.

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Government: Gas to average $2.60 next year

Government: Gas to average $2.60 next year

December 9th, 2014 5:45 pm by Associated Press

The average national price of gasoline to $2.66 a gallon on Tuesday according to AAA, 61 cents less than last year at this time. The national average has fallen every day since September 26.

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