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Ice bucket challenge may change nonprofit world

Ice bucket challenge may change nonprofit world

August 23rd, 2014 2:00 pm by ALICIA RANCILIO, Associated Press

Since the ALS Association began tracking the campaign's progress on July 29, it has raised more than $53.3 million from 1.1 million new donors in what is one of the most viral philanthropic social media campaigns in history.

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Obama taking less vacation, but too much for some

Obama taking less vacation, but too much for some

August 22nd, 2014 7:00 pm by DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press

Since becoming president, Obama has taken 20 vacations lasting two to 15 days. As of Aug. 12, he spent all or part of 138 days on "vacation." By the same point in his second term, President George W. Bush spent 381 partial or complete days at his ranch in

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Ferguson fallout: A call for police 'body cams'

Ferguson fallout: A call for police 'body cams'

August 22nd, 2014 9:39 am by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer

"This is a technology that has a very real potential to serve as a check and balance on police power," says Jay Stanley, senior policy analyst at the American Civil Liberties Union.

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Pain clinic co-owner sentenced to 39 years

Pain clinic co-owner sentenced to 39 years

August 22nd, 2014 9:32 am by Associated Press

A 63-year-old Maryville woman has been sentenced to serve more than 39 years in prison for drug and money laundering offenses connected with the Breakthrough Pain Therapy Center, which she co-owned with her husband.

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UAW says Volkswagen signups in Tenn. hit 670

UAW says Volkswagen signups in Tenn. hit 670

August 21st, 2014 9:30 pm by Associated Press

A United Auto Workers leader says a new local in Chattanooga has signed up the equivalent of what would have been a winning margin for the union vote at Volkswagen's plant in Tennessee.

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National Guard to withdraw from Ferguson; Holder may widen probe

National Guard to withdraw from Ferguson; Holder may widen probe

August 21st, 2014 6:30 pm by By Richard A. Serrano and Kurtis Lee, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

The troops were deployed in Ferguson beginning on Monday, but their role was low-key, protecting the police command center and monitoring the protests in the St. Louis suburb each night

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Baby giraffe dies at Limestone zoo

Baby giraffe dies at Limestone zoo

August 21st, 2014 4:15 pm by NET News Service

A reticulated baby giraffe that was born earlier this month at Bright's Zoo has died, according to Zoo Director David Bright.

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Charity official charged with embezzlement of Bristol library funds

Charity official charged with embezzlement of Bristol library funds

August 21st, 2014 1:01 pm by Rain Smith

An official with a local, multi-million dollar charity has been charged with felony embezzlement, stemming from the alleged theft of $20,000 while previously employed by the Bristol Public Library.

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TVA board to vote on replacing coal plant with natural gas

TVA board to vote on replacing coal plant with natural gas

August 21st, 2014 7:22 am by Associated Press

TVA committed to install emission controls or retire the Memphis plant's coal units by December 2018 under a 2011 agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce emissions across its coal-fired generating fleet.

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US special ops tried but failed to find hostages

US special ops tried but failed to find hostages

August 21st, 2014 7:11 am by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, officials say.

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