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Tennessee Promise has 35,000 applications

Tennessee Promise has 35,000 applications

October 11th, 2014 1:30 pm by Associated Press

More than 35,000 high school students have applied for the Tennessee Promise program, which offers free tuition at the state's two-year community colleges and colleges of applied technology

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Couples rush to wed as NC gay marriage ban dumped

Couples rush to wed as NC gay marriage ban dumped

October 11th, 2014 9:26 am by MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press; MITCH WEISS, Associated Press

Cogburn's ruling followed Monday's announcement by the U.S. Supreme Court that it would not hear any appeal of a July ruling by the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond striking down Virginia's ban. That court has jurisdiction over North Carolina.

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Police shooting protests expand across St. Louis

Police shooting protests expand across St. Louis

October 11th, 2014 9:23 am by ALAN SCHER ZAGIER, Associated Press

The demonstrations moved to Ferguson Friday night as protesters stood inches from officers in riot gear before demonstrators disbursed. Many then went to the site of a police shooting in St. Louis, where another demonstration is planned Saturday.

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Judge strikes down NC gay marriage ban

Judge strikes down NC gay marriage ban

October 10th, 2014 10:39 pm by Associated Press

U.S. District Court Judge Max O. Cogburn, Jr., in Asheville issued a ruling shortly after 5 p.m. declaring the ban approved by state voters in 2012 unconstitutional.

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Stocks close out worst week since May 2012

Stocks close out worst week since May 2012

October 10th, 2014 5:29 pm by Associated Press

Technology shares were especially hard-hit. Semiconductor makers slumped after Microchip Technology cut its sales forecast for the quarter and warned investors to expect bad news from others in the sector.

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UT professor travels Earth to learn about Mars

UT professor travels Earth to learn about Mars

October 10th, 2014 2:19 pm by University of Tennessee

Jeffrey Moersch is part of NASA-funded team working on Mars 2020 rover mission.

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Angry protesters yell at riot police in St. Louis

Angry protesters yell at riot police in St. Louis

October 10th, 2014 7:32 am by JIM SALTER and JEFF ROBERSON, Associated Press

Protesters angered by the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by police faced off with officers in south St. Louis for a second night as accusations of racial profiling prompted calls for a federal investigation.

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Officials: Strikes on terror cell don't stop plots

Officials: Strikes on terror cell don't stop plots

October 10th, 2014 6:45 am by KEN DILANIAN, AP Intelligence Writer

The barrage of U.S. cruise missiles aimed at a cell of al-Qaida militants in Syria last month failed to stop ongoing terror plots to blow up airplanes over Europe and the United States, American intelligence officials say.

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Even Supreme Court justices can goof

Even Supreme Court justices can goof

October 9th, 2014 10:41 pm by Associated Press

The Supreme Court's mishandling of big news this week about same-sex marriage was a reminder: Even the justices put their robes on one arm at a time.

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The new family portrait? 3D-printed statue selfies

The new family portrait? 3D-printed statue selfies

October 9th, 2014 8:00 pm by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer

The advent of digital cameras and smartphones killed the traditional mall portrait studio, but 3-D printing has sparked a new trend. Overloaded with digital photos, statues may be moving in to fulfill our desire for portraits that stand out.

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