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Court Review: White looks at current campaign from perspective of only Tennessee justice not retained by voters

Court Review: White looks at current campaign from perspective of only Tennessee justice not retained by voters

July 14th, 2014 9:58 am by Hank Hayes

White, a Northeast Tennessee native, had been appointed twice to judgeships by then-Democratic Gov. Ned McWherter — first to the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals and then to the Tennessee Supreme Court.

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Even where pot is legal, it is not always welcome at work

Even where pot is legal, it is not always welcome at work

July 14th, 2014 8:28 am by By Andy Mannix, The Seattle Times (MCT)

Washingtonians can walk into a store, buy a bag of weed and go home and light up in full compliance of state law. But that doesn't mean they won't be punished — or even fired — for it.

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J.C. Police say 2 dead in apparent murder/suicide

J.C. Police say 2 dead in apparent murder/suicide

July 14th, 2014 8:26 am by Max Hrenda, NET News Service

On Sunday at 3 p.m., Johnson City police officers arrived at 2914 Watauga Road, Apt. 605, to find the residents dead from apparent gunshot wounds.

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Dispatcher praised for getting gunman to surrender

Dispatcher praised for getting gunman to surrender

July 14th, 2014 8:22 am by Associated Press

Police are praising a dispatcher and crisis negotiator for persuading a gunman to surrender after he allegedly shot and killed three people in a Southern California neighborhood, wounded two others and fired on officers.

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Governors group skirts 'radioactive' Common Core

Governors group skirts 'radioactive' Common Core

July 13th, 2014 6:33 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

NASHVILLE — Reviled by staunch conservatives, the common education standards designed to improve schools and student competitiveness are being modified by some Republican governors.

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Woman who spent nearly 11 years in captivity says fame comes with complications

Woman who spent nearly 11 years in captivity says fame comes with complications

July 13th, 2014 5:19 pm by MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press

CLEVELAND — Michelle Knight has discovered that the fame that followed her escape from Ariel Castro's house of horrors cuts both ways.

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Plant's plan to put treated water in Nolichucky River draws concerns

Plant's plan to put treated water in Nolichucky River draws concerns

July 13th, 2014 5:04 pm by Associated Press

Environmental activists in East Tennessee are opposing a plan that calls for taking water from the Nolichucky River for use by a Greene County industrial chemical plant and then returning the treated water to the river.

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Cocke County park welcomes white buffalo

Cocke County park welcomes white buffalo

July 13th, 2014 12:25 pm by STAN JOHNSON, Citizen Tribune

The chances of an American buffalo being born white instead of the normal brown are about one in a million, according to Ron Nease. Now, residents of the Lakeway Area, or anywhere else, have a chance to see one of the rare creatures.

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U.S. border effort sputters as migrants cross again

U.S. border effort sputters as migrants cross again

July 13th, 2014 12:00 pm by ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press

A U.S. effort to discourage immigrants' repeated attempts to enter the country illegally by dropping them back in Mexico hundreds of miles away from where they were caught has been sharply scaled back after producing relatively modest gains.

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Driver of stalled pickup finds slithering surprise

Driver of stalled pickup finds slithering surprise

July 13th, 2014 1:37 am by Associated Press

When a woman's pickup stalled on a street in Santa Fe, local chef Jackson Ault stopped to lend a hand. Both people ended up with a surprise when Ault popped the hood and found a brown and yellow python slithering across the engine block.

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