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Lawsuit filed over Tenn. child's surname

Lawsuit filed over Tenn. child's surname

October 13th, 2014 8:13 am by Associated Press

The Tennessean reports Brentwood parents Carl Abramson and Kimberly Sarubbi kept their own last names after getting married and decided their child should have a combination of their names: Sabr.

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Some Mormons pushing church on gay marriage

Some Mormons pushing church on gay marriage

October 13th, 2014 12:41 am by Associated Press

Court decisions this week paving the way for same-sex marriage to become legal in dozens of states have emboldened a growing group of Latter-day Saints who are pushing the conservative church to become more accepting of gay members.

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Health worker second in U.S. to test positive for Ebola

Health worker second in U.S. to test positive for Ebola

October 12th, 2014 12:27 pm by NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press

A Texas health care worker has tested positive for Ebola even though she wore full protective gear while caring for a hospitalized patient who later died from the virus, health officials said Sunday.

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Study shows growth in Tennessee tourism

Study shows growth in Tennessee tourism

October 11th, 2014 10:00 pm by Associated Press

Tennessee needs to continue supporting taxpayer advertising and marketing campaigns to continue the momentum in the state's growing tourism industry, Gov. Bill Haslam and other officials said

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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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