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Dress-wearing man killed by NSA police had lengthy record

Dress-wearing man killed by NSA police had lengthy record

March 31st, 2015 10:31 pm by Associated Press

Ricky Shawatza Hall and his passenger had just driven off in the SUV of a 60-year-old Baltimore man, who told investigators that he had picked up the two strangers in Baltimore and brought them to a Howard County motel.

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Defense rests in 1st phase of Boston Marathon bombing trial

Defense rests in 1st phase of Boston Marathon bombing trial

March 31st, 2015 7:45 pm by DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzkokhar Tsarnaev rested their case in his federal death penalty trial Tuesday after presenting testimony designed to show his late older brother was the mastermind of the 2013 terror attack.

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Haslam-owned truck-stop company settles 4 rebate fraud cases

Haslam-owned truck-stop company settles 4 rebate fraud cases

March 31st, 2015 6:30 pm by Associated Press

Four trucking companies have settled lawsuits against the truck-stop chain owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.

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Mining for tourists? A dubious economic savior in Appalachia

Mining for tourists? A dubious economic savior in Appalachia

March 31st, 2015 6:18 pm by Associated Press

Mines built the company town of Seco, Ky. Jack and Sandra Looney hope vines - the wine grapes growing on a former strip mine in the hills above - will help to draw visitors here.

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Former Carter County church treasurer pleads guilty to stealing funds

Former Carter County church treasurer pleads guilty to stealing funds

March 31st, 2015 8:33 am by John Thompson, NET News Service

Silas Edward Sams, 67, pleaded guilty to one count of theft over $60,000, nine counts of forgery and one count of theft over $1,000.

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US offer for climate treaty: Up to 28 percent emissions cut

US offer for climate treaty: Up to 28 percent emissions cut

March 31st, 2015 8:17 am by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

In a highly anticipated announcement, the United States will offer a roughly 28 percent emissions cut as its contribution to a major global climate treaty nearing the final stages of negotiation, according to people briefed on the White House's plans.

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Ex-Walmart CEO praises pay hike

Ex-Walmart CEO praises pay hike

March 31st, 2015 8:12 am by Hank Hayes

Walmart has pledged to give approximately 500,000 full-time and part-time associates at Walmart U.S. stores and Sam's Clubs pay raises in the first half of its current fiscal year.

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Church van crashes into canal, killing 8 and injuring 10

Church van crashes into canal, killing 8 and injuring 10

March 30th, 2015 9:00 pm by KYLE HIGHTOWER, Associated Press; MATT SEDENSKY, Associated Press

The congregants of a close-knit Haitian church gathered Monday around Nicolas Alexis, hoping to learn what happened to 18 friends and loved ones who had been expected to return that morning from a late Palm Sunday service.

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Tennessee House passes guns in parks bill

Tennessee House passes guns in parks bill

March 30th, 2015 8:05 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE - The House has passed a bill to strip city and county governments of the power to ban guns in parks, playgrounds and sports fields.

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NSA: 1 dead after car rams police vehicle at Fort Meade

NSA: 1 dead after car rams police vehicle at Fort Meade

March 30th, 2015 3:08 pm by MEREDITH SOMERS, Associated Press; LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

Officers opened fire after two men dressed as women refused to stop Monday at the National Security Agency gate at Fort Meade and then smashed into a police vehicle blocking the road, officials said. One of the men died

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