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Guard arrested for aiding convicts faces arraignment

Guard arrested for aiding convicts faces arraignment

June 25th, 2015 7:37 am by BONNY GHOSH, Associated Press

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) - A maximum-security prison guard who delivered frozen meat with tools hidden inside to two inmates before they escaped will be arraigned on charges of promoting prison contraband and other offenses.

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McAuliffe works toward removing Confederate emblem from plates

McAuliffe works toward removing Confederate emblem from plates

June 24th, 2015 1:49 pm by Stephen Igo

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said although Virginia doesn't display the Confederate flag on its capitol grounds, "it has been the subject of considerable controversy, and it divides many of our people."

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Snowden papers suggest possible UK role in US drone strike

Snowden papers suggest possible UK role in US drone strike

June 24th, 2015 12:30 pm by Associated Press

Two global newspapers say documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden raise questions about whether British intelligence played a role in a 2012 U.S. drone strike in Yemen.

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3 foundations donate $1M to Birthplace of Country Music

3 foundations donate $1M to Birthplace of Country Music

June 24th, 2015 11:30 am by Associated Press

The Associated Press reports the nonprofit organization's executive director Leah Ross made the announcement Tuesday. The Birthplace of Country Music is a music tourism promotional organization.

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Confederate, Jim Crow tributes go well beyond battle flag

Confederate, Jim Crow tributes go well beyond battle flag

June 24th, 2015 10:30 am by BILL BARROW, Associated Press

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley called for removing the Confederate battle flag that flies in front of her state's Capitol. But she hasn't said the Confederate veterans' monument alongside the flag should go.

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Before Charleston attack, a long history of violence against black churches

Before Charleston attack, a long history of violence against black churches

June 24th, 2015 9:47 am by By Ryan Parker, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

Indeed, 20 years ago, a string of churches was burned, mostly in Southern states - a statistic cited by Republican Rep. Henry J. Hyde of Illinois, then chairman of the Judiciary Committee.

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Grand Canyon, Little Havana on endangered places list

Grand Canyon, Little Havana on endangered places list

June 24th, 2015 8:35 am by Associated Press

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has put the Grand Canyon, Miami's Little Havana and a former gay nightclub in West Hollywood on its annual list of America's 11 most endangered historic places.

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Local flag retailer sees boost in Confederate sales

Local flag retailer sees boost in Confederate sales

June 24th, 2015 8:28 am by David Floyd, NET News Service

Johnson City-based flag manufacturer and retailer Volunteer Flag and Safety keeps a small number of Confederate flags in stock, and there's been an increase in customers calling or walking into the store.

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Spanish auto parts maker Gestamp expanding in Chattanooga

Spanish auto parts maker Gestamp expanding in Chattanooga

June 23rd, 2015 2:50 pm by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

The $180M investment includes an expansion of Gestamp's existing Chattanooga plant and construction of a new plant on the Volkswagen campus that will produce sheet metal pieces for the outside of a new mid-size SUV currently in development.

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McConnell asks senators to cast pro-trade vote once more

McConnell asks senators to cast pro-trade vote once more

June 23rd, 2015 9:47 am by CHARLES BABINGTON, Associated Press

Opponents, meanwhile, are mounting an equally emotional push to keep Obama from obtaining "fast track" authority to negotiate trade agreements with Pacific Rim countries and others.

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