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Gay marriage: High court sets stage for historic ruling

Gay marriage: High court sets stage for historic ruling

January 16th, 2015 10:16 pm by Associated Press

The justices will take up gay-rights cases that ask them to overturn bans in four states and declare for the entire nation that people can marry the partners of their choice, regardless of gender. The cases will be argued in April.

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Bill seeks to ban red-light cameras in Tennessee

Bill seeks to ban red-light cameras in Tennessee

January 16th, 2015 10:45 am by Associated Press

Rep. Andy Holt of Dresden says he's received hundreds of messages from Democrats and Republicans supporting his call to outlaw the controversial cameras.

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Medicare chief steps down, took part in health care roll-out

Medicare chief steps down, took part in health care roll-out

January 16th, 2015 9:05 am by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press

Medicare chief Marilyn Tavenner — who oversaw the rocky rollout of the president's health care law — says she's stepping down at the end of February.

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Duke cancels plan for Muslim call to prayer from tower

Duke cancels plan for Muslim call to prayer from tower

January 15th, 2015 5:13 pm by Associated Press

The plan drew the ire of evangelist Franklin Graham, who urged Duke alumni to withhold support because of violence against Christians that he attributed to Muslims.

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Obama to renew push for paid leave for working parents

Obama to renew push for paid leave for working parents

January 15th, 2015 12:07 pm by DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press

The president will also ask Congress for more than $2 billion in new spending to encourage states to create paid family and medical leave programs.

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Dollar General stands firm on store divestiture figure

Dollar General stands firm on store divestiture figure

January 15th, 2015 9:54 am by Associated Press

Matthews, North Carolina-based Family Dollar has rejected numerous approaches from Dollar General, the latest worth $9.1 billion in cash.

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FBI: Ohio man planned to bomb US Capitol, kill officials

FBI: Ohio man planned to bomb US Capitol, kill officials

January 15th, 2015 8:00 am by LISA CORNWELL, Associated Press

Cornell's arrest came only days after a grand jury indictment charged another Cincinnati-area resident with threatening to murder House Speaker John Boehner.

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Push underway to speed up wine in food stores

Push underway to speed up wine in food stores

January 14th, 2015 10:00 pm by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT — State Rep. Jon Lundberg insists he will not be an insider in an anticipated legislative power play to move up the July 1, 2016 date allowing retail food stores to sell wine for the first time.

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Two men reach top of Yosemite's El Capitan in historic climb

Two men reach top of Yosemite's El Capitan in historic climb

January 14th, 2015 7:04 pm by Associated Press

Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson used ropes and safety harnesses to catch themselves in case of a fall, but relied entirely on their own strength and dexterity to ascend by grasping cracks as thin as razor blades and as small as dimes.

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Police killings prompt array of bills in state legislatures

Police killings prompt array of bills in state legislatures

January 14th, 2015 6:15 pm by DAVID A. LIEB, Associated Press

Many would place more scrutiny on interactions between law officers and the public, and aim to address concerns about perceived racial injustice, police tactics and civil unrest.

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