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Lawyers give closing arguments in marathon bomber's trial

Lawyers give closing arguments in marathon bomber's trial

May 14th, 2015 7:30 am by DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer

Prosecutors and defense attorneys on Wednesday made their final appeals to the jury that will decide the fate of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as jurors began deliberating whether the Boston Marathon bomber should get life in prison or the death penalty.

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Group says Tennessee has transportation 'crisis'

Group says Tennessee has transportation 'crisis'

May 13th, 2015 8:30 pm by Hank Hayes

An advocacy group warned Wednesday that Tennessee has a "transportation infrastructure funding crisis" threatening driver safety and the state's economic competitiveness.

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New coalition will push lawmakers to fund Tennessee roads

New coalition will push lawmakers to fund Tennessee roads

May 13th, 2015 2:10 pm by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

Lawmakers have been reluctant to increase Tennessee's 21.4-cents-per-gallon gas tax, which has not changed since 1989. A state report from January warned the tax is no longer sufficient to maintain existing infrastructure and meet long-term needs.

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Facebook debuts Instant Articles with 9 media outlets

Facebook debuts Instant Articles with 9 media outlets

May 13th, 2015 1:45 pm by By Andrea Chang, Los Angeles Times

Nine big news publishers, including the New York Times, BuzzFeed and National Geographic, have signed on as launch partners.

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Munsey to seek GOP nomination for Lee commonwealth's attorney

Munsey to seek GOP nomination for Lee commonwealth's attorney

May 13th, 2015 11:11 am by Stephen Igo

Stacy Estep Munsey of Jonesville has declared her candidacy for the Republican nomination for Lee County commonwealth's attorney. Munsey served as chief deputy commonwealth's attorney and is serving as interim commonwealth's attorney.

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Jeb Bush's campaign headquarters in waiting sees flurry of activity

Jeb Bush's campaign headquarters in waiting sees flurry of activity

May 13th, 2015 10:09 am by By Patricia Mazzei and Nicholas Nehamas, Miami Herald (TNS)

As an unofficial candidate, Jeb Bush has been raising big money at events hosted by his PAC and super PAC, both named Right to Rise. Once he launches his campaign, Bush will be limited in his ability to coordinate with the deep-pocketed super PAC

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Drought inspires creative suggestions to address water shortage

Drought inspires creative suggestions to address water shortage

May 13th, 2015 10:08 am by By Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

Last month, after Gov. Jerry Brown ordered Californians to cut back their water use, a retired engineering professor in Carmel revived a decades-old proposal for easing the drought: icebergs.

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Wisconsin's capital faces test after shooting decision

Wisconsin's capital faces test after shooting decision

May 13th, 2015 10:06 am by TODD RICHMOND, Associated Press

Some of the Madison Police Department's toughest critics peacefully protested in the hours after a prosecutor said he wouldn't charge a white officer who killed an unarmed biracial man.

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Horse-drawn trash service behooves 2 communities

Horse-drawn trash service behooves 2 communities

May 13th, 2015 10:05 am by LISA RATHKE, Associated Press

Twice a week, draft horses haul a cart as they clip-clop through the neighborhoods of Middlebury, while Patrick Palmer and his two employees toss garbage bags and recycling left at the curbside onto the cart.

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Price of cigarettes going up in Tenn.

Price of cigarettes going up in Tenn.

May 13th, 2015 9:09 am by Associated Press

Under a new law signed by Republican Gov. Bill Haslam, the minimum markup on cigarettes - which retailers say covers the "cost of doing business" - will rise from 41 cents on each pack of cigarettes to 76 cents per pack.

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