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Supreme Court overturns inmate's death sentence

Supreme Court overturns inmate's death sentence

November 18th, 2014 8:35 am by Associated Press

Although the court upheld his convictions in the slaying of Virginia Jackson in Dickson, justices determined that Jerry Ray Davidson's lawyers failed to present mitigating evidence during the sentencing phase of his trial.

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40 percent decline in polar bears in Alaska, western Canada heightens concern

40 percent decline in polar bears in Alaska, western Canada heightens concern

November 18th, 2014 7:35 am by By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

The scientific study that raises more questions about the impact of global warming on the creature that has become the symbol of some of its worst effects.

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Biltmore decks the halls for Christmas

Biltmore decks the halls for Christmas

November 17th, 2014 10:30 pm by J. H. Osborne

Touring Biltmore's interior — festooned with miles of garlands, around 30,000 lights, 150 candles, and hundreds of live poinsettias and other plants — is definitely cause enough to make a day trip to the estate sometime through the holidays.

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Bill would repeal Common Core in Tennessee

Bill would repeal Common Core in Tennessee

November 17th, 2014 8:00 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Two Republican state senators filed legislation Monday to repeal the state's Common Core standards even though Gov. Bill Haslam has called for a public review of the higher benchmarks in English and math.

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Charles Manson gets marriage license to wed 26-year-old

Charles Manson gets marriage license to wed 26-year-old

November 17th, 2014 7:45 pm by LINDA DEUTSCH, Associated Press

CORCORAN, Calif. — Mass murderer Charles Manson has gotten a license to marry a 26-year-old woman who visits him in prison.

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Nebraska hospital: Surgeon with Ebola has died

Nebraska hospital: Surgeon with Ebola has died

November 17th, 2014 5:00 pm by JOSH FUNK and NELSON LAMPE, Associated Press

A surgeon who contracted Ebola in his native Sierra Leone received aggressive treatment at a Nebraska hospital over the weekend but died Monday morning.

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CDC: 172 people on cruise fell ill with norovirus

CDC: 172 people on cruise fell ill with norovirus

November 17th, 2014 8:27 am by Staff Report

A cruise ship docked in California on Sunday after 172 people on board fell ill with the highly contagious norovirus during a nearly monthlong trip, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

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Obama calls IS beheadings 'pure evil'

Obama calls IS beheadings 'pure evil'

November 17th, 2014 7:47 am by DIAA HADID, Associated Press

President Barack Obama confirmed the slaying of a U.S. Army Ranger-turned-aid worker after a U.S. review of the video, which also showed the mass beheadings of a dozen Syrian soldiers.

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Companies accuse Jimmy Haslam of directing Pilot fraud

Companies accuse Jimmy Haslam of directing Pilot fraud

November 16th, 2014 5:57 pm by Associated Press

Two trucking companies are accusing Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam of directly orchestrating a scheme to cheat customers out of promised rebates and discounts, according to recent court filings.

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Lawyer: Cosby won't address 'decade-old' claims

Lawyer: Cosby won't address 'decade-old' claims

November 16th, 2014 5:41 pm by LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer

LOS ANGELES — Bill Cosby will not dignify "decade-old, discredited" claims of sexual abuse with a response, his attorney said Sunday.

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