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Police: 4-year-old Tenn. boy shoots self, dies

Police: 4-year-old Tenn. boy shoots self, dies

August 18th, 2014 8:30 pm by Associated Press

Clarksville Police spokeswoman Natalie Hall told The Leaf-Chronicle that the boy apparently gained access to a loaded handgun on Sunday night and was able to fire it.

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Body of East Tennessee Marine's missing wife found in mine shaft

Body of East Tennessee Marine's missing wife found in mine shaft

August 18th, 2014 8:18 pm by AMY TAXIN, Associated Press

For nearly two months, Southern California sheriff's deputies and a legion of volunteers scoured the vast, rough terrain where the 19-year-old pregnant wife of a U.S. Marine disappeared.

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Obama: Time to review local police militarization

Obama: Time to review local police militarization

August 18th, 2014 8:02 pm by JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press

Calling for a separation between the nation's armed forces and local police, President Barack Obama urged a re-examination of programs that have equipped law enforcement departments with military gear.

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Less shake from man-made  earthquakes,  study says

Less shake from man-made earthquakes, study says

August 18th, 2014 7:25 pm by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer

Man-made earthquakes, a side effect of some high-tech energy drilling, cause less shaking and in general are about 16 times weaker than natural earthquakes with the same magnitude, a new federal study found.

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Governor orders National Guard to Ferguson

Governor orders National Guard to Ferguson

August 18th, 2014 8:29 am by NIGEL DUARA and JIM SUHR, Associated Press

Missouri's governor on Monday ordered the National Guard to a St. Louis suburb convulsed by protests over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen, after a night in which police used tear gas to clear protesters off the streets well ahead of a curfew.

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Letter-writing campaign aims to forestall Fort Campbell cuts

Letter-writing campaign aims to forestall Fort Campbell cuts

August 17th, 2014 1:50 pm by Associated Press

Communities around Fort Campbell are asking residents to write or sign letters to the U.S. Army before Aug. 25 in an effort to stave off significant cuts at the sprawling Army post that straddles the Tennessee-Kentucky line.

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Police deploy tear gas to impose Ferguson curfew

Police deploy tear gas to impose Ferguson curfew

August 17th, 2014 1:40 pm by DAVID A. LIEB and JIM SALTER, Associated Press

The first night of a state-imposed curfew in Ferguson, Mo., ended with tear gas and seven arrests after police dressed in riot gear used armored vehicles to disperse defiant protesters who refused to leave.

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Two dead, two hurt in shooting involving Knoxville cadet

Two dead, two hurt in shooting involving Knoxville cadet

August 16th, 2014 3:45 pm by Associated Press

A Knoxville police cadet and another person were killed and two other people injured in a shooting stemming from a family feud, police said Saturday.

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1 killed in tanker truck fire on I-65 in Tennessee

1 killed in tanker truck fire on I-65 in Tennessee

August 15th, 2014 11:00 pm by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

A tanker truck explosion and fire in Middle Tennessee killed one person early Friday, and authorities said the southbound lanes of Interstate 65 could be closed until Monday afternoon.

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Texas' Perry charged with coercion for veto threat

Texas' Perry charged with coercion for veto threat

August 15th, 2014 8:01 pm by Associated Press

The Texas governor stands accused of abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption.

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