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Thousands expected for Obama's tribute to Charleston victims

Thousands expected for Obama's tribute to Charleston victims

June 26th, 2015 10:31 am by MEG KINNARD, Associated Press; JONATHAN DREW, Associated Press

Thousands of mourners began lining up outside a large arena Friday where an overflow crowd was expected for the funeral of one of the victims of a deadly shooting at an African-American church.

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Supreme Court extends same-sex marriage nationwide

Supreme Court extends same-sex marriage nationwide

June 26th, 2015 10:24 am by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

Gay and lesbian couples already could marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The court's 5-4 ruling means the remaining 14 states, in the South and Midwest, will have to stop enforcing their bans on same-sex marriage.

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Man wanted for Abingdon murder eludes police Nashville

Man wanted for Abingdon murder eludes police Nashville

June 26th, 2015 8:54 am by Associated Press

Media report police in Nashville, Tennessee spotted 31-year-old Joshua Copeland after an all-points bulletin was issued by authorities in Abingdon, Virginia, who have charged Copeland with killing his father, 67-year-old Edsel Copeland.

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DAs across Tenn. introduce new training for prosecutors

DAs across Tenn. introduce new training for prosecutors

June 26th, 2015 8:44 am by Nick Shepherd

Constitutional discovery and public records are among the topics of the new training materials. Sullivan County District Attorney Gen. Barry Staubus said the training should help bolster public confidence in the criminal justice system.

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Second Harvest Food Bank of NE Tenn. receives $50K from Walmart

Second Harvest Food Bank of NE Tenn. receives $50K from Walmart

June 25th, 2015 10:00 pm by Holly Nelms

The grant, which was given to the nonprofit organization through the Walmart Foundation's State Giving Program, will be teamed with other grants to provide nutrition assistance to children in Northeast Tennessee.

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State Museum exhibition looks at history of THP

State Museum exhibition looks at history of THP

June 25th, 2015 3:30 pm by Associated Press

The free exhibit, called "Servants of Safety: 85 Years of the Tennessee Highway Patrol," is scheduled to open July 3 at the museum in Nashville.

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Medical marijuana process slows to a crawl in NJ

Medical marijuana process slows to a crawl in NJ

June 25th, 2015 2:30 pm by By Jan Hefler, The Philadelphia Inquirer (TNS)

PalliaTech is aggressively pursuing licenses to open cannabis dispensaries, grow sites and laboratories in other states. This month, the company applied for a license in New York, which is fast-tracking its 18-month-old medical marijuana program.

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Civilian contractor's death at Guantanamo remains a mystery

Civilian contractor's death at Guantanamo remains a mystery

June 25th, 2015 1:30 pm by By Ben Finley, The Philadelphia Inquirer (TNS)

Six months after Christopher Tur's body was found in the water off the U.S. Naval Station at Cuba's Guantanamo Bay, the Hatfield, Pa., native's death remains a mystery.

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Church resumes Bible study as slain pastor's body returned

Church resumes Bible study as slain pastor's body returned

June 25th, 2015 12:30 pm by JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press

The site of a massacre a week ago, the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church is being reclaimed by parishioners who are pledging to remember the loved ones they lost in a shooting rampage

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Defense to begin case in Colorado theater shooting trial

Defense to begin case in Colorado theater shooting trial

June 25th, 2015 11:30 am by SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press

Attorneys for Colorado theater shooter James Holmes begin presenting their case Thursday by trying to show he was legally insane when he opened fire on a packed movie premiere, killing 12 people and wounding 70.

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