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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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Amtrak train derailment 'disastrous mess,' kills five people

Amtrak train derailment 'disastrous mess,' kills five people

May 13th, 2015 12:38 am by MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA - An Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed and tipped over in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, mangling the front of it, tearing the cars apart and killing at least five people.

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Verizon to purchase AOL in $4.4 billion deal

Verizon to purchase AOL in $4.4 billion deal

May 12th, 2015 10:37 am by By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times

In announcing the deal early Tuesday, Verizon said AOL would boost its wireless video offerings, online content and burgeoning world of Internet connected devices.

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Attorney says jail had no medical staff when inmate died

Attorney says jail had no medical staff when inmate died

May 12th, 2015 10:07 am by Associated Press

An attorney for Unicoi County says the jail had no medical staff on duty when an inmate died there from an overdose. The admission came in response to a $2 million wrongful-death lawsuit filed by Nathan Silvers' daughter.

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California water districts scramble to deal with ruling on rate tiers

California water districts scramble to deal with ruling on rate tiers

May 12th, 2015 10:00 am by By Matt Stevens, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

But conservation alone is no longer a justification for higher fees, and that has Irvine Ranch and other water districts across California scrambling.

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Stress of Baltimore unrest could stay with residents for a while

Stress of Baltimore unrest could stay with residents for a while

May 12th, 2015 9:59 am by By Andrea K. McDaniels, The Baltimore Sun (TNS)

The emotional scars left behind will take much longer to heal. Sociologists liken the mental health effects of a riot to those of a natural disaster such as an earthquake or a hurricane

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Pot laws pose dilemma for GOP presidential hopefuls

Pot laws pose dilemma for GOP presidential hopefuls

May 12th, 2015 9:58 am by By Kurtis Lee, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

A former prosecutor and potential presidential candidate, Gov. Chris Christie has long been a staunch opponent of pot, at one time lambasting tax revenue generated from the sale of legal recreational marijuana as "blood money."

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Roe touts his bill to repeal the IPAB

Roe touts his bill to repeal the IPAB - VIDEO

May 12th, 2015 8:24 am by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT - U.S. Rep Phil Roe advocated legislation on Monday to repeal a federal panel that would be created under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - also known as Obamacare - to rein in and oversee Medicare spending.

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