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As bombs fall over Iraq, old emotions rise in US

As bombs fall over Iraq, old emotions rise in US

August 9th, 2014 12:48 pm by JESSE WASHINGTON, AP National Writer

In interviews across the country, from the 9/11 memorial in New York to the Iowa State Fair and an Arizona war monument, Americans voiced conflicted feelings as airstrikes began Friday

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Cool summer sets expectations for a record harvest

Cool summer sets expectations for a record harvest

August 8th, 2014 9:00 pm by DAVID PITT, Associated Press

The U.S. Department of Agriculture already has predicted a record soybean crop of 3.8 billion bushels. And the corn crop, it said in July, would be large but not bigger than last year's record of 13.9 billion bushels.

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Propelled by art and technology, TV growing in stature

Propelled by art and technology, TV growing in stature

August 8th, 2014 6:51 pm by DAVID BAUDER, Associated Press

"You can go to a sophisticated party in New York City now and people will be talking about television programming, not the latest art film or the latest play," said David Poltrack, CBS' veteran chief researcher.

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New Tenn. distribution center to bring 700 jobs

New Tenn. distribution center to bring 700 jobs

August 8th, 2014 5:00 pm by Associated Press

Company executives said in a statement on Friday that the 1.6 million square foot distribution center in Cookeville would support continued growth for the Katy, Texas-based sporting goods retailer. It will be the company's third distribution center.

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Airstrikes undertaken as US re-engages in Iraq

Airstrikes undertaken as US re-engages in Iraq

August 8th, 2014 3:00 pm by JULIE PACE and ROBERT BURNS, Associated Press

Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said that two F/A-18 jets dropped 500-pound bombs on a piece of artillery and the truck towing it.

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Fighting resumes in Gaza as Israel, Hamas let cease-fire expire

Fighting resumes in Gaza as Israel, Hamas let cease-fire expire

August 8th, 2014 9:48 am by Joel Greenberg, McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT)

Palestinian militants fired rockets at Israel and Israeli forces responded with air and artillery strikes Friday as a 72-hour cease-fire in fighting in the Gaza Strip expired without agreement on extending the lull.

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Tennessee man pleads guilty to forgery

Tennessee man pleads guilty to forgery

August 8th, 2014 9:45 am by Associated Press

A Tennessee man has pleaded guilty to two counts of forgery of the signatures of a district court judge and an officer of the U.S. District Court.

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Obama authorizes renewed airstrikes in Iraq

Obama authorizes renewed airstrikes in Iraq

August 8th, 2014 1:08 am by Associated Press

In a televised statement from the White House, Obama said American military planes already had carried out airdrops of humanitarian aid to tens of thousands of Iraqi religious minorities surrounded by militants and desperately in need of food and water.

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GOP ballot bid fails to oust Tennessee Supreme Court judges

GOP ballot bid fails to oust Tennessee Supreme Court judges

August 7th, 2014 10:36 pm by Associated Press

Justices Gary Wade, Cornelia Clark and Sharon Lee, each of whom was appointed by then-Gov. Phil Bredesen, a Democrat, had become the targets of some Republicans who wanted to shift the majority of the five-member court to the GOP.

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Flow of child immigrants slows along Texas border

Flow of child immigrants slows along Texas border

August 7th, 2014 9:00 pm by CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, Associated Press

Fewer unaccompanied immigrant children are crossing the Texas-Mexico border, allowing the federal government to close the temporary shelters that it hurriedly opened to handle the surge, authorities say.

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