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As Jeb Bush eyes 2016 recalling lessons from governor races

As Jeb Bush eyes 2016 recalling lessons from governor races

January 12th, 2015 8:35 am by MICHAEL J. MISHAK, Associated Press

Known for his frequent admonishments that the GOP soften its rhetoric, build consensus and offer an "optimistic" vision, Bush dismisses the critiques of activists who say such warnings are proof that he is too moderate for today's Republican Party.

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Why US inflation stays ultra-low while job growth is surging

Why US inflation stays ultra-low while job growth is surging

January 12th, 2015 8:29 am by JOSH BOAK and CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writers

Month after month, U.S. hiring keeps rising, and unemployment keeps falling. Eventually, pay and inflation are supposed to start surging in response. They're not happening.

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Drop your top: Convertibles poised to make a comeback

Drop your top: Convertibles poised to make a comeback

January 11th, 2015 6:36 pm by TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer

DETROIT — Americans are ready to let their tops down and feel the wind blow through their hair.

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Powerball ticket worth $1 million  sold in Morristown

Powerball ticket worth $1 million sold in Morristown

January 11th, 2015 6:11 pm by Staff Report

NASHVILLE — It's a Happy New Year for a player who purchased a Powerball ticket in Morristown, now worth a cool $1 million after the drawing held Saturday.

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Police: 5 guns in car of Idaho shooting-spree suspect

Police: 5 guns in car of Idaho shooting-spree suspect

January 11th, 2015 3:30 pm by GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press

John Lee was arrested following a high-speed chase in Washington state after a shooting spree Saturday. Police believe he opened fire at three locations in the western Idaho city of Moscow, killing three people and wounding another.

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Bug battle: New firewood restrictions for Smokies

Bug battle: New firewood restrictions for Smokies

January 11th, 2015 2:55 pm by Associated Press

Beginning in March, Great Smoky Mountains National Park campgrounds will allow only heat-treated firewood that has been certified. The policy aims to slow the spread of invasive, tree-killing insects.

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Hamblen County officials don't know what's causing mysterious booms

Hamblen County officials don't know what's causing mysterious booms

January 10th, 2015 8:01 pm by Associated Press

MORRISTOWN — Hamblen County officials are trying to determine the source of several mysterious loud booms heard in and around Morristown over the past two years. The latest occurred Tuesday morning.

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Second Yosemite climber completes grueling segment

Second Yosemite climber completes grueling segment

January 10th, 2015 2:12 pm by Associated Press

Kevin Jorgeson, 30, and Tommy Caldwell, 36, are two weeks into what is billed as the first free climb of the vertical Dawn Wall to reach the 3,000-foot summit of Yosemite's El Capitan.

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Keystone XL pipeline decision back in Obama's lap

Keystone XL pipeline decision back in Obama's lap

January 10th, 2015 10:03 am by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

Republicans in Congress and a state supreme court have thrown the political hot potato known as Keystone XL straight back onto President Barack Obama's lap.

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Missouri leaders pressured Ferguson for chief's resignation

Missouri leaders pressured Ferguson for chief's resignation

January 10th, 2015 10:01 am by JIM SALTER, Associated Press; DAVID A. LIEB, Associated Press

Some of Missouri's top leaders tried unsuccessfully to pressure Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson to resign after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, interviews with several elected officials and newly released records show.

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