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Tennessee farm owners charged with abusing chickens

Tennessee farm owners charged with abusing chickens

September 10th, 2015 10:30 pm by Associated Press

The owners of a Tennessee chicken farm have been charged with animal cruelty after an undercover video caught them abusing the birds.

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Griffith urges 'nuclear option' in effort to derail Iran deal

Griffith urges 'nuclear option' in effort to derail Iran deal

September 10th, 2015 8:30 pm by Southwest Virginia Bureau

Virginia's 9th District Congressman Morgan Griffith, RSalem, on Wednesday called on members of the Senate to invoke the so-called "nuclear option" to thwart President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran.

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Uncertainty reigns over possible end of 9/11 health programs

Uncertainty reigns over possible end of 9/11 health programs

September 10th, 2015 8:00 am by DAVID B. CARUSO, Associated Press

Two federal programs that promised billions of dollars in compensation and medical care to sick 9/11 responders and survivors are set to expire next year, meaning a new round of uncertainty for people exposed to the toxic dust that fell on New York

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Silence turns to screaming in an eastern Kentucky town

Silence turns to screaming in an eastern Kentucky town

September 10th, 2015 7:00 am by ADAM BEAM, Associated Press; CLAIRE GALOFARO, Associated Press

In the eastern Kentucky town at the center of the national conflict over same-sex marriage, screaming has too often replaced quiet conversation - or, more often, silence - on a subject that's deeply personal to both sides.

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Obama trying to boost free community college plan

Obama trying to boost free community college plan

September 9th, 2015 8:54 am by NANCY BENAC, Associated Press

With his plan for two years of free community college stalled in Congress, President Barack Obama is trying to put more oomph behind state and local programs that provide what he's been unable to offer nationally.

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Congress starts Planned Parenthood hearings, accusations fly

Congress starts Planned Parenthood hearings, accusations fly

September 9th, 2015 7:00 am by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press

Wednesday's hearing is Congress' first since the Center for Medical Progress began releasing videos in July showing Planned Parenthood officials casually describing how they sometimes obtain tissue from aborted fetuses for medical researchers.

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Jailed clerk who fought gay marriage is ordered released

Jailed clerk who fought gay marriage is ordered released

September 8th, 2015 1:19 pm by DYLAN LOVAN, Associated Press

After five days behind bars, county clerk Kim Davis was ordered released from jail Tuesday by the judge who locked her up for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

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Clinton says no email apology: 'What I did was allowed'

Clinton says no email apology: 'What I did was allowed'

September 8th, 2015 7:30 am by CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press

Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday she does not need to apologize for using a private email account and server while at the State Department because "what I did was allowed."

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Drilling boom brings rising number of harmful waste spills

Drilling boom brings rising number of harmful waste spills

September 8th, 2015 6:00 am by JOHN FLESHER, AP Environmental Writer

Though oil spills tend to get more attention, wastewater spills can be more damaging. And in seven of the 11 states the AP examined, the amount of wastewater released was at least twice that of oil discharged.

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Sex talk part of curriculum under New York campus safety law

Sex talk part of curriculum under New York campus safety law

September 7th, 2015 9:19 pm by CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press

ALLEGANY, N.Y. - They'd barely arrived on campus at St. Bonaventure University, but already the new students were talking about hooking up.

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