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S. Carolina prosecutor to seek death penalty in Charleston massacre case

S. Carolina prosecutor to seek death penalty in Charleston massacre case

September 4th, 2015 7:30 am by By John Monk, The State (Columbia, S.C.) (TNS)

A South Carolina prosecutor said Thursday she will seek the death penalty for an alleged white supremacist, Dylann Roof of Columbia, who is charged with killing nine black churchgoers in June in Charleston.

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Judge jails Kentucky clerk for refusing marriage licenses

Judge jails Kentucky clerk for refusing marriage licenses

September 3rd, 2015 2:23 pm by ADAM BEAM, Associated Press

A defiant county clerk was sent to jail for contempt Thursday after insisting that her "conscience will not allow" her to follow a federal judge's orders to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

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Clerk in gay marriage case to appear in federal court

Clerk in gay marriage case to appear in federal court

September 3rd, 2015 9:23 am by ADAM BEAM, Associated Press

A county clerk in Kentucky who has repeatedly defied court orders by refusing to issue marriage licenses will appear before a federal judge who could hold her in contempt of court.

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AP sources: GOP seeks pledge to avert Trump third-party run

AP sources: GOP seeks pledge to avert Trump third-party run

September 3rd, 2015 6:48 am by STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press

While he is leading the packed Republican field in early polls, the billionaire businessman last month repeatedly threatened to launch a third-party bid should he fail to claim the Republican presidential nomination.

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Van Huss opposes proposed legislation banning guns at sports, music events

Van Huss opposes proposed legislation banning guns at sports, music events

September 3rd, 2015 6:42 am by Gary B. Gray, NET News Service

Two Tennessee Democrats plan to introduce legislation that would ban all firearms at major sports and music venues. State Rep. Micah Van Huss, R-Jonesborough, said Wednesday he absolutely would not support the legislation.

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Lots of trees to hug: Study counts 3 trillion of them on Earth

Lots of trees to hug: Study counts 3 trillion of them on Earth

September 2nd, 2015 7:56 pm by Associated Press

Researchers estimated that before human civilization Earth had about 5.6 trillion trees. So the number of trees on Earth has been chopped nearly in half.

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Haslam administration touts 'low-cost labor' in Tennessee

Haslam administration touts 'low-cost labor' in Tennessee

September 2nd, 2015 7:45 pm by Associated Press

While Republican Gov. Bill Haslam often states his goal of bringing "high-quality jobs" to Tennessee, a document produced by his administration suggests he may be less interested in making them high-paying positions.

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Biden to test political waters in Florida as he mulls 2016

Biden to test political waters in Florida as he mulls 2016

September 2nd, 2015 9:14 am by KEN THOMAS, Associated Press

Vice President Joe Biden is headed to Florida, where he's sure to get a glimpse of his presidential prospects as he considers a late entry into the 2016 Democratic primaries.

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Use #GoVoteTN to encourage voter registration

Use #GoVoteTN to encourage voter registration

September 2nd, 2015 8:30 am by By State Contributor

During National Voter Registration Month, people should have someone take a picture of them holding an "I'm registered to vote. Are you?" sign. Then post it ON Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #GoVoteTN.

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Obama locking up votes in Senate for Iran nuclear deal

Obama locking up votes in Senate for Iran nuclear deal

September 2nd, 2015 7:56 am by ERICA WERNER, Associated Press

President Barack Obama is just one Senate vote shy of being able to declare success on the Iran nuclear deal and cement a foreign policy legacy.

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