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Orlando in mourning

ASSOCIATED PRESS ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The last of the bodies were removed from an Orlando gay nightclub overnight as investigators dug into the background of the gunman, who called 911 to profess allegiance to the Islamic State during the attack that left 49 victims dead. “We will not be ...

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The All State takes on Bonnaroo

WILL FISHER | SENIOR STAFF WRITER The small town of Manchester, Tennessee is in the final stages of preparing for the annual Bonnaroo Music Festival. “Bonnaroovians” are flocking from all corners of the United States — and the world — to spend four days hanging out, listening music and taking ...

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New element named after Tennessee

ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK (AP) — You’ll soon see four new names on the periodic table of the elements, including three that honor Moscow, Japan and Tennessee. The names are among four recommended Wednesday by an international scientific group. The fourth is named for a Russian scientist. The International Union ...

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State Briefs: June 7, 2016

DUI victim honored with roadside sign as part of new program CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A roadside memorial sign has been unveiled in Clarksville as part of a new program to recognize victims of drunk driver crashes. The Leaf-Chronicle reports a new law that goes into effect July 1 will ...

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7 decades later, Nevada WWII vet awarded Purple Heart

ASSOCIATED PRESS GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — More than seven decades after he fought in the Battle of the Bulge, a 92-year-old World War II veteran from northern Nevada has been awarded the Purple Heart. Russell Rodgers of Gardnerville served as a private first class in the Army’s 101st Airborne’s 502nd ...

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New Miss USA from DC to take a break from Army reserves

ASSOCIATED PRESS LAS VEGAS (AP) — The newly crowned Miss USA is a 26-year-old Army officer from the District of Columbia who gave perhaps the strongest answer of the night when asked about women in combat. “As a woman in the United States Army, I think … we are just as ...

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