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Republican activists push party on gay marriage

MICHELLE RINDELS, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — As bans against gay marriage crumble and public opinion on the issue shifts rapidly, some Republicans are pushing the party to drop its opposition to same-sex unions, part of a broader campaign to get the GOP to appeal to younger voters by ...

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4 Memphis firefighters hurt when wall collapses

Associated Press   MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Officials say four Memphis firefighters were rescued from a burning building after a wall collapsed on them. Memphis Fire Department spokesman Wayne Cooke said crews were called to a two-alarm blaze at a commercial building south of downtown Saturday afternoon. The fire sent ...

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Coca Cola coming to Chattanooga; new jobs

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Officials say the Coca-Cola Co. will build a new distribution center in Chattanooga, maintaining the company’s 115-year business relationship with the city. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports (http://bit.ly/QHPY6t ) that the $62 million distribution center will be built at the site of an old facility ...

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First lady announces one-stop job site for vets while visiting Fort Campbell

BRETT BARROUQERE, Associated Press JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama has announced a new online effort to link soldiers leaving the military with jobs that match their skill sets. She said Wednesday that the new Veterans Employment Center provides one-stop shopping for troops ...

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Authorities investigating Jackson boy’s drowning

Associated Press JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the drowning of a 7-year-old boy in a bathtub in an apartment in Jackson. The Jackson Police Department says the boy, identified as Aiden Edwards, died Thursday at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis. Police said the boy’s older brother found ...

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4 teen suspects extradited from SC to Tennessee

NEWBERRY, S.C. (AP) — The four Tennessee teens who led South Carolina police on a 10-hour chase last week have been extradited. Authorities say the teens arrived in Greene County, Tenn., on Tuesday night. Prosecutors are considering whether to seek to transfer their cases into adult court. A hearing is ...

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