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Cohen introduces House resolution honoring workers strike

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen has introduced a resolution recognizing the 50th anniversary of the sanitation workers strike that brought civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. to Memphis, Tennessee. Cohen, a Democrat from Memphis, said in a statement Tuesday that the resolution’s co-sponsors include the bipartisan ...

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Kentucky governor says shootings are a “cultural problem”

By ROBERT RAY and BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press BENTON, Ky. (AP) — This was supposed to be Spirit Week at Marshall County High School. Instead, homecoming events were canceled, the governor was in town lamenting the nation’s moral decay, and preparations were being made for the funerals of two 15-year-old children. ...

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Immigrant tuition splits Tennessee governor’s field in forum

By JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Candidates for governor in Tennessee largely agreed on broad issues facing education during the race’s first televised forum Tuesday, except for a partisan split on in-state tuition for immigrants whose parents brought or kept them in the country illegally. The Republicans at ...

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101st Airborne Division soldier receives Soldier’s Medal

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — A 101st Airborne Division soldier has been given the Soldier’s Medal after saving two people from a burning vehicle. Staff Sgt. Nicholas Davis received the medal this week in a ceremony at Fort Campbell. The Ellijay, Georgia, native is with C Battery, 1st Battalion, 320th ...

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Army to send female infantry, armor officers to 3 more bases

WASHINGTON (AP) — As more female soldiers move into frontline combat jobs, the Army’s top leaders have decided to integrate female officers into infantry and armor brigades at three more military bases around the country. The decision comes a year after the first women began enlisting in the ground combat ...

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Back to work: Government shutdown ending as Dems relent

By ALAN FRAM, ANDREW TAYLOR and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sped toward reopening the government late Monday as Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations. They relented in return for Republican assurances that the Senate will soon take up the plight of young immigrant “dreamers” ...

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