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Prayer vigil held in downtown Clarksville

Several members of the Clarksville community, including government officials, clergy and citizens, gathered outside the Clarksville Police Department for a prayer vigil on Friday, July 8. County Commissioner Tommy Vallejos organized the event in order to promote unity in the community and show support for both the victims of gun ...

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Obama reacts to Dallas shooting

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — President Barack Obama said Friday that America is “horrified” by a targeted shooting of police officers in Dallas, and he said there is no justification for the violence. “We still don’t know all the facts. What we do know is that there has been a vicious, calculated ...

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Tennessee declares state of emergency due to flooding

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Officials have declared a state of emergency in Tennessee after heavy rains caused flooding in several areas overnight and more rain is forecast. Tennessee Emergency Management Agency spokesman Dean Flener said on Thursday that crews were performing swift-water rescues in Stewart County. He said several other ...

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Department of Justice closes Clinton email investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Loretta Lynch says the Hillary Clinton email investigation is being closed without any criminal charges. Lynch announced the Justice Department decision Wednesday, one day after FBI Director James Comey recommended against any prosecution. The decision was largely a formality given Comey’s public statement on the ...

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Pentagon ends ban on transgender troops in military

ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military, the Pentagon announced Thursday, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces. Saying it’s the right thing to do, Defense Secretary Ash Carter laid out a yearlong implementation plan ...

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