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Taylor Swift among others buying .porn suffixes

NEW YORK  — The singer Taylor Swift, Microsoft Corp. and Harvard University are among those buying up .porn and .adult Web suffixes as a pre-emptive move before those domain names become available this summer. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, is making Internet address suffixes beyond ...

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Rapes reported on Tenn. campuses increased in 2014, statistics say

NASHVILLE — Reports of rape on Tennessee’s college campuses increased significantly in 2014, while total crime reporting was down year-over-year. According to statistics released by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the number of forcible rapes reported by Tennessee schools jumped from 26 in 2013 to 46 last year. The TBI ...

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Penn State fraternity under investigation, suspended for year over nude Facebook photos

HARRISBURG — A Penn State University fraternity was suspended for a year Tuesday, March 17 after police began investigating allegations that members used a private, invitation-only Facebook page to post photos of nude and partly nude women, some apparently asleep or passed out. A former member of Kappa Delta Rho ...

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Tennessee plans to patch potholes across state

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Department of Transportation has launched a massive mission to patch the plethora of potholes across the state. TDOT officials said in a statement that the agency plans to make use of the forecast for warmer temperatures over the next few days by using all available manpower to ...

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ETSU brings football back, new stadium approved

JOHNSON CITY — Twelve years after shutting down its deficit-laden football program, East Tennessee State University has approval to begin construction on a new 10,000-seat stadium. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports the first phase of the $24 million project includes a playing field, stadium seating, concession area and restrooms. A $125-per-semester ...

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Tennessee Education works to value teachers more

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen has a message for the state’s teachers: You’re valued. That might seem intuitive, but teachers say it offers a refreshing contrast to her predecessor, Kevin Huffman. He left the state Education Department under fire last year for his aggressive approach to education reform. ...

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