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Tennessee suspends 4 Lady Vols for 1-2 games

>>Associated Press   KNOXVILLE, Tenn.  — The Tennessee women’s basketball team has suspended four players for academic reasons. Lady Vols coach Holly Warlick said Wednesday that guards Ariel Massengale and Andraya Carter would miss one game and forward Cierra Burdick and guard Jannah Tucker would miss two because they did ...

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Obama vows to ‘get the job done’ with Republicans

>> Associated Press   WASHINGTON  — One day after sweeping Republican election gains, President Barack Obama and incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pledged to try and turn divided government into a force for good rather than gridlock on Wednesday, yet warned of veto showdowns as well. “There is no doubt that ...

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Medical pot dilemma: Where to get the first seeds?

CARLA K. JOHNSON, AP Medical Writer CHICAGO — As more states legalize medical marijuana, there’s one stage in the process nobody wants to talk about: the part where people still have to break the law. After growers obtain licenses, plan for security and build facilities, they then must obtain their ...

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Beaten Giants fan shows progress in ESPN interview

>>Associated Press   CAPITOLA, Calif. — The San Francisco Giants fan who suffered a traumatic brain injury after being beaten by two Dodger fans three years ago outside Dodger Stadium put up his hands and fingers, fist-bumped his mom and talked about his goals in a display of his progress ...

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9 UNC employees fired or disciplined in scandal

>>Associated Press   CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — More than 3,100 students — nearly half of them athletes — enrolled in classes they didn’t have to show up for and received artificially inflated grades in what an investigator called a “shadow curriculum” that lasted nearly two decades at the University of ...

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Woman says she sold marijuana to help raise grandkids

>>Associated Press   BUTLER, Pa. — A 65-year-old Pennsylvania woman has admitted selling hundreds of pounds of marijuana from her home but says she needed the money to raise several grandchildren after her daughter died. Candace Kelly, of Sarver, was originally charged last fall after authorities found 64 pounds of ...

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