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Fort Campbell soldier charged with sexual battery

CLARKSVILLE (AP) — A Fort Campbell soldier has been charged with sexual battery after police say he acted sexually aggressive toward a woman. The Leaf-Chronicle reported (http://leafne.ws/1n3URnt ) that 20-year-old Stephen Michael Griffin, surrendered to Clarksville police at the post just after 11 p.m. Saturday, July 19. Police say Griffin tried ...

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Tennessee students cycling across country

KNOXVILLE (AP) — A group of University of Tennessee students has traveled nearly 3,000 miles by bicycle to draw attention to the issue of human trafficking, and they have just a few more days to go. They call themselves the Freedom Cyclers. Their journey started last month in Los Angeles. ...

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US trying to determine why jet down in Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration scrambled Thursday, July 17, to determine what brought down a passenger jet in Ukraine and whether any Americans were killed in an incident that could worsen the already tense conflict near the Ukraine-Russia border. President Barack Obama made no mention of who might be ...

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Senate GOP blocks bill on contraception coverage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans on Wednesday, July 16, blocked a bill aimed at restoring free contraception for women who get their health insurance from companies with religious objections, a legislative setback for Democrats that they hope will be a political winner in November’s elections. The vote was 56-43 to ...

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Harper Lee says she didn’t OK new book about her

CHICAGO (AP) — The reclusive author of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” one of the most acclaimed novels of the 20th century, says she never gave her approval to a new memoir that portrays itself as a rare, intimate look into the lives of the writer and her older sister in ...

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Visitors wait 5 hours for Harry Potter ride

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — You might need a magic wand to get on the new Harry Potter ride at Universal Orlando Resort. For a second day in a row, visitors waited up to five hours to get on the ride, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, located in the ...

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