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Kerry: Chemical arms use in Syria has consequences

Posted: 08/27/2013 - Secretary of State John Kerry says there is "undeniable" evidence of a large-scale chemical weapons attack in Syria, with intelligence strongly pointing to Bashar Assad's government.

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Gatlinburg city workers get raise, taxes stay flat

Posted: 08/26/2013 - City workers in Gatlinburg will be getting a raise next year. The city added a 2% cost of living adjustment for its employees to next year's budget before passing it.

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US official: chemical weapons likely used in Syria

Posted: 08/26/2013 - There is "very little doubt" that a chemical weapon was used by Syria against civilians in an incident that killed at least 100 people last week, but the president has not yet decided how to respond.

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For Obama, world looks far different than expected

Posted: 08/26/2013 - In some cases, the current climate has been driven by factors outside the White House's control. But missteps by the president also are to blame, say foreign policy analysts.

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Youth see march anniversary as chance to lead

Posted: 08/26/2013 - Mary-Pat Hector of Atlanta was operating much like a 1960s civil rights activist as she laid plans for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

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Powell: Trayvon Martin verdict 'questionable'

Posted: 08/26/2013 - Former Secretary of State Colin Powell called the jury verdict that cleared the killer of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin "questionable" and urged President Barack Obama to speak more on issues of race.

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Civil rights and immigration history connected

Posted: 08/26/2013 - The push for comprehensive immigration reform was heard from the speakers' podium on Saturday, when tens of thousands marched to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and down the National Mall.

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Half of US says racial equality not yet a reality

Posted: 08/23/2013 - Despite a heightened sense of racial progress immediately following the 2008 election of the first black president, Americans' views of black progress have waned.

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Obama: Cutting Egypt aid may not reverse actions

Posted: 08/23/2013 - Obama administration officials are weighing whether to cut off more than $1 billion in annual aid to Egypt after the military-backed interim government cracked down on supporters of ousted President Morsi.

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Obama: Syria attack a 'big event of grave concern'

Posted: 08/23/2013 - President Barack Obama says a possible chemical weapons attack in Syria this week is a "big event of grave concern" that has hastened the timeframe for determining a U.S. response.

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NSA reveals more secrets after court order

Posted: 08/23/2013 - The Obama administration has given up more of its surveillance secrets, acknowledging that it was ordered to stop scooping up thousands of Internet communications from Americans

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NSA reveals more secrets after court order

Posted: 08/22/2013 - One of the documents that intelligence officials released Wednesday came because a court ordered the National Security Agency to do so.

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Obama proposes new system for rating colleges

Updated: 08/22/2013 - President Barack Obama is launching a two-day bus tour through New York and Pennsylvania to promote proposals for making college more affordable, a goal he has cast as "a personal mission."

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AAA: Public less worried about dangerous driving

Posted: 08/22/2013 - Americans are much less worried about drunken, drowsy and aggressive driving than they were four years ago even though traffic deaths have begun to edge back up

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Release of some NSA docs in response to lawsuit

Posted: 08/22/2013 - A senior administration official says some of the surveillance documents released by U.S. intelligence officials Wednesday were made public in response to a lawsuit.

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New tactics emerge in fight for Manning's freedom

Posted: 08/22/2013 - The fight to free Pfc. Bradley Manning takes a new turn as he returns to prison to serve a 35-year sentence for leaking classified information and his lawyer says he will ask the Army for leniency

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Corker talking foreign policy at Nashville forum

Posted: 08/22/2013 - The event is hosted by the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, which last week named former Gov. Phil Bredesen and former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist as co-chairmen of its Tennessee State Advisory committee.

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Dempsey: Syrian rebels wouldn't back US interests

Posted: 08/21/2013 - The Obama administration is opposed to even limited U.S. military intervention in Syria because it believes rebels fighting the Assad regime wouldn't support American interests if they were to seize power right now

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ACT: Only quarter of grads ready for all subjects

Posted: 08/21/2013 - The results, part of ACT's annual report, indicate thousands of students graduate from high schools without the knowledge necessary for the next steps in life.

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