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Kraft Denies Prostitution Charge

By TERRY SPENCER and JOSHUA REPLOGLE Associated Press JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Robert Kraft, the billionaire owner of the New England Patriots, faces charges of soliciting a prostitute after he was twice videotaped in a sex act at a shopping-center massage parlor in Florida, police said Friday. The 77-year-old Kraft …

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Stalking Reported on Campus

Campus police investigate a case of stalking.    Officers got the complaint Wednesday night and they say it involves multiple incidents at the Decosimo Apartments starting February 16.   Investigators say the alleged stalker knows the victim.   If you have any information about this incident, call UTC police at 423-425-4357.  Or you …

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Report: Nearly half of Tennessean students not college ready

By KIMBERLEE KRUESI, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — New state data shows that nearly half of Tennessee students enrolled in higher education during the 2016-2017 school year needed some sort of remedial classes during their first year of college. The Tennessee Higher Education Commission released the numbers this week which …

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Chicago police: 2 questioned in Smollett attack are suspects

By DON BABWIN, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Two men characterized by police as “persons of interest” in the attack against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett are now considered suspects and have been arrested on “probable cause that they may have committed a crime,” a Chicago police spokesman said Friday. The men …

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Amazon Exit Could Scare Tech Companies from NYC

By MICHAEL R. SISAK and JOSH BOAK, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon jilted New York City on Valentine’s Day, scrapping plans to build a massive headquarters campus in Queens amid fierce opposition from politicians angry about nearly $3 billion in tax breaks and the company’s anti-union stance. With millions …

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Trump declares national emergency to build border wall

By ALAN FRAM, CATHERINE LUCEY and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Battling with one branch of government and opening a new confrontation with another, President Donald Trump announced Friday he was declaring a national emergency to fulfill his pledge to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Bypassing Congress, …

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