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HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — President Barack Obama today pressed Vietnam to allow greater freedoms for its citizens, arguing that better human rights would improve the communist country’s economy, stability and regional power. 

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia and his push to make the party more inclusive could get “messy” but asserts in an interview with The Associated Press: “Democracy is not always nice and quiet and gentle.” 

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FRANKLIN (AP) — Embattled state Rep. Jeremy Durham has brought criminal trespass charges against a reporter for the Nashville Scene weekly newspaper, accusing her of trying to enter his Franklin home while seeking an interview. 

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“‘Life’s not waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain,’” was the quote with which Aubrey Buttrey began her valedictory speech Friday night at an overflowing Patriot Stadium.

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HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — U.S. President Barack Obama today lifted a half-century-old ban on selling arms to Vietnam, looking to bolster a government seen as a crucial, though flawed partner in a region that he has tried to place at the center of his foreign policy legacy.  

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is breaking with the Obama administration and House lawmakers on a plan to restructure Puerto Rico’s $70 billion in debt, saying the legislation would make “a terrible situation even worse.” 

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A concerned citizen’s tip resulted in the arrest of a violent sex offender who had been hiding from authorities for the past six years.

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CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian air and naval forces have spotted a body part, passengers’ personal belongings and other debris from EgyptAir flight 804 that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea, killing 66 passengers and crew who were en route from Paris to Cairo, the Egyptian army and Greek defense mini…

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Front row, from left, Henry County Court Clerk Donna Craig and Caleb Grissom of Commercial Bank lead a crowd of about 50 in a choreographed dance video to the Clean Bandit song “Rather Be.” The event was hosted by the Paris-Henry County Chamber of Commerce, which plans to debut the video at …

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NASHVILLE (AP) — Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has a 9 percentage point lead over Democrat Hillary Clinton in Tennessee, according to a Vanderbilt University poll released Thursday. 

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Al-Anon,1210 E. Wood St., Paris — 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1210 E. Wood St., Paris.

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Beth Watkins, the agent for New York Life insurance in Paris, recently became authorized to offer AARP members a range of financial solutions through AARP Life Insurance.

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Henry County High School graduate Leigh Anne Valentine Webb was recently named Secondary Principal of the Year for Tennessee by the University of Tennessee. 

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Workers from Delta Contracting were doing work Tuesday on the front of the Kroger parking lot, preparing to repave the lot. The area is in front of the new Kroger fuel station, including the new sign there.  The fuel station area was repaved during its construction. A new sign was also place…

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CAIRO (AP) — An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo with 66 passengers and crew on board crashed into the Mediterranean Sea off the Greek island of Crete early this morning, Egyptian and Greek officials said. Egypt’s aviation minister said the crash was more likely caused by a terror attack …

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Graduation is just one day away for about 270 students, and the forecasts are promising clear enough weather that Henry County High School has decided to move forward with Class of 2016 graduation commencement exercises outdoors at Patriot Stadium.

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TONIGHT —  A 60 percent chance of rain, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy with northeast winds 5 mph.

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Work is continuing today on the alley behind the west court square buildings — the alley running from West Washington to West Wood streets. According to Paris city manager Kim Foster, the renovations are needed because the storm sewer drainage was no longer working properly. While that work …

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