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Davis, 69, is serving a life sentence for the 1969 first-degree murders of music teacher Gary Hinman and stuntman Donald "Shorty" Shea.
The board's decision was due to his "positive adjustment, record of no recent disciplinary problems, and for successfully completing academic and vocational education and self-help programs," according to a statement from the body.
Two years ago, a California panel granted parole to Davis, but it was overturned by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, officials said.
In Davis' last parole hearing, in 2010, the board said that Davis had not been disciplined since 1980 and participated in all available education, vocation and self-help programs.
Davis is one of several imprisoned followers of Manson, 77, who is serving a life sentence for nine murders. Manson led his "family" in a deadly spree in 1969, whose victims included eight-months-pregnant actress Sharon Tate. Manson was denied parole for the 12th time in March.
Manson, whose gruesome killings inspired the best-selling book "Helter Skelter," will be up for parole again 15 years from now, when he would be 92.
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Storms from Okla. weakening as they move to Tenn.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The storm system that brought devastation to central Oklahoma is expected to weaken before moving into Tennessee.
The National Weather Service included the western half of Tennessee in an area that has a slight risk of severe thunderstorms through Wednesday morning.
Meteorologist Brittney Coleman with the NWS office in Nashville said high wind and hail are the major threats with the storm system. The probability of severe storms is most likely from the Mississippi River to Interstate 65.
NWS forecaster John Sirmon in the Memphis office said rain falling Tuesday morning in West Tennessee will help ensure the approaching heavier line of thunderstorms doesn't run into unstable air. The line is expected to move across the Mississippi River between 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday.
Asia stocks fall
BANGKOK (AP) -- Asian stock markets fell today as investors waited for the U.S. Federal Reserve to telegraph what it plans to do next with its economic stimulus program.
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NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: iPHONE RECOVERED AFTER THEFT IN OREGON
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- A smartphone, plus a not-so-smart criminal -- equals an arrest in Oregon.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- George Washington University students will soon be walking all over the White House and the Capitol, too.