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Light Snow and Rain Expected

A quick-moving system will move through tonight and early Thanksgiving morning producing rain and snow showers. Tonight light rain will push through Middle TN. Snow showers will be likely along and north of I-40, with some accumulation in S. KY and the Cumberland Plateau. 1-2 is possible along the Plateau by early Thurs. morning. Up to .5 inch is possible in S. KY and nearby TN counties. Those along the I-40 corridor will see flurries with little to no accumulation. Roads will become slick along the Plateau overnight and early Thurs. morning.

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African Woman Sentenced to Death for Converting to Christianity

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A woman in Sudan has been sentenced to death for converting to Christianity, Reuters reports.

Mariam Yahya Ibrahim had been ordered to convert back to Islam after recently converting to Christianity. The news agency reports she had also been charged with adultery for marrying a Christian man.

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The judge asked Ibrahim if she would return to Islam. When she responded "I am a Christian," the death sentence was handed down.

The news agency spoke with a government spokesman who said the ruling may be appealed in a higher court.

"Sudan is committed to all human rights and freedom of faith granted in Sudan by the constitution and law," Foreign Ministry spokesman Abu-Bakr Al-Siddiq said.

About 50 people reportedly stood outside the court holding signs that read "Freedom of Religion."

Sudan is an Arab republic situated below Egypt.


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