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UPDATE: Attorney general says Bible can't be official Tennessee book

UPDATE: Attorney general says Bible can't be official Tennessee book

April 13th, 2015 8:10 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

NASHVILLE - Tennessee's attorney general says a bill seeking to make the Holy Bible the state's official book would violate separation of church and state provisions in the federal and state constitutions.

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Guns-in-parks bill likely headed to conference committee

Guns-in-parks bill likely headed to conference committee

April 13th, 2015 2:33 pm by Associated Press

Tennessee lawmakers anticipate a special committee will be needed to work out differences in a proposal that would allow people with handgun carry permits to be armed in all of the state's parks.

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Clinton already uniting prospective GOP presidential field

Clinton already uniting prospective GOP presidential field

April 13th, 2015 8:40 am by LISA LERER, Associated Press

Rand Paul put Clinton at the center of his first television ad, titled "Liberty, not Hillary." Jeb Bush derided the "Obama-Clinton foreign policy" in a video message.

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Students suspended following alleged sexual assault at spring break site

Students suspended following alleged sexual assault at spring break site

April 12th, 2015 6:29 pm by MELISSA NELSON-GABRIEL, Associated Press

Two Alabama college students have been suspended after authorities discovered a cellphone video that allegedly shows them sexually assaulting a woman at a Florida beach while a large crowd of spring-break revelers watches.

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Hillary Clinton announces second campaign for president

Hillary Clinton announces second campaign for president

April 12th, 2015 6:12 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton jumped back into presidential politics on Sunday, announcing her much-awaited second campaign for the White House.

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If CBD oil becomes law Monday, it could have far-reaching effects

If CBD oil becomes law Monday, it could have far-reaching effects

April 12th, 2015 2:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

Jason, who lives in Johnson City, made it clear he was using marijuana as a medicine and not to get high. He said a few grams of marijuana would last him more than a week. If the law passes, he would be able to come out of the shadows.

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Residents allowed to return to tornado-hit Illinois town

Residents allowed to return to tornado-hit Illinois town

April 11th, 2015 7:40 pm by KERRY LESTER, Associated Press

FAIRDALE, Ill. - Residents of a small northern Illinois farming community that took a direct hit from a half-mile-wide tornado were allowed back into the area Saturday to assess damage and salvage what they could.

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What to know about recent food recalls and listeria

What to know about recent food recalls and listeria

April 11th, 2015 3:15 pm by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

Large food recalls have forced consumers to throw away hummus and ice cream that may be contaminated with the same potentially deadly bacteria: listeria.

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Knoxville's Haynes wins Tennessee GOP chairmanship

Knoxville's Haynes wins Tennessee GOP chairmanship

April 11th, 2015 3:05 pm by Associated Press

State Rep. Ryan Haynes has been elected chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party, replacing Chris Devaney.

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Search continues for missing Sullivan County couple

Search continues for missing Sullivan County couple

April 10th, 2015 8:00 pm by John Thompson, NET News Service

It has now been three months since Sullivan County couple Arthur "Art" Gibson Jr., 38, and Amber Terrell, 22, were reported missing and their 1999 Ford Escort was found abandoned on Big Springs Road in Carter County.

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