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Should students be forced to recite the Tennessee flag salute alongside the Pledge of Allegiance?

Should students be forced to recite the Tennessee flag salute alongside the Pledge of Allegiance?

April 16th, 2014 8:00 am by Associated Press

The Senate voted 32-0 on Tuesday to urge schools to have students recite the salute that reads: "Three white stars on a field of blue / God keep them strong and ever true / It is with pride and love that we / Salute the Flag of Tennessee."

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Boston police safely blow up suspicious backpacks

Boston police safely blow up suspicious backpacks

April 16th, 2014 7:55 am by DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press

A man was arrested for planting a hoax device.

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Dress codes: Where should schools draw the line?

Dress codes: Where should schools draw the line?

April 16th, 2014 7:45 am by Associated Press

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Godsey, Venable square off at BMS forum in Sullivan Co. mayoral race

Godsey, Venable square off at BMS forum in Sullivan Co. mayoral race

April 16th, 2014 12:05 am by J.H. Osborne, NET News Service

Steve Godsey and Richard Venable, the two candidates for Sullivan County mayor, spent an hour Tuesday answering questions about their experiences, perceptions and abilities when it comes to leading county government.

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59 years later, Marine Corps ID card gets returned

59 years later, Marine Corps ID card gets returned

April 15th, 2014 9:20 pm by Tony Casey

It was 1954 when native East Tennessean Herman Church was at a function at a park in Evansville, Ind., when his wallet slipped out of his back pocket.

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Studsvik now in hands of company's competitor

Studsvik now in hands of company's competitor

April 15th, 2014 9:00 pm by Brad Hicks

Studsvik Inc.'s Tennessee processing facilities - which includes its facility in Erwin - are now in the hands of the Sweden-based nuclear company's competitor.

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Lawmakers pass Haslam's free tuition plan for Tennessee two-year schools

Lawmakers pass Haslam's free tuition plan for Tennessee two-year schools

April 15th, 2014 8:31 pm by Associated Press

Haslam wants to pay for the program by using $300 million in excess lottery reserve funds and join it with a $47 million endowment.

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Police evacuate area near Boston Marathon finish line after discovery of unattended backpacks

Police evacuate area near Boston Marathon finish line after discovery of unattended backpacks

April 15th, 2014 8:06 pm by Associated Press

Police spokesman Dave Estrada says the backpacks were discovered Tuesday evening, a year after two bombs in backpacks exploded at the end of the marathon and killed three people.

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Common Core compromise afoot in Tennessee

Common Core compromise afoot in Tennessee

April 15th, 2014 8:00 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

The House and Senate will now vote whether to accept the conference committee report before it heads to the desk of the governor, who has said he'd rather not delay the testing.

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No apology: Tennessee House votes to express 'regret' for slavery

No apology: Tennessee House votes to express 'regret' for slavery

April 15th, 2014 7:51 pm by Associated Press

The Republican-controlled chamber removed language from the original resolution that sought to offer "profound apologies" for slavery.

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