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6 women charged with filing 800 false tax returns

6 women charged with filing 800 false tax returns

April 16th, 2014 8:04 am by Associated Press

The U.S. attorney's office in Memphis said Tuesday that the women were indicted on a total of 41 counts of conspiracy to steal government funds, stealing government funds through the filing of false income tax returns and aggravated identity theft.

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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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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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So long, 'Zo: UT men's b-ball coach accepts job at Cal

So long, 'Zo: UT men's b-ball coach accepts job at Cal

April 15th, 2014 4:48 pm by ANTONIO GONZALEZ, AP Sports Writer

A more relaxed fan base, milder weather and a chance to coach at the top-rated public university in the country added up to Cuonzo Martin making the decision to leave Tennessee for California.

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TBI says Knoxville attorney was swapping money, pills for sex

TBI says Knoxville attorney was swapping money, pills for sex

April 15th, 2014 2:39 pm by Jamie Satterfield, Knoxville News-Sentinel

Bruce Poston was arrested Tuesday morning.

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