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Sponsor says bill making Bible official book of Tennessee likely to pass

Sponsor says bill making Bible official book of Tennessee likely to pass

April 9th, 2015 3:49 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

The measure has moved swiftly through the legislative process and could be on the House and Senate floors as early as next week.

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House passes bill to allow Tennessee constables to be armed

House passes bill to allow Tennessee constables to be armed

April 9th, 2015 1:50 pm by Associated Press

The chamber voted 92-1 on Thursday to approve the measure sponsored by Republican Rep. Timothy Hill of Blountville.

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Walgreens aims to close about 200 US stores

Walgreens aims to close about 200 US stores

April 9th, 2015 11:07 am by Associated Press

The store closings amount to about 2 percent of the 8,232 drugstores it runs in the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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20 kilos of cocaine seized on Interstate 40 in Tennessee

20 kilos of cocaine seized on Interstate 40 in Tennessee

April 9th, 2015 9:29 am by The Tennessean

The cocaine has a local street value of $720,000.

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The Latest: Police radio recording released in South Carolina cop's shooting of unarmed black man

The Latest: Police radio recording released in South Carolina cop's shooting of unarmed black man - VIDEO

April 8th, 2015 4:05 pm by Associated Press

North Charleston Patrolman Michael Slager has been charged with murder.

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Despite Lt. Gov. Ramsey's opposition, bill to make Bible official state book of Tennessee advances

Despite Lt. Gov. Ramsey's opposition, bill to make Bible official state book of Tennessee advances

April 8th, 2015 2:27 pm by Associated Press

Sen. Ron Ramsey said the legislation "belittles the most holy book that's ever been written."

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GUILTY: Jury to decide on death penalty in Boston Marathon bomber's conviction

GUILTY: Jury to decide on death penalty in Boston Marathon bomber's conviction

April 8th, 2015 1:58 pm by DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer

The verdict is expected to beIn the next phase of the trial, the jury will hear evidence on whether Tsarnaev should get the death penalty or spend the rest of his life in prison.

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UPDATE: TBI releases names of East Tennessee cop, man he shot

UPDATE: TBI releases names of East Tennessee cop, man he shot

April 8th, 2015 11:46 am by Knoxville News-Sentinel

About 8 p.m. Tuesday a woman called E-911 dispatcher about a domestic dispute at a home in Maryville.

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Feds indict Knox County man for sex trafficking, drugs

Feds indict Knox County man for sex trafficking, drugs

April 7th, 2015 9:22 pm by News Sentinel Staff

A Farragut man arrested during a prostitution sting at a West Knox County motel in 2013 now is indicted on federal charges of sex trafficking by force, as well as felony drug possession.

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White South Carolina cop charged with murder for shooting black man

White South Carolina cop charged with murder for shooting black man - VIDEO

April 7th, 2015 7:59 pm by BRUCE SMITH, Associated Press

A white South Carolina police officer was charged with murder Tuesday in the weekend shooting death of a black motorist after a traffic stop.

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