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2 Tennessee Republicans introduce medical marijuana bill

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two Republican lawmakers have introduced legislation to make medical marijuana legal in Tennessee, but only in oil-based products. Sen. Steve Dickerson of Nashville and Rep. Jeremy Faison of Cosby announced the bill’s filing Thursday amid wide support for medical marijuana in state polls. The lawmakers believe ...

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IOC: Russians can compete at Olympics, but without flag

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Russian athletes will be allowed to stand on the medal podium at the Winter Olympics — just not with their anthem playing or their nation’s flag rising above them. The International Olympic Committee barred Russia and its sports leaders from the upcoming games in South Korea ...

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Blackburn names Tennessee state lawmaker as Senate treasurer

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn has named southwestern Tennessee state Rep. Ron Gant as campaign treasurer for her bid for the Senate. Blackburn joined the race for Senate following incumbent Republican Sen. Bob Corker’s decision not to seek a third term and Gov. Bill Haslam’s announcement ...

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Officials say Tennessee deputy wounds suspect with gun

GALLATIN, Tenn. (AP) — Officials say a deputy in Tennessee has shot and wounded a person who fled police before exiting a vehicle with a gun. A statement from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says the pursuit began Tuesday night in Wilson County and ended at a Sumner County residence, ...

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