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Tennessee police department’s Bible verse plaque to be moved

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A biblical passage that has long been displayed at a Tennessee city’s police headquarters will be moved following a complaint from an organization that advocates for the separation of church and state. The East Tennessee chapter of the Freedom From Religion Foundation filed a complaint in ...

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APSU receives $79,954 in THEC funding to help veterans and service members earn degrees

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) recently announced that Austin Peay State University will receive $79,954 in additional funding and program support to serve veterans and service members and help them earn post-secondary degrees as a part of Governor Bill Haslam’s Drive to 55. Austin Peay is one ...

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Kentucky told to pay attorney fees in same-sex marriage case

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered Kentucky taxpayers to pay more than $220,000 in legal fees because a county clerk refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in 2015. U.S. District Judge David Bunning on Friday ordered the state to pay $222,695 in fees to the ...

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Tennessee judge rules gay couples have equal parental rights

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Same-sex couples in Tennessee have the same rights as heterosexual couples who have children born through artificial insemination, a judge ruled. Four married lesbian couples sued after the state passed a law that requires using the “natural and ordinary meaning” of words in state law. Gay ...

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Critical blood shortage: Red Cross urges blood and platelet donors to give now

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 25, 2017) — While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, a critical blood shortage remains. The Red Cross urges eligible donors to give now to help ensure ...

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White House press secretary Spicer resigns

By KEN THOMAS and JULIE PACE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sean Spicer is resigning his position, according to two people with knowledge of the decision. One of those people said Spicer is quitting because of objections over the appointment of a new White House communications director, ...

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