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GOP eyes narrow bill to advance goal on “Obamacare” repeal

WASHINGTON (AP) — They couldn’t pass a repeal of “Obamacare,” or find the votes for a White House-backed replacement. So now Senate Republicans are lowering their sights and trying to unite behind a so-called “skinny repeal” that would merely undo just a few of the most unpopular elements of Barack ...

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Austin Peay’s Omicron Delta Kappa circle earns Presidential Circle of Excellence honors

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — The Austin Peay State University chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) was recently honored with the national honor society’s 2016-17 Presidential Circle of Excellence. ODK is currently comprised of over 300 chapters, referred to as circles, nationally, and the Austin Peay circle was one of only a handful ...

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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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