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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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Fort Riley soldier dies on base; cause under investigation

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) – Fort Riley officials say a 1st Infantry Division soldier has died after being found unresponsive at his on-post home. The death of 36-year-old Sgt. 1st Class George Bible III, of Clarksville, Tennessee, is the ninth death of 1st Infantry soldiers connected to the base who have ...

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4 life sentences for Tennessee man in killings

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man has received four sentences of life in prison without parole for killing two neighbors and fatally shooting a father and a daughter in separate incidents. Officials say 47-year-old Michael Cullum pleaded guilty last week to killing 66-year-old Robert Bailey and his 41-year-old daughter ...

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In historic change, Boy Scouts to let girls in some programs

NEW YORK (AP) — Embracing a historic change, the Boy Scouts of America announced Wednesday plans to admit girls into the Cub Scouts starting next year and to establish a new program for older girls using the same curriculum as the Boy Scouts. Under the plan, Cub Scout dens — ...

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