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Pop vocalist Sam Smith slays at Grammys

Somewhere in England sits a man who was the unwitting inspiration for the biggest winner at the Grammy Awards. He’s the man who loved, and dumped, 22-year-old British soul singer Sam Smith. Smith’s yearning hit “Stay With Me” won Grammys for song and record of the year, and he was ...

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Governor Bill Haslam to deliver State of the State address

NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam will deliver his annual State of the State address to the Tennessee Legislature on Monday evening, Feb.9. The address comes a week after a special session in which the Republican governor failed to pass his proposal to extend health insurance to 280,000 low-income Tennesseans. Haslam ...

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Confusion accompanies new same-sex marriage laws in Alabama

MONTGOMERY— Gay couples began getting married in Alabama on Monday morning, Feb. 9, despite an 11th-hour attempt from the state’s chief justice — an outspoken opponent of same-sex marriage— to block the weddings. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday morning refused to block the marriages and let a hold on ...

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Cyber scams target universities

» By Chris Coppedge Guest Writer Universities across America have recently become targets for a variety of cyber crimes and related scams, particularly financial email related attempts to gain personal information through illicit means. The types of scams currently being run include phishing, which Gevan Peacock of the University of ...

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Two ex-Vanderbilt football players found guilty of rape, next two teammates wait to go to trial

NASHVILLE — With two former Vanderbilt football players facing decades in prison after being convicted of the rape of an unconscious student in a dorm room, attention now turns to two of their teammates who have yet to go to trial. It took a jury three hours Tuesday, Jan. 27 ...

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Vanderbilt football player says he doesn’t remember anything about the rape he’s charged with, trial continues

NASHVILLE— A former Vanderbilt football player charged with rape told a jury Monday, Jan. 26 that he can’t remember a dorm room sexual assault that prosecutors say he and three of his teammates carried out. “I was just drunk out of my mind,” Cory Batey testified. “This is something I ...

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