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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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Trump claims GOP tax bill repeals Obamacare

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and sweeping tax cut legislation (all times local): 12:05 p.m. President Donald Trump is celebrating the GOP tax legislation, claiming it fulfills his campaign promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Speaking during a Cabinet meeting, he says: “Obamacare has been repealed in ...

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Train hits, kills pedestrian in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A train has hit and killed a pedestrian in Tennessee. Media cited a statement from the Regional Transportation Authority that says the Music City Star hit a person Tuesday during its regular morning commute service to downtown Nashville. The fatality was reported near the Stones River ...

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Trump rolls back limits on military gear for police

By SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed an executive order reviving a program that provided local police departments with surplus military equipment such as high-caliber weapons and grenade launchers, despite past concerns that armored vehicles and other gear were inflaming confrontations with protesters. The directive ...

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Tennessee sues federal government over refugee resettlement

The state of Tennessee has filed a lawsuit against the federal government challenging the constitutionality of its refugee resettlement program. The lawsuit, which was filed Monday by the Tennessee General Assembly, argues that the program is forcing the state to spend money on additional services for refugees, such as health ...

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The latest on President Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 1:55 p.m. The White House says certain government agencies are taking action to address the “inappropriate” use of social media. White House press secretary Sean Spicer addressed an incident at the Defense Department in which tweets were sent from ...

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