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Federal trial details black market for military equipment

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Military officials say more than $1 million in weapons parts and sensitive military equipment was stolen out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and sold in a vast black market, much of it to overseas buyers through eBay. Testimony at the federal trial of a civilian who allegedly ...

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Congress passes extension for student loan program

WASHINGTON — Congress is extending a federal loan program that provides low-interest money to the neediest students for college. The Perkins Loan program will get a two-year extension, under compromise legislation approved Thursday in the House, a day after clearing the Senate. The program expired on September 30. The measure ...

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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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GOP pushes abortion bill through House on March of Life Day

WASHINGTON  — With thousands of abortion protesters swarming the city in their annual March for Life, Republicans muscled broadened abortion restrictions through the House on Thursday, Jan. 22 after a GOP rebellion forced leaders into an awkward retreat on an earlier version. By a near party-line 242-179, the House voted ...

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