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9:13am

Thu January 8, 2015
Politics

Blackburn reintroduces bill that would outlaw abortion after 20 weeks

U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn testifies before a Senate committee in October, 2014, regarding abortion.
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Mid-State Republican congressional Rep. Marsha Blackburn has introduced a bill that would prohibit most abortions after 20 weeks.

Along with Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona, Blackburn on Tuesday introduced the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The publication, The Hill, says the very same bill passed the House last year, but the companion measure stalled in the then Democrat controlled Senate.

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10:02am

Wed January 7, 2015
Top Stories

New prosecutor appointed in abduction, killing of Holly Bobo

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DECATURVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Deputy District Attorney General Jennifer Nichols of Shelby County has been appointed to prosecute the Decatur County case involving the 2011 kidnapping and killing of a Tennessee woman, Holly Bobo.

Media report Decatur County Circuit Court Judge Creed McGinley on Tuesday approved the selection of Nichols by the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference.

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9:59am

Wed January 7, 2015
Politics

Haslam's 2nd inauguration to have them "Together for Tennessee'

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam plans for his inauguration to a second term include an outdoor ceremony, a dinner and ball and tours of the state Capitol and governor's mansion.

The Jan. 17 swearing-in ceremony will be held on the plaza across the street from the state Capitol in Nashville. State Supreme Court Justice Sharon Lee is scheduled to administer the oath.

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9:49am

Wed January 7, 2015
Arts & Culture

Anniversary: The War of 1812 and Tennessee's Andrew Jackson

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  It was during this week in 1812 that one of Tennessee’s most famous sons led American troops against the British in the Battle of New Orleans.

Most Tennesseans recognize Andrew Jackson as one of the nation’s early presidents, but a visit to Jackson’s mid-state home, The Hermitage, suggests most are not aware of Jackson’s role in this pivotal battle.

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10:47am

Tue January 6, 2015
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Flu at epidemic level in Tenn., could peak this month

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NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials across the country and here in Tennessee say the flu has reached epidemic levels in 43 states and could peak soon.

Dr. Kelly Moore with the Tennessee Department of Health says this year’s flu vaccine isn’t working as well as hoped, but still recommends you get that shot.

“The vaccine is still the best tool we have to prevent or reduce the severity of illness of the flu, so we’re still strongly recommending that you get it.”

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