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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A sentencing hearing for two former Vanderbilt players who were convicted of raping a fellow student has been delayed until June.

The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/1FcslqM) reports Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey will remain behind bars until the June 15 hearing.

Court officials said the April sentencing date was postponed so that lawyers could review trial transcripts.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Legislation that would require all of Tennessee's law enforcement agencies to adopt written policies to ban racial profiling has passed the Senate.

The measure was approved 28-0 yesterday evening. The bill was sponsored by Republican Sen. Brian Kelsey of Germantown.

“A few years ago this body passed a law that encouraged law enforcement agencies to adopt policies against racial profiling; many of them have done so.  However, this particular legislation would require them to do so.”

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP/WMOT) —  Tennessee senators Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander are among just a hand full of Republican lawmakers who did not sign a controversial letter to the leaders of Iran concerning ongoing nuclear disarmament talks.

Corker and Alexander are two of only seven GOP senators who refused to sign the letter warning Iran’s leadership that any nuclear deal they sign with President Barack Obama could be scrapped once he leaves office

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — A group of Tennessee college students wants a federal court to require the state to accept their school identification cards as valid voter identification.

The out-of-state students attending Fisk University and Tennessee State University say in the lawsuit filed last week they’d like to vote in Tennessee. However, the state won’t accept ID cards from other states nor will it accept student ID from Tennessee colleges and universities.

Attorney Jon Sherman with the Fair Elections Legal Network represents the students.

WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) — President Obama is promising to veto a labor relations bill sponsored by Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander.

Alexander and his fellow Republicans controlling the Senate are moving to reverse a new National Labor Relations Board rule that would shorten the time between a union's request for representation and the vote on whether to certify a union.

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