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11:02am

Mon January 12, 2015
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Jury selection for 2 ex-Vandy football players in rape case

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jury selection is underway in the trial of two former Vanderbilt University football players accused of raping a student in a campus dorm.

The trial is expected to feature sexually graphic videos, photos and questions about whether the role of alcohol intoxication can be used as a defense in some instances.

Four former players are accused of raping an unconscious student in a dorm at the Nashville university in June 2013.

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1:11pm

Thu January 8, 2015
Politics

Haslam calls Tenn. lawmakers into special session on Feb. 2

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has issued a call for a special legislative session to take up his proposal to offer medical coverage to more than 200,000 low-income Tennesseans.

The governor's proclamation Thursday sets the start of the special session for Feb. 2. Haslam calls the proposal Insure Tennessee and says it would be a two-year pilot program using federal funds available under President Barack Obama's health care law.

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10:02am

Wed January 7, 2015
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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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7:22am

Mon January 5, 2015
Sports

UAB tips Middle Tennessee 54-49 in CUSA opener

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Robert Brown scored 13 points and Hakeem Baxter 11 on Sunday and UAB pulled out a 54-49 win over Middle Tennessee in the Conference USA opener for both teams.

The Blazers (5-9) ended a three-game losing streak by making the clutch plays down the stretch, starting with Nick Norton's only basket, a 3-pointer with 2:52 left that broke a 43-43 tie. The Blazers hit 13-straight free throws until missing two with 31 seconds left, and finished 18-22 from the line.

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