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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — An East Tennessee man has pleaded not guilty to soliciting another person to burn down a mosque in a small Muslim enclave in New York.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that 63-year-old Robert Doggart entered his plea during a Monday arraignment in a Chattanooga federal court.

Protesters gathered outside the courthouse, demanding that Doggart, a resident of Sequatchie County and a 2014 congressional candidate, be charged with a hate crime and kept behind bars while he is tried.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — State officials have pulled a website that's part of a new anti-DUI campaign following criticism that it takes a sexist approach to encouraging young men not to drive under the influence.

The Tennessean reported the site was taken down Monday night.

Some of the campaign slogans on the site that were criticized included girls looking "hotter" when guys are under the influence, and finding out "a marginally good-looking girl" later is "chatty," ''clingy" or "your boss's daughter" as signs that maybe a man has had too much to drink.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Finance Commissioner Larry Martin says the state's overall revenue collections in June were $56.5 million more than expected.

The tax collections reflect economic activity in May.

The state's general fund tax collections in June were $52.3 million higher than projected.

Sales tax grew 7.6 percent in June, $35 million more than expected.

Franchise and excise taxes combined were $27.7 million more than the budgeted estimate.

However, while growth rates are strong, Martin says state officials remain cautious.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former Democratic gubernatorial candidate who is terminally ill is asking a state court in Tennessee to declare he has a right to end his life when he wants and on his own terms.

Attorney Hal Hardin represents John Jay Hooker and three physicians who have expressed a willingness to prescribe Hooker with a lethal dosage of painkillers. The 84-year-old has terminal cancer.

Hardin has asked the Nashville-based court to declare that a person has a fundamental right to die with a doctor's help under the Tennessee Constitution.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A new study shows that motor vehicle exports from Tennessee have more than doubled since 2000.

According to the Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1fxeGTC ), the Middle Tennessee State University study says vehicles accounted for 8.5 percent of all state exports in 2014, up from 3.6 percent in 2000. That increase could make the automotive industry the state's largest export sector.

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