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11:48am

Thu June 21, 2012
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Mosque "Enforcement Action" to be Announced Thursday

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Federal prosecutors are taking criminal action related to a mosque under construction in Tennessee that's been hit by arsonists and vandals and opposed in court.

U.S. Attorney Jerry E. Martin is holding a news conference Thursday afternoon at the building site of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro. Agents from the FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives also will attend.

Officials from those federal agencies declined to release more details before the announcement.

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11:22am

Wed June 20, 2012
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Shelbyville Woman's Russian Adoption Case Back in Court

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn (AP) — An American woman who sent her Russian adopted son back to Moscow on a plane is asking a Tennessee judge to set aside an order for her to pay $150,000 in child support.

The Shelbyville Times-Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/Mwrumr ) that Torry Hansen claimed in court filings the child support would not go to benefit the boy, but would get lost in a bureaucratic system.

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11:18am

Wed June 20, 2012
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Tuition Will Likely Rise at UT Institutions

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Students in the University of Tennessee system will find out this week how much their tuition will be in the fall.

The finance committee of the UT Board of Trustees is scheduled to make the tuition projections on Wednesday and the full board will vote on them Thursday.

The university system has an enrollment of about 50,000 students at campuses in Knoxville, Chattanooga and Martin; the Health Science Center in Memphis; state Institutes of Agriculture and Public Service; and the Space Institute in Tullahoma.

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11:07am

Wed June 20, 2012
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Green Party Candidates on Tennessee Ballots

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two Knoxville state representatives who were running unopposed for re-election this year could wind up with challengers from the Green Party.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/Mw1Y0y ) the Green Party of Tennessee last month nominated candidates for several offices after a federal judge ruled the state may not enforce several rules that minor political parties claim are roadblocks to their candidates getting elected.

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11:56am

Tue June 19, 2012
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Graduate Quickly, Earn More Money

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  It’s long been known that college graduates earn more money.  A new  study suggests earning a degree quickly may also pay off in higher earnings.

A new study by the University of Tennessee and the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) says that students who earn a degree within four years make more money than those who take longer to finish.

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