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1:32pm

Fri July 11, 2014
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John Seigenthaler, Tennessee Journalist, Dies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — John Seigenthaler, the journalist who edited The Tennessean newspaper, helped shape USA Today and worked for civil rights during the Kennedy administration, has died. He was 86.

His son, John M. Seigenthaler, and representatives from Seigenthaler Public Relations say the former editor died Friday at his Nashville home.

In his wide-ranging career, Seigenthaler also served on Robert Kennedy's presidential campaign and founded the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University.

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11:48am

Fri July 11, 2014
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Guns Found at Teen Slaying-Suspect's Home in Tenn.

LOBELVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police are examining firearms found at the home of a 15-year-old boy charged with shooting a longtime member of the National Guard at a Tennessee armory.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokesman Josh DeVine, said "several" weapons were uncovered Thursday.

Ballistic experts are studying whether any were involved in Wednesday's shooting in Lobelville, about 50 miles southwest of Nashville.

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11:47am

Fri July 11, 2014
Politics

3 Democratic Supreme Court Justices Launch TV Ad

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The three Supreme Court justices facing retention elections next month have launched a television ad to stress their dedication to the federal and state constitutions.

The three Democrats in the ad boast of protecting gun rights and of upholding nearly 90 percent of death sentences that have come before them.

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10:10am

Fri July 11, 2014
Politics

UAW Tries New Approach at Chattanooga VW Plant

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The United Auto Workers union announced this week that it has opened a union local office in Chattanooga.

Earlier this year the UAW suffered a stinging defeat when workers at the Volkswagen assembly plant there rejected union representation by a narrow margin.

The union initially tried to challenge the result, citing interference from Tennessee elected officials.

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9:15am

Thu July 10, 2014
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Father Charged with Murder after Daughter's Death

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities have charged a Middle Tennessee man with murder 22 years after he beat his infant daughter causing injuries that an autopsy says led to her death last year.

The Daily News Journal reports that 41-year-old Anthony Shannon Lane was charged Monday in the death of Amanda Michelle Lane-Woodall, who died last year at age 22.

According to a statement, Rutherford County cold case Detective Sgt. Dan Goodwin and Detective Steve Kohler questioned multiple doctors and other witnesses before presenting the case to the district attorney's office.

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