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WASHINGTON, D.C.  (AP/WMOT)  --  Tennessee Senator Bob Corker tangled Thursday in a congressional hearing with Secretary of State John Kerry over the nuclear arms deal Kerry struck earlier this month with Iran.

Corker chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and recently championed legislation that gives Congress the opportunity to review the deal made with Iran.

Opening that review process yesterday, Corker was scathing in his assessment of the agreementl Kerry negotiated.

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NEW YORK (AP/WMOT) — Tennesseans score dead last when it comes to eating enough fruit and residents are skimping on vegetables as well.

A just released study suggests only 13 percent of Americans are eating the recommended amount of fruit each day, while in Tennessee only 7.5 percent eat the recommended amount.

The findings come from a large, national survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) — Tennessee U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander scored a major legislative victory yesterday, as the Senate approved an education law re-write.

The Senate bill would roll back significant parts of the much-criticized federal No Child Left Behind regulations. Alexander has been working on the legislation for seven years.

The overhaul was approved by a 81-17 vote. The stage is now set for what could be contentious negotiations with the House over the federal government's influence over education policy.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Members of the Tennessee House Republican Caucus are considering a special legislative session to respond to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding same-sex marriage.

House Republican Caucus Chairman Glen Casada of Franklin says that a special session "is on the table" to discuss a proposal that would protect ministers who choose not to perform a gay wedding.

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COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The Tennessee Board of Regents has approved only small tuition hikes for the 2015-2016 school year.

A unanimous vote at the Regents' Friday meeting in Columbia raises tuition 3.4 percent at Tennessee's community colleges and 4 percent at the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology.

At the six Board of Regents universities, tuition increases vary as follows:

—Austin Peay State University: 2.4 percent

—East Tennessee State University: 3 percent

—Middle Tennessee State University: 3.1 percent

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