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WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) — Congress is sending President Barack Obama a bill -- championed by Tennessee Senator Bob Corker -- that would give lawmakers the power to review any nuclear deal made with Iran.

The House overwhelmingly passed the bill on a 400 to 25 vote Thursday. The Senate approved the bill last week.

The legislation, which Obama says he will sign, gives Congress a chance to weigh in on what could be a significant international accord aimed at curbing Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for relief from sanctions.

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NEW YORK (AP/WMOT) — The number of Christians in America continues to decline, but Tennessee seems to be bucking that trend.

 

The Pew Research Center released its annual religious affiliation survey this week. The survey tabulated responses from more than 35,000 Americans.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — A leader in Tennessee’s disability community is advising parents to take a wait and see attitude toward new money the state may provide toward education and therapy for their severely handicapped children.

 

The Tennessee General Assembly recently passed a bill that would give parents $6000 to spend as they see fit on handicap services. The bill is awaiting Governor Bill Haslam’s signature.

chiefexecutive.net

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Tennessee has a dropped a spot in Chief Executive magazine's annual rating of the best and worst states for business, citing political interference with unionization efforts at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga.

Under the heading “Development Trend Indicator: Downward” the magazine notes "State politicians shouldn't have messed in Volkswagen's unionization business."

The state's ranking dropped from third to fourth.

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WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) — The Senate has passed Tennessee Senator Bob Corker’s bill to give Congress a chance to review — and possibly reject — any final nuclear deal with Iran.

Corker received rare bi-partisan support for the measure which passed 98-1, but he first had to fend off amendments from conservative lawmakers, including Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton, that would have scuttled the deal.  Cotton cast the lone dissenting vote, frustrated that his amendments toughening the bill’s language were not considered.

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