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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Volkswagen is appealing a federal ruling that allowed a union vote ultimately won by the United Auto Workers at the German automaker's lone U.S. assembly plant in Chattanooga.

The National Labor Relations Board earlier this month declined to take up Volkswagen's challenge to the vote. The election approved the  unionization of a group of about 160 workers specializing in the repair and maintenance of machinery and robots.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The president of a North Carolina-based testing company says he can't guarantee that all students in Tennessee will receive the state's new assessment in time to take the test.

Measurement Inc. president and CEO Hank Scherich says that his company is working furiously to get the new TNReady materials to students.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sportscaster and TV host Erin Andrews has settled with two hotel companies that were found partially to blame for a stalker posting secretly-recorded nude video of her on the Internet.

Last month a Nashville jury awarded Andrews $55 million following a trial where jurors also found her stalker at fault. But the two hotel companies that own and once operated the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt appealed the verdict. By settling now, Andrews stops what could have been years of appeals.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The state Senate has passed a bill to allow faculty and workers with handgun carry permits to be armed on the campuses of Tennessee public colleges and universities.

The bill sponsored by Republican Sen. Mike Bell of Riceville passed on a 28-5 vote Tuesday. The House is expected to take up the measure Wednesday.

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam raised concerns about the measure for not giving institutions the power to opt out of allowing more guns on campus.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Opposing approaches could sink a legislative effort to defund the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Tennessee.

Some lawmakers have vowed to strip funding from the office for promoting an annual "Sex Week," recommending the use of gender-neutral pronouns on campus and advising against religious-themed parties and decorations. But they are running out of time because the Legislature is set to adjourn this week.

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