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6:39pm

Mon April 28, 2014
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Same-Sex Marriages in Tenn. Case Again Invalid

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal appeals panel says that while the lawsuit of three same-sex couples who were wed in other states makes its way through the courts, Tennessee does not have to recognize their marriages.

In March, a U.S. district court judge in Nashville granted a temporary injunction to the six plaintiffs, forcing the state to recognize their marriages.

But on Friday, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati put the lower court's order on hold because, as the ruling words it, "the law in this area is so unsettled."

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9:40am

Fri April 25, 2014
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Pain Patch Leads to Child's Death

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Police are investigating the death of a Chattanooga toddler as a homicide after an autopsy report found that a pain patch caused his death.

Chattanooga Police spokesman Tim McFarland tells the Times Free Press that officers are working with the medical examiner's office and the district attorney's office as they investigate the death of Demarcus Bryant, who was almost 2.

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8:43am

Thu April 24, 2014
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Georgia "Guns Everywhere" Bill Signed Into Law

ELLIJAY, Ga. (AP) — Under a law just signed by Georgia's governor, people with a license can carry a gun into bars, some government buildings and places of worship if religious leaders say it's OK.

A few hundred gun rights advocates gathered to watch Wednesday's bill signing by Gov. Nathan Deal with top officials including House Speaker David Ralston and bill sponsor Rep. Rick Jasperse.

Also under the law passed this session, school districts would now be able, if they choose, to allow some employees to carry a firearm under certain conditions.

12:19pm

Tue April 22, 2014
Politics

Clayton Embarrassing Tenn. Democrats...Again

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday in a hearing that could ultimately decide whether the Tennessee Democratic Party should be forced to put Mark Clayton on the ballot in the Democratic primary for governor.

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11:47am

Tue April 22, 2014
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Tenn. High Court to Hear Faith-Healing Case

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The state Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by a Loudon County woman who tried to heal her daughter's cancer through prayer.

Jacqueline Crank was convicted of misdemeanor child neglect in 2012 and given a sentence of 11 months and 29 days, suspended to unsupervised probation. The conviction came 10 years after the death of her then-15-year-old daughter Jessica Crank from Ewing's Sarcoma. According to court records, the cancer caused a grapefruit-sized tumor on the girl's shoulder that appeared to cause her severe pain.

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