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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two Tennessee Democrats want to pass a law to require the state to enforce the U.S. Constitution's "natural born citizen" requirement on this November's presidential ballot.

State Sen. Jeff Yarbro and Rep. Jason Powell, both of Nashville, filed the bill on Thursday that would bar the secretary of state from placing the nominee of either party on the ballot if they fail to meet the constitutional eligibility requirements.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam has released his administration's 42-bill agenda for this year's legislative session.

The Republican governor's legislative agenda is highlighted by proposals to restructure higher education governance; increase sentencing requirements for serious crimes; add reporting requirements for the disposal of human fetal tissue and create eight-year handgun carry permits.

Among the higher education changes proposed by the governor, six public universities in the Tennessee Board of Regents system would be given their own boards.

HENDERSON, Tenn. (AP) — The body of a 2-year-old boy missing since Jan. 14 has been found in a clearing in the woods surrounding his home in the Pinson community in West Tennessee.

WMC-TV reports Chester County Sheriff Blair Weaver announced the discovery during a late-afternoon news conference on Thursday. Speaking through tears, Weaver called the boy's death a tragic accident.

Noah Chamberlin went missing during a walk in the woods with his grandmother and 4-year-old sister. The weeklong search included hundreds of volunteers.

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An assistant manager is accused of raping two women after he caught them shoplifting at a Dollar General store in Tennessee.

The Clarksville Police Department said in a news release Wednesday that 38-year-old Robert Lindlau caught two women shoplifting in March and had each of them perform sexual favors on him inside a locked room, claiming police would be arriving soon.

The women, ages 44 and 32, told police they feared for their safety and did as they were told.

PINSON, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities and volunteers are battling tough terrain and wintry conditions as they continue searching for a 2-year-old boy who has been reported missing in the woods of West Tennessee.

Law enforcement officers from across the state have been looking for Noah Chamberlin since last Thursday, when his grandmother says he walked away during a nature walk. He disappeared in the Pinson area, which is near the Madison-Chester County line.

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