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Doggart campaign

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Trial is underway in Chattanooga for a 65-year-old Tennessee man accused of planning an attack on a mosque in New York.

Robert Doggart, who ran for Congress in 2014 in East Tennessee and finished with 6 percent of the vote, went on trial Monday in U.S. District Court.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports prosecutor Saeed Mody spoke to the 12-person jury first after lawyers spent the morning choosing jurors from a pool of 32 people.

Doggart has pleaded not guilty to the accusations.

The trial is expected to last about a week.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Republican state senator wants to change Tennessee election finance law to exempt churches from having to report campaign spending on "public or private morality."

The bill sponsored by Sen. Dolores Gresham of Somerville says those issues would include measures related to alcohol, drugs, abortion, marriage or gambling.

Referendums are often held in Tennessee cities and counties on whether to allow supermarket wine sales, liquor-by-the-drink sales or package stores.

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OAK GROVE, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say two Fort Campbell soldiers have been killed and a juvenile injured following a domestic dispute near the Army post on the Kentucky-Tennessee line.

Kentucky State Police say in a statement it appears 35-year-old Jeremy Demar of Clarksville, Tennessee, was in a domestic dispute with his estranged wife, 32-year-old Priscilla Ann East, and found her at a home in Oak Grove, Kentucky, where he forced his way in Thursday night and fatally shot her and 28-year-old Christopher Ryan Hoch.

The statement said both were soldiers.

Tennessee Citizen Action

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee election officials, who said up to 42 voter fraud cases could've happened in last year's elections, can identify only one resulting in conviction: someone who tried to register the year before the vote.

Secretary of State Tre Hargett's list includes 13 cases closed without conviction and 28 without information amid ongoing investigations.

It says in Fayette County, someone pleaded guilty last year to illegal voter registration in 2015.

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  WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are increasingly talking about repairing President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, a softening of tone that comes as their drive to fulfill a keystone campaign promise encounters disunity, drooping momentum and uneasy voters.

GOP lawmakers insist they've not abandoned their goal of repeal, though they face lingering disputes about whether that vote should come before, after or simultaneously with a replacement effort.

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