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10:51am

Tue January 22, 2013
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Four Decades Later, Roe vs. Wade Still Roils Tenn. Politics

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Tuesday marks the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Roe vs. Wade decision legalizing abortion.  Four decades later the ruling continues to fuel controversy here in Tennessee.

Hedy Weinberg of the state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union contends the Tennessee Legislature is slowly chipping away at the reproductive rights of women.

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11:18am

Mon January 21, 2013
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Tennesseans Figure Prominently in Inaugural Ceremony

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MUFFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Tennesseans figured prominently in President Obama’s second inaugural celebration Monday morning.

The inaugural crowd was entertained early in the celebration by 200 students from Lee University located in Cleveland, Tennessee.

Lee University’s, Dr. William Green, Dean of the College of Music says it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity for his students.

“We’re in the bleachers just above the stage and from what I can see the best seats in the house. We’ll be able to remain in those seats through the entire inauguration.”

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8:48am

Mon January 21, 2013
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Tenn. Pols Hope Gun Bill Won't Hurt VW Chances

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Efforts to land the assembly of another Volkswagen model in Tennessee have been kicked into high gear following the German automaker's unveiling of its CrossBlue SUV prototype at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit last week.

Officials hope their chances won't be undermined by renewed efforts in the state Legislature to enact a law to guarantee employees the right to store firearms in vehicles parked at work.

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8:32am

Mon January 21, 2013
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Tenn. to Begin Issuing Secure Driver's Licenses

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Three Tennessee counties will begin issuing secure driver's licenses this spring.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports the new process for licenses is being piloted at the Hamilton County Clerk's office, as well as two driver service centers in Sumner and Roberson counties.

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10:47am

Fri January 18, 2013
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Tennessee Choir Set to Sing for Obama Inaugural Monday

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CLEVELAND, Tenn. (AP) — About 200 students from Cleveland, Tennessee’s Lee University left by bus for Washington D.C. Friday morning to participate in Monday’s presidential inaugural.

A choir from Lee University will sing for the inaugural crowd prior to President Obama being sworn in for his second term.

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