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10:59am

Fri June 22, 2012
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Reaction to Murfreesboro Mosque Federal Indictments

MURFREESBORO, Tenn (AP/WMOT) — Opponents and supporters of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro were on hand Thursday for the announcement that a Texas man has been charged with threatening to bomb the Center last fall.

Federal officials announced that two indictments have been filed in Nashville against 24-year-old Javier Alan Correa of Corpus Christi, Texas.

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10:52am

Fri June 22, 2012
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Haslam Responds to Calls for Legislative Session

KNOXVILLE, Tenn (AP/WMOT) — The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees have approved tuition hikes that range from 8 percent at the Knoxville campus to 3.5 percent at the university's College of Law.

UT President Joe DiPietro told reporters after the vote Thursday that nobody wants tuition hikes, but there’s little alternative.

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10:48am

Fri June 22, 2012
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MTSU Prof. Weighs in on Supreme Court Obscenity Ruling

WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) — A Middle Tennessee professor who specializes in free-speech issues says television stations will likely be minding their manners for a while as a result of a Supreme Court ruling on indecency.

The justices yesterday threw out fines and other penalties against Fox and ABC stations that violated the FCC's policy regulating curse words and nudity on TV.

The case revolved around obscenities uttered during an awards show on Fox, and brief nudity on ABC. The justices said the FCC is free to revise its indecency policy.

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10:44am

Fri June 22, 2012
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Grammy Camp Comes to Middle Tennessee

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Students from all over the country are here in Middle Tennessee this week to attend Grammy Camp.

The Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences puts on the camps through its Grammy Foundation. According to Foundation spokesman David Series about 30 students were invited to attend the Nashville camp.

“We want high school students to understand about the entire music industry, so we provide them information and instruction on the industry.”

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3:40pm

Thu June 21, 2012
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Federal Indictment Returned in Mosque Bomb Threat Case

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) — A Texas man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on two counts of violating the civil rights of members of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro.

Federal officials say 24 year-old Corpus Christi, Texas, resident Javier Alan Correa phoned a threat into the Murfreesboro Mosque September 5, 2011, promising that a bomb would go off in the mosque on the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

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