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11:47am

Tue January 22, 2013
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Proposal Would Add Rights Advocate's Name to Tenn. Park

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Memphis City Council member says he wants to honor a local civil rights champion by adding her name to a park currently named for the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.

The park is the gravesite of Confederate cavalry officer Nathan Bedford Forrest and features an equestrian statue of him. A city official recently had a granite marker bearing the park name removed, saying it had not been approved by the city.

A local Sons of the Confederacy chapter paid for and placed the marker and say they did have city approval.

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11:43am

Tue January 22, 2013
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Court Considering UT Campus Free-Speech Challenge

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal appeals court is weighing a southern Kentucky evangelical preacher's request to overturn the University of Tennessee's requirement that speakers on campus have sponsorship and get the approval of school administrators.

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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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