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Lawmaker wants governor to refuse stimulus money

Posted: 02/20/2009 - Tennessee Republican Rep. Brian Kelsey is proposing a resolution that would urge Gov. Phil Bredesen to refuse any money from the federal economic stimulus package.

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Sen. Corker: Stimulus should begin with housing

Posted: 02/20/2009 - U.S. Sen. Bob Corker told a group of Middle Tennessee real estate agents that the current economic downturn began with the housing market began and it should also be the spring board to push the country out of recession.

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Man gets 25 years in prison for wife's death

Posted: 02/20/2009 - A Memphis man has been sentenced to the maximum 25 years in prison without the possibility of parole for the beating death of his schoolteacher wife.

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Used car sales holding steady

Updated: 02/20/2009 - While it may be true with many dealerships selling new vehicles, some used car lots in East Tennessee aren't struggling nearly as much.

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Grounded Navy ship damaged coral reef off Hawaii

Posted: 02/19/2009 - The Navy warship that was grounded a half-mile off Honolulu for four days had been stuck in coral reef, not rock and sand as military officials previously reported.

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NY Post apologizes -- to some -- over Obama cartoon

Posted: 02/19/2009 - The New York Post is apologizing for a cartoon that critics say links President Barack Obama to a raging chimpanzee shot dead by police in Connecticut. But the newspaper also says the image was exploited by its longtime antagonists.

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Octuplets' grandfather: Daughter `irresponsible'

Posted: 02/19/2009 - The father of the California woman who gave birth to octuplets tells Oprah Winfrey that the actions of his daughter and her doctor were "absolutely irresponsible."

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Clyburn: Opposition to stimulus is slap in face

Posted: 02/19/2009 - The highest-ranking black congressman says opposition to the federal stimulus package by southern governors is "a slap in the face of African-Americans."

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3rd defendant convicted in Calif. yacht killings

Posted: 02/19/2009 - A Southern California jury has convicted a third defendant in the killings of two yacht owners who were tied to an anchor and thrown into the Pacific Ocean as they pleaded for their lives.

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Kin of Wal-Mart stampede victim to sue NY county

Posted: 02/19/2009 - Relatives of a worker trampled to death in a crush of post-Thanksgiving bargain-hunters at a New York Wal-Mart have filed court papers indicating they intend to sue Nassau County and its police department.

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