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Nissan could add more than 1,000 jobs in Tennessee

Posted: 06/23/2009 - A $1.6 billion federal loan for Nissan North America Inc. to build a zero-emissions electric car and battery packs to power them could eventually create more than 1,000 new jobs at the automaker's assembly complex in Tennessee.

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Popular television personality Ed McMahon dies

Updated: 06/23/2009 - Television personality Ed McMahon, famous for his 30-year stint as Johnny Carson's sidekick on the Tonight Show, died Tuesday, his publicist confirmed to Entertainment Tonight. McMahon was 86 years old.

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STATE TV: Iran won't annul election results

Posted: 06/23/2009 - Iran's state TV reports the country's top electoral authority has ruled out annulling the results of the disputed June 12 election in which President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was named the winner.

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Tenn. Sen. Beavers to give up seat, run for mayor

Posted: 06/23/2009 - Tennessee Republican Senate Judiciary Chairwoman Mae Beavers says she will run for Wilson County mayor next year instead of seeking re-election to the General Assembly.

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DC train union head: Too soon to talk crash cause

Updated: 06/23/2009 - The head of the transit workers' union in the nation's capital says any comments about the cause of a train accident that killed nine people would be premature and irresponsible.

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Story of surviving a lightning strike

Updated: 06/22/2009 - Four years ago, a Maryville boy was unable to breathe on his own, just a day after being struck by lightning. Today, he's a healthy 16-year-old, but his family still remembers that day now, as the National Weather Service kicks off Lightning Awareness Week.

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Knox County Commission defeats resolution seeking firm not associated with Lockett

Posted: 06/22/2009 - Knox County Commission voted 6-9 against a resolution proposed by Commissioner Amy Broyles (D-2nd) that would ask the independent Retirement and Pension Board to issue a "Request for Qualifications" from law firms qualified to do work currently done by an attorney working for the law firm at the center of what has become a TBI investigation into Knox County Law Director Bill Lockett.

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Funds disputed in Winkler case

Posted: 06/22/2009 - A woman convicted of killing her minister husband has filed motions against her former in-laws saying they inappropriately used money collected to benefit her children.

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