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Senate adds Sunday sales to supermarket wine bill

Updated: 03/26/2013 - State senators are considering a bill that would allow liquor stores to be open for business on Sundays under changes to the supermarket wine bill adopted by the Senate Finance Committee.

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Kurdish films featured at April Nashville event

Posted: 03/26/2013 - The group announced Kurdish works will be shown April 19-21 as part of the weeklong event -- the 44th annual festival. The films will be shown at the Regal Green Hills Cinema.

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Sponsor drops bill to eliminate Vanderbilt police

Posted: 03/26/2013 - State Rep. Mark Pody has dropped his bill seeking to strip Vanderbilt University of its police powers because of the school's nondiscrimination policy for student groups.

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Senate to press for allowing student IDs to vote

Posted: 03/25/2013 - The Senate sponsor of a bill to allow student IDs to vote says he plans to press ahead with the matter even through the House version would not allow the practice.

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Is Tenn. Capitol sink for Muslim feet washing? No

Updated: 03/25/2013 - Legislative staffers and building managers have sought to reassure a few concerned lawmakers that recent state Capitol renovations didn't install special facilities for Muslims to wash their feet before praying.

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AAA: After record high in Feb., gas prices keep falling

Posted: 03/25/2013 - After a January run-up the led to record high gas prices for the month of February, customer have caught a bit of a break at the pump in the past month, according to new numbers from AAA.

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Trial begins in 2006 Washington County killing

Posted: 03/25/2013 - A Washington County murder trial is beginning, seven years after the death that prompted it. Pancho Delgado is charged with first-degree murder in the May 25, 2006, death of 41-year-old Robert Curtis.

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Man, 95, man dies in Chattanooga house fire

Updated: 03/25/2013 - Chattanooga Fire Department spokesman Bruce Garner said the fire was discovered late Sunday night on the back porch of a home where a couple and the wife's elderly father lived.

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Haslam to pay tribute to Vietnam Veterans

Updated: 03/25/2013 - Haslam will be joined by Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Vietnam Veterans of America Tennessee State Council President Barry Rice.

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New House voter ID bill eliminates student IDs too

Posted: 03/25/2013 - The measure was amended in a House committee last week to remove the use of student IDs. Less than a week before, the full Senate voted 21-8 to pass a bill to allow such IDs.

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Black church's challenges discussed at conference

Posted: 03/25/2013 - The future of the black church will be examined at a Vanderbilt University symposium. The Kelly Miller Smith Institute on Black Church Studies at Vanderbilt will host the meeting April 3-5.

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Tennessee Aquarium sees 20 millionth visitor

Posted: 03/25/2013 - According to a new release from the aquarium, Nicole Brooks stopped at the aquarium with her three children while the family was en route from Indiana to Florida.

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Officials approve new location for school

Updated: 03/25/2013 - Education officials in East Tennessee have approved a new location for a school that was closed due to a large sinkhole that opened near the playground.

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