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March planned to remember civil rights leader

Updated: 04/04/2013 - City officials have dedicated a portion of Beale Street in memory of sanitation workers, whose strike brought the late Martin Luther King Jr. to the city where he was assassinated.

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Bill linking welfare to school progress advances

Posted: 04/04/2013 - A House committee has approved a measure linking a family's welfare benefits to student performance a day after Gov. Bill Haslam expressed serious reservations about the measure.

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"Lost Sloth" fliers a prank

Updated: 04/04/2013 - Dozens of missing pet fliers posted on U.T.'s campus are part of a student prank

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Prepaid cellphone was only way to get help

Posted: 04/03/2013 - An equipment failure knocked out nearly 5,000 land telephone lines in the Dunlap area early Tuesday. So a state emergency management official went to Wal-Mart and bought a prepaid cellphone.

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Appeals court overturns penalties for sex offender

Posted: 04/03/2013 - The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals also said on Wednesday that a federal court in Memphis went too far because it banned Rashan Robert Doyle from being around his own four children.

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Restored video shows James Earl Ray in Memphis

Posted: 04/03/2013 - One highlight is the arrival of Ray after his arrest in London. Ray is on an airplane, having his rights read to him by Sheriff Bill Morris. Also shown is Ray's arrival at the Shelby County Jail.

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Small earthquake rolls through Mo., Ky., Tenn.

Updated: 04/03/2013 - That area is in the New Madrid seismic zone, which the Geological Survey considers the most active zone in North America east of the Rocky Mountains.

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Federal cuts pinch Vanderbilt Hospital

Posted: 04/03/2013 - Vanderbilt University Medical Center officials say federal automatic budget cuts require tough economic measures be taken.

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Decades after King's death, Memphis jobs at risk

Updated: 04/03/2013 - Thursday marks the 45th anniversary of the civil rights leader's assassination in 1968. King was standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel when he was felled by a rifle bullet fired by James Earl Ray.

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TN House quashes review of lawmakers' daily allowances

Updated: 04/03/2013 - Republican state Rep. Curry Todd made the motion in the House State Government Committee on Tuesday to delay consideration of the measure until after the Legislature adjourns next year.

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Bill would seal handgun permit records from public

Posted: 04/03/2013 - The bill blocking access to the entire database of handgun carry permit holders no longer includes loopholes for political or lobbying groups that was included in a previous version of the measure.

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Wine bill to get 2nd chance in Senate committee

Posted: 04/03/2013 - Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey has said he would keep it from receiving a full floor vote unless the House version that failed in committee is revived this year or next.

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Ex-Atlanta schools superintendent surrenders

Posted: 04/02/2013 - Former Atlanta Public Schools superintendent Beverly Hall has arrived at the Fulton County jail on charges associated with her alleged involvement in a standardized test cheating scandal.

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Corker: Asian allies concerned about sequester

Posted: 04/02/2013 - U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, a ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said foreign leaders from Japan, China and South Korea are concerned about U.S. fiscal health as tensions remain high over North Korea.

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