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The Tennessee Legislature has passed a bill that bans the spanking of disabled children at public schools.

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Nearly 170 years after President James K. Polk died, the Tennessee Legislature is urging that his remains be exhumed and taken to a fourth resting place — but it might take a while longer before the shovels hit the ground.

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A Tennessee proposal would give cities and counties an ultimatum: buy metal detectors, hire security guards and check bags at many public buildings, parks and buses, or let handgun permit holders bring in their guns.

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Tennessee lawmakers plan to pass the state's annual $37 billion spending plan this week.

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The Tennessee Legislature has passed a bill that will make it easier for people convicted of lower-level offenses to get their criminal records wiped clean.

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Tennessee lawmakers want to make it against the law for minors to send or keep sexually explicit messages on smartphones.

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The Tennessee Legislature has passed a bill that revamps state charter school law by requiring the publicly funded but privately run schools to be evaluated based on their performance.

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The Tennessee Legislature has passed a measure that allows students to take American Sign Language and get credit for their foreign language requirements.

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Tennessee attorney general Herbert H. Slatery III is questioning the constitutionality of a bill banning most abortions after 20 weeks.

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The Tennessee Supreme Court has made a decision making it easier for a divorced parent to move out of state with their kids, even if the other parent objects to the relocation.

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