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U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., will share the stage with his Democratic opponent, Mary Headrick, for the first time tonight at a community forum.

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A divided City Council resorted to name calling Tuesday over whether to restructure its staff and ask employees to reapply for their jobs. And those in favor of the plan were called "yahoos," "cowards" and part of a plot to fire the staff.

NASHVILLE -- Republican Marc Gravitt of East Ridge was officially sworn in Tuesday as the new state representative of House District 30.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — An attempt to dismiss a complaint filed by the Bradley County School System against the city of Cleveland in regard to an estimated $800,000 in disputed liquor tax revenues recently was denied in Chancery Court.

Voters in Tennessee's 3rd Congressional District will get to see their congressional candidates debate after all.

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NASHVILLE — Herbert Slatery was sworn in as state government’s top lawyer on Wednesday, giving Tennessee its first Republican attorney general since 1870.

As former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen took the stage at The Chattanoogan hotel to address a room full of doctors Wednesday night, he began by saying that since the time mankind lived in caves, healers have been among the most honored people in society.

Herbert Slatery sworn in as Tennessee's attorney general

First Republican to hold post in 144 years

NASHVILLE -- Herbert Slatery III was sworn in today as Tennessee's first Republican state attorney in 144 years in a ceremony shared by his now-former boss, Gov. Bill Haslam, and state Supreme Court Justice Sharon Lee.

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NEW YORK — Four U.S. governors, including Gov. Bill Haslam of Tennessee, have made a surprise visit to Afghanistan as part of a delegation to receive counterterrorism briefings and greet troops stationed there.

WASHINGTON — In a show of solidarity with Ukraine, President Barack Obama welcomed the new leader of the embattled former Soviet republic to the White House Thursday, but he stopped short of fulfilling his visitor's urgent request for lethal aid to fight Russian-backed separatists.

WASHINGTON — Eager to adjourn for midterm elections, the Senate steamed toward final congressional approval Thursday of President Barack Obama's request to train Syrian rebels for a war against Islamic state militants in the Middle East.

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Republicans and Democrats forgot about party and split every which way on Wednesday as the Republican-controlled U.S. House voted on a spending bill that also gave the Obama administration approval and money to train and arm Syrian rebels.

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