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With one week to go before the state primary, TV ad wars are raging in Tennessee's 3rd Congressional District.

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CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Cleveland City Council will hold a special meeting Monday to establish the application process for the city judgeship and to consider an interim appointee to replace Judge Bill Moss, who was found dead in a downtown parking lot in the late morning hours of July 14.

The Rossville Public Library will be open only 18 hours a week starting Monday, compared to 30 hours at its sister libraries in Chickamauga and LaFayette.

A swelling crowd Tuesday night supported a move at the Chattanooga City Council in support of revamping the city's sound ordinance to breathe new life into the music and entertainment options downtown.

Chattanoogans will soon see more Tennessee Highway Patrol cars in the city.

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NASHVILLE — Four years ago, U.S. Rep. Diane Black was battling fellow Republican Jim Tracy in a tough three-person GOP primary in Tennessee's 6th Congressional District.

NASHVILLE — Spending in the ongoing fight over the re-election of three Tennessee Supreme Court justices has now topped $575,000, according to an independent group.

NASHVILLE — Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander's campaign spent $1.34 million, much of it on television broadcast and cable ads, during the first 18 days of July as he ramped up his GOP primary effort for early voting in Tennessee, his disclosure shows.

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WASHINGTON — A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters.

Chattanooga's VA clinic would more than double in size under a bipartisan agreement reached in Congress this week — a move expected to help alleviate long waits and cut down on travel for veterans across the Tennessee Valley.

McALLEN, Texas — For nearly two months, images of immigrant children who have crossed the border without a parent, only to wind up in concrete holding cells once in the United States, have tugged at heartstrings.

WASHINGTON — House Republicans unveiled a slimmed-down bill Tuesday to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding migrant youths back home.

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