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More than 16,000 people in Tennessee live with HIV, and that number has climbed steadily, the Tennessee Department of Health said in a release Monday.

Two poultry slaughter plants in Tennessee — including Pilgrim's Pride in Chattanooga — are among the 10 worst in the nation for receiving citations from federal inspectors over a five-month period, according to two animal rights groups.

The Hamilton County Commission and the Board of Education are once again trying to reboot their relationship.

NASHVILLE — In Tennessee’s incredible shrinking state Senate Democratic Caucus, it seems almost everybody can be a leader.

Dianne Cox knows people who'd rather do their income taxes than fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), a 108-question form that needs to be filed annually for college students to get most kinds of financial aid.

WASHINGTON — Michele Flournoy, formerly the Pentagon's policy chief and among President Barack Obama's more hawkish advisers, could be in line to become the first woman to lead the U.S. military after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's resignation.

FERGUSON, Mo. — Despite preparations for a weekend decision in the Ferguson shooting case, the grand jurors apparently need more time to deliberate, and the uncertainty just seemed to feed the anxiety and speculation Sunday in a city already on edge.

CHICAGO — On a very memorable Sunday, Pastor Laura Truax surprised her congregation with a bold announcement: She was about to hand out money to everyone.

It's an idea so simple and seemingly obvious, one wonders why it hasn't been tried before.

ATHENS, Ga. — Nearly 30 eighth-graders bend over laptops during Karen Farnsworth's Thursday morning math class, raising their hands for help as the teacher moves around pointing to their screens or providing video links.

CALHOUN, Tenn. — The mayor of Calhoun was arrested Saturday night on charges of aggravated burglary and theft over $1,000.

Once again, we have a very wealthy congressman and well-paid bureaucrats in Washington labeling Social Security disability recipients as lazy cheats.

You can add now to the deadly weapons banned in school a finger (with accompanying mouthed laser sounds).

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