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Tennessee's Supreme Court took up the question Thursday of whether a reporter can be sued for defamation when reporting fairly and accurately on a public proceeding.

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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigations says it's helping protect the innocent by not turning over documents to the public, a policy that's raised some eyebrows among state lawmakers and open government advocates.

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Gov. Bill Haslam said Thursday he is still deciding whether to grant clemency to a Tennessee inmate set to be executed next week.

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As more attention is focused on Tennessee's increasingly competitive Senate race, a flood of attack ads continues to flood people's screens.

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A group of Tennessee publishers and broadcasters is asking the state Supreme Court to overturn precedent and strengthen protections for the press.

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Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrat J.B. Pritzker will face off in their first two-way debate of the Illinois governor's race.

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration says it needs up to two more months to produce a plan to provide three years' back pay to union workers.

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With an inmate set to be executed next week, Tennessee's Supreme Court is hearing arguments Wednesday about the constitutionality of its lethal injection method.

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Kentucky graduates nearly 90 percent of its high school seniors every year, one of the highest rates in the country.

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The Kentucky Board of Education has voted to make Wayne Lewis the state's education commissioner.

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