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Roundup: News briefs

Roundup: News briefs

Bill seeks to repeal Common Core, set up panel

NASHVILLE (AP) – Two Republican state senators have filed legislation to repeal the state's Common Core standards.

The measure would set up a so-called Tennessee Standards Commission that would recommend to the State Board of Education standards to be used in the state's K-12 public schools.

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Roundup: News briefs

Roundup: News briefs

Nashville lawyer lead counsel in cemetery lawsuit

 (AP) — A Nashville lawyer has been appointed lead attorney in a class action lawsuit against a Memphis cemetery accused of mishandling bodies.

Kathryn Barnett, managing partner of the Nashville office of Morgan & Morgan, is working with other law firms in handling the lawsuit against Galilee Memorial Gardens. A trial for the lawsuit has been set for October 2015.

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African-American military leaders uphold a proud tradition of service

African-American military leaders uphold a proud tradition of service

As the nation pauses this Veteran’s Day to honor past and present members of our fighting forces, a brief review of the long list of African-American men and women in the military reveals faith in country, courage within and outside of battle, and above all personal strength and spiritual conviction.

The list of these African-American military leaders has not always been a staple of high school history courses. Yet, the following individuals past and present are among those that have been an inspiration to Black America for more than a century:

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Roundup: News briefs

Roundup: News briefs

Shelby County officials warn of temperature drop

 (AP) — Emergency officials in Shelby County are advising residents to take precautions ahead of a significant drop in temperatures this week.

National Weather Service forecasters in Memphis say temperatures are expected to fall into the 40s on Tuesday afternoon, then drop into the 30s on Tuesday night.

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Roundup: News briefs

Roundup: News briefs

Abortion rights supporters want vote invalidated

NASHVILLE (AP) — Opponents of Amendment 1 are asking a federal judge to void the vote that amended the Tennessee Constitution to make it easier for lawmakers to restrict abortions.

In a lawsuit filed late Friday in federal court, plaintiffs claim that the state ignored the plain language of the constitution, which says it can be amended by "a majority of all the citizens in the state voting for governor, voting in ... favor" of the amendment.

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Roundup: News briefs

Roundup: News briefs

Memphis health care facility gets more than $1.5M
 

(AP) — Christ Community Health Services is getting more than $1.5 million in federal funds to help train more primary care doctors and increase access to health care services.

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