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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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Roundup: News briefs

Roundup: News briefs

Rust College to unveil two historic markers

 Rust College will unveil two historic markers honoring the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) and those involved in the 1964 Freedom Summer Project in Holly Springs.

The unveiling will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6 near the Rust College campus at 150 Rust Ave. in Holly Springs, Miss. as part of the school’s 148th Founders’ Week activities.

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Much of Tennessee to see wine sales in groceries

Much of Tennessee to see wine sales in groceries

NASHVILLE – For a while, Arthur Oliver has wanted to buy his merlot at the supermarket where he gets his steaks. Now, it looks as if he'll be able to – in 2016.

Nashville, Oliver's home, is one of 78 municipalities that collected enough signatures to place a referendum on the Tennessee ballot for supermarket wine sales. Of the 70-plus that had reported returns by Tuesday night, all had passed the measure.

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Tenn. voters pass abortion, other amendments

Tenn. voters pass abortion, other amendments

NASHVILLE – Tennessee voters Tuesday approved a constitutional change that will give state lawmakers more power to regulate abortion and also gave a nod to three other amendments on the ballot, including one that will give the Legislature more power over the selection of judges.

The most hard-fought of all the amendments was also the closest race with about 53 percent of voters favoring stricter abortion regulations.
Shelby County voter Angela Goekler said she voted for Amendment 1 on Tuesday out of concerns about the safety of facilities that provide abortions.

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Tenn. voters pass abortion, other amendments

Tenn. voters pass abortion, other amendments

NASHVILLE – Tennessee voters Tuesday approved a constitutional change that will give state lawmakers more power to regulate abortion and also gave a nod to three other amendments on the ballot, including one that will give the Legislature more power over the selection of judges.

The most hard-fought of all the amendments was also the closest race with about 53 percent of voters favoring stricter abortion regulations.
Shelby County voter Angela Goekler said she voted for Amendment 1 on Tuesday out of concerns about the safety of facilities that provide abortions.

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GOP gains to give Tenn. new clout in U.S. Senate

GOP gains to give Tenn. new clout in U.S. Senate

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee is about to gain new clout in the U.S. Senate following national gains by Republicans in Tuesday's election.

Republicans succeeded in picking up at least seven seats, one more than they needed to take over control of the Senate. That means Sen. Lamar Alexander, who resoundingly defeated Democrat Gordon Ball on Tuesday, is now poised to head the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, while Sen. Bob Corker is set to become chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee.

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