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A measure that would make it easier for gun owners and groups like the National Rifle Association to sue cities over gun bans appears to be on its way to becoming Tennessee law.

Governor Bill Haslam says he's still reviewing the legislation, but his recent comments suggest he has no intention of using a veto on it.

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Of six booming metropolitan areas in the South, Nashville has the highest rate of injured workers. That’s according to a new study conducted by a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and two national labor organizations.

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The Predators notched their biggest win in franchise history this week, surprising many and churning up a huge new following. But behind the scenes, the Predators organization has been preparing for this moment for years.

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The governor is signing the Tennessee Reconnect Grant into law Wednesday — his signature education bill of the year. It guarantees free community college for any adult over the age of 25 or who qualifies as "independent." As a result, colleges are trying to figure out how they can accommodate an influx of adult students.

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Metro Schools officials highlighted the lack of funding for some pet projects when appearing for a budget hearing before the Metro Council Tuesday night.

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The Nashville Predators have advanced to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time. The Preds beat the Anaheim Ducks 6-3 Monday night. Bridgestone Arena was at capacity, with thousands of additional fans outside. Many more celebrated at sports bars around the city.

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The biggest hang-up with standardized testing in Tennessee this year seems to be the turnaround time for grading. Many of the scores won't be ready in time to be included in final report cards. Scoring of TNReady has been slowed down because most districts opted to stick with paper-based tests after last year's failed attempt to go paperless.

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A publicly-traded IT company says it's locating 300 jobs in Putnam County over the next five years.

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In Nashville, 2,500 teenagers have signed up for an experimental internship program. It's a massive project, and part of a broader initiative to address youth violence. All of them will be paid by the city this summer.

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Law enforcement in Tennessee has altered the way it describes prostitution. Now the preferred language is "sex trafficking" or even "human trafficking" — a term that also refers to modern-day slavery.

But the big human trafficking busts that have made headlines in the state have yielded few trafficking charges. So what's behind the change in the way police talk about the selling of sex?  

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