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After months of deliberation, Tennessee is joining five other states and suing a major drug maker for its role in the opioid epidemic.

The suit against Purdue Pharma follows a lengthy investigation by the Tennessee attorney general into several drug companies and distributors.

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One big-name state official won't be vying for the vacant seat on the Tennessee Supreme Court.

Attorney General Herbert Slatery said Tuesday that he appreciates speculation that he might apply for the position but won't be doing so.

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Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery is warning that the Internal Revenue Service could try to strip the tax-exempt status of religious organizations that oppose same-sex marriage.