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4 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Sharpen the pencils: Tennessee revives cursive teaching

By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE (Reuters) - Children in Tennessee will have to get used to holding a pencil again next year when new cursive handwriting standards go into effect in schools throughout the state. The trend around the United States is to emphasize keyboarding - a skill that is included in the Common Core education standards adopted by most states. ...

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8 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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News briefs from around Tennessee at 1:58 a.m. EDT

(AP) — The Tennessee Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a woman convicted of stabbing her mother to death as a teenager. Defense attorneys argued there was no forensic evidence linking Noura Jackson to the crime. (AP) — A Civil War diary kept by a onetime mayor of Nashville Randal McGavock has been returned to Tennessee 152 years ...

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12 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Tennessee death row inmates sue to stop electric chair

By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE Tenn. (Reuters) - Tennessee death row inmates whose execution dates have been set filed suit on Friday against the state to stop it from using the electric chair. "It was filed because the state of Tennessee stands alone as the only jurisdiction in the entire world which now involuntarily subjects inmates to the electric chair," said ...

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19 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Charges dropped for man arrested at meeting

(AP) — An East Tennessee judge has dismissed charges that had been brought against a 76-year-old man in connection with a meeting last month of the Greene County Industrial Development Board. Bybee restaurateur Eddie Bruce Overholt, an outspoken opponent of the US Nitrogen plant being located in Greene County, was charged with disrupting a meeting and resisting stop/arrest.

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19 HOURS AGO - MSNBC

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Tennessee Death Row Inmates Sue to Block Electric Chair

Eleven condemned prisoners say the state's new backup method for executions could cause excruciating pain.

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