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The state of Tennessee has executed only six people since 1960. Yet, if Tennessee Attorney General Robert Cooper's office gets its way, they will soon execute nearly twice as many people in fairly rapid succession.
Lawmakers in deep-red Oklahoma are lining up behind new legislation that would grant explicit permission for educators to teach students about Christmas and Hanukkah and observe “traditional winter celebrations” on public school property.
Dozens of registered federal lobbyists raised money directly for the re-election campaigns of incumbent Republican U.S. Senators over the first half of 2013 -- but just one was disclosed to the Federal Election Commission under a 2007 law governing lobbyist bundlers.