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Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014
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What's the right size for a smartphone? Steve Jobs was not a believer in "the customer is always right." He believed it was Apple's responsibility to follow its own research and design intuition and then to give the customer the perfectly-designed product that the customer didn't realize he or she wanted. That sounds arrogant, but Jobs' products, as created by legendary designer Jony Ive, tended to innovate in unexpected ways instead of responding to customer requests...
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Firehouse Barbecue 2014

The annual Firehouse Barbecue was Monday at the Tennessee Fire Codes and Enforcement Academy. Proceeds are used to buy smoke detectors for the needy.

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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- After holding a state education summit, Gov. Bill Haslam said Thursday he plans to hold more discussions about education changes in Tennessee, particularly on the Common Core standards....
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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- First, the state Supreme Court hired Gov. Bill Haslam's top legal adviser as Tennessee's next attorney general. Now the high court's new chief justice is also adopting the Republican governor's rhetoric....
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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Ten death row inmates already challenging Tennessee's lethal injection protocol were permitted by a judge Thursday to amend their lawsuit to include objections to the use of the electric chair....
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    PORTLAND, Tenn. (AP) -- An anti-gay billboard is stirring a debate over bullying and religion in a rural community about 30 miles north of Nashville....

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