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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says he will rely on prayer and advice from experts when he is faced with last-minute appeals from death row inmates facing execution. Haslam said yesterday he would gather a team of experts in mental health and law enforcement and prosecutors to help him sort through the intricacies of each case.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A special state Supreme Court panel has refused to rehear a case that challenged the constitutionality of the way Tennessee selects its judges. John Jay Hooker, a former Democratic candidate for governor who has long been a foe of the way Tennessee picks its judges, asked the court to rehear the case after it ruled against him last month.

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) - The original "Band Of Brothers" has a new commander and will be getting a new home. The 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment executed a change of command ceremony at Fort Campbell yesterday.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Gov. Bill Haslam has signed a bill into law to ban the shredding of Imagination Library books delivered to the incorrect addresses. The governor's office announced Tuesday that Haslam signed the measure sponsored by Rep. Craig Fitzhugh of Ripley and fellow Democratic Sen. Lowe Finney of Jackson last week.

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