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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down under pressure from President Barack Obama’s Cabinet, senior administration officials said Monday, following a rocky tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House’s insular foreign policy team. Hagel is the first senior Obama adviser to leave the administration following the sweeping losses for Obama’s party in the …

Police in Middle Tennessee are searching for a whiskey bandit who apparently has a hankering for Crown Royal. Metro Nashville Police tell WKRN-TV that they’ve been called out to three thefts this week at liquor stores where the only thing stolen was the Canadian whiskey. Police say the latest burglary happened early Thursday at TLC …

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has been elected as the next chairman of the Republican Governors Association. The second term governor will take the reins from New Jersey’s Chris Christie, who has been on a victory lap at the group’s annual meeting in Florida this week after Republicans did especially well in the midterm elections. New …

A federal grant will help the Tennessee Veterans Treatment Court expand services over the next three years so that it can serve more people in Shelby, Montgomery and Davidson counties. The court allows service members and veterans who end up in the criminal justice system to choose treatment and recovery programs instead of ending up …

Cody Noyes reclined in the leg press machine at the Rec Center on campus stretching and loosening up for an attempt to lift triple his body weight with only his legs. Noyes, 23, an Integrated Studies major, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a baby. The disease usually limits mobility and Noyes, in earlier years, …

A man living near campus was shot at by several young men after chasing them away from his car Wednesday night, according to Murfreesboro police. Kenzo Gadie, 34, of South Bilbro Avenue, told police he went outside his house to smoke at around 7:50 p.m. and saw two men standing near his vehicle, according to …