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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee could electrocute death row inmates if lethal injection drugs are unavailable under legislation that's headed for Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's desk. The Senate voted yesterday to agree to changes to the legislation that the House approved earlier.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Senate has backed down in its standoff with the House over Gov. Bill Haslam's bill to limit the sale of cold and allergy medicines used to make illegal methamphetamine.

The bill headed for the governor's signature will require a prescription to obtain more than 28.8 grams of pseudoephedrine per year, or about five months' worth of the maximum dosage of medicines that are used to cook meth in makeshift labs.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee arts organizations are receiving more than $995,000 in the National Endowment for the Arts' latest round of giving. More than $750,000 will go to the Tennessee Arts Commission to support partnership activities.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Spring is in full bloom, and that fact hasn't been lost on allergy sufferers in Tennessee. Memphis is ranked second in the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America's 2014 list of the most challenging locations to live with spring allergies. Three other Tennessee are also on the list in the top 25: Chattanooga, Knoxville and Nashville.

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