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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - An explosion and fire at a Tennessee plant where ammunition is made has killed one person and left three others injured. A spokesman for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says agents are still trying to determine what caused the blast yesterday at the Rio Ammunition plant in McEwen, about 55 miles west of Nashville.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee lawmakers are headed into their final day of the 108th General Assembly. Members will meet in conference committees today to hammer out differences on key legislation, such as Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to limit the sale of cold and allergy medicines used to make meth.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The fight over whether workers at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee can unionize is moving to Washington. Two House Democrats said yesterday they will investigate whether Republicans in that state may have violated any federal laws ahead of a February vote in which workers narrowly opted against joining the United Auto Workers.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A proposal to make changes to the state's Hall tax has failed this session.

The sponsor of the measure withdrew it from the Senate Finance Committee yesterday after the committee voted to add an amendment the sponsor felt hurt the legislation.

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