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Abortion amendment voted top Tenn. story of 2014

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By TRAVIS LOLLER
Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Opponents of abortion had a huge victory in November. By changing the state constitution, they overturned a court ruling that fourteen years ago had nullified mandatory counselling and waiting periods and strict clinic regulations.

The passage of Amendment 1 was the state's top news story of 2014 as voted on by reporters and editors of The Associated Press, AP member newspapers and broadcast subscribers.

Other top stories included Gov. Bill Haslam's Tennessee Promise. That's a program to let graduating seniors attend Tennessee's community colleges for free. Also among the top stories was the arrest of two men in the murder of Holly Bobo - a 20-year-old nursing student who disappeared from her rural West Tennessee home in 2011. Despite a massive search her remains were not found until September.

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