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Compromise in Congress. A deal to pull the country back from the fiscal cliff isn't sitting well with everyone. The House passed the Senate bill around 10pm last night. Many Republicans say there's a lack of spending cuts.
"There's a lot not to like about the bill, it doesn't have spending cuts, it doesn't show any kind of fiscal restraint, it continues to give some of these special interest tax breaks that we've said need to be off the books," says Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN 7th District).
Marsha Blackburn wasn't the only Tennessee lawmaker to vote against last night's bill. Congressmen Jim Cooper (D-TN 5th District), Diane Black (R-TN 6th District) and Scott Desjarlais (R-TN 4th District) voted no. Tennessee Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Bob Corker (R-TN) passed the bill.
Wednesday, January 2 2013, 05:38 PM CST
Man pleads guilty to Memphis officer's murder
May 21, 2013 22:22 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A former death row inmate is set to be released from prison after he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder of a Memphis police officer.
Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich said Tuesday that she has accepted Timothy McKinney's guilty plea.
McKinney was convicted of first-degree murder for the fatal shooting of Officer Don Williams. The officer was killed outside a comedy club in December 1997.
McKinney appealed and won a new trial, which ended with a deadlocked jury. A third trial earlier this year also ended in a hung jury.
The Commercial Appeal reports that McKinney was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Since he's already served more than 15 years -- including 11 on death row -- McKinney will be released this week.
Williams' family opposed the settlement.
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