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Woman Tries Coat-Hanger Abortion, Is Arrested

Anna Yocca of Tennessee faces attempted-murder charge

(Newser) - A Tennessee woman was arrested Dec. 9 for allegedly using a coat hanger to try to end her 24-week pregnancy. Anna Yocca, 31, of Murfreesboro was charged with attempted first-degree murder in the incident, which happened in September. The baby boy was saved, according to the Murfreesboro Post ; it's... More »

Judge: Tenn. Mosque Can Open

Murfreesboro mosque has been the subject of much controversy

(Newser) - Muslims in a Tennessee congregation prepared today for the holy month of Ramadan a day after a federal judge ruled they have a right to occupy their newly built mosque, overruling a county judge's order that was keeping them out. The Islamic Center of Murfreesboro sued Rutherford County yesterday... More »

Cain: Tenn. Mosque Infringes on Religious Freedom

GOP contender thinks it will spread Shariah law

(Newser) - Surprise, surprise: Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is not a fan of the controversial mosque proposed in Tennessee . Cain says the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, which has been protested as well as challenged in court, "isn't an innocent mosque," but is rather "another way to try... More »

Muslims Suspect Arson at Tenn. Mosque Site

Construction vehicles vandalized

(Newser) - A vehicle used to break ground for a new mosque in Murfreesboro, Tenn., was set on fire early Saturday morning, and three other vehicles were vandalized, doused in accelerant but not torched. The Muslims building the mosque call the fire one of several recent attempts at intimidation they’ve endured.... More »

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