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Bible Could Join Tomato, Raccoon as Official Tennessee Symbol

Lawmakers in Tennessee are one step closer to making the Bible the southern state's official book, alongside the state's official fruit — a tomato — and its official wild animal — the raccoon. The move comes just weeks after the legislature's attempt to designate an official state gun — the high-powered rifle. Official designations are usually a lighthearted, symbolic exercise meant to draw attention to unique aspects of a state, but the battle over the so-called "Bible...

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