1st debate set for Sept. 25 in US Senate race in Tennessee

The first U.S. Senate debate between Democratic former Gov. Phil Bredesen and Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn is set for Sept. 25
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2 Dems give final debate pitch before Tennessee gov primary

Two leading Democratic candidates for Tennessee governor largely agree on the issues in their final debate before the Aug. 2 primary election
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2 ex-workers charged in World War II veteran's 2017 death

Two former employees of a Mississippi state veterans home have been charged with manslaughter in the 2017 death of a 93-year-old World War II veteran
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2,320 miles: Mississippi man paddles Mississippi River

Adventurer inspired by Pearl River clean-ups
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2nd suspect arrested in shooting deaths of 2 in Fort Smith

Police in Fort Smith say a man suspected in a double slaying has been captured in Memphis, Tennessee
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3 former FedEx workers charged with mail theft

Federal prosecutors in Tennessee say three former FedEx employees have been charged with stealing mail intended for religious organizations
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3 killed after car strikes tree in eastern Arkansas

Authorities say three people were killed in eastern Arkansas after their car crashed into a tree
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4 more historic Tennessee sites added to National Register

Four more sites in Tennessee have been added to the National Register of Historic Places
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5 hospitalized after nightclub shooting in Tennessee

Authorities say five people were injured in an early morning shooting at a Tennessee nightclub
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5 Tennessee sites join National Register of Historic Places

Five Tennessee sites have been added to the National Register of Historic Places
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6 arrested while protesting police shooting in Tennessee

Police in Tennessee say they've arrested six protesters following a police shooting this week that left a man in critical condition
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A look at Confederate monuments removed across the US

Protesters at North Carolina's flagship university toppled a Confederate statue in the heart of campus that's long been a subject of debate
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A look at the Tennessee primary races

Primary elections for Tennessee's nine seats in the U.S. House are Thursday. Here's a look at who is running
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A timeline of major events in the life of Aretha Franklin

A timeline of major events in the life and work of Aretha Franklin
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Abortion clinics and crisis pregnancy centers differ

Abortion clinic vs. crisis pregnancy center: What's the difference?
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All Arkansas State University campuses see enrollment drop

Arkansas State University officials say enrollment decreases at all five of its campuses this fall indicate a robust economy full of jobs for high school graduates
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AP news guide: Aug. 2 primary election in Tennessee

Key nominations are at stake in Tennessee for open races for governor and U.S. Senate as early voting kicks off Friday
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AP Newsbreak: 'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dies at 76

Singer Aretha Franklin, the iconic "Queen of Soul" who voiced classics such as "Respect," "Think" and "Chain of Fools," has died at 76.
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AP Playoff Predictions: Tide, Tigers, Huskies and Wolverines

AP Playoff Predictions: Tide, Tigers, Huskies and Wolverines
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AP Sources: PGA plans major changes for revamped FedEx Cup

AP Sources: FedEx Cup braces for big changes, including revamped scoring system for finale at East Lake
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APNewsBreak: 1940 civil rights worker slaying case reopened

The investigation into the 1940 slaying of civil rights worker Elbert Williams in Tennessee is being reopened
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APNewsBreak: Iowa governor flew to game on vendor's plane

An Associated Press review has found that Iowa Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds received approval from a state regulator to fly for free to Iowa State's bowl game on a jet owned by a company that is a longtime state vendor
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Aretha Franklin came to Washington to sing - and for history

Throughout Aretha Franklin's career, 'The Queen of Soul' often returned to the nation's capital for performances that at times put her in line with key moments of U.S. history
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Aretha Franklin tops list of Memphis music hall inductees

Soul singer Aretha Franklin is headlining a diverse and influential class of performers and music industry personalities who are being inducted into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame
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Arkansas casino legalization proposal approved for ballot

A proposal to legalize casinos in Arkansas has been approved for the November ballot
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Arkansas chief justice recuses from 2nd casino measure case

Arkansas' chief justice has now stepped aside from hearing both challenges to a proposed ballot measure that would legalize four casinos in the state
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Arkansas drug court inmate dies at Tennessee hospital

Arkansas prison officials say an inmate has died at a Tennessee hospital where she was taken after being found in "medical distress."
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Arkansas governor names special justice for casino cases

A Little Rock judge has been appointed to fill in for the state Supreme Court chief justice in a pair of challenges to a ballot measure that would legalize four casinos in Arkansas
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Arraignment set for suspect in Arkansas double slaying

A suspect in the slaying of two western Arkansas residents is scheduled to appear in an Arkansas courtroom following his arrest on first-degree murder and other charges
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Belgian artist brings intricate paper fashion to Oklahoma

Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave brings her intricate paper recreations of more than 500 years of fashion history to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art
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Black soybean farmers claim they were sold faulty seeds

A group of Southern black farmers is suing a soybean seed company and one of its salesmen, claiming they were sold faulty, low-yield seeds because of their race
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Bredesen jabs at Blackburn, unnerves some with Trump talk

U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen has taken some soft jabs at Republican opponent Marsha Blackburn for refusing to debate him in Memphis, Tennessee
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Bredesen seeks votes from women in Tennessee Senate race

Republican Marsha Blackburn could make history by becoming the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate in Tennessee
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Bus tour to take students to historic civil rights sites

Three dozen Detroit-area students are visiting historic civil rights sites in Atlanta, Memphis, Tennessee, and Louisville, Kentucky
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Chancellor makes decision in Tennessee early voting lawsuit

A judge has decided that the election commission in Tennessee's largest county must open all early voting locations a day earlier than originally planned.
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Chancellor makes ruling in Tennessee early voting lawsuit

A judge has ruled that the election commission in Tennessee's largest county must open all of its early voting locations two days earlier than originally planned, in response to lawsuits filed by the NAACP and Democrats.
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Charlottesville gave momentum to Confederate monument foes

Efforts to take down Confederate monuments gained explosive momentum after Charlottesville
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Cities grappling with how to deal with electric scooters

Cities across the U.S. are grappling with how to deal with dockless electric scooters that have begun appearing along sidewalks overnight without any regulations
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Civil rights legend Meredith says he's on a mission from God

Civil rights legend James Meredith says he's on a new mission from God
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Conveyor business center opens doors after $1.5M renovation

Hytrol Conveyor Company's technology center in Jonesboro opens its doors to the public after completing its $1.5 million renovation
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Daily news website announced in Memphis, to launch in fall

Journalists in Memphis, Tennessee, have announced a new online news site that will publish stories daily and will be available by subscription
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Delivering the suplexes, storylines of Memphis wrestling

A Best Buy phone salesman walked through a side entrance at the Rec Room after clocking out from his Friday work shift
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Democrat wins mayor's race in Tennessee's largest county

Voters in Tennessee's largest county have chosen Democrat Lee Harris as their next mayor
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Deputies won't be charged in fatal shooting of black man

A district attorney in Tennessee says Two Shelby County deputies won't be charged for the fatal shooting of a black man during a drug investigation
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DeSoto schools build expansions, expect additional growth

Mississippi's largest school system is adding classrooms to keep up with student growth
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Dutchman's Curve: 100 years later

Dutchman's Curve: 100 years later. Why the 'worst train crash in American history,' 101 dead were so quickly forgotten
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Ethics panel: Reynolds OK to take 9 rides on private jets

A state ethics board says Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds did nothing wrong in accepting nine rides on a private jets in the last 14 months, concluding they were legitimate in-kind campaign contribution allowable under Iowa's gift law
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Ex-WWE star Brian Christopher Lawler dead at age 46

Authorities say former World Wrestling Entertainment star Brian Christopher Lawler has died after attempting suicide in his jail cell
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Facing deportation, former Marine's wife leaves for Mexico

Wife of a former Marine is being deported to Mexico after quietly living for years in Florida as an undocumented immigrant
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Facing deportation, US Marine's wife leaves for Mexico

A family is splitting in two in Florida, where the wife of a U.S. Marine has left for Mexico after exhausting her deportation appeals
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