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The Latest: Marsha Blackburn joins Tennessee Senate race

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Senate race in Tennessee (all times local): 11 a.m. Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn is launching her bid for the U.S. Senate on the heels of Gov. Bill Haslam’s decision to sit out the race to succeed retiring Sen. Bob Corker. ...

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Obama campus assault guidance gets scrapped under Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday scrapped Obama-era guidance on investigating campus sexual assault, replacing it with new instructions that allow universities to require higher standards of evidence when handling complaints. DeVos has said that Obama’s policy had been unfairly skewed against those accused of assault and had ...

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Trump nominates 4 for TVA board

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — President Donald Trump will nominate people from four states to serve on the nine-member board of directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority, the White House said Thursday. Trump will name Kenneth E. Allen of Kentucky and James R. Thompson III of Alabama for terms that expire ...

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Nuns bring Christianity, rock ‘n’ roll, guitar music together around the world

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) — Eleven nuns take the stage wearing traditional black-and white habits but are anything but old school as they belt out songs to the ringing of electric guitar and a rock ‘n’ roll beat. Known as “Siervas,” the band was born in a Peruvian convent three ...

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Houston ‘open for business’ in spite of recent hurricane disaster

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston’s mayor insists that America’s fourth-largest city is “open for business,” but with areas under water, people not yet in their homes, and billions in damage to repair, major disasters that Harvey created are by no means resolved. Mayor Sylvester Turner said much of the city was ...

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Federal trial details black market for military equipment

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Military officials say more than $1 million in weapons parts and sensitive military equipment was stolen out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and sold in a vast black market, much of it to overseas buyers through eBay. Testimony at the federal trial of a civilian who allegedly ...

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