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White Supremacist rally accelerates removal of Confederate statues in Tennessee

All over the country communities are speaking out about taking down Confederate monuments and statues including Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee. In Nashville, Tennessee, protesters draped a black jacket over a bust of an early Ku Klux Klan leader and Confederate cavalry general, Nathan Bedford Forrest at the Tennessee Capitol while ...

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Celebrating the legacy of ‘The King’

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — It isn’t just the legend of Elvis Presley that has unmatched staying power 40 years after his death. The guilt, pain and regret felt by those who knew and loved him lingers, too. Prolific session musician and producer Norbert Putnam was on vacation with his family ...

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McCain, fighting cancer, turns on GOP and kills health bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain appeared poised to be the savior of the GOP health bill when he returned to the Capitol earlier this week despite brain cancer. He turned out to be the bill’s executioner. In an astonishing development early Friday, the longtime Arizona senator turned on his ...

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Trump’s transgender troops ban divides veterans in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s decision to ban transgender service in the armed forces drove a wedge through military veterans in Congress, with one camp standing squarely behind the commander in chief and the other decrying his order as an ugly attack on dedicated troops. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., ...

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GOP eyes narrow bill to advance goal on “Obamacare” repeal

WASHINGTON (AP) — They couldn’t pass a repeal of “Obamacare,” or find the votes for a White House-backed replacement. So now Senate Republicans are lowering their sights and trying to unite behind a so-called “skinny repeal” that would merely undo just a few of the most unpopular elements of Barack ...

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Austin Peay’s Omicron Delta Kappa circle earns Presidential Circle of Excellence honors

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — The Austin Peay State University chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) was recently honored with the national honor society’s 2016-17 Presidential Circle of Excellence. ODK is currently comprised of over 300 chapters, referred to as circles, nationally, and the Austin Peay circle was one of only a handful ...

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