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Panel rejects removal of Nathan Bedford Forrest bust

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) —NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A bid by Tennessee’s governor to remove a bust of Confederate cavalry general, slave trader and early Ku Klux Klan leader Nathan Bedford Forrest from the state Capitol building was rejected Friday. The State Capitol Commission voted 7-5 against issuing a petition to ...

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Train hits, kills pedestrian in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A train has hit and killed a pedestrian in Tennessee. Media cited a statement from the Regional Transportation Authority that says the Music City Star hit a person Tuesday during its regular morning commute service to downtown Nashville. The fatality was reported near the Stones River ...

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Trump rolls back limits on military gear for police

By SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed an executive order reviving a program that provided local police departments with surplus military equipment such as high-caliber weapons and grenade launchers, despite past concerns that armored vehicles and other gear were inflaming confrontations with protesters. The directive ...

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Chasing eclipses around the world is a way of life for some

WASHINGTON (AP) — While Monday’s total solar eclipse in the U.S. will be a once-in-a-lifetime sky show for millions, there’s a small group of people who have experienced it all before and they can’t get enough of it. Glenn Schneider has seen 33. Fred Espenak has watched 28. Donald Liebenberg ...

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Strategist Steve Bannon leaving White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is leaving his White House post. That’s according to two people familiar with the decision who demanded anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss private conversations. Bannon was a key adviser to President Donald Trump’s general election campaign and has ...

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Tennessee congressman wants President Trump impeached

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Democratic congressman from Tennessee says he plans to introduce articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump following his comments on the white supremacist rally in Virginia that turned violent. U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen of Memphis said Thursday that the Republican president’s statements about the clashes ...

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