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Confederate statues removed after Memphis sells public parks

By JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A private group headed by a county commissioner and fueled by anonymous donations bought two parks from the city of Memphis at little cost this week, allowing for the swift removal of two Confederate statues that had sparked conflict for years. Shelby ...

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Tennessee’s jobless rate for November lower than year ago

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials say the state’s unemployment rate in November was well below the jobless figure a year earlier. Officials say the preliminary, seasonally adjusted statewide jobless rate last month was 3.1 percent. That’s 2 percentage points lower than the rate a year ago. It’s also 1 ...

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Engineering firm to invest $6m, hire about 240 in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — State officials say an engineering and manufacturing company will invest $6 million and hire about 240 people for a new facility in Tennessee. A Department of Economic and Community Development news release says the decision by Martin Technologies to locate in Lawrenceburg was announced Tuesday. The ...

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Trump claims GOP tax bill repeals Obamacare

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and sweeping tax cut legislation (all times local): 12:05 p.m. President Donald Trump is celebrating the GOP tax legislation, claiming it fulfills his campaign promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Speaking during a Cabinet meeting, he says: “Obamacare has been repealed in ...

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IOC: Russians can compete at Olympics, but without flag

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Russian athletes will be allowed to stand on the medal podium at the Winter Olympics — just not with their anthem playing or their nation’s flag rising above them. The International Olympic Committee barred Russia and its sports leaders from the upcoming games in South Korea ...

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On campus for break, here are some food options on Thanksgiving

When Thanksgiving rolls around, many students head home to celebrate the holiday with family and friends. However, for various reasons, many students stay behind. APSU closes on the holiday, leaving students who stay on campus for the holiday without a Thanksgiving meal. Many restaurants and stores will be closed on ...

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