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Communications Director Smith to leave Haslam administration

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Communications Director David Smith is leaving Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s administration to start his own consulting business. Smith joined the governor’s Cabinet in 2015 after previously serving as press secretary for Haslam’s first term. He was also Haslam’s spokesman during the gubernatorial campaign of 2010.Haslam in ...

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Penguins crush Predators 6-0 to take 3-2 lead in Stanley Cup

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The night started with a catfish throw. It ended with haymaker after haymaker — both literal and proverbial — from Sidney Crosby and the rest of the resilient Pittsburgh Penguins.The defending champions provided an emphatic reminder of why they’re on the cusp of history with a 6-0 ...

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Fired FBI Director Comey to testify against Trump today

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a hugely anticipated hearing, fired FBI director James Comey will recount a series of conversations with President Donald Trump that he says made him deeply uneasy and concerned about the blurring of boundaries between the White House and a law enforcement agency that prides itself on ...

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Preds even Stanley Cup Final at 2-2, beat Penguins 4-1

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Frederick Gaudreau sure is doing his best to earn his own locker with the Nashville Predators with a Stanley Cup Final debut for the ages. For now, he insists he is happy enough just to sit on the floor as long as he plays. An undrafted ...

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Gov. Bill Haslam signs Improve Act increasing Tennessee fuel tax

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam is hitting the road to hold bill signing ceremonies for his highway and bridge funding program called the Improve Act. The governor officially signed the bill into law within days of the contentious measure’s passage in the legislature in April. But that’s ...

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Bonnaroo ticket sales drop in 2016, puts festival at a crossroads

MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) — The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee is at a crossroads as organizers deal with last year’s plummeting ticket sales while engaging in talks to extend their agreement with Coffee County. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/2rCiNVC ) the festival’s current deal to pay Coffee ...

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