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Black history month posters covered by Hitler ones on UTC campus

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee’s president says vandals at the Chattanooga campus have tried to cover up posters for black history month with ones referencing Adolf Hitler. In a statement Thursday, University of Tennessee system President Joe DiPietro says there’s no place for hate, racism and violence ...

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Tennessee judge hears testimony critical of bus driver

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A judge is expected to decide whether to allow certain witness testimony at the trial of a Tennessee school bus driver charged in a fatal crash. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that three people testified Monday that Johnthony Walker cursed out students and sped off in front ...

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Ram truck Super bowl ad using MLK speech draws backlash

By MAE ANDERSON, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A Ram truck ad that used a speech by Martin Luther King, Jr., is drawing a backlash. The ad, shown below, people doing service-oriented tasks set against audio of King’s speech, which urges people to be “great” by serving the greater good ...

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Cohen introduces House resolution honoring workers strike

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen has introduced a resolution recognizing the 50th anniversary of the sanitation workers strike that brought civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. to Memphis, Tennessee. Cohen, a Democrat from Memphis, said in a statement Tuesday that the resolution’s co-sponsors include the bipartisan ...

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AP Newsroom: Center Mike Fisher is coming out of retirement, will rejoin Preds

ASSOCIATED PRESS Center Mike Fisher is coming out of retirement and will rejoin the Nashville Predators for his 18th NHL season as they try to win the Stanley Cup. The Predators announced Fisher’s return Wednesday. What a sight. #Preds pic.twitter.com/DfSafQ1xQ3 — Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) January 31, 2018 General manager David ...

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Elton John says upcoming tour will be his last

NEW YORK (AP) — Elton John is retiring from the road after his upcoming three-year global tour, capping nearly 50 years on stages around the world. He calls it a “way to go out with a bang.” “I’ve had a good run, I think you’d admit that,” John said Wednesday, ...

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