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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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Kentucky governor says shootings are a “cultural problem”

By ROBERT RAY and BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press BENTON, Ky. (AP) — This was supposed to be Spirit Week at Marshall County High School. Instead, homecoming events were canceled, the governor was in town lamenting the nation’s moral decay, and preparations were being made for the funerals of two 15-year-old children. ...

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Immigrant tuition splits Tennessee governor’s field in forum

By JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Candidates for governor in Tennessee largely agreed on broad issues facing education during the race’s first televised forum Tuesday, except for a partisan split on in-state tuition for immigrants whose parents brought or kept them in the country illegally. The Republicans at ...

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