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Tennessee, Airbnb to reach agreement on collecting and paying sales tax

Airbnb will now be able to collect and pay sales tax on behalf of its renters in Tennessee. The Tennessean reports Airbnb announced an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Revenue on Wednesday that will allow the company to automatically deliver sales tax revenue to the state. Starting March 1, ...

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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 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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White Supremacist rally accelerates removal of Confederate statues in Tennessee

All over the country communities are speaking out about taking down Confederate monuments and statues including Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee. In Nashville, Tennessee, protesters draped a black jacket over a bust of an early Ku Klux Klan leader and Confederate cavalry general, Nathan Bedford Forrest at the Tennessee Capitol while ...

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TN Officer Shoots Teen

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A group of protesters is criticizing the Shelby County district attorney’s and the Memphis Police Department’s handling of the fatal shooting of a black 19-year-old man by a white policeman. More than 60 people chanted slogans such as “No justice, no peace,” and held signs saying ...

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Lawyer for man charged in shooting of Memphis officer speaks

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The lawyer for a man charged in a fatal shootout with an off-duty Memphis police officer says it appears his client was trying to defend himself. William Massey said Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, that he is representing 36-year-old Lorenzo Clark on state charges of being a ...

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