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State in the central southeastern United States

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Tennessee: State in the central southeastern United States
Tennessee is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. Tennessee is the 36th largest and the 16th most populous of the 50 United States. Tennessee is bordered by eight states, with Kentucky to the north, Virginia to the northeast, North Carolina to the east, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi to the south, Arkansas to the west, and Missouri to the northwest. The Appalachian Mountains dominate the eastern part of the state, and the Mississippi River forms the state's western border. Nashville is the state's capital and largest city, with a 2017 population of 667,560 and a 2017 metro population of 1,903,045. Tennessee's second largest city is Memphis, which had a population of 652,236 in 2017.

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Tennessee lawmakers OK bill allowing adoption agencies to deny gay couples

Gov. Bill Lee's office on Tuesday afternoon confirmed that the governor would be signing the bill as soon as it reaches his desk.
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A classroom in a factory? Tennessee schools get creative to expose students to potential careers

Through unique partnerships like L.O.O.P., Tennessee companies build students more varied paths to success.
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Videos for Tennessee


The 2020 Bonnaroo lineup Is here [Video]The 2020 Bonnaroo lineup Is here

This year’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival will take place from June 11-14 in Manchester, Tennessee.

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Dollar General Will Soon Sell CBD Products [Video]Dollar General Will Soon Sell CBD Products

CBD products are coming to select Dollar General stores in Tennessee and Kentucky. According to Business Insider, the products will be part of a cosmetics collection, priced between $7 and $20 dollars...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Electric eel lights up Christmas at U.S. aquarium [Video]Electric eel lights up Christmas at U.S. aquarium

Christmas tree light display reflects an eel's electric discharges at Tennessee Aquarium

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 00:45Published

Snow and lights create Christmas mood at U.S. Gatlinburg SkyBridge [Video]Snow and lights create Christmas mood at U.S. Gatlinburg SkyBridge

Social media clip shows North America’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge covered with snow and Christmas lights

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 00:35Published

 

‘All of the Weather Hazards’: Vast Storm Threatens Much of the U.S.

About 40 million people were at risk of severe thunderstorms or tornadoes, from Texas to Tennessee. To the north, rain, flooding and ice were all in the forecast.
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Cade Mays' father is suing Georgia, saying his pinkie was severed at a recruiting event

The father of lineman Cade Mays, who is planning to transfer from Georgia to Tennessee, is suing the University of Georgia over a severed finger.
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Phil Roe, Tennessee Republican, Announces Retirement from Congress

Mr. Roe joins the exodus of Republican lawmakers opting out of re-election before another tough campaign cycle.
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DMK has clear edge over ruling AIADMK in TN rural civic polls

According to results officially declared so far by the State Election Commission, of the total 5090 ward member posts in panchayat unions, the ruling AIADMK and its allies have won 1,528 ward member..
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TN writer held for remarks against Modi


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NFL power rankings: Playoff-bound Titans crack top 10 in final poll of 2019 regular season

In our final poll of the regular season, the top five remained unchanged. However Tennessee moved up after locking up playoff berth.
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All he wanted for Christmas was hands. How the wish came true for a Tennessee 11-year-old

Gavin Sumner was born without fingers or thumbs. But thanks to 3-D printer technology and a company willing to try, a Christmas wish came true.  
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AP Top Stories December 26 A

Here's the latest for Thursday December 26th: Netanyahu rushed from stage during rocket attack; Tennessee stabbing suspect caught; Remains of soldier killed in Afghanistan returned to US; Sen...
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Swayed by welfare schemes, TN farmer builds temple for PM Modi

A farmer has built a temple for Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his farm at a village near here,saying he was impressed and had benefitted by welfare schemes like the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi.
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Deputies reward good drivers with gift cards instead of tickets for the holidays

Deputies from the Knox County Sheriff's Office pulled over several drivers in Knoxville, Tennessee, but handed out gift cards instead of tickets.
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Swap statue of KKK leader in state Capitol with Dolly Parton, Tenn. GOP leader suggests

Rep. Jeremy Faison wants the removal of a Confederate general and KKK leader's bust. In its place? Dolly, a Nasvhille suffragist or a slave laborer.
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Missing plane reported stolen, found in wrong hangar at Nashville airport

A criminal investigation has been closed after authorities found a "stolen" plane in the wrong hangar at a Tennessee airport.
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Scientists seek cause of freshwater mussel die-off

Scientists are working to discover what is killing freshwater mussels in the Clinch River, which runs through Virginia and Tennessee. Mussels are extremely important to rivers for their ability to..
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USA TODAY Sports' Week 15 NFL picks: Do Texans or Titans claim outright possession of AFC South lead?

The outright lead of AFC South is up for grabs between Houston and Tennessee as the NFL's playoff race approaches finish line.
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Tennessee Sheriff’s Deputy Indicted on 44 Criminal Charges

Daniel Wilkey, who was charged on Tuesday with rape, extortion, stalking and assault, has previously been accused in lawsuits of false imprisonment, child molestation and forced baptism.
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Blind death row inmate executed for ex-girlfriend murder in 1991

A legally blind inmate was executed in Tennessee for the murder of his ex-girlfriend in 1991.  
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Tennessee executes blind death row inmate Lee Hall by electric chair for 1991 murder of girlfriend

Tennessee executed death row inmate Lee Hall in the electric chair Thursday night. Hall was convicted of the 1991 murder of Traci Crozier.
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Tennessee executes man convicted of 1991 murder of ex-girlfriend

A Tennessee man found guilty of murdering his ex-girlfriend by setting her on fire in her car almost 30 years ago was put to death in the electric chair in Nashville on Thursday, prison officials said.
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Tennessee to execute man convicted of killing ex-girlfriend by setting her on fire

A Tennessee man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend by setting her on fire in her car almost 30 years ago is scheduled to be executed by electric chair on Thursday.
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Two of four teens who escaped juvenile detention center found outside Tennessee apartments

Metro Nashville police arrested the teens, who escaped Saturday, outside an apartment complex in Madison, Tennessee. Two are still on the loose.
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2 of 4 escaped teens caught in Tennessee

Police say two of the four teens who escaped a Tennessee juvenile detention center have been captured. The Metro Nashville Police Department tweeted late Tuesday that Decorrius Wright and Calvin Howse..
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US: Two Indian students killed in hit-and-run incident in Tennessee

The deceased were identified as Judy Stanley (23) and Vybhav Gopisetty (26). They were pursuing food science degrees in the College of Agriculture at Tennessee State University.
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SC to hear on Dec 5 DMK's plea against EC decision to hold TN rural polls sans legal formalities

A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde took note of the submissions of senior advocate A M Singhvi, appearing for the DMK, that the plea needed to be heard urgently as the poll panel has announced..
IndiaTimes - Published

Christmas parade canceled after 'love everybody' float sparks threats in Tennessee town

Troy, Tennessee, might not have a Christmas parade this year after some residents responded to a "love everybody" float with vitriol and threats.  
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Happy 80th birthday, Tina Turner

Tina Turner was born Anna Mae Bullock on Nov. 26, 1939, in Nutbush, Tenn. Turner rose to prominence as a duo with her then-husband Ike Turner before reinventing herself as a solo performer.
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ShowBiz Minute: Morrison, Hunt, Barba

Winfrey, Coates among speakers at tribute to Toni Morrison; Country star Sam Hunt arrested for DUI in Tennessee; Ex-"American Idol" contestant gets nearly 4 years in prison. (Nov. 22)  
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Kathie Lee Gifford on relocating: 'I moved here because I was dying of loneliness'

"Today" show veteran Kathie Lee Gifford said she has found joy and a new creative energy in Tennessee, helping her pursue her childhood dreams
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Innocence Project trying to exonerate man executed in 2006

Sedley Alley was put to death in Tennessee in 2006, convicted of killing 19-year-old Marine Lance Corporal Suzanne Collins
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I-T dept detects Rs 435-crore undisclosed income after raids on TN firm


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This snow-covered suspension bridge will give you the chills

The longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the U.S. was blanketed by snow as Tennessee got some chilly weather.
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'Master trainer' in Maoist activities held on TN-Kerala border


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The Dish: Chef Cassidee Dabney of Blackberry Farm on her culinary journey

Cassidee Dabney's father was a wildlife biologist, and she spent much of her childhood moving among the country's national forests. That's where she learned to appreciate nature's bounty at the peak of..
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Full interview: Margaret Brennan interviews Sen. Bob Corker for Face the Nation

Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tennessee, sat down with Face the Nation Moderator Margaret Brennan for a wide-ranging interview on the White House, foreign affairs, and more
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Sen. Corker expects President Trump will pull out of the Iran Deal

Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tennessee, joins Moderator Margaret Brennan to discuss Rex Tillerson's exit from the State Department and the potential meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong Un.
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Morphed PM pic leads to 1-year social media ban for TN man

Recording the undertaking, Justice G R Swaminathan said if Charles was found using the social media, the prosecution could move the court for cancellation of his anticipatory bail.
IndiaTimes - Published

Sen. Bob Corker faults Trump administration for "ready, fire, aim" family separation policy

Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tennessee, faulted President Trump for the widely criticized policy of separating families along the U.S.-Mexico border, saying the practice was not "realistic."
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Eight fishermen from TN held by Lankan navy


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From NASA designer to school custodian

Maury Forrester, 77, works as a custodian at Coulter Grove Intermediate School near Knoxville, Tennessee. You wouldn't realize that, in an earlier life, Forrester was an electromechanical designer,..
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Former NBA, Alabama player Jim Farmer faces human trafficking charge in Tennessee

Jim Farmer, who played six seasons in the NBA and was a University of Alabama standout, was arrested on human trafficking charge in Tennessee.
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Tennessee lawmakers wrap up second day of debate on controversial abortion bill

Tennessee state lawmakers wrapped up the second day of hearings on a controversial amendment that would ban abortions after a woman knows she is pregnant. The measure is expected to pass the..
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Guitar hotel, creepy dolls, slime museum: News from around our 50 states

White Castle opens first Arizona restaurant, Johnny Cash once was deputy sheriff in Tennessee, and more
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'We were crying': Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez donate food to Tennessee elementary school

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez donated a year's worth of food to Jacksboro Elementary School's food pantry.
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This farmer grew a 910-pound pumpkin and turned it into a boat. Watch him paddle it across a pond

A farmer from Cleveland, Tennessee grew a nearly 1,000-pound pumpkin and decided to celebrate his accomplishment in a very unique way.
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College football coaches on the hot seat, and how much would cost to fire them

Tennessee's Jeremy Pruitt and Arkansas' Chad Morris are among the coaches whose teams are struggling and would be costly to fire.
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Tennessee county commissioner unleashes homophobic rant

Sevier County Commissioner Warren Hurst's comments drew criticism from some, but laughter and applause from others
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