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This Stunning Silo Mural Makes A West Nashville Oldtimer An Icon Of The Nations Redevelopment

An abandoned concrete silo looms over The Nations neighborhood, eerie and empty. The historic Nashville landmark was nearly torn down. Instead, it’s becoming the centerpiece of the community’s redevelopment.

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Of six booming metropolitan areas in the South, Nashville has the highest rate of injured workers. That’s according to a new study conducted by a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and two national labor organizations.

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The Predators notched their biggest win in franchise history this week, surprising many and churning up a huge new following. But behind the scenes, the Predators organization has been preparing for this moment for years.

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The governor is signing the Tennessee Reconnect Grant into law Wednesday — his signature education bill of the year. It guarantees free community college for any adult over the age of 25 or who qualifies as "independent." As a result, colleges are trying to figure out how they can accommodate an influx of adult students.

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Metro Schools officials highlighted the lack of funding for some pet projects when appearing for a budget hearing before the Metro Council Tuesday night.

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The Nashville Predators have advanced to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time. The Preds beat the Anaheim Ducks 6-3 Monday night. Bridgestone Arena was at capacity, with thousands of additional fans outside. Many more celebrated at sports bars around the city.

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The biggest hang-up with standardized testing in Tennessee this year seems to be the turnaround time for grading. Many of the scores won't be ready in time to be included in final report cards. Scoring of TNReady has been slowed down because most districts opted to stick with paper-based tests after last year's failed attempt to go paperless.

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A publicly-traded IT company says it's locating 300 jobs in Putnam County over the next five years.

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In Nashville, 2,500 teenagers have signed up for an experimental internship program. It's a massive project, and part of a broader initiative to address youth violence. All of them will be paid by the city this summer.

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Law enforcement in Tennessee has altered the way it describes prostitution. Now the preferred language is "sex trafficking" or even "human trafficking" — a term that also refers to modern-day slavery.

But the big human trafficking busts that have made headlines in the state have yielded few trafficking charges. So what's behind the change in the way police talk about the selling of sex?  

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Astronomy enthusiasts across the country are already planning out where they’ll be on Aug. 21, when a total solar eclipse will make a path across North America.

As the largest city on that path, Nashville is expecting a boost in tourism from visitors excited about the eclipse. But the Adventure Science Center is also trying to make sure people who live here understand the importance of the celestial occasion, too.

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Nashville's Pikes in Photos

In a series of photo essays for WPLN, Joe Nolan captures the living personalities of Nashville's pikes.

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Since 1868, Americans have set aside time at the end of May to visit the burial sites of veterans. The date of what used to be called "Decoration Day" was chosen for practical reasons: If you're going to place flowers on a grave, what better time than when plenty of flowers are blooming? But it's appropriate timing on a symbolic level, too. The contrast between seasonal beauty and the ugliness of war is an apt metaphor for the bittersweet combination of fond memories and painful loss that lies at the heart of Memorial Day.

It's a complex mix of emotions that music has long explored. Here are a handful of selections that lie in the meeting place between love and loss, war and peace, beauty and discomfort.

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Portara Ensemble is ending its season of choral concerts with a program benefiting Nashville's street newspaper, The Contributor. In choosing the music, Director Jason Shelton took inspiration from the poetry that homeless and formerly homeless vendors submit to the paper and the stories of the vendors lives. The concert From Beginning to End: Music of Live, Love and Loss is at 4pm Sunday at Downtown Presbyterian Church, which has long housed The Contributor's vendor office. About 30 members of the choir gathered in Studio C to give us a preview.

You have a few more days to catch “The Dada Effect: An Anti-Aesthetic and Its Influence” at Vanderbilt’s Fine Arts Gallery before it closes on May 27th. The exhibit explores the rise of the artistic movement in the wake of WWI, when Dadaists gathered to forge an anti-establishment, anti-bourgeois and anti-war philosophy that rejected conventions of the past.

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President Trump's Tweets, Annotated

President Trump tweets a lot. With tens of millions of followers on Twitter, Trump proposes policy, shares his latest actions and reacts to the news. But 140 characters rarely give the full context. Here, NPR fact checkers attempt to do just that for key tweets.

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