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Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander says the Congressional Budget Office report, which finds 22 million  Americans will lose insurance under the Senate's health care plan, is "helpful information."

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The LEAD charter school organization is pointing out a glaring error in the district's case to deny expansion plans in Nashville.

The Metro school board is scheduled to vote Tuesday evening on whether to approve two new schools.

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A major cut in TennCare enrollment more than a decade ago has been linked to delays in diagnosing breast cancer, according to findings published this week in the journal Cancer

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Update, June 27: A federal judge has ordered a nationwide stay blocking the immediate deportation of 85 Iraqi nationals who had been scheduled to be removed on Tuesday. That group includes some Kurds living in Middle Tennessee.

The American Civil Liberties Union pushed a court in Michigan for the temporary order, which has now been extended across the U.S. The organization is seeking class-action status covering 1,444 immigrants from Iraq who could be deported under the Trump administration's new policy.

Usage of a high-tech type of surveillance camera has recently been banned across Davidson County. But the license plate reader — or LPR— that was first put up by Belle Meade police won’t be coming down.

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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation file on the fatal shooting of a Nashville man by a police officer has been handed over to the U.S. Attorney’s office for review. It’s the first time the feds have reexamined evidence in a fatal shooting by Metro Police. 

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Nashville's public schools have found the money for a district-wide overhaul to middle grades. Administrators said they'd be forced to scale back plans to rework curriculum for middle schools if the mayor didn't fully fund their budget. The money didn't come through, but the district is making it work anyway.

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People who work with teenagers don’t understand why gun violence is on the rise again. In less than six months, the number of teen deaths in Nashville has already matched the death toll for all of last year. 

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This week, a versatile young harpist from Wales stopped by Studio C on his way between a festival in New Orleans and a workshop in Louisville. At just 21, it would be impressive enough if Ben Creighton Griffiths only held the principal harp position for one professional orchestra, but he's got that job with two ensembles, plus parallel careers as a touring soloist in both the classical and jazz genres. Griffiths gave us a taste of the wide range of music he can tease out of a single instrument, from impressionistic classical and traditional Welsh to walking bass and modal jazz.

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The dilemma of choosing between commercial success and artistic independence is a familiar one for many musicians in Nashville, including Vanessa Carlton. After releasing hits like “A Thousand Miles,” she says she felt stifled by her major labels and decided to go independent, a shift that also changed the way she saw herself.

Carlton talked to WPLN’s Emily Siner in the live taping of our podcast Movers & Thinkers about starting over on her own.


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