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The U.S.-China trade war is going to have a drastic impact on Tennessee’s agricultural exports, worth $1.4 billion as of 2016.

Specifically, soybean farmers will be hit especially hard. Tennessee’s farms exported nearly half a billion dollars worth of soybeans, mostly to China.

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“You’re animals."

That was the first thing Albertina Contreras says she heard after she set foot on American soil, shortly before she was shackled and her daughter taken away to a detention facility for kids. They were headed for Murfreesboro, but only Contreras made it.

Now, attorneys are trying to reunite the family, in one of the first family separation cases identified in Tennessee. 

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The project to repair Interstate 440 could create safety hazards and traffic congestion for thousands of drivers who use the corridor on a daily basis.

At a public meeting Tuesday night, the Tennessee Department of Transportation presented three construction options.

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The vaccination effort to slow the spread of hepatitis A in Nashville has reached a new group — anyone who visited The Back Corner music venue in late June. An employee has been diagnosed with the contagious liver disease, which most people get over in about two weeks.

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Even with Live in Studio C's commitment to local music, it's a treat when a performance consists entirely of brand new music from Nashville composers, performed by local musicians (including those composers), all inspired by the sights and sounds of Tennessee. In other words, it doesn't get much more local than this week's performance from ALIAS Chamber Ensemble. 

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A majority of infants in Tennessee are now breastfeeding at six months, a rate that is slightly above the national average and a substantial improvement for the state.

The new data comes after Tennessee has been promoting breastfeeding, even as rates across the South lag behind the rest of the country.

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Musical scoring for video games is on the rise in Nashville, especially after publisher Electronic Arts moved its orchestral work to the city in 2014.

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Tennessee's senators were complimentary of President Trump's pick for the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday night, but they withheld explicit support.

Republican Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker issued statements soon after the announcement.

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Nashville almost hit an all-time record in the value of building permits issued in the last fiscal year, but the total number of permits actually went down.

It’s a strange factoid that the Nashville Business Journal's senior reporter Adam Sichko wrote about last week, at the close of Metro Nashville's fiscal year. We talked to Adam about what these numbers mean.  

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Tennessee's Medicaid program is trying to make it easier for patients to get prescription drugs that help treat opioid addiction. The moves come after years of restricting access to the medication because of concerns about abuse and diversion.

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