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Attorneys are accusing White County and several of its leaders of having run a “modern-day eugenics scheme.” They filed a federal lawsuit Thursday over a controversial program that offered reduced misdemeanor sentences to inmates who signed up for birth control implants or vasectomies.

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In the wake of last weekend's deadly rally in Charlottesville, Congressman Steve Cohen says the Homeland Security and Justice departments should be doubling their resources to combat domestic terrorism.

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Nashville’s largest annual tourism event saw a slight dip in economic activity this year. According to newly released data from the city’s Convention & Visitors Corporation, the 2017 CMA Music Festival generated just under $58 million in visitor spending, which is roughly $2 million less than last year.

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Overcrowding at one of Nashville's crisis shelters is actually a good sign to domestic abuse experts. It means a new approach to identifying victims most at risk of being killed by their husbands, wives or former lovers is working.

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A White County judge has rescinded his standing order offering a 30-day reduction in jail time to inmates who get vasectomies or birth-control implants.

More: See the order from Thursday afternoon here

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The Tennessee Congressman whose district includes Fort Campbell says the country doesn’t need or want hundreds of commanders-in-chief.

 

Marsha Blackburn says there’s only one, and his decision to ban transgender troops from the U.S. armed forces should be respected.

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A Nashville man could serve five years in prison for making violent threats against Tennessee law enforcement, even though some of what he said and posted online is protected by the First Amendment.         

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Senator Bob Corker sang the praises of Bill Hagerty before the chamber overwhelmingly confirmed the Nashville businessman Thursday as the new U.S. ambassador to Japan.

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For the first time ever, Metro employees have paid family leave. The new benefit was unanimously approved this week by the city’s Civil Service Commission and went into effect immediately.

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A Nashville man faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to making online threats against law enforcement officers.

 

Robert Ellis Waddey was indicted earlier this year for posting menacing pictures on Instagram. One was of him holding a pistol with a state trooper’s car in the background. Others were of police officers shot and bleeding on the street. Captions included “only a dead cop is a good cop.”

 

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