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Two years ago, Nashville pediatrician Vidya Bansal started a Facebook group for women like herself — specifically, doctors of South Asian heritage, living in North America, who were also mothers. The Desi Physician Moms group was a space to share the frustrations and joys of work, family and travel. But slowly, stories of domestic violence also began to surface.

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Nashville must hold its special election between May 21 and 25 — two and a half months sooner than anticipated — according to a ruling Tuesday from the Tennessee Supreme Court.

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Thousands of people marched through Nashville this weekend, along with organized protests around the nation. But the event was unique for the morning of workshops that preceded it, at which left-leaning political strategists shared practical knowledge with some 800 participants on how to become effective activists or even future lawmakers.

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Last year’s Women’s March in Nashville was a show of protest against the Trump presidency. This year, organizers say they’re focusing on what they stand for. Namely, helping create future political leaders. Which is why the march will be preceded by a morning-long conference.

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Tim Wildsmith isn’t your typical Southern Baptist youth minister. He's used to holding thorny discussions on issues that the youth group members of Nashville’s First Baptist Church face, like dating and sex. Now, science has been added to that list — namely, how it can and does coexist with faith.

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According to the Greater Nashville Realtors, 2017 was the best year on record for the Middle Tennessee housing market. The group says nearly 41,000 homes sold last year, about a 4 percent increase from 2016.

That broke the previous record, which had been set in 2006, before the Great Recession.

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A Wilson County man wrongfully convicted of rape and robbery nearly 40 years ago is officially asking the state for $1 million in damages.

The move comes just days after Lawrence McKinney was exonerated by Gov. Bill Haslam.

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When Fred Gray was a high schooler in Nashville, he dreamed of going to Lipscomb University — which he could not, due to segregation. After becoming a lawyer he tried suing the school, and lost. Today, Gray helps raise money and teaches at an institute on campus that bears his name. And Lipscomb is creating the first public archives of his papers.

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A Senate subcommittee heard from the deputy director of operations at Oak Ridge National Lab on Tuesday, along with President Trump’s three other nominees to the board of the Tennessee Valley Authority.

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The state of Tennessee has been voted the best in the nation this year for its laws intended to prevent child sex trafficking. That’s according to Shared Hope International, which since 2011 has been grading states in part on their laws combating child sex traffickers.

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