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Hundreds of demonstrators lined three blocks of Broadway on Wednesday to call on the United States to offer more support for Kurdish independence.

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The Tennessee Guard and state police say they'll be on standby this weekend, if planned protests and counter protests in Shelbyville and Murfreesboro erupt into violence.

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Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker delivered his harshest criticism yet of President Donald Trump on Tuesday, again questioning the Republican leader's competency, calling the president untruthful, and implying for the first time that he now regrets supporting Trump.

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U.S. Representative Marsha Blackburn says the Senate is slowing down President Trump's agenda.

Her remarks come amid an ongoing dispute between Trump and Bob Corker. And while she's declining to call out Tennessee's current senator, she's making it clear she wants them to move on.

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One of the former leaders of the Tennessee Republican Party says he and other top officials tried to stop an unofficial Twitter account that's being linked to Russian trolls.

Former Tennessee Republican Party executive director Brent Leatherwood condemns the account as "anti-American."

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U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn says Congress will start work next week on fixing any damage that may have been caused by an opioid measure that she helped get passed into law.

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Rep. Marsha Blackburn's office is responding, after being named in an investigation by The Washington Post and 60 Minutes for her role in legislation that "aided" in the explosion of the opioid epidemic.

A spokesman suggests the measure may have produced "unintended consequences" that Congress could revisit.

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As a state lawmaker, Republican Mae Beavers frequently proposed legislation to do away with handgun carry permits. And as a candidate for governor, her position is unchanged.

She believes there are already enough strings attached to gun purchases, so the permit process is pointless.

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Gov. Bill Haslam issued a statement Thursday saying he will not run for U.S. Senate, altering the calculus of the race to replace the retiring Republican Bob Corker and other races down the ballot. So far, two other politicians have announced their decisions later in the day as well.

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Poor Tennesseans who find themselves in the justice system could be about to get some more legal help, as the state Supreme Court has approved a plan meant to improve Tennessee's system of indigent representation.

But, justices say, the proposal is going to require some help from the governor and state lawmakers.

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