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The Tennessee Comptroller’s Office has completed a review of elder financial exploitation in Tennessee. Elder financial exploitation is the wrongful or unauthorized use of the assets, funds, or property of elderly individuals. 

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Squeezed by limits on attendance at its theme parks and other restrictions because of the pandemic, The Walt Disney Co. said this week it planned to lay off 28,000 workers in its parks division in California and Florida.

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NASHVILLE (AP) — Country star Mac Davis, who launched his career crafting the Elvis hits “A Little Less Conversation” and “In the Ghetto,” and whose own hits include “Baby Don’t Get Hooked On Me,” has died. He was 78.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Helen Reddy, who shot to stardom in the 1970s with her rousing feminist anthem “I Am Woman” and recorded a string of other hits, has died. She was 78.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: The following press release was posted without editing.Leaders of Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) today announced plans to purchase Tennova Healthcare-Shelbyville and Tennova Healthcare-Harton hospitals from subsidiaries of Community Health Systems, Inc. (CHS). At …

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After preying heavily on the elderly in the spring, the coronavirus is increasingly infecting American children and teens in a trend authorities say appears driven by school reopenings and the resumption of sports, playdates and other activities.

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NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee has given more than $170 million in federal relief funds to businesses struggling to survive during the coronavirus pandemic, but top state officials aren’t saying exactly who is getting the money.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Key Republican senators praised President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, as the conservative judge met privately on Capitol Hill Tuesday with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and others in preparation for her fast-track confirmation before the…

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NEW YORK (AP) — Two weeks shy of a year after abruptly quitting Fox News Channel with a declaration that “truth will always matter,” Shepard Smith returns to television this week at his unexpected new home.

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NASHVILLE (AP) — A judge has ruled that Tennessee officials have to change the absentee ballot application again to reflect their promise to let voters cast mail ballots if someone in their household has an underlying health condition that makes them more susceptible to COVID-19.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, capping a dramatic reshaping of the federal judiciary that will resonate for a generation and that he hopes will provide a needed boost to his re-election effort.

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MEMPHIS. (AP) — Two people were shot and wounded at a McDonald’s drive-thru in Memphis early Sunday morning.

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NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee prosecutors are at odds about whether to enforce a new law that requires abortion providers to tell their patients it may be possible to reverse the action of abortion medication halfway through the procedure. Doctors who do not comply could face felony charges, fi…

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MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Claire Reagan was feeling overwhelmed as her oldest child’s first day of kindergarten approached and with a baby on the way. The 5-year-old boy has autism, and she worried he would struggle with juggling in-person and virtual learning, and that she wouldn’t have enough t…

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LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and her family are facing a $45 million hit from the coronavirus pandemic, partly because of a shortage of tourists, the monarch’s money manager said.

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MEMPHIS (AP) — As millions of Americans struggle to pay their rent during the coronavirus pandemic, landlords are going to courts, claiming that the national eviction moratorium unfairly strains their finances and violates their property rights.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — With crowds of admirers swelling outside, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was remembered Wednesday at the court by grieving family, colleagues and friends as a prophet for justice who persevered against long odds to become an American icon.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: The following press release was posted without editing.NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services is expanding its School-Based Behavioral Health Liaison program to all 95 counties in the state.  Governor Bill Lee budgeted and the T…

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NASHVILLE (AP) — In the early 2000s, a harvest of pine trees on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau led to a remarkable discovery. Once sunlight hit the ground, the seeds and rootstock of native grasses and wildflowers that had lain dormant for decades began to spring to life.

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The Atlantic’s record-breaking “crazy” hurricane season got a bizarre European remake Friday as forecasters ran out of traditional names and trotted out the Greek alphabet for subtropical storm Alpha. And it was misplaced geographically, bearing down on Portugal.

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FAIRHOPE, Ala. (AP) — Winston Groom, the writer whose novel Forrest Gump was made into a six-Oscar winning 1994 movie that became a soaring pop cultural phenomenon, has died at age 77.

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PLYMOUTH, England (AP) — With a splash of Plymouth gin, the U.S. ambassador to Britain officially launched a ship named Mayflower on Wednesday, 400 years to the day after a wooden vessel with that name sailed from an English port and changed the history of two continents.

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The Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference is launching its newest statewide awareness effort: Fentanyl: The Deadliest High. 

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SAVANNAH (AP) — A convicted felon pleaded guilty Monday to taking part in the killing of Tennessee nursing student Holly Bobo more than nine years ago, but he is expected to be released soon as part of a deal with prosecutors. 

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NASHVILLE (AP) — A Tennessee death row inmate is asking a federal judge to postpone his December execution, saying that he is intellectually disabled.

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LONDON (AP) — The sea voyage that changed Peter Padfield’s life more than six decades ago started with an act of chance. In 1956, Padfield was third officer aboard a British cruise liner in Sri Lanka when he stumbled across a magazine in a ship wardrobe.

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PULASKI (AP) — Martin Methodist College and the University of Tennessee System signed a nonbinding letter of intent Thursday, the first step in discussions for the small, 150-year-old, private college to join the UT System.

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NEW YORK (AP) — In their driveways or in their bedrooms, using little cardboard boxes or piles of backyard dirt, young fans of “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman paid their respects with lots of Wakanda salutes and mock funerals attended by action figures.

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MEMPHIS (AP) — Messages of Black Lives Matter and “Defund the Police” were spray painted on several tourist attractions in Tennessee on Monday night, including Graceland, the Elvis Presley estate, authorities said.

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NASHVILLE (AP) — Country star Miranda Lambert turns her “Wildcard” into an ace as she’s the leading nominee at the 2020 Country Music Association Awards, including her first entertainer of the year nomination in five years.

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NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee now leads the nation in criminalizing common protest tactics, with penalties including the denial of voting rights for pitching a tent on the Capitol grounds.

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