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Education May 25Tennessee bans teaching critical race theory in schools
Tennessee is the latest state to ban teachers from talking about certain aspects of race and racism in public schools. Teachers risk losing valuable state funding if they violate the new measure.
Nation May 19Tennessee governor approves transgender youth treatment ban
Tennessee's Gov. Bill Lee has approved legislation that bans gender-confirming treatment for young minors despite objections that the series of bills unfairly discriminate against an already vulnerable population.
Health May 16CDC director says mask turnaround based solely on science
The sudden change sparked praise from those eager to return to pre-pandemic life, particularly those who see the new guidelines as a way to reopen workplaces, schools and other venues that went dark during the pandemic.
Nation Jan 08U.S. attorney says FBI agents searched offices and homes of Tennessee lawmakers
U.S. Attorney’s Office of Middle Tennessee on Friday says FBI agents have been searching the homes and offices of state lawmakers.
Nation Dec 28After naming Nashville bombing suspect, focus turns to motive
Authorities are piecing together the motive behind the explosion that severely damaged dozens of downtown buildings and injured three people.
Nation Dec 27Officers give harrowing account of Nashville RV bombing
Police officers on Sunday provided harrowing details of responding to a Christmas morning explosion in downtown Nashville, at times getting choked up reliving the moments that led up to the blast and offering gratitude that they were still alive.
Nation Dec 26Widespread outages continue in Tennessee following blast
Police emergency systems across Tennessee and Kentucky, as well as Nashville's COVID-19 community hotline, remained out of service due to an AT&T central office being affected by the blast. The building contained a telephone exchange, with network equipment in it…
Education Aug 21Quarantines, closures and confusion reign as schools reopen
For countless families across the country, the school year is opening in disarray and confusion, with coronavirus outbreaks triggering sudden closings, mass quarantines and deep anxiety among parents.
Health Jul 04Governors stress ‘personal responsibility’ over virus orders
Elevating a message of personal responsibility over statewide crackdowns on businesses and requirements for people in public spaces has been a consistent approach among certain governors during the coronavirus crisis. That’s especially true in Republican-leaning states that had relatively few…
Health Jun 07Officials urge Floyd protesters to get coronavirus tests
As New York City prepared to reopen after a more than two-month coronavirus shutdown, officials on Sunday lifted a curfew that was put in place amid protests of police brutality and racial injustice. But they also urged that demonstrators be…