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State lawmakers return for 2021 legislative session

NASHVILLE — Tennessee lawmakers gathered to start their annual session Tuesday in Nashville amid a pandemic and an FBI probe that drew searches of multiple legislative offices by federal agents last week. Tennessee’s legislative session is likely to stretch for several months, with a special...

Tennessee doctors group turns to lawmakers for mask mandate

by Travis Loller and Adrian Sainz --  A group of Tennessee doctors that has been pushing Gov. Bill Lee for a statewide mask mandate turned its attention to the legislature Tuesday, the first day of the 2021 legislative session. Speaking to reporters via videoconference, Dr. Diana...

Brooks scores 21 points, Grizzlies beat Cavaliers 101-91

by Brian Dulik -- Dillon Brooks scored 21 points and the Memphis Grizzlies recovered after blowing a 16-point lead to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 101-91 on Monday night. Brandon Clarke scored 15 points and Tyus Jones had 13 points, seven assists and three steals for the...

Feds: Social media clues used to ID Tennessee man in DC riot

by Kimberlee Kruesi -- FBI agents largely relied on social media clues to help identify and charge a Tennessee man with being part of the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol last week, according to a federal arrest affidavit released Monday. Eric Munchel, 30, was taken...

Trump legacy on race shadowed by divisive rhetoric, actions

by Aamer Madhani --  CHICAGO — President Donald Trump repeatedly claimed in the final months of his presidency — and without a trace of irony — to have done more for Black Americans than anyone with the “possible exception” of Abraham Lincoln. He boasted that the African...

Gov. Lee acknowledges Biden as president-elect

by Jonathan Mattise -- NASHVILLE — Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Lee on Friday said his administration has begun working with Democratic President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team, making his first public acknowledgement that Biden will be the next president. Lee told reporters he spoke with members of...

Missouri congressman defends ‘A-woman’ end to prayer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver said he was caught off guard by the negative response after he ended his opening prayer on the first day of the new Congress by saying, “Amen and A-woman.” Cleaver, a United Methodist minister and former mayor...

Trump supporters storm US Capitol, lawmakers evacuated

WASHINGTON (AP) — Angry supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday in a chaotic protest aimed at thwarting a peaceful transfer of power, forcing lawmakers to be rushed from the building and interrupting challenges to Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory. Trump...

Warnock, Ossoff win in Georgia, handing Dems Senate control

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats won both Georgia Senate seats — and with them, the U.S. Senate majority — as final votes were counted Wednesday, serving President Donald Trump a stunning defeat in his last days in office while dramatically improving the fate of President-elect...

Brooks helps undermanned Grizzlies beat Hornets 108-93

by Eli Pacheco – CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Dillon Brooks scored 21 points and the undermanned Memphis Grizzlies beat the Charlotte Hornets 108-93 on Friday night. Memphis, which had seven players ruled out for various health reasons and dressed just nine, closed out a three-game road trip...
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