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AP-TN--Tennessee News Digest 1:30 pm, TN

August 17, 2018

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Tennessee. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Nashville bureau at (615) 373-9988 or apnashville@ap.org. Beth Campbell is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at sstroud@ap.org. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. If circumstances change before 6 p.m., a new digest will be sent reflecting those developments. All times are Central.

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Top Stories:

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-EVANGELICALS

UNDATED — As the Roman Catholic church struggles with a new wave of clergy abuse cases, several prominent evangelical institutions have been rocked in recent weeks by their own sexual misconduct allegations against pastors and church leaders who exploited the trust they had gained from faithful churchgoers.

ARETHA FRANKLIN-WOMEN

NEW YORK — Aretha Franklin never saw herself as a feminist heroine. That, she quipped, was Gloria Steinem’s role. But she leaves a legacy of indelible anthems that resonated deeply with women by celebrating their strength and individuality — and demanding, well, just a little respect.

In Brief:

—IMMIGRATION RAID-TENNESSEE, from Bean Station: The owner of a Tennessee meatpacking plant where a federal immigration raid took more than 90 people into custody has agreed to plead guilty to employing unauthorized immigrants.

—DOUBLE KILLING, from Memphis: A Tennessee man who was arrested in Wisconsin has been indicted on first-degree murder charges in the shooting of his wife and another person.

—COLD CASE KILLING, from Memphis: A Tennessee man has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge in the shooting of another man nearly 11 years ago.

—FORMER COACH-FLOOR, from Lebanon: Cumberland University’s arena will have its court named in honor of former Cumberland men’s coach Cliff Ellis.

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