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BC-TN--Tennessee News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, TN

February 7, 2019

Good morning! 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. Becky Yonker 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central unless noted. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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President Donald Trump’s call for a ban on late-term abortions is unlikely to prevail in Congress, but Republican legislators in several states are pushing ahead with their own tough anti-abortion bills that they hope can pass muster with the Supreme Court. Two bills proposing to outlaw abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, advanced out of House and Senate committees in the Mississippi Legislature this week, with GOP Gov. Phil Bryant pledging to sign either into law. By David Crary.

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GRANTS, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ State officials say 13 communities in Tennessee are receiving funds to prepare them for economic development projects that would create jobs.

FALSE TENNCARE CLAIMS, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Tennessee Health Management has agreed to pay $9.7 million to settle allegations it submitted false claims to the state’s Medicaid program, TennCare.

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