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AP-TN--Tennessee News Digest 2:45 pm, TN

August 11, 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. Adam Beam 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Top stories:

FESTIVALS-SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Fans and artists are asking the live music industry to make cultural changes to address sexual harassment and groping in the wake of the #MeToo movement. By Kristin M. Hall. About 1600 words with abridged version. AP Photos.

From our members:

EXCHANGE-WONDER JR-PLAY

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Murfreesboro’s Zaden Dill said he is the “real Wonder.” The 11-year-old wrote, directed and starred in his version of the award-winning movie “Wonder,” which is based on the New York Times best-selling children’s novel of the same name. The story follows Auggie Pullman, a fifth-grade boy with facial differences who navigates a mainstream elementary school for the first time. By Nancy DeGennaro. An AP memer exchange.

In Brief:

—INVESTIGATOR RESIGNED: The man hired to investigate sexual harassment allegations at a Tennessee college resigned after a woman accused him of sexual harassment. SENT: 130 words.

—PRINCIPAL RESIGNS: A Tennessee elementary school principal has resigned after district officials say they received an unspecified complaint of inappropriate conduct. SENT: 130 words.

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