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

July 31, 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. 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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DENVER — Recently released undercover video showing pigs being kicked, hit and punched at a Kentucky supplier for the world’s largest meat producer drew prompt condemnation from animal rights groups and the agricultural industry alike. However, the images sandwiched in between — adult pigs in cages barely bigger than their bodies and a piglet squealing while being castrated — show still widely accepted industry practices, but were aimed at pressuring Brazilian-based JBS to abandon them. By Colleen Slevin.

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VANDERBILT-RACIST EMAILS, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt University is investigating a racist message that was sent to e-mail lists of students, faculty and staff.

KENTUCKY SUSPECT-TENNESSEE ARREST, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Authorities say a man charged in a child pornography investigation in Kentucky has been arrested in Tennessee.

YOUTH SPORTS INITIATIVE, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A nonprofit group is launching an effort in Tennessee youth sports to change the culture of winning at all costs.

HISTORIC PLACES, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Five Tennessee sites have been added to the National Register of Historic Places.


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