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.

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EXCHANGE-ATTORNEY-IRON LUNG

DALLAS — The machine is what people see first. The submarine-like metal cylinder dominates the room, rhythmically humming and pulsating as it helps keep Paul Alexander alive. The Dallas Morning News reports it is simple but effective: A big tube, a motor, a moving arm. As the paralyzed Dallas lawyer lies inside, his head protrudes from a velvety, airtight closure at one end, propped on a pillow on a height-adjusted table. By Marc Ramirez.

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CHILDREN IN KENNELS, from MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Tennessee woman accused of driving her two young grandchildren around in pet kennels is scheduled to appear in court.

KKR-ENVISION ACQUISITION, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. — KKR is buying physician services provider and surgery center operator Envision Healthcare Corp. in an approximately $9.9 billion deal.

BOY STRUCK-TRAIN, from BRISTOL, Tenn. — Police in Tennessee say a boy struck by a train in Tennessee suffered no life-threatening injuries.

TENNESSEE TUITION, from KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A subcommittee at the University of Tennessee Knoxville will consider a proposal to hold tuition flat for the first time in 34 years.

MUSEUM-COMMEMORATIVE STONES, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The new Tennessee State Museum that's expected to open this fall is offering a chance to purchase commemorative stones for a pathway leading to the facility.

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