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BC-TN--Tennessee News Digest 1:41 pm, TN

May 20, 2019

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(at)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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

TENNESSEE CHURCH SHOOTING

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ A prosecutor said Monday that a black man charged with fatally shooting a woman and wounding seven people at a Nashville church aimed to kill at least 10 white churchgoers and cited a 2015 massacre at a black church in South Carolina.

ELECTION 2020-BIDEN

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Former Vice President Joe Biden visits Tennessee.

WHISKEY EXPORTS

LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ American whiskey producers feeling the pain from the Trump administration’s trade disputes have gotten a shot of relief with an agreement that will end retaliatory tariffs that Canada and Mexico slapped on whiskey and other U.S. products.

TRUMP-POLICING POLLUTERS

BOKOSHE, Okla. _ With federal environmental enforcement declining, President Donald Trump’s EPA is leaving states to handle more of the decisions on handling pollution and potential health threats.

MUSIC-JON PARDI

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Country traditionalist Jon Pardi is kicking off his third album just the way he likes his country music — with a fiddle intro.

In Brief:

_WATER RIGHTS LAWSUIT, from Memphis: Lawyers for Tennessee and Mississippi are presenting evidence in a court hearing related to a water rights dispute between the two states.

_VANDERBILT-ADDICTION CLINIC, from Nashville: Vanderbilt University Medical Center is starting a part-time addiction clinic so those who overdose on drugs have a place to go after leaving the emergency room.

_VITAL RECORDS, from Nashville: The Tennessee Department of Health is warning the public to order vital records from approved sources to avoid scams or excessive fees.

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