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BC-TN--Tennessee News Digest, TN

January 13, 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. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at sstroud@ap.org. John Raby is on the desk. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

THE MEANING OF MEAT

LINCOLN, Neb. _ More than four months after Missouri became the first U.S. state to regulate the term “meat” on product labels, Nebraska’s powerful farm groups are pushing for similar protection from veggie burgers, tofu dogs and other items that look and taste like real meat. By Grant Schulte.

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EXCHANGE-TENNESSEE FILMMAKING

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. _ When it comes to movies, local filmmakers say our region could be a gold mine. By Jessica Fuller, Johnson City Press.

In Brief:

PEOPLE-WILLIE NELSON, from Nashville: Country icon Willie Nelson has sung with just about everyone, from Snoop Dogg to Frank Sinatra, but one surprising omission was fellow Texas troubadour George Strait.

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-SMOKY MOUNTAINS, from Gatlinburg: Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee is reopening some areas that were closed during the federal government shutdown.

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