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AP-TN--Tennessee News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, TN

July 24, 2018

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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central unless noted. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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Top Stories:

MELANIA TRUMP

WASHINGTON — Melania Trump is going on the road to promote her “Be Best” campaign to help children. The first lady planned to advocate for her campaign Tuesday in Tennessee during a visit to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville on what will be her first domestic trip to highlight the initiative. Mrs. Trump was to participate in a discussion about babies born addicted to drugs, tour a neonatal intensive care unit and visit with patients. By Darlene Superville.

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SENATE 2018-BREDESEN, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen has said Vice President Mike Pence was “name-calling” in a tweet against him, and wondered if Pence can’t think of something better to say than calling him liberal.

SUMMER MEALS-THEFT, from MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Tennessee woman has been convicted of stealing $162,000 from a government program that provides funding for summer meals for poor children.

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