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

September 21, 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. 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Top Stories:

ELECTION 2018-SENATE-TENNESSEE-PENCE

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Vice President Mike Pence told a conservative Tennessee crowd that a win by Democrat Phil Bredesen would make the Senate the center of the Democratic resistance.

MUSIC-Q&A-LAUREN DAIGLE

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Three years ago, Lauren Daigle took home three Dove Awards for her debut record, “How Can It Be,” and the Louisiana singer-songwriter got her first taste of the weight of genre’s expectations on her shoulders.

Also:

MOON DUST-KANSAS

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — NASA seeks to dismiss a federal lawsuit by a woman who thinks it will seize a vial of moon dust she claims was a gift to her from astronaut Neil Armstrong.

In Brief:

—SCHOOL THREAT-CHARGES, from Murfreesboro: Authorities say a student who allegedly made threats against a Tennessee high school has been charged with making a false report.

—BURGLARY-SLAYING, from Nashville: A man has been found guilty in the fatal stabbing of a Tennessee nurse in her home.

—POLICE SHOOTING-TENNESSEE, from Memphis: A Tennessee police labor union says its president is related to one of the officers involved in a shooting that left a black man in critical condition.

—LAWMAKER EXPELLED, from Nashville: A federal appeals court is reviving a lawsuit filed by an expelled Tennessee lawmaker seeking to recoup lost lifetime health care and pension benefits.

—TENNESSEE UNEMPLOYMENT, from Nashville: Tennessee officials say the state’s unemployment rate continues to remain near historic low levels.

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