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

May 22, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

HOUSE SPEAKER-TENNESSEE

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ With Tennessee’s Republican House Speaker Glen Casada promising to resign from his leadership position Tuesday, looming questions still remain about the unprecedented announcement sparked by weeks of an ongoing political scandal inside the GOP-dominant Statehouse. Primarily, it’s unknown when exactly Casada will meet with legislative leaders to finalize his last day in the top House position. But it’s also unclear who will replace him to lead the House — which currently has a Republican supermajority — and how the process will take place. By Kimberlee Kruesi and Jonathan Mattise.

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STEVE GILL-CHILD SUPPORT, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Political commentator and former congressional candidate Steve Gill has been ordered to pay his ex-wife $170,000 by June, or spend 10 days in jail.

CIVIL WAR FORT, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ A Civil War fort in Nashville built by slaves has received an international designation for its significance in the history of slavery and African Americans.

WORLD WAR II-TENNESSEE SOLDIER, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Remains of a World War II soldier from Tennessee who was killed in Germany are coming home.

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