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

April 10, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 Story:

ABORTION BANS

Emboldened by the new conservative majority on the Supreme Court, anti-abortion lawmakers and activists in numerous states are pushing near-total bans on the procedure in a deliberate frontal attack on Roe v. Wade. Mississippi and Kentucky have passed laws that would ban most abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected — which means as early as six weeks, when many women don’t even know they’re pregnant. Georgia could join them if Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signs a measure that has been sent to him, and similar bills are pending in at least eight other states with anti-abortion GOP majorities in their legislatures. By David Crary.

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In Brief:

HATCHET ATTACK, from FRANKLIN, Tenn. _ A Tennessee woman is suing the Washington, D.C., Department of Corrections and a halfway house over an escapee who’s accused of killing her husband.

DAMAGED FUEL PIPELINE, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ A spokeswoman for the Tennessee Department of Transportation says a fuel pipeline near the Nashville International Airport has been damaged by TDOT workers conducting “exploratory drilling.”

SPIKED BILLS-TENNESSEE, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ A handful of high-profile proposals in Tennessee are being spiked as state lawmakers slowly inch closer to adjourning their legislative session for the year.

DEATH PENALTY, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Tennessee is removing one state court’s review before executing inmates under legislation signed by Republican Gov. Bill Lee.

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