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 Becky Yonker is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Witnesses will be taking the stand during a federal trial in a lawsuit about police surveillance of protesters in Memphis, Tennessee. The American Civil Liberties Union claims in its suit that the Memphis Police Department violated activists' free speech rights by gathering information on them and monitoring their social media accounts. The city denies the claims, with defense attorneys questioning whether protests and calls to action by activists on social media could have endangered public safety.

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SHOPLIFTING-OFFICER SHOOTING, from DALTON, Ga. — A police chase that began in Tennessee has ended with the shooting of a shoplifting suspect in Georgia.

TENNESSEE GOVERNOR-COMPLAINTS, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A Tennessee panel has dismissed campaign finance complaints against two Republican gubernatorial candidates that preceded the Aug. 2 primary election.


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