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BC-TN--Tennessee News Digest 1:50 pm, TN

January 29, 2019

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(at)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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 https://newsroom.ap.org .

Top Stories:

NEW YORK GOVERNOR-EXCOMMUNICATION

ALBANY, N.Y. _ New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is shrugging off criticism from Roman Catholic leaders over his support of a new state abortion law.

In Brief:

_INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS-TENNESSEE, from Nashville: Tennessee’s annual estimated cost for its needed public infrastructure improvements is now nearly $50 billion, marking an increase for the third straight year.

_SMOKY MOUNTAINS-SHUTDOWN, from Nashville: Great Smoky Mountains National Park has resumed regular operations after the end of the partial federal government shutdown.

_POLICE SHOOTING-TENNESSEE, from Nashville: A Tennessee chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police plans to spend thousands of dollars to boost public support for a white police officer charged with first-degree murder in the death of an armed black man.

_HEALTH SYSTEM-BREAKAWAY, from Charlotte, N.C.: A North Carolina health care system says the decision of dozens of doctors to leave for an out-of-state medical group was unexpected.

_TOP CHEF-NASHVILLE, from Nashville: “Top Chef” is heading to Nashville for the first time.

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