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BC-TN--Tennessee News Digest 2 pm, TN

May 22, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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Top Stories:

TENNESSEE CHURCH SHOOTING

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ The trial of a man charged with fatally shooting a woman and wounding seven people at a Nashville church in 2017 is expected to close Wednesday, likely including testimony from the suspect.

VOLKSWAGEN-CHATTANOOGA

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. _ In a split decision, the National Labor Relations Board has ruled in favor of Volkswagen in a setback for unionization efforts at its Chattanooga, Tennessee, plant.

HOUSE SPEAKER-TENNESSEE

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Looming questions remain after Tennessee’s House Speaker Glen Casada promised to resign from his leadership position, an unprecedented move meant to contain political scandals inside the Republican-controlled statehouse.

In Brief:

_STEVE GILL-CHILD SUPPORT, from Nashville: 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: A fort built by African Americans during the Civil War in Nashville has received an international designation for its significance to the history of slavery.

_WORLD WAR II-TENNESSEE SOLDIER, from Nashville: Remains of a World War II soldier from Tennessee who was killed in Germany are coming home.

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