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A crowd looks through items at the World's Longest Yard Sale, which stretches from Alabama to Michigan, at its southernmost point in Gadsden, Ala., on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. Promoters considered canceling the four-day sale because of the coronavirus pandemic but decided to go ahead with the event, now in its 34th year.   (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

Virus resistant: World's Longest Yard Sale still lines roads

Aug. 7, 2020 12:48 PM EDT

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — For decades, thousands of vendors have fanned out along roadsides from Alabama to Michigan each summer to haggle over the prices of old Coca-Cola bottles, clothes, toys, knives and more at The World's Longest Yard Sale. And though the coronavirus pandemic has canceled events around the...

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bill Hagerty speaks to supporters on Friday, July 17, 2020, after casting an early voting ballot at the Nashville Public Library Bellevue Branch in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Jonathan Mattise)

AP News Guide: A look at Tennessee's Aug. 6 primary races

Aug. 7, 2020 9:49 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The heated race to become the Republican nominee for an open U.S. Senate seat topped Tennessee's primary election Thursday, as well as contested challenges in a handful of U.S. House and legislative seats. Here is a summary of those offices on the ballot: U.S. Senate Republicans...

Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty speaks at a polling place Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Brentwood, Tenn. Hagerty and Dr. Manny Sethi are competing to become the GOP nominee in the race to replace retiring Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Hagerty vs. Bradshaw in race to succeed US Sen. Alexander

Aug. 7, 2020 7:29 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The race to succeed retiring U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander in November will feature a matchup between a Republican candidate endorsed by President Donald Trump and a Black activist who pulled off an astonishing upset victory over the Democratic establishment's choice — with a...

FILE - In this Tuesday, 28, 2020, file photo, U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., questions Attorney General William Barr during a House Oversight Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Cohen will defend his U.S. House seat against a Republican challenger in November after soundly defeating a Democratic primary challenger in Tennessee’s 9th Congressional District. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post via AP, Pool, File)

Harshbarger wins GOP primary in open Tennessee US House race

Aug. 6, 2020 11:33 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — First-time political candidate Diana Harshbarger emerged victorious Thursday among a crowded field of Republican contenders vying to secure a rare opening for a U.S. House seat in northeastern Tennessee. Harshbarger, a pharmacist from Kingsport, secured her party’s nomination...

Diana Harshbarger has won the Republican primary in Tennessee’s 1st Congressional District

Aug. 6, 2020 11:12 PM EDT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Diana Harshbarger has won the Republican primary in Tennessee’s 1st Congressional District.

US Air Force vet Blair Walsingham wins the Democratic primary for an open seat in Tennessee’s 1st Congressional District

Aug. 6, 2020 11:00 PM EDT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — US Air Force vet Blair Walsingham wins the Democratic primary for an open seat in Tennessee’s 1st Congressional District.

Erika Stotts Pearson wins Democratic primary in Tennessee’s 8th Congressional District; will face Rep. David Kustoff

Aug. 6, 2020 10:18 PM EDT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Erika Stotts Pearson wins Democratic primary in Tennessee’s 8th Congressional District; will face Rep. David Kustoff.

Christopher Hale has won the Democratic primary in Tennessee’s 4th Congressional District

Aug. 6, 2020 10:14 PM EDT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Christopher Hale has won the Democratic primary in Tennessee’s 4th Congressional District.

Renee Hoyos has won the Democratic primary in Tennessee’s 2nd Congressional District

Aug. 6, 2020 10:09 PM EDT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Renee Hoyos has won the Democratic primary in Tennessee’s 2nd Congressional District.

Marquita Bradshaw wins Democratic Senate primary in Tennessee

Aug. 6, 2020 9:54 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Marquita Bradshaw wins Democratic Senate primary in Tennessee.