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Officials: Feds not alerting Tennessee about migrant kids

Jul. 13, 2021 19:35 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The federal government will not alert Tennessee when unaccompanied migrant children are brought to the state to be placed with sponsors, officials with Gov. Bill Lee's administration told lawmakers on Tuesday. Brandon Gibson, Lee's chief...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Jul. 13, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

Terre Haute Tribune-Star. July 8, 2021. Editorial: Another tragic loss for community ‘You will not meet a finer person’ Startling. Shocking. Maddening. It is simply not possible to use words to describe...

Tennessee lawmakers seek answers on shelter for migrant kids

Jun. 18, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers are calling for more scrutiny of a Chattanooga shelter for immigrant children after state officials confirmed that an unaccompanied migrant child reported being abused there. The abuse allegations became public earlier this...

Lawmakers agree NCAA needs NIL help, but how much and when?

Jun. 09, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

A federal law governing how college athletes can earn money off their fame and celebrity seems certain to pass — at some point. There is no real debate among lawmakers on Capitol Hill about whether athletes should be permitted to monetize their name, image and likeness....

Today in History

Jun. 06, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, June 6, the 157th day of 2021. There are 208 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 6, 1944, during World War II, Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France,...

Buttigieg visits closed Interstate 40 bridge in Tennessee

Jun. 03, 2021 18:01 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg traveled to Tennessee on Thursday to learn how the closure of the Interstate 40 bridge connecting that state and Arkansas has affected freight movement since it was shut down more than three weeks ago when a...

Tennessee shelter for immigrant children opened under Trump

May. 28, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee licensed a shelter for immigrant children a year before the state's Republican governor and U.S. Senators began expressing outrage over unaccompanied minors being sent to Chattanooga. Gov. Bill Lee tweeted last week that President Joe...

Senate panel advances Biden pick as WH science adviser

May. 20, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Commerce Committee on Thursday approved President Joe Biden's nomination of Eric Lander to be chief science adviser, one of the last unfilled Cabinet posts in the Biden administration. Lander, a geneticist and founding director of the Broad...