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The looming vote on Brett Kavanaugh's appointment to the Supreme Court has been a growing political issue.

But rather than sway Tennesseans, the debate surrounding whether Kavanaugh committed sexual assault when he was a teenager seems to be causing people to dig in their heels.

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If you ask Dan Pomeroy how he feels about the new Tennessee State Museum, you can immediately see how excited he gets.

Pomeroy is the chief curator of the museum, a project funded mostly through $120 million appropriated by the state legislature. After two and a half years of construction next to the Nashville Farmers' Market, the new standalone building will finally open its doors to the public Thursday.

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Former Sgt. Robert Forrest, a 31-year police force veteran, will have his city pension reduced after the Metro Benefits Board recalculated his earnings. It's one of the punishments that has been finalized following the extramarital affair between Nashville’s former mayor and the head of her security detail. 

"Short, short, short, long" is not so exciting when you read it out in words. But for composers Ludwig van Beethoven and Christopher Rouse, it was fate set to music. 

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After a Nashville police officer was charged with homicide last week, questions are likely to emerge about the man he fatally shot — Daniel Hambrick.

His mother says that, in any trial that may proceed, she hopes the portrait painted of her son includes her vision of him.

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A federal grant will pay to retrofit an old school bus for use in a natural disaster or other catastrophe. The Metro Council officially accepted the $84,000 this week.

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A disproportionate share of the rural hospitals that have closed in the last five years were owned by for-profit companies, including some based in Nashville, according to a new Government Accountability Office report.

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There's a battle in Franklin over the city’s most prominent Confederate monument.

Unlike places where statues have been taken down, a coalition of local faith leaders and historical societies has proposed adding new markers to be placed next to the monument that would detail the area’s African-American history. But one group is still strongly opposed.

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The prosecution of a Nashville police officer will begin to make its way through the court system at the same time that advocates are campaigning for the creation of a citizen board to review police misconduct.

The groups in favor of creating that board largely celebrated the officer’s arrest as one form of accountability, but say they still want a community oversight board.

DAVIDSON COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE

When Nashville's District Attorney's office decided to seek a bench warrant for the arrest of Officer Andrew Delke, charging him with criminal homicide for the fatal shooting of Daniel Hambrick, it put into play a more winding legal process.

It still needs to determine what type of homicide Delke will be charged with, if any.

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