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A world premiere Friday night at OZ Arts Nashville ends a trilogy about climate change and the environment. “Falling Out,” the latest show from a New York-based dance company, is also likely the first time audiences will see Brooklyn flex dancing, Japanese butoh and life-size puppets together on stage. 

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Getting a professional haircut when you’re homeless is not a priority — or usually even a possibility. But a group of local hair stylists is working to give everyone a chance to look and feel good.

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Tennessee has executed its first death row inmate in nearly a decade, the state Department of Correction announced this evening, after the U.S. Supreme Court decided Thursday not to intervene in the case of 59-year-old Billy Ray Irick.

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A Nashville nonprofit that helps vulnerable youth has added basic personal finance to its list of classes. Teens at the Oasis Center are taught topics like opening a bank account and the pros and cons of investing.

 

This summer, four students from the first class also tried to help their peers learn how to budget.

 

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Julie Davis directs half a dozen volunteers as they unload a 16-foot truck in front of a Nashville duplex. Bunk beds, dressers, lamps and a diaper-changing station come out of the truck. As do boxes with shampoo, books, toys, a kitchen’s worth of supplies.

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Victims of domestic violence in Tennessee no longer have to testify against alleged abusers. That’s thanks to a new state law that went into effect Sunday. It eliminates what the head of the Nashville YWCA says was long considered a “fatal flaw to the system.”

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Victims of sexual violence in the Nashville area no longer have to go to the hospital if they need the free forensics exam known as a rape kit. A new facility, called the SAFE Clinic, has opened, as part of the city’s Sexual Assault Center. 

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In the end, it was a citizen tip that ended Monday’s police manhunt for Travis Reinking.

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Two years ago, Nashville pediatrician Vidya Bansal started a Facebook group for women like herself — specifically, doctors of South Asian heritage, living in North America, who were also mothers. The Desi Physician Moms group was a space to share the frustrations and joys of work, family and travel. But slowly, stories of domestic violence also began to surface.

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Nashville must hold its special election between May 21 and 25 — two and a half months sooner than anticipated — according to a ruling Tuesday from the Tennessee Supreme Court.

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