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Tennessee Joins The Ranks Of States Considering Post-Roe Abortion Ban

A new bill filed in the Tennessee General Assembly would trigger a ban on abortions — but only if the country’s highest court overturns Roe v. Wade. The proposal by Sen. Dolores Gresham, R-Somerville, and Rep. Susan Lynn, R-Mt. Juliet, is one of many such measures making their way through state legislatures.

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Nashville's soggy February is expected to set a record within the next few days. But even with half a foot of rain in the forecast, widespread flooding is unlikely.

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Indicted Nashville police Officer Andrew Delke returned to court Tuesday — and briefly answered a few questions — as attorneys argued over pre-trial matters.

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Some Nashville leaders are pushing for a significant change to local elections after a year in which multiple contests ended up in run-off contests, which take extra time and money to conduct.

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Decatur County General Hospital narrowly avoided closure last year and remains a threat to the overall finances of the local government. That's a negative finding from an audit conducted by the Tennessee Comptroller.

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A new bill filed in the Tennessee General Assembly would trigger a ban on abortions — but only if the country’s highest court overturns Roe v. Wade.

The proposal by Sen. Dolores Gresham, R-Somerville, and Rep. Susan Lynn, R-Mt. Juliet, is one of many such measures making their way through state legislatures.

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Vanderbilt researchers want to change a brief but dangerous procedure that occurs more than a million times a year in U.S. hospitals. A study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine claims to settle a 50-year controversy over how to place a breathing tube.

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Each day on 91Classical, amidst the variety of the day's playlist, we offer a handful of featured selections at set times. Breakfast Baroque gets your day off to a light start, the Lunchtime Local features composers and performers from right here in the Midstate, the 5:00 Waltz celebrates the end of the workday, and our evening features take a different tack each night, from music that carries you to a specific spot on the globe to orchestral music first heard in the movie theater. Here's what's coming up this week: 

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A selection of events from the Arts Calendar that caught our eye this week.

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Contrary to Democrats, Republicans in the Tennessee General Assembly have resisted for years the idea of expanding the state's Medicaid program, also known as TennCare.

They repeatedly blocked Gov. Bill Haslam's efforts to expand coverage.

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President Trump is speaking about border security at the White House Friday morning. Congress passed a compromise spending measure Thursday to avert a government shutdown that includes some funding for the border barrier. But the White House says Trump will also sign an emergency declaration that will allow him to divert additional funds to build a wall as he has long promised.

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The Moth StorySLAM in Nashville: Tuesday, Feb. 19

Join us at The Basement East. The night's theme will be "Love Hurts." Come tell a story about a love that made you go OUCH. Or just come enjoy the show.

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Each day on 91Classical, amidst the variety of the day's playlist, we offer a handful of featured selections at set times. Breakfast Baroque gets your day off to a light start, the Lunchtime Local features composers and performers from right here in the Midstate, the 5:00 Waltz celebrates the end of the workday, and our evening features take a different tack each night, from music that carries you to a specific spot on the globe to orchestral music first heard in the movie theater. Here's what's coming up this week: 

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A selection of events from the Arts Calendar that caught our eye this week.

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ALIAS Chamber Ensemble's winter concert features local composers in premieres of large chamber works. Four of the eight in the program brought a reduced preview to Studio C.

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