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The United Network for Organ Sharing is returning to its old distribution map governing donated livers after a federal court in Atlanta threatened to hold the agency in contempt.

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French composer Olivier Messiaen was a noted lover of travel, and places he visited often influenced his works. The Turangalîla-Symphonie is no exception — the title alone is a combination of two Sanskrit words.  So we've curated a menu that takes the international musical flavors into account.

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A West Tennessee man was put death Thursday night at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville.

Donnie Johnson received lethal injection for the 1984 slaying of his wife, Connie. Supporters had emphasized Johnson's religious awakening while behind bars, and his final moments reflected a spiritual theme.

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Nashville’s housing authority has claimed for years that its ambitious plan to overhaul public housing could be done almost exclusively with private financing. But now, the city is investing hundreds of millions of dollars in the project. And the move has some officials worried it could leave Metro on the hook for even more.

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The sun was shining and the sky was blue as fifth- and sixth-graders from Scales Elementary who make up Steel de Boro performed in our first-ever out-of-studio production of Live In Studio C.

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This Saturday night at 8, 91Classical will live broadcast the Nashville Symphony’s performance of Olivier Messiaen’s Turangalîla-Symphonie. Before you tune in, here’s a look at a few of the defining features of Messiaen’s life and career. 

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A complaint against House Speaker Glen Casada was filed Thursday with the Nashville District Attorney.

A local activist said Casada’s political action committee broke a state election law in 2018.

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An overhauled agreement will dramatically change how downtown Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena is funded and managed. 

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The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network will more than double in size thanks to a budget bump from state government. Governor Bill Lee directed an additional $625,000 in recurring money to the nonprofit as part of a broader effort aimed at improving mental health.

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Despite widespread agreement that Nashville’s public transportation needs improvements, the city’s WeGo bus system will need to reduce services this year — and raise bus fares — if the mayor’s proposed budget is approved as it now stands.