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Nissan North America says a plan to cut 12,500 jobs worldwide won't result in any additional losses in Tennessee.

The automaker announced at its Tokyo headquarters Thursday that the cuts would include 1,400 jobs in North America. But later in the day, a spokeswoman said these reductions have already occurred. 

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Franklin is known for expensive homes and its Civil War history — like the historic Carter House, a major tourist attraction where the Battle of Franklin was fought.

But right down the street lies the birthplace of the city’s African-American heritage. And as home prices skyrocket in Williamson County, this once-prominent African-American neighborhood is slowly disappearing.

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The city of Franklin, Tennessee has voted to support a project that would put African American history markers around a Confederate statue in its town square. City leaders say they believe adding to, rather than tearing down the monument, will satisfy everyone. But, some residents are pushing back.

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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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An aggressive $67 million plan for Franklin's park system envisions new greenways, sports facilities, and a downtown riverwalk in the next decade. But leaders are also trying to maintain what makes Franklin's existing parks unique: their historic character.