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Trading Racism Claims, Tennessee House Stays In Tense Divide

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The Tennessee House is continuing to simmer after Republicans spiked a resolution the night before for a young black woman shot and killed this year. 

Speaker Cameron Sexton even kicked off the morning session Wednesday by telling leaders of both parties to meet with him afterward. Before that meeting even happened, tensions boiled over again.

Lawmakers traded claims of racism. Protesters interrupted proceedings again and were kicked out. Democrats worked calls to remove the Capitol's bust of Confederate general and early Ku Klux Klan leader Nathan Bedford Forrest into budget talks.

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