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Infighting and finger-pointing among Tennessee Republicans have kept talks over adding COVID-19 liability protection at a stalemate. 

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Nashville is rolling back its reopening in response to a sharp increase in coronavirus cases. 

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Gov. Bill Lee says Tennessee has the fewest economically distressed counties since 2007, arguing that development signals improved economic conditions for those county residents. 

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Officials in a Kentucky county have delayed a vote on whether to remove a Confederate statue from the grounds of a courthouse.

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Nashville District Attorney General Glenn Funk says his office will no longer prosecute individuals for possession of less than a half-ounce of marijuana. 

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A company that provides roadside assistance plans to add 900 jobs over five years in an expansion in Tennessee. 

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Nearly 800 Tennessee childcare agencies have received grants to help them stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic.

According to a news release from ChildcareTennessee, it has been working with the Tennessee Department of Human Services to ensure that children will still have child care to return to as Tennessee gradually begins reopening. Grants for up to 60 days of lost income are still available, including retroactively back to March. There are also grants to support agencies experiencing reduced attendance and increased operating costs due to the pandemic.

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Tennessee students will have to get their flu shot this fall and also be immunized for COVID-19 if a vaccine becomes available under an emergency rule unanimously approved Friday by the university's Board of Trustees. 

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The Kentucky Supreme Court will hold oral arguments next week in five cases on appeal from courts in Fayette, Franklin, Jefferson and Woodford counties. 

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A new advertising campaign aims to educate Americans about the First Amendment.