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Ex-Tennessee vaccine leader: Firing put politics over health

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee's former top vaccinations official said she couldn't stay silent after she was fired this week amid scrutiny from Republican state...

Dozens of states target Google’s app store in antitrust suit

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SAN RAMON, Calif. — Dozens of states are taking aim at Google in an escalating legal offensive on Big Tech, this time in a...

Lawyer: Ex-officer reaches plea deal in Black man’s death

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A white former Nashville police officer will plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter Friday just ahead of his first-degree murder trial, three...

Tennessee Valley Authority considers replacing coal with gas

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The nation's largest public utility is looking at shutting down three of its five remaining coal-fired power plants, saying they are...

Tennessee’s transgender bathroom sign law challenged again

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Tennessee's first-of-its-kind law that requires businesses and government facilities to post signs if they let transgender people use multiperson public bathrooms of their choice...

Millions skipped church during pandemic. Will they return?

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WALDOBORO, Maine — With millions of people having stayed home from places of worship during the coronavirus pandemic, struggling congregations have one key question:...

Rental assistance fell victim to politics, bureaucracy

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Before the pandemic hit, Jacqueline Bartley, a mother of two girls and a boy, had a comfortable life. Then the 41-year-old lost her job...

How Southern Power Fund upends traditional grantmaking

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Clara Benson, founder of a nascent South Carolina nonprofit that connects Black residents with health and wellness resources, got an intriguing call last September. ...

As variant rises, vaccine plan targets ‘movable middle’

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WASHINGTON — Thrown off-stride to reach its COVID-19 vaccination goal, the Biden administration is sending A-list officials across the country, devising ads for niche...

Habitat for Humanity struggles with high construction costs

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Reeling from massive cutbacks in volunteers during the COVID-19 pandemic, and grappling with high construction costs, Habitat for Humanity leaders would be the first...