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Tennessee inmates get reduced jail time if they take birth control.

A controversial program in Tennessee will reduce an inmates jail time is they take birth control.

- Global News - CA

Tennessee inmates get reduced sentences for birth control.

A program in a Tennessee county reduces inmates' jail time if they voluntarily undergo birth control procedures, in a move that has drawn criticism from the local district attorney and the American Civil Liberties Union.

- FOX News - US

Tennessee inmates get reduced sentences for birth control.

- Townhall.com - US

Tennessee inmates get reduced sentences for birth control.

SPARTA, Tenn. — A program in a Tennessee county reduces inmates' jail time if they voluntarily undergo birth control procedures, in a move that has drawn criticism from the local district attorney and the American Civil Liberties Union.

- Billings Gazette - US

Red West, longtime Elvis confidant dead.

Actor and songwriter Robert Gene "Red" West, a longtime confidant of Elvis Presley, has died in Memphis.

- FOX News - US

In his jail, prisoners can get out earlier—if they get birth control.

The American Civil Liberties Union is standing against a Tennessee judge for allowing a program to give prisoners reduced sentences if they volunteer for birth control. So far in White … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Tenn. judge offers prisoners 30 days off sentence if they get sterilized.

Prisoners at a small county jail in Tennessee are being given an opportunity to get 30 days off their sentence if they agree to be sterilized.

- UPI - US

Democrats file resolution of 'no-confidence' in Trump, citing 88 reasons why he's unfit to serve.

Campaign Action Here's legislation that has zero chance of passing, at least at the moment, but it sure does feel good. Democrats, led by Tennessee Rep. Steve Cohen, have formally compiled at least 88 instances in which Donald Trump has demonstrated that he has no business serving as the country's commander in chief. ...

- Daily Kos - US

Tennessee judge offering reduced jail time for drug offenders who agree to be sterilized.

You would think this sort of thing had been stamped out, in the futuristic-sounding year of 2017, but apparently we're quite determined to roll back the national clock a few more decades: If you find yourself arrested on drug charges in White County, Tennessee, a judge may reduce your jail time if you agree to have a ...

- Daily Kos - US

Ex-slave who trained Jack Daniel gets new recognition.

The substantial contribution of a former slave on Jack Daniel’s history is being thrust into the limelight as Tennessee’s whiskey industry explodes.        

- USA TODAY - US

The Knoxville Mercury, a Tennessee alt-weekly, is closing just two years after its launch .

Kristen Hare / Poynter: The Knoxville Mercury, a Tennessee alt-weekly, is closing just two years after its launch  —  Staff at the Knoxville Mercury went back and forth on how depressing their final issue should be.  —  The two-year-old publication distributed its last edition on Thursday.

- Mediagazer - US

'Nashville' star released a song a week for a year

Charles Esten doesn't just play a singer on TV.

- CNN - US

Inmates who get vasectomies could get out of jail earlier in controversial program

Officials in White County, Tennessee have given inmates the option of ending their jail sentence early if they voluntarily agree to have a vasectomy or birth control implant.

- FOX News - US

Tennessee Inmates Given Reduced Sentences in Exchange for Vasectomies, Birth Control

Inmates in a Tennessee county are being given an option: free vasectomies or birth control implants for reduced sentences.

- Breitbart - US

Hung jury for dad charged in 11-year-old daughter's death

A jury has deadlocked on a reckless homicide charge against a Tennessee man who told police he fatally shot his 11-year-old daughter because he thought she was an intruder.

- FOX News - US

Inmates could get out of jail earlier if they get a vasectomy or birth control

Officials in White County, Tennessee have given inmates the option of ending their jail sentence early if they voluntarily agree to have a vasectomy or birth control implant.

- FOX News - US

Wanna Get a Shorter Jail Sentence in Tennessee? Get a Vasectomy.

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- Mediaite - US

Tennessee jails have been shortening sentences for inmates who get vasectomies or birth control implants

AP Photo/Eric GayInmates in Tennessee can get up to 30 days cut from their jail time — on the condition that they agree to get a vasectomy or a birth control implant. A county in rural Tennessee started a program that offers inmates who get a vasectomy or insert a contraceptive device into their body with a reduced ...

- Business Insider - US

Auerbach calls Nashville his 'Field of Dreams'

The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach doesn't want to leave his Nashville recording studio as he's recruited some of the country's top session musicians to work with him there.

- USA TODAY - US

Red West Dies: 'Road House' Actor, Stuntman & Songwriter Was 81

Red West, best known as an actor for his role as Red alongside Patrick Swayze in Road House, and a longtime friend and songwriting partner of Elvis Presley, has died. West died Tuesday at a Memphis, TN hospital after suffering an aortic aneurysm, his wife, Pat, told The Commercial Appeal newspaper. He was 81. The Bolivar, ...

- Deadline.com - US

Walking in Memphis—Just Feet Above a Coal Ash Cesspool

Walking in Memphis—Just Feet Above a Coal Ash Cesspool By Lisa Evans | Wednesday, July 19, 2017 The groundwater beneath the coal-fired Allen Fossil Plant in southwest Memphis—only two miles from the city's drinking water supply—is contaminated with dangerously high amounts of arsenic and lead. Tennessee Valley ...

- Earthjustice - US

Spotify sued for Guns 'N Roses, Willie Nelson, Miranda Lambert songs

Two independent music publishers filed separate lawsuits Tuesday in Nashville.        

- USA TODAY - US

WATCH: Dolly Parton to appear at Kenny Rogers' farewell concert in Nashville

Lara Spencer reports the buzziest stories of the day in "GMA" Pop News.

- ABC News - US

Auerbach calls Nashville his 'Field of Dreams'

The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach doesn't want to leave his Nashville recording studio as he's recruited some of the country's top session musicians to work with him there.         

- USA TODAY - US

2-year-old found dead in car outside home owned by Tenn. mayor

The temperature in Gatlinburg reached an estimated high of 89 degrees on Thursday and 88 on Friday         

- USA TODAY - US

Trump's truck obsession is the best thing about him

Made in America Week is easily the best thing President Trump has done so far. Not that it has a lot of competition. Six months into his presidency, Trump has precisely zero meaningful legislative accomplishments, and every "themed" week the White House has rolled out — Infrastructure Week, Energy Week — has quickly ...

- The Week - US

Tennessee county's schools cancel class for eclipse

- Education Week - US

North Carolina woman accused in crash that killed motorist

A North Carolina woman is facing several charges after a head-on collision that killed a Tennessee woman.

- WRAL.com - US

2-year-old found dead in car outside home owned by Tenn. mayor

The home where police found a 2-year-old child dead after being left in a vehicle overnight belongs to Jerry Kirkman, mayor of Westmoreland, Tenn.         

- USA TODAY - US

Techstars selects 2 Chattanooga startups for its Atlanta accelerator program

Two Chattanooga startup companies were picked to take part in Techstars Atlanta, an acclaimed “accelerator” program for budding businesses that marks its second year in Atlanta. The Chattanooga startups chosen were Collider Tech, which is developing a high-speed, 3-D printer for industrial use, and Rapid RMS, ...

- VentureBeat - US

'Islands in the Stream' reunion: Kenny Rogers to reteam with Dolly Parton for final show

Oct. 25 show in Nashville will reunite the 'Islands in the Stream' duet partners. Little Big Town, Alison Krauss and Idina Menzel will also perform.

- USA TODAY - US

Tennessee Insurance Commissioner Outlines What GOP Failure Means For Health Care

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Tennessee Insurance Commissioner Julie McPeak about what the collapse of the Better Care Reconciliation Act means for Tennessee.

- NPR - US

Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton to team up one last time in Nashville

LOS ANGELES - Country music star Kenny Rogers is planning to take a final bow with Dolly Parton in a Nashville concert celebrating his 60-year career.

- Reuters - US

Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton to team up one last time in Nashville

LOS ANGELES, July 19 — Country music star Kenny Rogers is planning to take a final bow with Dolly Parton in a Nashville concert celebrating his 60-year career. Rogers, 78, who is on the final stage of his world farewell tour, said yesterday he...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton to team up one last time in Nashville concert

Country music star Kenny Rogers is planning to take a final bow with Dolly Parton in a Nashville concert celebrating his 60-year career.Rogers, 78, who ...

- The Japan Times - JP

A million books march: Knoxville firm drops knowledge into kids' mailboxes

Direct Mail Services is on track to mail its 100,000,000th book by the end of 2017.         

- USA TODAY - US

Kenny, Dolly to make last duet performance

Kenny Rogers has announced that he and Dolly Parton, famous for their song “Islands in the Stream,” will make one last duet performance this year in Nashville, Tennessee, as he prepares to retire from touring.         

- USA TODAY - US

Cities With Large Black Populations More Likely to Use Fines to Increase Revenue: Study

Cities with large black populations are more likely to use fines to increase revenue, a new study found.Political science researchers at the University of Memphis and Vanderbilt University based their findings on data collected from more than 9,000 cities, the...

- New America Media - US

Reese Witherspoon snuggles with her son Tennessee in new photo

Reese Witherspoon enjoyed her Sunday with her 4-year-old son Tennessee as the pair were seen relaxing together in a new photo shared on Instagram.

- UPI - US

Trump boosts outreach to GOP senators as health care bill stalls

President Donald Trump is ramping up his outreach to Senate Republicans as their Obamacare repeal effort hangs in the balance, dialing up an undecided conservative senator over the weekend and inviting several other key GOP senators to the White House for a private meeting Monday night.White House press secretary Sean ...

- POLITICO - US

Chattanoogans honor Fallen Five in 2-year anniversary memorial service

Sunday was a day of remembrance in honor of the five servicemen who were killed in the July 16 terrorist attack two years ago in Chattanooga.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Tad Cummins Trial In Elizabeth Thomas Kidnapping Case Delayed

A federal judge on Friday granted the former Tennessee teacher's request for pushing the trial from July 25.

- Yahoo! News - US

How a Clarence Darrow statue shows the staying power of the Scopes trial

In 1925, two legal giants debated the origins of mankind inside a Tennessee courthouse. More than 90 years later, a bronze statue of lawyer and skeptic Clarence Darrow brings the "Scopes monkey trial" adversaries back together.         

- USA TODAY - US

Man in Superman robe jumps to his death from Tennessee high-rise

A man wearing a Superman robe jumped to his death Friday from the balcony of a high-rise building in downtown Memphis, officials said

- FOX News - US

Theft of electricity leads Memphis cops to stolen gun cache

Memphis cops zapped thieves who were stealing guns and electricity, according to a report.

- FOX News - US

Green Lantern: Gore’s Return to the Spotlight Has Implications for 2018 and Beyond

Accepting the Vice Presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention 25 years ago today, then-Tennessee Senator Al Gore declared: I've spent much of my career working to protect the environment, not only because it is vital to the future of my State of Tennessee, our country and our earth, but because I believe ...

- washingtonmonthly.com - US

Man in Superman robe jumps to his death from Tennessee high rise

A man wearing a Superman robe jumped to his death Friday from the balcony of a high-rise building in downtown Memphis, officials said

- FOX News - US

Pre-season: Arsenal rack up most air miles, Chelsea keep lightest schedule

What do Reykjavik, Shanghai, Sydney, Nashville, Dar es Salaam and Woking all have in common? This summer they all play host to the now continent-spanning spectacle of a Premier League pre-season game.  Players have barely brushed the sand out of their beach towels yet Arsenal have already played two friendly fixtures in ...

- City AM - UK

Black Tennessee woman says white doctor greeted her as 'Aunt Jemima'

A Memphis, TN woman was appalled and hurt to be greeted by her white physician as “Aunt Jemima” at a recent appointment , the caricatured “mammy” figure the Quaker Oats company uses to sell pancake mix and syrups. The New York Daily News said that Lexi Carter was at an ...

- The Raw Story - US

Tennessee restricts use of Monsanto pesticide as problems spread

By Karl Plume CHICAGO - Tennessee on Thursday imposed restrictions on the use of dicamba, a flagship pesticide for Monsanto Co, becoming the fourth state to take action as problems spread over damage the weed killer causes to crops not genetically modified to withstand it. Dicamba is sprayed by farmers on crops genetically ...

- Yahoo! News - US

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