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Tennessee: State of the United States of America
Tennessee is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. Tennessee is the 36th largest and the 16th most populous of the 50 United States. Tennessee is bordered by eight states, with Kentucky to the north, Virginia to the northeast, North Carolina to the east, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi to the south, Arkansas to the west, and Missouri to the northwest. The Appalachian Mountains dominate the eastern part of the state, and the Mississippi River forms the state's western border. Nashville is the state's capital and largest city, with a 2017 population of 667,560 and a 2017 metro population of 1,903,045. Tennessee's second largest city is Memphis, which had a population of 652,236 in 2017.


Store clerk found guilty of murder for chasing, fatally shooting teen who stole $2 drink

The former convenience store employee was accused of gunning down a teenager that stole a beer from a Tennessee convenience store.
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What we know about Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s plane crash in Tennessee

NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Jr., his family and two pilots survived a fiery plane crash with no injuries at the end of a runway at Elizabethon Municipal Airport in Tennessee.
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Racing community relieved Dale Earnhardt Jr. safe [Video]Racing community relieved Dale Earnhardt Jr. safe

NASCAR driver Austin Hill says the racing community is thrilled that Dale Earnhardt Jr, his wife and baby suffered no serious injuries in the dramatic crash of their small plane in Tennessee on..

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Dramatic video captures Earnhardts escaping plane crash [Video]Dramatic video captures Earnhardts escaping plane crash

Dale Earnhardt Jr., his wife and daughter are seen in user generated video escaping their private jet after it reportedly ran off a runway and crashed in Tennessee. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. escapes plane crash: reports [Video]Dale Earnhardt Jr. escapes plane crash: reports

Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his wife Amy and child escaped a plane crash on Thursday after their private jet ran off a runway and caught fire in Tennessee, local media reported. The Earnhardts were..

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Neighbours form human chain against ICE [Video]Neighbours form human chain against ICE

Neighbours and community members in the U.S. state of Tennessee formed a human chain to help protect a man wanted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.) officials on Monday (July 22). Rough..

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. and family survive fiery plane crash

One of NASCAR’s most beloved figures is recovering from a very close call. Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family were in a small plane that ran off a runway and caught fire Thursday in east Tennessee...
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Spaceport America, police cat, Superdome plan: News from around our 50 states

Tennessee startup tries honey patches to heal wounds, female Marine becomes first to pilot F-35 in South Carolina, and more
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Dale Earnhardt Jr., family survives Tennessee plane crash; Syracuse officer bonds with kids on the basketball court.
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Tennessee executes inmate in electric chair for double murder

State officials pronounced 56-year-old Stephen West dead at 7:27 p.m. at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville
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Tennessee executes Stephen Michael West by electric chair

Stephen Michael West was sentenced to death for the 1986 stabbing deaths of Wanda Romines, 51, and her 15-year-old daughter, Sheila Romines.
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Tennessee executes man convicted of killing teenage girl, her mother in 1986

A man convicted of raping a 15-year-old girl and stabbing her and her mother to death in their home with a coworker more than 30 years ago was executed in Tennessee on Thursday, officials said.
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. hospitalized after his private plane crashes at Tennessee airport

Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s private plane crashed on Thursday at a Tennessee airport, and the former NASCAR driver was transported to an area hospital.
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Exploring the "rich history" of America's largest underground lake

Deep in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, about 50 miles south of Knoxville, Tennessee, sits an wonder 140 feet below ground: the largest underground lake in America
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Emotions run high in Tennessee for second day of hearings on total abortion ban

Tennessee lawmakers engaged in a heated exchange with witnesses during a hearing on a total abortion ban for the state. CBS News reporter Kate Smith joined CBSN to discuss what she witnessed during the..
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Tennessee lawmakers wrap up second day of debate on controversial abortion bill

Tennessee state lawmakers wrapped up the second day of hearings on a controversial amendment that would ban abortions after a woman knows she is pregnant. The measure is expected to pass the..
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Will Tennessee pass a total ban on abortion?

Tennessee state lawmakers are hearing testimony on a controversial amendment that would ban abortions at any time during pregnancy. The original bill, which would prohibit abortion once a fetal..
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Heat Wave Sweeps Through Southern United States

Millions of people across Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee faced excessive heat warnings and high humidity.
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Tennessee lawmakers consider one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the U.S.

Tennessee lawmakers are deliberating a near- total ban on abortions in the state. The amended "fetal heartbeat" bill would ban abortions at any time after a "viable pregnancy is presumed to exist or..
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Tennessee lawmakers considering total abortion ban

The state judiciary committee in Tennessee is holding hearings this week on an amendment to the fetal heartbeat bill proposed earlier this year. The new changes to the bill would totally ban all..
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Escaped inmate raises questions about prison guard shortage

The escape of a dangerous inmate from a prison in Tennessee is raising more questions tonight about the nationwide shortage of prison guards, partly because of the danger of the job, high turnover and..
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Transgender student was kicked out of his Tennessee college after top surgery

The same day a transgender student underwent top surgery, Welch College told him he was no longer welcome in the dorms. He's since been suspended from school for at least two terms.  
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Tennessee to push for total abortion ban with sights on Supreme Court

After struggling to pass a six-week abortion ban earlier this year, Tennessee lawmakers are considering one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country: a total ban on the procedure
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Eye Opener at 8: Escaped Tennessee inmate captured

A look back at what we've been covering on "CBS This Morning."
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Escaped Tennessee inmate captured after 5-day manhunt

A fugitive suspected of killing a Tennessee corrections administrator is back behind bars after a nearly five-day manhunt. Curtis Ray Watson was caught Sunday about 10 miles from West Tennessee State..
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Eye Opener: Questions swirl around Jeffrey Epstein's death

Why alleged sex abuser Jeffrey Epstein’s apparent suicide in custody leaves huge questions for police, his accusers and the financier's powerful friends named in the case. Also, the escaped convict..
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Opposition candidate Fernandez seen ahead of President Macri in Argentina primary: local TV

Peronist candidate Alberto Fernandez was seen leading President Mauricio Macri as polls closed in Argentina's primary election on Sunday, according to Argentine TV stations TN, Cronica and A24.
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Manhunt over: Escaped Tennessee inmate Curtis Ray Watson captured

Curtis Ray Watson, 44, was charged with the murder of a correctional administrator after he escaped in the midst of a 15-year kidnapping sentence.  
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Escaped inmate accused of murder captured in Tennessee

An "extremely dangerous" escaped inmate accused of murdering a prison administrator was captured in Tennessee after four days on the run
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Search for escaped inmate Curtis Watson narrowed in Tennessee

Law enforcement officials were searching for Curtis Watson in a wooded area Saturday night, not far from the West Tennessee State Penitentiary.
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