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Tennessee: U.S. state in the United States
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.


This may be the last week Michigan is relevant |College Football Week 8 preview

SportsPulse: Paul Myerberg previews and prognosticates Week 8 of the college football season. He sends his best wishes to Tennessee and Michigan, both teams that are likely to take big Ls.
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Meet the squirrel that went to a Tennessee football game — in a Vols uniform

Saed Awad of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, rescued Sinan the squirrel, and now they're best friends and huge Vols fans. Together, they're spreading cheer.
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Videos for Tennessee

Pompeo: '1984' Coming To Life In China [Video]Pompeo: '1984' Coming To Life In China

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday likened China’s treatment of more than one million Uighur Muslims to George Orwell’s “1984” novel, saying the Communist Party was detaining and abusing..

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Pompeo compares China's Xinjiang region to Orwell's '1984' [Video]Pompeo compares China's Xinjiang region to Orwell's '1984'

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday likened China's treatment of more than one million Uighur Muslims to George Orwell's "1984" novel. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Former President Jimmy Carter Falls, Needs Stitches [Video]Former President Jimmy Carter Falls, Needs Stitches

Reuters reports former U.S. President Jimmy Carter fell at his home in Plains, Georgia. However, he says he “feels fine” and will attend a Habitat for Humanity event in Nashville, Tennessee, on..

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No Good Deed? Woman Rescues 'Kitten' That's Something Entirely Different [Video]No Good Deed? Woman Rescues 'Kitten' That's Something Entirely Different

HuffPost reports that on September 20th, a Good Samaritan believed she had rescued a lost kitten. Tennessee resident Jill Hicks was driving to dinner when she rescued what she initially thought was a..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

Fire burns on sideline before start of NFL game [Video]Fire burns on sideline before start of NFL game

Pyrotechnic equipment burns on sideline before start of Tennessee Titans NFL game

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Cyntoia Brown-Long says she'd like to speak with her victim's family

Brown-Long was released from prison in August after Tennesse's former governor commuted her sentence for murdering 43-year-old Johnny Allen
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Cyntoia Brown-Long's message for others: "There are people who see you"

Cyntoia Brown-Long is breaking her silence now that her new memoir is out. She says she was a victim of sex trafficking when she was arrested at age 16 for robbing and killing a man who she says picked..
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'I did suck': Mississippi State coach Joe Moorhead gets emotional at press conference

Mississippi State football head coach Joe Moorhead spoke at length about where his program stands after a loss to Tennessee.
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Tennessee's Turner Embraces Leadership Role

Tennessee fifth-year senior guard Lamonte' Turner discusses how he is working with coach Rick Barnes and assistant coach Kim English to develop into a quality leader. (Oct. 11)  
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Mitchell Tenpenny gives back to cancer patients

Country singer Mitchell Tenpenny helped to design a family room for cancer patients and their families in Nashville, Tennessee after his own father died of cancer. (Oct. 11)  
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2020 Presidential Debates to Be Held in Indiana, Michigan and Tennessee

The general election debates are scheduled for September and October 2020, and a vice-presidential debate will be held in Utah.
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Garth Brooks, Jimmy Carter build homes in Tennessee

Country superstar Garth Brooks said building houses with former President Jimmy Carter and Habitat for Humanity every year for a decade gives him a joy that he can’t get anywhere else. (Oct. 9)
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After fall, former President Jimmy Carter's 'No. 1 priority' is building Habitat homes in Nashville

Jimmy Carter didn't let a fall and 14 stitches keep him from helping to construct 21 Habitat for Humanity homes in Nashville, Tennessee.  
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Former President Jimmy Carter recovering after fall at home

Jimmy Carter fell at his home Sunday and got some stitches above his eyebrow. According to a spokesperson, the former president is feeling fine and looking forward to attending a Habitat for Humanity..
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Former U.S. President Carter falls, requires stitches

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, 95, fell at his home in Plains, Georgia, but "feels fine" and will attend a Habitat for Humanity event in Nashville, Tennessee, on Sunday night, his staff said.
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Phillip Fulmer says he won't coach Tennessee Volunteers again, backs Jeremy Pruitt

Phillip Fulmer, who coached Tennessee from 1992-2008, says he won't coach the Vols again while also giving support to current coach Jeremy Pruitt.
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Tennessee teen accepts gender neutral homecoming title

A high school student from Memphis, Tennessee is gaining widespread attention after winning the school's homecoming crown. Brandon Allen accepted the title of "Homecoming Royalty" wearing a..
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Tennessee player apologizes after video shows him cursing, challenging police during arrest

Tennessee linebacker Jeremy Banks apologized Tuesday after video showed him using profanity and challenging police during his arrest last month.
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Harper savors opportunity to coach Lady Vols

New Tennessee women’s basketball coach Kellie Harper savors the opportunity to coach at her alma mater. Harper was a point guard at Tennessee when the Lady Vols won three straight national titles..
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Cop learns from two tiny cheerleaders

To celebrate a football victory, a Monterey, Tennessee, police officer decided to learn a cheer from these pint-sized cheerleaders — and while he didn't exactly get it down, it was adorable.
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Uninvited black bear photobombs newlyweds

A bride and groom in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, got the surprise of their lives when a black bear photobombed their wedding shoot.
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Woman says she almost lost hand to flesh-eating bacteria after manicure

A Tennessee woman says she went to a nail salon to get a manicure — but left with a flesh-eating bacteria. CBS affiliate WTVF's Seena Sleem reports
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GM gets court to keep UAW picketers from blocking Spring Hill Assembly entrances

A court in Tennessee says the UAW can't block the entrance at the Spring Hill plant.
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Tennessee backup QB looks confused by sideline phone, becomes latest meme

Backup quarterback J.T. Shrout was shown on the sideline during ESPN's broadcast picking up an entire telephone and putting it up to his ear.
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Two deputies injured, suspect killed in Tennessee shooting

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agents, as well as Memphis police and Shelby County Sheriff's Office deputies, are arriving at the scene of the shooting.
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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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Green Beret's death in Afghanistan comes amid increased Taliban violence

A Green Beret who was killed in combat has been identified as Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy W. Griffin of Tennessee. His death comes amid an escalating Taliban offensive. Charlie D'Agata reports from Kabul.
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Tennessee baby born on 9/11 at 9:11 weighing 9 pounds, 11 ounces

Cametrione and Justin Brown welcomed a tiny miracle on 9/11
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What it's like to ride Paula Deen's new zipline roller coaster in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Pigeon Forge visitors can now experience the thrills of a zipline and roller coaster on a new attraction from Paula Deen.
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Bullied boy is getting more than his shirt design printed — Tennessee just offered him scholarship

Florida boy bullied over his homemade Tennessee shirt could become a Volunteer himself after the university announced it would give him scholarship.
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BYU's stunning double-overtime victory sends Tennessee to 0-2 for first time since 1988

BYU forced overtime in the final seconds after a long completion, then beat Tennessee with a TD in the second extra session to send the Vols to 0-2.
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Brandon Archer, former MTSU football player, dead after drowning

Authorities in Lobelville, Tennessee, said former Middle Tennessee State football player was on canoe trip when he drowned in Buffalo River. He was 21.
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NCAA Re-Rank 1-130: Auburn jumps into top 10, while Tennessee and Missouri take tumbles

Auburn was the biggest mover in the new NCAA Re-rank, leaping 14 spots to No. 6 after a 27-21 win against Oregon. Clemson and Alabama lead at top.
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Misery Index Week 1: As Tennessee reaches new low with latest loss, how did it get here?

The aftershocks of a loss as huge as Georgia State will linger for awhile, and it may be weeks before we understand their full effect for Tennessee.
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College football's Week 1 winners and losers, starting with Willie Taggart and Florida State

There were highs and lows from Week 1 including efforts by Boise State, Florida State, Mack Brown, Les Miles, Tennessee and the SEC.
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Tennessee inmate spared execution over alleged "legal injustice"

Abu-Ali Abdur'Rahman agreed with a Nashville prosecutor to accept a sentence of life in prison in a 1987 murder and attempted slaying
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Fallout from Tennessee coal ash spill continues

A massive coal ash spill outside a Tennessee power plant in 2008 has had long reaching consequences, workers who cleaned up the ash spill say they are suffering from illnesses that include cancer...
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Man arrested for allegedly threatening shooting at Planned Parenthood

A Tennessee man was arrested for allegedly threatening a mass shooting at a Planned Parenthood in Washington, D.C. This is not an isolated case. Chip Reid reports.
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Man arrested on charges he threatened to 'shoot up' Planned Parenthood in Washington, D.C.

A Tennessee man was arrested after an FBI investigation revealed he threatened to "shoot up" a D.C. Planned Parenthood facility.  
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Man charged with threatening shooting at U.S. abortion clinic

A Tennessee man was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly posting threats online to “shoot up” a facility run by Planned Parenthood in Washington D.C., the latest arrest in a nationwide law..
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We need to tackle domestic terrorism like we do foreign threats, expert says

There's been a wave of arrests of people who, police say, threatened to carry out mass shootings after this month's massacres in Dayton and El Paso. The suspects include a truck driver in Indianapolis..
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Trucker arrested days before he planned to 'shoot up' Memphis, Tennessee, church

A probable cause affidavit said Thomas Matthew McVicker planned a mass shooting at a Memphis church Thursday, Aug. 22. McVicker was arrested Monday.  
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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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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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8/15: CBS Evening News

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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