Police: Shooting Death In Nashville Is ‘Starkly Different’ From Ferguson, New York

Police: Shooting Death In Nashville Is ‘Starkly Different’ From Ferguson, New York
An email exchange with police chief Steve Anderson and an angry resident has become an Internet hit. Credit: Emily Siner / WPLN

Nashville police are defending the officers involved in the shooting death of a black teenager Sunday night. In a highly unusual move, they’ve also released an interview with one of the officers before the investigation is complete.

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UAW: Volkswagen Success May Make It Tougher To Organize In The South, Not Easier

UAW: Volkswagen Success May Make It Tougher To Organize In The South, Not Easier
Dennis Williams has been elected UAW president since the failed vote at Volkswagen in February. Credit: UAW via Facebook

The United Auto Workers’ recent recognition at VW in Tennessee – though short of collective bargaining – may make future unionizing more difficult in the region. That’s the opinion of UAW president Dennis Williams, who briefed reporters Monday.

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State Sees Most Obamacare Signups In Antioch, Where Recruiting Efforts Are High

State Sees Most Obamacare Signups In Antioch, Where Recruiting Efforts Are High
According to the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, more than 151,000 Tennesseans signed up for healthcare on the federal marketplace during the first round of signups.

Nearly 2,900 residents living in ZIP code 37013 signed up for healthcare under the Affordable Care Act as of April. That's more than double the signups of any other ZIP code in the state, except the neighboring 37211.

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150 Years Ago In Nashville, The Beginning Of The Civil War’s End

150 Years Ago In Nashville, The Beginning Of The Civil War’s End
Across Nashville, residents and Union troops not called into action found positions on high ground to watch the battle. Credit: Jacob Coonley, via Library of Congress

150 years ago, the eyes of the nation were on Nashville. A Confederate army was camped just outside of town, ready to try and win it back from the Union. But those Southern soldiers probably never had a chance.

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