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KANSAS CITY, KS  (HAVIGHURST)  --  Freedom Sings, the traveling cavalcade of song that tells the story of the First Amendment and Civil Rights through music, had not staged a show at the Folk Alliance International convention since the early 2000s when the event briefly headquartered in Nashville.

But the convention’s theme this weekend in Kansas City, Forbidden Folk: Activism In Art, was too compelling to pass up.

Eric Church cancels 25K tickets bought by scalpers

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Eric Church has been battling ticket scalpers for years as his popularity grew and he began selling out arenas.

But he's taken his biggest step yet by cancelling more than 25,000 tickets to his spring tour that were purchased by scalpers and putting them back on sale for fans to purchase.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Keith Urban's boundary-pushing album "Ripcord" has spawned several top country singles and led him to pick up seven nominations including entertainer of the year and album of the year at this year's Academy of Country Music Awards.

Lady Antebellum announced the nominations Thursday on "CBS This Morning" for the awards show, which will be held April in Las Vegas and aired live on CBS. Urban is also nominated for male vocalist of the year, single record of the year and song of the year.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville's district attorney says state agents will investigate all future fatal police shootings in Davidson County after authorities said a white police officer there fatally shot an armed African-American man in the back.

The decision by DA Glenn Funk is a reversal of policy. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the FBI are investigating the death of 31-year-old Jocques Scott Clemmons, who was shot in the back and killed on Friday after a traffic stop.

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 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Republican legislative leaders are suggesting stricter security to enter the Capitol complex after a few dozen protesters interrupted a news conference about transgender bathroom access.

On Thursday, Senate Speaker Randy McNally told reporters that the House and Senate are considering requiring people to show ID and get a name tag to enter the facility, similar to a requirement lifted last year.

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  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak's predictions about the collapse of Obamacare in Tennessee have turned out to be prophetic. 

 

Following the withdrawal of Blue Cross Blue Shield from the Tennessee market last year, McPeak announced that the ACA was "on the verge of collapse." 

 

The Tennessean reported Thursday that Humana has now also announced that it will drop out of the insurance exchange, leaving its 79,000 Tennessee customers without policies next year.

 

 WASHINGTON, DC. (WMOT)  --  Tennessee Senator Bob Corker has asked President Donald Trump to move quickly to answer questions about Russian influence at the White House.

 

Corker is the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and says the nature of the relationship between Trump's associates and Russian officials  is “the big elephant in the room.”

 

The Chattanooga Times Free Press says Corker’s comments come on the heels of the resignation of Trump National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.

 

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Keith Urban's boundary-pushing album "Ripcord" has spawned several top country singles and led him to pick up seven nominations including entertainer of the year and album of the year at this year's Academy of Country Music Awards.

Lady Antebellum announced the nominations Thursday on "CBS This Morning" for the awards show, which will be held April in Las Vegas and aired live on CBS. Urban is also nominated for male vocalist of the year, single record of the year and song of the year.

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  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee lawmaker says he resigned at the urging of Republican leadership after being accused of sexual misconduct at a legislative event.

Former Rep. Mark Lovell, who represented suburban Shelby County, tells WATN-TV in Memphis that GOP leaders were worried that the party could be dragged through the mud by an investigation into his actions regardless of whether he was guilty.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Jurors have notified a federal judge they are deadlocked in their deliberations regarding a man accused of planning to attack a mosque in upstate New York.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that the jury announced Wednesday it was deadlocked in the case of 65-year-old Robert Doggart. U.S. District Judge Curtis Collier told the jurors to return Thursday morning and said he wouldn't announce a mistrial yet.

Doggart has pleaded not guilty to accusations that he planned to attack a Muslim community called Islamberg.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two Tennessee lawmakers pushing a bathroom bill and legislation declaring marriage between a man and a woman have quickly fled their news conference when protesters interrupted it.

Republican Rep. Mark Pody had spoken less than two minutes Wednesday before a protester interrupted, saying, "My marriage is just as good as yours."

A gay couple held hands in the air. A woman's shirt read, "You can pee next to me."

Pody asked if they'd like him to go on. Protesters chanted, "Pull the bill."

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A freshman Republican lawmaker has resigned from the Tennessee General Assembly just weeks into his first legislative session.

Rep. Mark Lovell, a fair and carnival operator from suburban Shelby County submitted his resignation letter on Tuesday. Lovell says in the letter that the elected position ended up being more demanding than he expected and that he needs more time to devote to his business interests and family.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville police say new video has caused them to revise their account of a traffic stop that ended with a white officer fatally shooting an armed African-American man.

Police say video obtained Tuesday shows there wasn't an initial physical confrontation between 31-year-old Jocques Scott Clemmons and Officer Josh Lippert after Clemmons ran a stop sign and both exited their cars.

Footage shows Clemmons ran toward Lippert to get around him. Police say previous footage "created the impression" of physical contact.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee senator has locked up her state Capitol office amid a renewed feud with protesters.

About a dozen people were involved in Tuesday's protest at Republican Sen. Mae Beavers' office. Some read civil rights writings and knocked on her door inside the office.

Last week, Beavers and GOP Rep. Mark Pody abruptly ended their own news conference when protesters interrupted to oppose the lawmakers' bathroom bill and legislation defining marriage as only between a man and a woman.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro lauded his school system's commitment to diversity while acknowledging "some tension" as UT tries to be more inclusive.

DiPietro said he understood that navigating change can be challenging, but said demographics are changing and students have to be prepared for diverse workplace environments.

DiPietro's remarks were made during the school's second State of the University address.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's ambitious transportation plan is headed for a key vote in the House on Wednesday, though lawmakers are uncertain whether the bill that would include Tennessee's first gas tax hike since 1989 can gain enough votes to advance.

House Majority Leader Glen Casada says he hopes the House Transportation Subcommittee will either approve the governor's plan, or amend it to include an alternate proposal made by Republican Rep. David Hawk of Greeneville.

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