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Is there a dark side to shows like Game of Thrones?

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WILSON/OSBORNE)  --  For several years now all things medieval have been big in the United States. HBO’s wildly popular television dramas Game of Thrones is one example, the History Channel’s Vikings is another.

Annual Renaissance fairs, like the one held in Williamson County each spring, can now be found in nearly every state in the union. But even though there’s much that’s positive about medieval culture, and the entertainment it inspires, medievalism also has a darker side.

MTSU

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BURRISS)  --  There’s a saying about nothing new under the sun, and this summer’s political landscape has certainly born that out.  Charges and counter-charges about plagiarism, accusations and allegations of duplicity, rebuttals and reprimands coming from all directions.  And all of it as old as the republic.
    Take, for example, the music used, and misused, as part of the political rhetoric.  Almost every rally and demonstration is accompanied by rock, jazz and even classical music.
    But is any of this new?  Absolutely not.

ymcamidtn.org/brentwood

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A member of the Brentwood YMCA says he was sexually assaulted several times at the facility and that staff member were aware of the incident.

The Tennessean says Adam Boswell has filed a $1 million lawsuit against YMCA and the man he accuses of attacking him.

Boswell says he was assaulted four times between July, 2015, and February, 2016, of this year in the Y’s sauna, Jacuzzi pool and locker room.

The lawsuit names his attacker as Jack Dabney, a former Advisory Board member at the Brentwood Y.

capitol.tn.gov

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Republican House speaker says she now supports convening a special session to expel a state lawmaker accused of sexually harassing at least 22 women.

Democrats this week called for the special session in order to deny Republican Rep. Jeremy Durham a pension of more than $300 per month even if he's not re-elected this year.

.anthem.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is joining a federal lawsuit to stop the merger of major health insurance companies.

State Attorney General Herbert Slatery says in a release Thursday that the move by Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer Anthem to acquire Cigna would reduce competition in Tennessee and could affect benefits, premiums and care.

The other states joining the lawsuit are California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Iowa, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, and Virginia, plus the District of Columbia.

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