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Nashville Mayor Megan Barry Wants Gov. Haslam To Veto Gun Bill

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Nashville Mayor Megan Barry is asking Gov. Bill Haslam to veto a bill that would require cities and counties to enhance security at public venues or allow permit holders to carry handguns. The legislation would apply to parks, zoos, buses, auditoriums, museums, fairs and more. Places like Bridgestone Arena and Nissan…

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz Interfered With Criminal Probe of Her IT Staffer, Promising ‘Consequences’ for Capitol Police

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Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz threatened the chief of the U.S. Capitol Police with “consequences” for holding equipment that she says belongs to her in order to build a criminal case against a Pakistani staffer suspected of massive cybersecurity breaches involving funneling sensitive congressional data offsite. The Florida lawmaker used her…

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San Francisco Creates Legal Office To Defend Illegal Immigrants From Deportation

The San Francisco public defender’s office launched a new unit Tuesday dedicated to representing illegal immigrants faced with deportation and focused on providing local tax money for cases heard in the city’s federal immigration courts. The special immigration division, one of only three such programs in the country, consists of…

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Nashville Predators Await Outcome of Game 7 to Know Stanley Cup Finals Opponent After Senators Tie Series With Penguins

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators staved off elimination and set the stage for a dramatic finish in the Eastern Conference Final with a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins at Canadian Tire Centre on Tuesday night. The series is now tied 3-3 with Game 7 — and a chance…

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Nick Clooney Helps Tennesseans Promote Constitution at 917 Society Benefit

FRANKLIN, Tennessee — Most all Tennessee schoolchildren know at least a little about the U.S. Constitution, but members and supporters of the 917 Society say there’s more to be done to help students understand its background and importance. The Nashville area nonpartisan group held a benefit Tuesday evening at the Franklin…

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Sources: Democratic Aide Suspected of Major Security Breach on Capitol Hill Now Under Government Protection in Pakistan

A criminal suspect in an investigation into a major security breach on the House of Representatives computer network has abruptly left the country and gone to Pakistan, where her family has significant assets and VIP-level protection, a relative and others told The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group. Hina Alvi,…

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House IT Aides Fear Suspects in Hill Breach Are Blackmailing Members With Their Own Data

Congressional technology aides are baffled that data-theft allegations against four former House IT workers — who were banned from the congressional network — have largely been ignored, and they fear the integrity of sensitive high-level information. Imran Awan and three relatives were colleagues until police banned them from computer networks…

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Titans Say QB Marcus Mariota’s Recovery is Ahead of Schedule

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NASHVILLE — Marcus Mariota’s recovery is ahead of schedule, say the Tennessee Titans, but it is still not complete. Still that hasn’t stopped the Titans from tailoring their organized team activities to accommodate their injured quarterback as much as possible. Mariota, working his way back from surgery for a broken…

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Attorney General Sessions Readies Crackdown on ‘Sanctuary’ Jurisdictions

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday released a memo explaining how the federal government will target “sanctuary” jurisdictions, narrowly defining what constitutes non-cooperation. The language appears designed to align with a last month. U.S. District Judge William Orrick ruled that an signed by President Donald Trump in January was overly…

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