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Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore/ Flickr Story by Julie Pace/ AP White House Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump claimed his place Wednesday as America’s 45th president, an astonishing victory for the celebrity businessman and political novice who capitalized on voters’ economic anxieties, took advantage of racial tensions and overcame a string of sexual assault allegations …

Donald Trump

Story by Julie Pace, Scott Bauer // Associated Press | Photo courtesy of Flickr // Gage Skidmore INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — In a stunning triumph for a political outsider, Donald Trump all but clinched the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday with a resounding victory in Indiana that knocked rival Ted Cruz out of the race and cleared Trump’s …

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Erik Schelzig // Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The state Senate on Tuesday voted to allow faculty and workers with handgun carry permits to be armed on the campuses of Tennessee public colleges and universities. The bill sponsored by Sen. Mike Bell passed on a 28-5 vote, and the House was expected to take up the measure on Wednesday. Republican …

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Sheila Burke//Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A transgender bathroom bill in the Tennessee legislature failed Monday after the House sponsor said she was withdrawing the legislation while waiting to see how legal challenges play out in other states that have passed similar measures. The bill’s demise follows intense lobbying from both supporters and opponents …

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the trial for a Vanderbilt University football player who is accused of sexually assaulting a former student in a dorm room (all times local): 11:25 p.m. A jury has found a former Vanderbilt University football player guilty of raping an unconscious student in a dorm. It took jurors less than three …

Story by Erik Schelzig  // Associated Press | Photo by Bing-Nan Li // Sidelines Archive Republican Gov. Bill Haslam’s plan to spin off four-year public universities from the Tennessee Board of Regents system gained final approval in the state Legislature on Monday. The Senate voted 31-1 in favor of the measure, sending Haslam’s top legislative initiative for his …