Bernie Sanders

Photo courtesy of Bernie 2016 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders plans to bring his “Feel the Bern” tour of historically black colleges to Tennessee State University in Nashville. The Democratic presidential candidate’s campaign announced that TSU would be on the eight-stop tour that starts in South Carolina on Thursday. No date has yet been released for the Tennessee stop. …

Derrick Henry Alabama Clemson Football National Championship

By Ralph D. Russo // AP College Football Writer | Photo courtesy of Alabama Football via Facebook GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The last step toward making Alabama’s run of championships under Nick Saban the greatest in college football history was the toughest. The Crimson Tide needed all its power and speed. It needed all its talent and …

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin downplayed the turmoil his Aggies have been through over the past month, losing not one but both of their top quarterbacks. In the end, it might have been a bit much asking a third-string quarterback to make his first career start in a bowl game. Jake …

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The Tennessean//Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A top Republican in the Tennessee Legislature wants the National Guard to round up Syrian refugees who have settled in the state and stop any others who might enter. House Republican Caucus Chairman Glen Casada of Franklin tells The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/1HXp3HJ ) that he wants the refugees taken to …

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Though the room was full of A-listers like Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, with their massive hit “Girl Crush,” and Chris Stapleton, who has written songs for most of Nashville, owned the 2015 Country Music Association Awards. Stapleton, who has written for Bryan, Kenny Chesney, George Strait and others, was Wednesday …

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans rallied behind Rep. Paul Ryan to elect him the House’s 54th speaker on Thursday as a splintered GOP turned to the youthful but battle-tested lawmaker to mend its self-inflicted wounds and craft a conservative message to woo voters in next year’s elections. In a slow-moving roll call that mixed politics with pageantry, 236 …