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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 …

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 …

Story by Alan Fram // Associated Press | Photo courtesy of Flickr The U.S. Capitol complex reopened amid visibly higher security Tuesday, a day after police say officers shot and wounded a man who pulled a weapon at a security checkpoint as he entered the underground Capitol Visitor Center. Larry R. Dawson of Tennessee, whom Capitol …

President Barack Obama Nashville

Story by Bradley Klapper & Alicia A. Caldwell // Associated Press | Photo by Gregory French // Sidelines Archive WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration stepped up security at major transit hubs across the country after Tuesday’s airport and subway bombings in Brussels, as top U.S. intelligence officials warned of the risk for copycat attacks at home. …