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BC-TN--Tennessee News Digest 1:44 pm, TN

May 21, 2019

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Tennessee. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Nashville bureau at (615) 373-9988 or apnashville(at)ap.org. Beth Campbell is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at sstroud@ap.org. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. If circumstances change before 6 p.m., a new digest will be sent reflecting those developments. All times are Central.

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Top Stories:

HOUSE SPEAKER-TENNESSEE

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Tennessee’s embattled House Speaker Glen Casada announced Tuesday he plans to resign from his leadership post following a vote of no confidence by his Republican caucus amid a scandal over explicit text messages.

In Brief:

_TENNESSEE-EQUINE PARASITE, from Nashville: Tennessee’s state veterinarian’s office is investigating an outbreak of a blood parasite in a group of racing quarter horses.

_GUN STORE THEFT, from Jackson: Federal authorities are investigating the theft of firearms from a gun store in west Tennessee.

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