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Tennessee is giving clemency to Cyntoia Brown, a sex-trafficking victim who was sentenced as a teenager to more than 50 years for murder

Gov. Bill Haslam of Tennessee granted clemency to Cyntoia Brown, allowing her to be eligible for parole on August 7.
President Donald Trump.

Trump can’t make up his mind between funding the government or shutting it down — forcing senators to turn around from their holiday break...

"Y’all have fun," Sen. Bob Corker told reporters. "I'm getting ready to drive to Chattanooga."
Reagan Phillips

A teacher reportedly taped a 10-year-old girl’s mouth shut because she talked too much in class

Reagan Phillips, a 5th-grade student at Dupont Tyler Middle School in Nashville, Tennessee, says her teacher put tape over her mouth during class.
This mansion has been sitting empty for 70 years.

10 abandoned mansions around the world that likely used to be worth millions

Some of the most expensive and lavish homes ever built have fallen into disrepair after being abandoned for various and often tragic reasons. From a villa that's been empty for 70 years on an island in New York to a Gothic manor in Scotland, here are 10 abandoned mansions around the world.

Taylor Swift’s candidate lost the Tennessee Senate race, despite her high-profile endorsement

Taylor Swift broke her usual policy of political silence to endorse Senate candidate Phil Bredesen in her home state of Tennessee in October.
Marsha Blackburn addresses the Republican National Convention in July.

Republican Marsha Blackburn wins tight Tennessee Senate battle

Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn won a competitive battle between the conservative hard-liner and centrist Democrat and former Tennessee governor Phil Bredesen for retiring GOP Sen. Bob Corker's seat.
Rep. Marsha Blackburn meets a voter at a pumpkin festival in Franklin, Tennessee on October 27.

Here’s what a dozen voters in one of the country’s most competitive Senate races think about politics right now

Tennessee's voters have complicated thoughts on their US Senate race and the national political moment.
US Senate candidate Rep. Beto O'Rourke, a Texas Democrat.

9 Senate races that are shaping up to be nail-biters and will determine which party controls the Senate

Control of the Senate will be determined in Tuesday's midterm elections — and there are several races that could go either way.
Phil Bredesen, Tennessee's Democratic candidate for US Senate, with supporters at a campaign event on Saturday.

‘We’re too elitist’: A red-state Democrat whose race could decide Senate control has some advice for his party

Phil Bredesen has some advice for fellow Democrats: Focus on economic issues, reach out to suburban and rural voters, and don't wage cultural warfare.
Phil Bredesen, Tennessee's Democratic candidate for US Senate, talks with supporters at a campaign event on October 27.

‘It came out of the blue’: Tennessee Democratic Senate candidate describes the shock of learning of Taylor Swift’s endorsement

Democrat Phil Bredesen said pop star Taylor Swift's endorsement of his Tennessee Senate campaign came as a total surprise.