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Roundup: News briefs 1-27-15

Tennessee’s right to cancel Medicaid expansion; SCS resumes charter bus use; $21 million for state homeless programs; more!

Tennessee’s right to cancel Medicaid expansion; SCS resumes charter bus use; $21 million for state homeless programs; more!

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Poor communities lose billions to predatory lenders

New report chronicles the disparities that continue to plague the banking industry.

New report chronicles the disparities that continue to plague the banking industry.

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Magic no threat for Grizz

Double-doubles by Randolph, Gasol lead Memphis over Orlando.

Double-doubles by Randolph, Gasol lead Memphis over Orlando.

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‘Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America’

Book tells of gang-related homicides in African-American neighborhoods.

Book tells of gang-related homicides in African-American neighborhoods.

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Is Larry Wilmore’s “The Nightly Show” what we’ve been waiting for?

The former “senior black correspondent” for “The Daily Show” is bringing a fresh perspective to late-night television.

The former “senior black correspondent” for “The Daily Show” is bringing a fresh perspective to late-night television.

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Tennessee Colleges and Universities heighten focus on combating sexual violence

Statewide training event for campus employees in Nashville this week.

Statewide training event for campus employees in Nashville this week.

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Beyond #OscarsSoWhite, Seeing The ‘Bigger Picture’

The larger issue goes much deeper than the names called as nominees.

The larger issue goes much deeper than the names called as nominees.

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Southern Baptist leaders call for integrated churches

A leadership summit called “The Gospel and Racial Reconciliation” to be held this spring.

A leadership summit called “The Gospel and Racial Reconciliation” to be held this spring.

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‘Tough team’ vs. ‘young team’ – you do the math

Randolph and Grizzlies hand out lessons in 101-83 run over Sixers.

Randolph and Grizzlies hand out lessons in 101-83 run over Sixers.

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Austin Nichols hits game-winner as Memphis edges Tulane

With less than five ticks left, one-dribble shot from the baseline seals the road win.

With less than five ticks left, one-dribble shot from the baseline seals the road win.

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What a sad day for baseball! ‘Mr. Cub’ dead at 83

What a sad day for baseball! ‘Mr. Cub’ dead at 83

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Fox casts a new ‘Storm’ for upcoming ‘X-Men’ movie

From Aaliyah to Storm, Alexandra Shipp ready for next role.

From Aaliyah to Storm, Alexandra Shipp ready for next role.

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Vanderbilt gang-rape defense points to campus culture

Attorneys for former football players say their clients’ judgment was warped by a campus culture where drunken sex was common.

Attorneys for former football players say their clients’ judgment was warped by a campus culture where drunken sex was common.

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Elder abuse in Shelby County and the need for a coordinated response

Plough Foundation to launch phase one of a comprehensive plan on Jan. 28th.

Plough Foundation to launch phase one of a comprehensive plan on Jan. 28th.

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From Yo Memphis to Hollywood in pursuit of the dream

Justin Hart’s journey amid the “Hollywood-is-racist” narrative.

Justin Hart’s journey amid the “Hollywood-is-racist” narrative.

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ON OUR WAY TO WEALTHY: The tax refund

Time to review your options.

Time to review your options.

Bass Pro Shop Job Fair

Bass Pro Shop Job Fair

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Justice Samuel A. Alito: Five principles of citizenship

A Supreme Court justice’s view of the importance of citizenship and how to live it out.

A Supreme Court justice’s view of the importance of citizenship and how to live it out.

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‘Children are really learning’ – a discovery that may affect Common Core

Co-sponsor changes stance on bill to repeal Common Core.

Co-sponsor changes stance on bill to repeal Common Core.

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Black Cubans: Restoring US ties is cool, but America, keep your hang-ups about race at bay

Will the current racial tensions in America seep into Cuba and awaken a sleeping giant?

Will the current racial tensions in America seep into Cuba and awaken a sleeping giant?

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