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Racist Texts, Lecherous Jokes And Cocaine In The Capitol: The Blossoming Scandal Around TN’s House Speaker

May 7, 2019 9:56 a.m.
A hulking bronze bust of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest sits at the beating heart of the Tennessee state capitol, where the two chambers meet. His likeness has sat there since 1978 and engendered various waves of protest and debate, once...
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