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Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, center, and fellow Republicans in the state General Assembly hold a news conference at the Tennessee Capitol on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Nashville,Tenn.,  to discuss a new anti-abortion proposal. (AP Photo/Jonathan Mattise)

Gov. Bill Lee to pitch sweeping abortion bans in Tennessee

- Associated Press

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee says he wants to enact some of the strictest abortion laws in the nation, which would include banning women from undergoing the procedure once a fetal heartbeat is detected.

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NFL initiative yields PSA on man killed by Dallas officer

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A restaurant sign alerts customers that it's "now cashless," Thursday Jan. 23, 2020, in New York. Lawmakers in New York City were voting Thursday on a measure to require stores and restaurants to accept cash. Critics of the cash-free business model say it discriminates against people who don't have bank accounts or who prefer to use cash. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

New York City Council votes to ban cashless businesses

- Associated Press

New York City lawmakers voted Thursday to require stores and restaurants to accept cash for payment, saying businesses that accept only credit and debit cards are discriminating against New Yorkers who lack bank accounts and credit cards.