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Kris Ingram, a DJ hired to perform at a prom at The Rustic Barn, looks through debris for his equipment after the event venue in Canton, Texas, sustained major tornado damage on Sunday. Brandon Wade/Reuters hide caption

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The remains of a business in Gatlinburg, Tenn., smolder on Nov. 29, after a devastating wildfire damaged or destroyed more than 2,000 buildings and killed at least 14 people. Brian Blanco/Getty Images hide caption

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The wildfire continues to burn in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in eastern Tennessee on Tuesday. Great Smoky Mountains National Park hide caption

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

A map from the National Weather Service shows tornado reports (red T), wind reports (blue W) and hail reports (green H) for Tuesday. More than 20 tornadoes were reported as a powerful storm system moved through the Southeast. Zoom in on the map here. National Weather Service/Google Maps/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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A rarely argued writ helped a Nashville man get his record expunged of a 1995 misdemeanor conviction for homosexual acts. Carrie O'Neill/Getty Images/Imagezoo hide caption

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How Nashville Man Cleared Of 'Homosexual Acts' Conviction Paves The Way

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A motorist who found an Atlanta gas station had run out of fuel calls a nearby gas station Monday to see if they have any left. Gas prices spiked and drivers found "out of service" bags covering pumps as the gas shortage in the South rolled into the work week, raising fears that the disruptions could become more widespread. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Memorial Hall, a dorm at Vanderbilt University, used to be Confederate Memorial Hall. The first word is being removed from an inscription on the building. John Russell/Vanderbilt University hide caption

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Tennessee Head Coach Pat Summitt of Tennessee celebrates with her son Tyler after the Lady Volunteers defeated Georgia in the championship game of the NCAA Women's Final Four in 1996. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images hide caption

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The sign, a private marker placed by the NAACP, and approved by the National Park Service, as it now stands in Army Park. Christopher Blank/WKNO-FM hide caption

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Do The Words 'Race Riot' Belong On A Historic Marker In Memphis?

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Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Haslam signed a law that allows mental health professionals to refuse treatment to patients based on personal or religious beliefs. Mark Humphrey/AP hide caption

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A worker assembles a handgun at the new Beretta plant in Gallatin, Tenn. The Italian gun maker has cited Tennessee's support for gun rights in moving its production from its plant in Maryland. Erik Schelzig/AP hide caption

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Seeking A Warmer Welcome, Gun Factory Moves Down South

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State Sen. Ferrell Haile, R-Gallatin (left), speaks during debate on a bill that would make the Bible the state book of Tennessee. At front right is Sen. Steve Southerland, R-Morristown, who sponsored the bill. Mark Humphrey/AP hide caption

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On June 26, 2015, just hours after the U.S. Supreme Court validated same-sex marriages, Dennis Clark (center left) and Mark Henderson exchanged vows in Midtown Memphis. This photo, later posted on Facebook, led to their suspension from Freemasons by the Grand Lodge of Tennessee. Courtesy of Leanne McConnell hide caption

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For Freemasons, Is Banning Gays Or Being Gay Un-Masonic?

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Commitment cards offered by the Ted Cruz presidential campaign during an event in Tennessee. Chas Sisk/WPLN hide caption

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Cruz Tour Highlights Organization In SEC Primary States

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Without a school athletic field, the Power Center Academy rugby team practices in a city park nearby, changing clothes in the dugout next to a baseball backstop. Christopher Blank/WKNO hide caption

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An Inner-City Team Is Putting U.S. Rugby On The Map

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'You Never Quit Trying': Preventing Gun Violence In Schools

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Donald Trump poses for a selfie with a woman wearing a "Team Trump" T-shirt on stage at the National Federation of Republican Assemblies Presidential Preference Convention in Nashville, Tennessee. Jason Davis/Getty Images hide caption

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Wanted it 'so badly'

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