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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Noon The Nashville mayor's office is citing a legal opinion that says the lead prosecutor and his office should recuse themselves from the investigation of the mayor's affair with her former bodyguard. Mayor Megan Barry's office circulated a letter Friday from Memphis attorney Lucian T. Pera requested by Barry's attorney.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Some Tennessee Senate leaders say they support President Donald Trump's push to ban bump stocks and bar those under 21 from buying semi-automatic rifles, and they want similar proposals discussed at the state level. But support from House Republican leadership was more tepid. Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's office said both proposals should be considered.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee man has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for selling heroin to a person who died of an overdose. The U.S. attorney's office in Memphis says a judge also sentenced 51-year-old Marvin Foster to three years' probation Tuesday. Prosecutors say Foster, of Halls, sold heroin to Cody Tetleton, who overdosed on July 1, 2014.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House was on lockdown for about an hour Friday after a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier. Local media reported that the driver was armed with a pistol. The U.S. Secret Service says the vehicle "did not breach the security barrier of the White House complex" and no shots were fired during the incident.

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