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In July 2013, Memphis City Schools disbanded and merged with the county-operated Shelby County Schools, keeping the latter district's name. Next week, the SCS board votes to add Memphis back into the name.

School board chair Michelle Robinson McKissack says that one reason for the name change is "because there are so many Shelby Counties across the country." McKissack adds, "We are in Memphis and proud. We want people to know it."

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The battle between the National Football League and Jon Gruden, the former coach of the Las Vegas Raiders, has escalated after the league responded for the first time to the lawsuit filed by Gruden after he resigned last year.

The U.S. Supreme Court has once again let the lower courts delay in addressing a Texas law that for four months has, for all practical purposes, made abortion in the state illegal after six weeks of pregnancy, when many women do not yet know they are pregnant.

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For 44 years, the Sundance Film Festival has celebrated independent features and documentaries. The festival starts today and, like much of life right now, will be virtual. NPR's Mandalit del Barco gives us a preview.

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Former Michigan football player Jon Vaughn and fellow survivors of sexual assault have been staging a sit-in protest outside the university president's home for more than a hundred days.

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Philanthropic New Year's Resolutions

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Often, people focus on their resources of Time, Talent and Treasure. There is another “T” to add to this list. Have you ever included your Ties in what you give to others?

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