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‘I’m very proud it’s there’: how Tina Turner’s one-room school became a museum
In Tennessee, the late singer’s tiny schoolhouse has become a museum containing memorabilia sent by the star herself

David Smith in Washington

28, May, 2023 @9:12 AM

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Girl’s teddy bear with recording of late mom’s heartbeat mistakenly donated to thrift shop
Four-year-old’s father mistakenly dropped off the stuffed bear at a Tennessee Goodwill, after which it was quickly sold

Richard Luscombe

18, Apr, 2023 @4:35 PM

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FBI arrests guardsman who applied for job on RentAHitman.com
Josiah Garcia reportedly told undercover agent he was an excellent shot and willing to torture people and cut off fingers or ears

Guardian staff and agencies

18, Apr, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Popularity is optional as Republicans find ways to impose minority rule
Some of Trump’s party’s signature policies enjoy only meagre public support but rightwing judges and state legislators are proving adept at finding workarounds

David Smith in Washington

15, Apr, 2023 @7:30 AM

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‘Family policing system’: how the US criminalizes Black parenting
A Texas newborn’s recent removal from home illustrates the cruel treatment Black families face for their childcare decisions

Edwin Rios

14, Apr, 2023 @9:42 PM

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Justin Pearson celebrates return to Tennessee legislature after expulsion
Reinstatement by unanimous vote of local commission follows similar move for fellow Black Democrat Justin Jones

Guardian staff and agency

13, Apr, 2023 @3:59 PM

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‘You can’t expel our fight’: ousted Democrat returns to Tennessee house
Memphis officials voted to reinstate Justin Pearson, the second of two lawmakers expelled from legislature by Republicans

Richard Luscombe and agency

13, Apr, 2023 @1:34 AM

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Donald Trump reportedly sues former lawyer Michael Cohen for $500m – as it happened
Lawsuit claims former fixer breached attorney-client privilege and unjustly enriched himself, among other allegations

Chris Stein in Washington

12, Apr, 2023 @8:01 PM

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Removing Black lawmakers is voter suppression – and the US has done it for centuries
Despite the claims of politicians and the media, the expulsion of Justin Jones and Justin Pearson is far from ‘unprecedented’

Michael Harriot

12, Apr, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Senate calls on supreme court chief justice to investigate Clarence Thomas’s ‘gift’ trips – as it happened
Judiciary committee will review supreme court justice’s undeclared luxury travel with Republican mega-donor Harlan Crow

Kari Paul (now) and Chris Stein in Washington (earlier)

10, Apr, 2023 @10:11 PM

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Ousted Tennessee lawmakers say move is ‘attempt to crucify democracy’
Black legislators were expelled for protesting the Republican-controlled house’s inaction after Nashville mass shooting

Maya Yang

10, Apr, 2023 @1:41 PM

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The Tennessee GOP presents itself as a defender of democracy. Do not fall for it | Jan-Werner Müller
‘Tennessee Three’ were accused of breaching ‘decorum’ of the legislature, but civil disobedience is key to resisting tyranny

Jan-Werner Müller

10, Apr, 2023 @10:30 AM

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