Brooks Museum prepares for new Downtown home, names architect for new building

The new $100 million Brooks Museum in downtown Memphis will be designed by a world renowed Swiss firm with local connections.

Washington is 1st state to allow composting of human bodies

Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation Tuesday making Washington the first state to approve composting as an alternative to burying or cremating human remains.
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Alabama Public Television doesn’t air ‘Arthur’ gay wedding episode

The episode "Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone" aired nationally - except in Alabama - on May 13, showing Arthur attending the wedding of his teacher and partner.
The 22nd season of the PBS show 'Arthur' kicks off with a memorable episode. (Source: PBS Kids)
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Victim in critical condition after shooting near Hickory Hill

Police say the suspects were in a gray or silver Nissan Altima.
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New federal charges filed in California synagogue shooting

A federal grand jury handed up a revised indictment against John T. Earnest that adds four counts of discharging a firearm during crimes of violence.

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10 SCS students earn perfect ACT scores

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‘Sesame Street’ introduces Karli, a Muppet in foster care

The new character is named “Karli,” and is a yellow-haired friend of Elmo's who introduces viewers to the concept of “for-now parents."
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MSU, Vanderbilt dominbate SEC baseball awards

  Arkansas golfer Maria Fassi wins NCAA Individual Championship

She played bogey-free at Blessing Golf Club for a 5-under 68, giving her a four-shot victory over Sierra Brooks of Florida.

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The baby’s in grave condition and on life support in a neo-natal intensive care unit.

  Soulsville Charter School celebrates all graduating seniors getting into college for 8th consecutive year

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Mississippi economy scorecard shows promising outlook for job seekers. Source: WLBT
Is this Memphis mansion-turned-museum haunted?
Mississippi economy scorecard shows promising outlook for job seekers. Source: WLBT
The McRib is back, and you can get it McDelivered to your house
Mississippi economy scorecard shows promising outlook for job seekers. Source: WLBT
The Elephant Exhibit at the Memphis Zoo is getting bigger!
Mississippi economy scorecard shows promising outlook for job seekers. Source: WLBT
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