President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden participate in the final presidential debate at Belmont University, Oct. 22, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn.

Trump, Biden debate marked by clashes, but less chaos

After the first presidential debate was panned so widely that organizers introduced a mute button, Thursday’s second and final debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden was far more civil.

A team of researchers at the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center selects lead antibody candidates for further screening.

Racing to develop a drug to fight COVID-19

The Mississippi River near New Orleans, Louisiana.

The Mississippi: Pushed to the brink

A voter carries a 'blue wave' poster at a rally

The US midterms ‘blue wave’ has mixed results for the environment

Ilhan Omar clasps her husband’s mother's face in her hands as she smiles

These are the women who made history in this year’s midterm elections

Women & Gender
Ilhan Omar

Democrats look set for a big win in the House, but losses in the Senate

The candidates in the 2018 midterm elections were among the most diverse groups of candidates in American history. Here are the results of some races we’ve been watching.

A bottle of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey in a store in Beijing. China imposed 25 percent tariffs on US whiskeys back in July in response to President Trump’s tariffs.

Tariffs are hurting Tennessee, but voters seem to be shrugging them off

The Tennessee Senate race is one of the most closely watched in the country. Farmers, whiskey distillers and small businesses are feeling the sting from President Donald Trump’s tariffs. But is it enough to turn deep red Tennessee blue?

Certain hair products — many of which are used on black girls from birth to help straighten their hair — have been linked to such health issues such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and breast cancer.

Study shows hair care products targeted to black community contain harmful chemicals


The quest for straighter and smoother hair may be causing significant health issues, according to a new study.

Mind Field

Arts, Culture & Media

In Brownsville, Tennessee there’s an enormous monument of structural steel teetering out up of the earth. It’s called the Mind Field, and it’s the life’s work of an artist named Billy Tripp. Producer Hal Humphreys visited the site with Tripp and learned about the man who inspired it: Tripp’s father.

Pecan Acres

Frequent flooding in Louisiana could lead to buyouts for entire neighborhoods


“Let us all come together so we can go as one and move another place instead of flooding out every year because we’re getting older,” says one resident of Pecan Acres, in Pointe Coupee Parish. “We’ll be better off. We won’t got to worry about worrying when the storms come.”