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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Volkswagen plans to build a new five-passenger SUV in Chattanooga, investing $340 million to bring the vehicle to market in the United States. Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is expected at the German carmaker's official announcement on Monday. The Chattanooga plant already produces the Volkswagen Passat and Atlas at the same factory.

ATLANTA (AP) - Schools are closing early in the southeastern United States because of the threat of severe weather including tornadoes. More than a dozen school systems in northern Alabama announced they're dismissing students early Monday because of a line of storms forecasters say will move through the area. Scattered early-closings extend into central Tennessee. Other school systems say they're monitoring conditions and could release students early if conditions warrant.

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) - A forum next month in Tennessee's race for governor will focus solely on rural issues. According to The Jackson Sun, the event will take place April 17 at Lane College, WBBJ-TV will broadcast it and the USA TODAY NETWORK - Tennessee's news outlets will livestream it.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee State University alumnus and Medal of Honor recipient will be honored with a historical marker at the school's main campus. Lt. William McBryar was a Buffalo Soldier who was awarded America's highest military decoration for his actions during the Cherry Creek Campaign in the Arizona Territory in 1890. The marker will be unveiled at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Tennessee State in front of Kean Hall.

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