An 83-year-old nun and two others are found guilty of breaking into the Y-12 National Security Complex nuclear facility in Tennessee.
Lawmakers in the U.S. state of Tennessee pass the country's toughest anti-abortion laws, banning the procedure from the moment of fetal heartbeat at around six weeks of pregnancy. Governor Bill Lee hails the law while several organizations say they plan to go to the courts over the issue.
The state of Tennessee executes Edmund Zagorski, a man convicted of the April 1983 murders of John Dotson and Jimmy Porter, making it the first time the state has executed an inmate by electrocution since 2007. Zagorski requested that he be executed via electrocution.
Tennessee state senator and former Army flight surgeon Mark E. Green withdraws his name from consideration as Secretary of the Army because of political opposition. Green was the Trump Administration's second nominee for this position.
The governors of the U.S. states of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin say they will not accept Syrian refugees in response to the Islamic terror attacks in Paris. Twenty-three of the 24 governors are Republican with the other being Democrat (New Hampshire).