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Longtime Tennessean editor dies

Seigenthaler also had civil-rights role in JFK administration

Posted: July 12, 2014 at 2:56 a.m.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- John Seigenthaler, a journalist who edited The Tennessean newspaper, helped shape USA Today and worked for civil rights during President John F. Kennedy's administration, died Friday at his Nashville home at age 86, his son said.

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