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Nashville Mayor Megan Barry smiles at Judge Monte D. Watkins after pleading guilty to theft of property over $10,000 related to her affair with a former police bodyguard. (Shelley Mayes/The Tennessean via AP)

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Nashville mayor resigns after affair, pleads guilty to theft

Mayor Megan Barry, a one-time rising star in the Democratic Party with big plans to remake Nashville, resigned Tuesday after pleading guilty to cheating the city out of thousands of dollars as she carried on an affair with her bodyguard.