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British authorities identify suspected bomber, say he likely had help

on May 24, 2017, 7:06 AM / in International News

U.K. authorities on Tuesday identified a 22-year-old British man, Salman Abedi, as the suspected suicide bomber who killed 22 people — including an 8-year-old girl — and injured 59 others at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, on Monday night. Police are investigating the bombing as a terrorist attack, and suspect Abedi, who had visited Libya, had accomplices. The […]

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Commentary: Public Education – A Quick Primer for School Boards

Commentary: Public Education – A Quick Primer for School Boards

on May 24, 2017, 7:02 AM / in Opinion

By JC Bowman  /   The Tennessee Star Education is primarily a state and local responsibility in the United States. Most Tennesseans support local control of public education by the district board of education. This includes the autonomy of the local school district to adopt curriculum, assessments, and programs to meet recognized educational goals and objectives. It is clear in the […]

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Getting Nasty Is Notched One Level Up with, Allison Burchett again accused in cybercrime

Getting Nasty Is Notched One Level Up with, Allison Burchett again accused in cybercrime

on May 24, 2017, 6:59 AM / in People, State News

Allison Burchett has been offered two plea deals and has a week to decide if she will accept one of those deals or go to trial. wochit Knox County’s top prosecutor inked approval of a proposed plea deal for Knox County’s former first lady in a cyberattack despite an ongoing probe of a hacking involving potential witnesses, the USA TODAY […]

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Deputies shoot, kill man after he reportedly shot at a neighbor in South Knox County

Deputies shoot, kill man after he reportedly shot at a neighbor in South Knox County

on May 24, 2017, 6:47 AM / in State News

Knox County Sheriff’s Office deputies shot and killed a man in South Knox County on Tuesday evening after he reportedly fired shots at a neighbor and into the sky. Around 5:26 p.m., a resident of the 2200 block of Hay Meadow Trail in the Woodhaven subdivision called E-911 and reported a man had fired multiple shots at her, Knoxville Police Department […]

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Mayor Barry sides with the DA’s Office, throws Police Chief Anderson under the bus.

Mayor Barry sides with the DA’s Office, throws Police Chief Anderson under the bus.

on May 24, 2017, 6:40 AM / in Opinion, State News

From : A Disgruntled Republican in Nashville When on May 11 District Attorney General Glenn Funk announced that his office would not be bringing charges against police officer Josh Lippert for the shooting of  Jocques Clemmons, the Black man killed by White police officer Lippert during a police stop in James C. Casey Homes, I expected riots to break out.  […]

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Trump Budget Would Cut Food Assistance For Vulnerable Tennesseans

on May 24, 2017, 6:35 AM / in Opinion

The logic of left starts with accusations of abuse of the wealthy or moderately wealthy or the middle class… fairness is determined by need. I need new clothes; I need a cell phone; I need chocolate cake; I need a home to live in; I need a new car; I earned these things because I am here. The following article […]

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An Open Letter to President Trump: If you don’t get rid of the snakes in your garden the Never Trumpers brought in… well….

An Open Letter to President Trump: If you don’t get rid of the snakes in your garden the Never Trumpers brought in… well….

on May 24, 2017, 6:20 AM / in Opinion, State News

From The MidSouth Sentinel  Mr. President, You are under attack! Elite globalists, corrupt elected officials and bureaucrats, opportunistic elected officials and bureaucrats who feed off the current status quo, ‘main stream media’ and many others we the people have probably never heard of are out with a vengeance to do whatever it takes to bring you down. Trillions of dollars […]

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Deputy recruit, child-care provider charged in boy’s shooting death

Deputy recruit, child-care provider charged in boy’s shooting death

on May 24, 2017, 6:17 AM / in State News

Two people are facing multiple charges of child neglect after a 4-year-old Orange County boy got a hold of a gun and shot himself to death. On Monday, an Orange County grand jury issued indictments of child neglect and reckless handling of a firearm against 25-year-old Nicholas Joseph Stoia, a recruit with the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office, and child-care provider […]

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Meeting talks tnAchieves successes

Meeting talks tnAchieves successes

on May 24, 2017, 6:09 AM / in State News

By Jonathan Nash  /  Citizen Tribune  Research has proven that education initiatives in the state have already positively impacted a large number of Tennessee residents. Through Tennessee Promise, partnering organization tnAchieves is making sure these positive trends continue to increase each year. tnAchieves leads the mentorship program associated with the Tennessee Promise, a last dollar scholarship that provides high school […]

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Bachman Academy closes

Bachman Academy closes

on May 24, 2017, 6:04 AM / in State News

By LARRY C. BOWERS  /   Cleveland Daily Banner Sluggish economy, low enrollment, financial status are leading factors Bachman Academy, a preparatory boarding and day school located on South Lee Highway just south of Cleveland, has closed. It was a decision reached by the Bachman Home board of trustees. Saturday was the official date of the closure. “It was a […]

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Change The Word?

Change The Word?

on May 24, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable.  – 2 Timothy 3:16 The Bible, God’s written Word, changes lives. Its message of salvation makes the most profound change, of course, but Scripture can also change the way we treat others. It can provide a firm foundation for society with its clear teachings on institutions such as marriage, […]

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Don’t Renegotiate — Get US Out! of NAFTA It’s Not About Jobs; It’s About Our Freedom and Independence

Don’t Renegotiate — Get US Out! of NAFTA It’s Not About Jobs; It’s About Our Freedom and Independence

on May 23, 2017, 1:31 PM / in Opinion

On the campaign trail, then-candidate Donald Trump routinely blasted the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as the “worst trade deal in the history of the world.” However, when Trump said, “I’m going to rip up those trade deals and we’re going to make really good ones,” many of us heard him as saying I’m going to withdraw from NAFTA, […]

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Muth’s Truths May 23, 2017

Muth’s Truths May 23, 2017

on May 23, 2017, 1:27 PM / in National News, Opinion

I’ve always enjoyed actor Morgan Freeman’s performances in movies, especially in Clint Eastwood’s “Unforgiven” and playing God in “Bruce Almighty” with Jim Carey. But never have I enjoyed one of his performances as much as his recent interview with CNN’s race-baiting host Don Lemon. Lemon is a chief proponent in the “victim card” movement continually peddled by all too many […]

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Hmmmm.

on May 23, 2017, 1:20 PM / in Opinion, State News

By Rocky Top Politics Someone is polling Corker. Our loyal RTP band of tipsters have informed us that someone is currently in the field, polling about the 2018 U.S. Senate race. Is it Corker doing a poll to assess how bad he screwed up by turning against Trump?  Is it Blackburn, considering a race with or without Corker on the […]

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Sir Roger Moore, ‘James Bond’ Actor, Dies at 89 After Cancer Battle

Sir Roger Moore, ‘James Bond’ Actor, Dies at 89 After Cancer Battle

on May 23, 2017, 11:17 AM / in People

by KALHAN ROSENBLATT Sir Roger Moore, who embodied the heartthrob swagger of the world’s most famous spy “James Bond” for a dozen years, has died in Switzerland after a short battle with cancer, his family said Tuesday in a statement posted to Twitter. Moore was 89. “It is with a heavy heart that we must announce our loving father, Sir […]

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Keeping Communications Private in the Age of Big Brother (a Practical HOWTO)

on May 23, 2017, 8:32 AM / in National News

I have decided to share with you something which I originally sent out to the key members of the Saker community: my recommendation on how to keep your private communications private in the age of “Big Brother” aka NSA, ECHELON, GCHQ, Unit 8200, etc. I have been interested in the topic of encryption for many years already, and I have […]

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Better Than Boots on the Ground: Pentagon’s Tiny Drones Score ‘High Value’ Kills

Better Than Boots on the Ground: Pentagon’s Tiny Drones Score ‘High Value’ Kills

on May 23, 2017, 8:29 AM / in International News, National News

Seeking to improve the surgical precision of its extrajudicial killings around the world while simultaneously acquiring more efficient bang for its ever-burgeoning buck, the Pentagon is increasingly investing in tiny airborne killing machines specifically crafted to assassinate people. Persons considered by the Pentagon to be “high-value” targets for assassination can now be brought down by efficient little airborne killing machines, as increasing calls to globally deploy […]

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‘Tonight Show’ on Trial

‘Tonight Show’ on Trial

on May 23, 2017, 8:25 AM / in History, Opinion

Good morning, it’s Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Today’s news from Manchester, England, was particularly sickening and enraging, even in a world where depravity has become so frequent. A lone madman who could inflict such carnage would be a difficult societal problem to address, but this bombing fits a more disturbing profile. To underscore the point, Islamic State supporters gloated on […]

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Supreme Court rules North Carolina redistricting improperly focused on race

Supreme Court rules North Carolina redistricting improperly focused on race

on May 23, 2017, 8:18 AM / in State News

Lest we suggest that all race be removed from voting records… then this might not be cause for concern The Supreme Court on Monday rejected two congressional districts redrawn by North Carolina’s Republican-led legislature after the 2010 census, ruling that the lawmakers had relied too heavily on race. Justice Elena Kagan wrote in the majority opinion that North Carolina had […]

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Michael Flynn takes the 5th, refuses to comply with Senate subpoena

Michael Flynn takes the 5th, refuses to comply with Senate subpoena

on May 23, 2017, 8:14 AM / in National News

Michael Flynn, who was ousted as President Trump’s national security adviser in February, said Monday in a letter to the Senate Intelligence Committee that he was invoking his constitutional right against self-incrimination and declining to hand over documents regarding his contact with Russia. The committee issued a subpoena seeking Flynn’s papers for its investigation into Russia’s alleged attempts to influence […]

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