Archive for July 30th, 2018

Cambodia’s ruling party claims victory in vote opposition calls a ‘sham’

Cambodia’s ruling party claims victory in vote opposition calls a ‘sham’

on July 30, 2018, 8:00 AM / in International News

The ruling Cambodian People’s Party declared victory in a Sunday general election that opponents called a “sham.” The voting followed a months-long crackdown on the media, as well as the effective barring of the leading opposition group, the Cambodia National Rescue Party, from the campaign after a court ruled late last year that some of its leaders were plotting with […]

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U.S., Taliban agree to meet again after positive talks

on July 30, 2018, 7:57 AM / in International News

Talks between a senior U.S. diplomat and Taliban representatives in Doha last week produced “very positive signals” regarding a possible ceasefire in Afghanistan, Reuters reported Sunday, citing people with knowledge of the discussions. A Taliban official who said he participated in the meeting described the atmosphere as “friendly.” “You can’t call it peace talks,” he said. “These are a series […]

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Deadly Northern California fire kills 6th person

Deadly Northern California fire kills 6th person

on July 30, 2018, 7:56 AM / in National News, State News

The body of another wildfire victim was recovered in Shasta County, California, on Sunday, bringing the death toll from the massive blaze to six. The latest victim, who was not immediately identified, was found a day after a family member confirmed the deaths of a 70-year-old woman and her 4- and 5-year-old great-grandchildren. Seven other people remained missing. The wildfire, […]

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Times publisher clashes with Trump over ‘anti-press’ remarks

on July 30, 2018, 7:54 AM / in National News

President Trump and New York Times publisher A. G. Sulzberger clashed Sunday over Trump’s attacks against journalists. Trump tweeted that he and Sulzberger had discussed “the vast amounts of Fake News being put out by the media & how that Fake News has morphed into phrase, ‘Enemy of the People.’” Sulzberger refuted Trump’s account, saying said he had accepted an […]

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Trump threatens government shutdown over border wall

on July 30, 2018, 7:52 AM / in National News

President Trump on Sunday threatened to shut down the federal government this fall if Congress fails to approve funding for his promised border wall as part of comprehensive immigration reform. “I would be willing to ‘shut down’ government if the Democrats do not give us the votes for Border Security, which includes the Wall!” Trump tweeted. “Must get rid of […]

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Bredesen Evasive About His Prospective Role in Contentious Supreme Court Confirmation Process for President Trump’s Nominee

on July 30, 2018, 7:20 AM / in State News

By Tennessee Star Staff   Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement on Wednesday has prompted an immediate confirmation battle heading into the Fall mid-terms and is already having an impact on Tennessee’s Senate race. Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN-07), who is running to succeed Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), issued a statement shortly after Kennedy made his plans known and indicated her intent to […]

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Some Races To Watch

on July 30, 2018, 7:12 AM / in National News, State News

With primaries in 14 states and runoffs in Oklahoma, Ohio, and South Dakota, August is a busy month for us in Tennessee and around the nation. United States Senate election in Arizona (August 28, Republican primary) Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio (R), U.S. Rep. Martha McSally (R), and former state Sen. Kelli Ward (R) are in a three-way race […]

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MAXINE WATERS: I WAS SENT BY GOD TO STOP TRUMP

MAXINE WATERS: I WAS SENT BY GOD TO STOP TRUMP

on July 30, 2018, 7:02 AM / in National News, Opinion, State News

I wonder how many folks fail to recognize the difference between *G*od and *g*od. When I first heard Mad Maxine make this proclamation my thought was, Yes, she  was sent by her *g*od — (Gog – SATAN). 1 Corin. 8:5,6  For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as there are many so-called gods and […]

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‘Supergirl’ to Feature TV’s First ‘Transgender’ Superhero

‘Supergirl’ to Feature TV’s First ‘Transgender’ Superhero

on July 30, 2018, 6:40 AM / in National News

Tiny bit of news here…. For those who still watch TV, the fourth season of the CW’s popular Supergirl TV show will include the first “transgender” superhero on television. This new character, Nia Nal, who transforms into the superhero Dreamer, will be played by 20-year-old Nicole Maines who, in real life, is a biological male who identifies as female. Maines became known […]

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Summing Up the Republican Gubernatorial Primary

Summing Up the Republican Gubernatorial Primary

on July 30, 2018, 6:07 AM / in Opinion

By David Fowler  |  FACT I don’t watch much television for fear it will rot my mind, but I’ve sure heard complaints about all the “negative” television ads and mail pieces paid for by some Republican gubernatorial hopefuls. Whether perceived by voters as negative or not, ads and literature that truthfully point out another candidate’s record provide helpful information. But […]

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Keeping the Faith

Keeping the Faith

on July 30, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Without faith it is impossible to please God. Hebrews 11:6 It’s tempting to think of faith as a kind of magic formula. If you muster up enough of it, you’ll get rich, stay healthy, and live a contented life with automatic answers to all your prayers. But life does not work according to such neat formulas. As proof, the author […]

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This Day in History July 30th

This Day in History July 30th

on July 30, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

July 30 is the 211th day of the year (212th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 154 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Abdon and Sennen Peter Chrysologus Robert Barnes (Lutheran) Ursus of Auxerre July 30 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Feast of the Throne (Morocco) Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Vanuatu […]

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Journalism 101

on July 30, 2018, 5:54 AM / in Opinion

Journalism 101: There are two aspects of Journalism 101; always have been – TWO.  (1) Reports [“news“] the greater and (2) Opinions [“editorials,” “commentaries“] the far lesser and limited to said “Editorial Page.”  Reporting (1) is a JOB, rather mechanically centered on correctness and fairness.  Editorializing (2), on the other hand, is conceived by said “reporter” as his DEVOTION, his […]

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