Archive for August 27th, 2019

Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova as U.S. Open gets underway

on August 27, 2019, 9:47 AM / in Tennis

Serena Williams on Monday won her first match at the U.S. Open since her loss in last year’s final, beating Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-1. Williams won the match in just 59 minutes, blasting serves that clocked at up to 115 miles per hour. She has now defeated Sharapova in 19 straight meetings. Sharapova, who has five major singles titles under […]

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U.S. agency tries to prevent ransomware attacks on voter databases

on August 27, 2019, 9:45 AM / in National News

The federal government is preparing to launch a program to protect voter registration databases from cyber-attacks in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election, Reuters reported Monday, citing current and former U.S. officials. The systems, used to validate voter eligibility, were targeted by Russian hackers in 2016, and intelligence officials are concerned hackers could try to compromise them again to […]

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Judge orders Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million over role in opioid crisis

on August 27, 2019, 9:43 AM / in National News

A judge on Monday ruled that Johnson & Johnson contributed to Oklahoma’s opioid crisis, and ordered the consumer products giant to pay $572 million to help address the damage. The decision from Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman was the first to hold a drug maker responsible for the excessive distribution of the powerful and addictive painkillers starting in the […]

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Weinstein pleads not guilty to 2 new sexual assault charges

on August 27, 2019, 9:42 AM / in National News

Disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty Monday to two new predatory sexual assault charges. The trial had been scheduled to take place next month, but the judge delayed it until Jan. 6. The case involves allegations by The Sopranos actress Annabella Sciorra that Weinstein raped her in 1993. Weinstein has been accused of sexual assault and rape by […]

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19 states, D.C. sue to block Trump push to extend child migrant detentions

on August 27, 2019, 9:40 AM / in National News

A coalition of 19 states and the District of Columbia, led by California and Massachusetts, filed a lawsuit on Monday seeking to block the Trump administration’s effort to scrap a court agreement that limits the detention of migrant children to 20 days. The Trump administration has proposed rescinding the Flores settlement agreement and extending the detentions indefinitely while asylum-seeking families’ […]

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Dr. Manny Sethi Breakfast

Dr. Manny Sethi Breakfast

on August 27, 2019, 7:09 AM / in Announcements
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Gate agent entertains travelers during delay

on August 27, 2019, 7:02 AM / in People, Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison Southwest Airlines flight from Orlando to Washington was delayed for three hours last Thursday. That’s not surprising news in the world of air travel. What was surprising was how the gate agent responded. He played games with the passengers as they waited, from a paper airplane competition to a contest for “worst driver’s license picture.” Winners […]

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Biden’s electability push takes a hit with new poll

on August 27, 2019, 7:00 AM / in National News

By Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver Former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign is showing multiple cracks, headlined by a new poll released Monday, as he continues to maintain pole position in the primary field. As Amie Parnes writes, since he launched his campaign four months ago, Biden’s chief selling point to voters has been a simple one: that he […]

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Background Checks: The Beginning of the End for Gun Ownership

Background Checks: The Beginning of the End for Gun Ownership

on August 27, 2019, 6:56 AM / in Opinion

Opinion By Andy Massimilian USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- We hear it all the time. “Universal Background Checks” for all gun transfers are a “reasonable” and “effective” way to stop criminals and the deranged from getting guns. Don’t believe a word of it. Criminals overwhelmingly get their guns on the black market now and will continue to do so if this law is enacted, and […]

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Firestone Fallout

Firestone Fallout

on August 27, 2019, 6:54 AM / in History, State News

Once employing 7,000, impact of closed plant still felt in North Memphis community. By Bill Dries  |   The Memphis Daily News The red letters grow fainter as the years pass in North Memphis. The Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. plant’s smokestack, once a symbol of the industrial base that defined North Memphis, has become a different kind of symbol in the […]

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Who Are The Real Extremists?

Who Are The Real Extremists?

on August 27, 2019, 6:48 AM / in Opinion

By Ron Paul  |  Ron Paul Institute The recent mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton have re-ignited efforts to pass “Red Flag” laws, which allow the government to take away a person’s guns without due process, and expanded background checks on those wishing to purchase a gun. Some supporters of these measures acknowledge they would not have prevented the Dayton and […]

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Will Bibi’s War Become America’s War?

Will Bibi’s War Become America’s War?

on August 27, 2019, 6:43 AM / in Opinion

Why is Netanyahu now admitting to Israel’s role in the strikes in Lebanon, Syria and Iraq? Why has he begun threatening Iran itself and even the Houthi rebels in Yemen? President Donald Trump, who canceled a missile strike on Iran, after the shoot-down of a U.S. Predator drone, to avoid killing Iranians, may not want a U.S. war with Iran. […]

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The So-Called Civil War Was Not Over Slavery

The So-Called Civil War Was Not Over Slavery

on August 27, 2019, 6:17 AM / in History, Opinion

By Paul Craig Roberts    /    PaulCraigRoberts When I read Professor Thomas DiLorenzo’s article the question that lept to mind was, “How come the South is said to have fought for slavery when the North wasn’t fighting against slavery?” Two days before Lincoln’s inauguration as the 16th President, Congress, consisting only of the Northern states, passed overwhelmingly on March 2, 1861, the Corwin […]

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Remember the saying, “BEWARE THE YELLOW PERIL”?

on August 27, 2019, 6:11 AM / in Opinion

I am hoping there are some of you on WGEN who are old enough to remember a common saying in the early mid 1940’s. Keep in mind we were at war with Japan at the time.  Several of my uncles were in the Navy and right in the middle of that war. One uncle survived the Arizona – an older […]

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Polk Salad Annie and the SWAMP

on August 27, 2019, 6:08 AM / in Opinion

My brain never shuts off – even when I am trying to sleep.  Last night SWAMP and ALLIGATOR words kept going thru my thoughts.  It took me awhile to remember where I heard about alligators – The SWAMP (WDC) – and MEAN females.  Then BINGO early this morning it hit me – that Song, Poke Salad Annie!!!  How or WHY […]

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Illegal Aliens To Be Eligible For “Affordable Housing”

on August 27, 2019, 6:03 AM / in State News

Can anyone explain to me WHY DeBLASIO isn’t arrested and charged under USC 8 ? Section 1324a states: “Any person who knowingly hires/harbors/transports any illegal alien is guilty of a felony punishable by 10 years jail + $2000 fine per illegal alien + forfeiture of the vehicle or property used to commit the crime”. Section 1324c states, “All officers whose duty it is to enforce criminal laws […]

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Meet Claire

Meet Claire

on August 27, 2019, 6:00 AM / in People

Meet Claire Claire is an adventurous girl from Utah who loves spending time outside with her siblings. And the cancerous brain tumor she’s being treated for won’t get in the way of that, with the help of St. Jude. Claire and her four siblings love the outdoors. At their family’s home in Utah, they’re close to the mountains and love […]

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Facebook Backs Down, Admits John Birch Society Post Was Not “Hate Speech”

Facebook Backs Down, Admits John Birch Society Post Was Not “Hate Speech”

on August 27, 2019, 6:00 AM / in National News

Written by  C. Mitchell Shaw In July Facebook removed a post by The John Birch Society, this magazine’s parent organization, claiming that the “post goes against our Community Standards on hate.″ Facebook also banned the JBS from monetizing its videos on Facebook for 30 days. But there was nothing hateful about the post in question (reproduced below): It showed our July […]

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Be Blameless

Be Blameless

on August 27, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

By: Erick Erickson Those of us who are in politics and of faith need to work harder at being blameless. Look, we’re all sinners. The biggest difference between most of you guys and me is that my sins have more than once wound up in newspapers and on television. But we all fall short. I think too many of us […]

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Roughed Up To Grow Up

Roughed Up To Grow Up

on August 27, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Do not despise the chastening of the Lord, nor detest His correction. – Proverbs 3:11 Read: Hebrews 12:1-11 Many Christians have to be lovingly roughed up before they will grow up. Although the heavenly Father never allows His children to suffer needlessly, sometimes He lets them experience hard knocks so they’ll become mature believers. The need for “bad weather” to […]

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