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FOX 6 Milwaukee
U.S. Senate votes to ban taxes on Internet accessWASHINGTON — The Senate voted Thursday to bar permanently state and local gover
U.S. Senate votes to ban taxes on Internet access
FOX 6 Milwaukee / Posted an hour ago
WASHINGTON — The Senate voted Thursday to bar permanently state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet, something Congress has prevented repeatedly before but only on a temporary basis. It passed 75-20 as part of a customs... Read more
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4029TV KHBS - KHOG Fort Smith - Fayetteville
Senate votes to ban taxes on Internet accessThe Senate voted Thursday to bar permanently state and local governments from t
Senate votes to ban taxes on Internet access
4029TV KHBS - KHOG Fort Smith - Fayetteville / Posted an hour ago
The Senate voted Thursday to bar permanently state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet, something Congress has prevented repeatedly before but only on a temporary basis. It passed 75-20 as part of a customs enforcement measure... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
Rep. Phil Roe Proposes Bill To Protect Tennessee's Natural HeritageA coalition of outdoorsmen, business owners, faith leaders, and conservationist
Rep. Phil Roe Proposes Bill To Protect Tennessee's Natural Heritage
The Chattanoogan / Posted 2 hours ago
A coalition of outdoorsmen, business owners, faith leaders, and conservationists Thursday praised a new bill introduced by Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) that would safeguard roughly 7,000 acres of the Cherokee National Forest in East Tennessee for future... Read more
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The Hill
Senate sends customs bill with Internet tax ban to ObamaThe Senate passed a customs enforcement bill Thursday paving the way for it to
Senate sends customs bill with Internet tax ban to Obama
The Hill / Posted 2 hours ago
The Senate passed a customs enforcement bill Thursday paving the way for it to hit President Obama's desk. Senators voted 75-20 on the legislation, which had stalled because of a fight over an Internet tax ban. ADVERTISEMENT “This bill is about... Read more
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Roll Call
Democrats Seek Emergency Cash for Opioid CrisisDemocrats Want Emergency Cash to Fight Opioid Abuse Shaheen, left, and Schumer
Democrats Seek Emergency Cash for Opioid Crisis
Roll Call / Posted 3 hours ago
Democrats Want Emergency Cash to Fight Opioid Abuse Shaheen, left, and Schumer, right, are seeking emergency funds to tackle opioid addiction. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Democrats are planning to fight for emergency funding to tackle... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Bill would designate 7,500 acres as wildernessWASHINGTON — Nearly 7,500 acres in East Tennessee would be designated as federa
Bill would designate 7,500 acres as wilderness
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 3 hours ago
WASHINGTON — Nearly 7,500 acres in East Tennessee would be designated as federally protected wilderness areas and would be added to the Cherokee National Forest under a bill filed Thursday by U.S. Rep. Phil Roe. Roe's bill, called the Tennessee... Read more
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Rocky Mount Telegram
The Rocky Mount TelegramDURHAM – With an ambitious funding request pending before Congress, Vice Presid
The Rocky Mount Telegram
Rocky Mount Telegram / Posted 19 hours ago
DURHAM – With an ambitious funding request pending before Congress, Vice President Joe Biden sought Wednesday to fill out the White House’s cancer “moonshot” with input from doctors and researchers at a hub for medical innovation. Biden toured labs... Read more
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MedCity News
Senate panel unanimously clears post-Meaningful Use HIT billSen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee) With the future of the federal electronic h
Senate panel unanimously clears post-Meaningful Use HIT bill
MedCity News / Posted yesterday
Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee) With the future of the federal electronic health records incentive program now up in the air, a bill that addresses major complaints about Meaningful Use seems to be on the fast track to passage. Tuesday, The... Read more
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The Hill
Gun politics stymie mental health pushPartisan tensions over gun control popped up during a Senate hearing on mental
Gun politics stymie mental health push
The Hill / Posted yesterday
Partisan tensions over gun control popped up during a Senate hearing on mental healthcare reform Wednesday, threatening the effort to find a bipartisan path forward. The Senate Judiciary Committee examined a bill from Sen. John Cornyn (Texas), the... Read more
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The Hill
Showdown scars: How the $4 trillion ‘grand bargain’ collapsedThis article is part of a series on Barack Obama's presidency, nine years after
Showdown scars: How the $4 trillion ‘grand bargain’ collapsed
The Hill / Posted yesterday
This article is part of a series on Barack Obama's presidency, nine years after he announced his White House bid on Feb. 10, 2007. It was their last chance. On July 17, 2011, President Obama’s advisers sneakedSpeaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and his... Read more
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The Hill
Hawks want more defense spendingForget about Donald Trump. The looming budget debate is emerging as the biggest
Hawks want more defense spending
The Hill / Posted yesterday
Forget about Donald Trump. The looming budget debate is emerging as the biggest headache for congressional Republicans in 2016. Defense hawks on both sides of Capitol Hill on Tuesday called for billions of dollars in new military spending, putting... Read more
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FOX News
Trump, Kasich, Cruz, Rubio, Bush: What NH results mean to the still-alive fiveAdd this to the list of election-year proverbs to dismiss: John Sununu’s snarky
Trump, Kasich, Cruz, Rubio, Bush: What NH results mean to the still-alive five
FOX News / Posted yesterday
Add this to the list of election-year proverbs to dismiss: John Sununu’s snarky missive that “Iowa picks corn and New Hampshire picks presidents”. The last presidential hopeful to make good on Sununu’s words: his old boss, George H.W. Bush. That was... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Chickamauga lock getting more funding in 2016, but future cuts loomWork on the delayed new lock at the Chickamauga Dam in Chattanooga got a $29.9
Chickamauga lock getting more funding in 2016, but future cuts loom
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted yesterday
Work on the delayed new lock at the Chickamauga Dam in Chattanooga got a $29.9 million boost Tuesday when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced its plans for using the extra money provided this year by Congress and a higher fuel barge tax for... Read more
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The Washington Times
Democrats say Republicans unfocused on fighting Zika virus and Flint lead-water problemSenate Democrats accused the GOP majority Tuesday of paying lip service to lead
Democrats say Republicans unfocused on fighting Zika virus and Flint lead-water problem
The Washington Times / Posted yesterday
Senate Democrats accused the GOP majority Tuesday of paying lip service to lead-poisoned families in Michigan and waffling in its response to the Zika virus that’s threatening U.S. shores, signaling they will use both crises as a prism for each... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
Alexander Says Supreme Court Right To Block Obama Clean Power Plan Senator Lamar Alexander agreed U.S. Supreme Court was right to block the Obam
Alexander Says Supreme Court Right To Block Obama Clean Power Plan
The Chattanoogan / Posted yesterday
Senator Lamar Alexander agreed U.S. Supreme Court was right to block the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan until legal challenges to the law are resolved. “The Supreme Court... Read more
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The Washington Times
Reckless, irresponsible: 2017 budget reviews in“The fact that President Obama has only submitted two budgets on time in his ei
Reckless, irresponsible: 2017 budget reviews in
The Washington Times / Posted yesterday
“The fact that President Obama has only submitted two budgets on time in his eight years in office clearly demonstrates the importance he places on actually having a budget. It’s ironic that he is quick to use his pen and phone, but slow to put... Read more
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The Hill
Overnight Healthcare: Obama budget goes big on healthThe White House is resurfacing some of its boldest healthcare proposals in its
Overnight Healthcare: Obama budget goes big on health
The Hill / Posted yesterday
The White House is resurfacing some of its boldest healthcare proposals in its final budget wish list, which may mark its last chance to strengthen the Affordable Care Act. The $4.1 trillion budget proposal is Obama's most expensive to date. It... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Obama administration gives up on selling TVAWASHINGTON — The Obama administration apparently has given up on selling the Te
Obama administration gives up on selling TVA
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted yesterday
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration apparently has given up on selling the Tennessee Valley Authority. President Barack Obama's $4.1 trillion proposed budget, submitted to Congress on Tuesday, makes no mention of putting the public utility under... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Obama budget backs off proposal to sell TVAmichael.collins@jmg.com 202-408-2711 WASHINGTON — The Obama administration ap
Obama budget backs off proposal to sell TVA
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted yesterday
michael.collins@jmg.com 202-408-2711 WASHINGTON — The Obama administration apparently has given up on selling the Tennessee Valley Authority. President Barack Obama's $4.1 trillion proposed budget, submitted to Congress on Tuesday, makes no... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
Alexander Says Chickamauga Lock Construction Will Continue For 2nd Consecutive YearSenator Lamar Alexander says the latest Army Corps of Engineers Work Plan inclu
Alexander Says Chickamauga Lock Construction Will Continue For 2nd Consecutive Year
The Chattanoogan / Posted yesterday
Senator Lamar Alexander says the latest Army Corps of Engineers Work Plan includes great news for East Tennessee – and everyone who benefits from river traffic passing through the Chickamauga Lock in Chattanooga. In addition to funding slated for... Read more
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The Hill
Senate tries to overcome funding battle in medical innovation billThe Senate health committee is seeking to find a way forward on its medical inn
Senate tries to overcome funding battle in medical innovation bill
The Hill / Posted 2 days ago
The Senate health committee is seeking to find a way forward on its medical innovation measure despite thorny disagreements over new funding for research and changes to regulatory standards. ADVERTISEMENT Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) argued... Read more
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The Hill
Clock ticking down on filibuster reformTime is running out for filibuster reform in the Senate. Senators pushing to c
Clock ticking down on filibuster reform
The Hill / Posted 2 days ago
Time is running out for filibuster reform in the Senate. Senators pushing to change the filibuster rules had hoped to get a proposal moving in early 2016, but six weeks into the new year, little progress has been made. Sources say there hasn’t been... Read more
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NBC News
Here's What to Watch for in Tonight's N.H. PrimaryMANCHESTER, N.H. — Stories about the New Hampshire electorate are notoriously l
Here's What to Watch for in Tonight's N.H. Primary
NBC News / Posted 2 days ago
MANCHESTER, N.H. — Stories about the New Hampshire electorate are notoriously laden with cliches: Voters here are "flinty," ornery, last-minute deciders who interrogate presidential candidates like parents haranguing their teenager before Spring... Read more
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Roll Call
Zika Virus Funding Met With Caution in Congress Burwell will brief lawmakers on Zika Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File
Zika Virus Funding Met With Caution in Congress
Roll Call / Posted 3 days ago
Burwell will brief lawmakers on Zika Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo) Capitol Hill leaders responded cautiously to President Barack Obama’s announcement Monday that he would ask... Read more
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KGW Channel 8 Portland
New Hampshire has saved, killed campaigns since 1952NASHUA, N.H. — This is the state where the backers of Dwight Eisenhower proved
New Hampshire has saved, killed campaigns since 1952
KGW Channel 8 Portland / Posted 3 days ago
NASHUA, N.H. — This is the state where the backers of Dwight Eisenhower proved his political strength. It's the state that forced the withdrawal of President Lyndon Johnson and where Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton made career-saving comebacks. The... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Congress staying neutral in TVA pension fightTypical response we have absolutely nothing to do with it. Senators Corker and
Congress staying neutral in TVA pension fight
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 3 days ago
Typical response we have absolutely nothing to do with it. Senators Corker and Alexander took up the fight with VW when they needed to keep their mouth closed about a private business. Nonetheless, they put their two cents worth in. Unfortunately,... Read more
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USA Today
From Ike to the Clintons: New Hampshire primary greatest hitsNASHUA, N.H. — This is the state where the backers of Dwight Eisenhower proved
From Ike to the Clintons: New Hampshire primary greatest hits
USA Today / Posted 3 days ago
NASHUA, N.H. — This is the state where the backers of Dwight Eisenhower proved his political strength. It's the state that forced the withdrawal of President Lyndon Johnson and where Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton made career-saving comebacks. The... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Congress staying neutral in TVA pension fightWASHINGTON — A union representing TVA employees is calling for congressional he
Congress staying neutral in TVA pension fight
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 3 days ago
WASHINGTON — A union representing TVA employees is calling for congressional hearings on proposed changes to the employee pension plan and is asking lawmakers to hold the utility accountable for its pension obligations. But members of Tennessee's... Read more
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The Hill
Week ahead: Budget time, agencies tackle Zika threatThe White House will release its budget wish list on Tuesday, setting up new fi
Week ahead: Budget time, agencies tackle Zika threat
The Hill / Posted 3 days ago
The White House will release its budget wish list on Tuesday, setting up new fights with Republicans on everything from ObamaCare spending to the National Institutes of Health. With a GOP-led Congress, the budget proposal will serve more as... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
PAC collections mirror GOP’s political dominance in TennesseeNASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam has stashed far less election year money in his po
PAC collections mirror GOP’s political dominance in Tennessee
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 3 days ago
NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam has stashed far less election year money in his political action committee — typically used to help political friends and build good will — than several other Tennessee officeholders maintaining such accounts, according... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Congress staying neutral in TVA pension fightWASHINGTON — A union representing TVA employees is calling for congressional he
Congress staying neutral in TVA pension fight
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 4 days ago
WASHINGTON — A union representing TVA employees is calling for congressional hearings on proposed changes to the employee pension plan and is asking lawmakers to hold the utility accountable for its pension obligations. But members of Tennessee's... Read more
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The Hill
Trump flip-flops on Super Bowl pickWhen it comes to the Super Bowl, Donald Trump is trying to have it both ways.
Trump flip-flops on Super Bowl pick
The Hill / Posted 4 days ago
When it comes to the Super Bowl, Donald Trump is trying to have it both ways. When moderators asked the GOP presidential candidates for their Super Bowl picks during Saturday's debate, Trump had only one word. "Carolina," he said, referring to the... Read more
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WAFF 48 News Huntsville
Officials want to honor World War II soldier from KnoxvilleKNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - For refusing to back down even when staring down the ba
Officials want to honor World War II soldier from Knoxville
WAFF 48 News Huntsville / Posted 5 days ago
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - For refusing to back down even when staring down the barrel of a Nazi officer's pistol, Army Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds was honored last week by Israel for an act of bravery that saved as many as 200 Jewish Americans during... Read more
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Daily Record
OPINION: Trump, Sanders and maverick N.H.CONCORD, N.H. — Every early state in the presidential nomination process is com
OPINION: Trump, Sanders and maverick N.H.
Daily Record / Posted 5 days ago
CONCORD, N.H. — Every early state in the presidential nomination process is complicated in its own way. In New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary on Tuesday, candidates will confront the state’s fierce independent nature and large undeclared... Read more
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Roll Call
Congress Calls for Action as Zika Virus Reaches D.C.As Zika Virus Reaches D.C., Congress Calls for Action Alexander said his commi
Congress Calls for Action as Zika Virus Reaches D.C.
Roll Call / Posted 6 days ago
As Zika Virus Reaches D.C., Congress Calls for Action Alexander said his committee will hold a hearing on the Zika virus. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call File Photo) As the Zika virus reaches the United States and the nation’s capital, lawmakers on both... Read more
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Kansas City InfoZine
Congress Addresses High Drug Prices By Luis Gonzalez - Americans spent $373.9 billion on prescription medicines i
Congress Addresses High Drug Prices
Kansas City InfoZine / Posted 6 days ago
By Luis Gonzalez - Americans spent $373.9 billion on prescription medicines in 2014. The cost could have been much higher, according to the Generic Pharmaceutical Association. A report by the association says the... Read more
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USA Today
Trump, Sanders and the maverick stateAre the two New Hampshire front-runners heirs to John McCain? Yes and no. CONC
Trump, Sanders and the maverick state
USA Today / Posted 6 days ago
Are the two New Hampshire front-runners heirs to John McCain? Yes and no. CONCORD, N.H. — Every early state in the presidential nomination process is complicated in its own way. In New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary on Tuesday, candidates... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
Senate Health Committee To Hold Zika Hearing On Feb. 24 At 10 a.m. Chairman Lamar Alexander and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) announced
Senate Health Committee To Hold Zika Hearing On Feb. 24 At 10 a.m.
The Chattanoogan / Posted 6 days ago
Chairman Lamar Alexander and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) announced Thursday the Senate committee overseeing public health policy will hold a hearing on the Zika virus on... Read more
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Swissinfo
New York, Florida Governors Ramp Up Efforts Against Zika Virus(Bloomberg) -- Governors in two U.S. states took action to find cases of Zika v
New York, Florida Governors Ramp Up Efforts Against Zika Virus
Swissinfo / Posted 6 days ago
(Bloomberg) -- Governors in two U.S. states took action to find cases of Zika virus and avert the spread of the illness, which has been linked to birth defects and discouraged travel to areas in South and Central America where infections are... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
Meet The Guard Dog Who Keeps The New Hampshire Primary FirstFor the past 40 years, New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary status has b
Meet The Guard Dog Who Keeps The New Hampshire Primary First
KPBS San Diego / Posted 7 days ago
For the past 40 years, New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary status has been vigorously defended by one man: Secretary of State Bill Gardner. He is the nation's longest-serving secretary of state, taking office in 1976, one year before New... Read more
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TheStreet.com
2016 student loan outlook: D.C. gridlock abounds but one federal appointment may help"There is bipartisan concern about the flow of federal student loan funds and w
2016 student loan outlook: D.C. gridlock abounds but one federal appointment may help
TheStreet.com / Posted 7 days ago
"There is bipartisan concern about the flow of federal student loan funds and whether these schools are providing a return on that in investment for students,” said Stephen Dash, CEO of Credible, a San Francisco-based provider of student loan... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
5 lessons from IowaThe Iowa caucuses are history. Hillary Clinton became the first woman ever to w
5 lessons from Iowa
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 8 days ago
The Iowa caucuses are history. Hillary Clinton became the first woman ever to win the caucuses and Ted Cruz out-organized Donald Trump and the rest of the Republican field to take the top spot in the Hawkeye State. What does it all mean as the... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
How will Iowa affect Kasich in New Hampshire? The Dispatch public affairs team talks politics and tackles state and federal
How will Iowa affect Kasich in New Hampshire?
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 9 days ago
The Dispatch public affairs team talks politics and tackles state and federal government issues in the Buckeye Forum podcast. Your Right to Know NEWBURY, NH – Although he won but a single delegate and... Read more
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The Columbian
Virus Merits Fast ResponseThere is little new about insect-borne disease presenting a large-scale threat
Virus Merits Fast Response
The Columbian / Posted 9 days ago
There is little new about insect-borne disease presenting a large-scale threat to humans. Estimates are that the Black Death — primarily bubonic plague spread mostly by fleas from small animals — killed at least 75 million people during the 1300s.... Read more
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The Space Review
Creating a July 20 space exploration day holidayOn July 20, 1969, much of humankind witnessed on television one of the greatest
Creating a July 20 space exploration day holiday
The Space Review / Posted 10 days ago
On July 20, 1969, much of humankind witnessed on television one of the greatest events in world history: the first walk of astronauts on the surface of another celestial body. There was a spirit of great excitement and public support for this... Read more
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FOX News
Race for Zika vaccine gathers momentum as virus spreadsCompanies and scientists are racing to create a Zika vaccine as concern grows o
Race for Zika vaccine gathers momentum as virus spreads
FOX News / Posted 10 days ago
Companies and scientists are racing to create a Zika vaccine as concern grows over the mosquito-borne virus that has been linked to severe birth defects and is spreading quickly through the Americas. Zika is now present in 23 countries and... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Lawmakers want to honor Knoxville soldier who saved Jews during World War IIWASHINGTON — For refusing to back down even when staring down the barrel of a N
Lawmakers want to honor Knoxville soldier who saved Jews during World War II
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 10 days ago
WASHINGTON — For refusing to back down even when staring down the barrel of a Nazi officer's pistol, Army Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds was honored last week by Israel for an act of bravery that saved as many as 200 Jewish Americans during World War... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Unions object to TVA effort to cut pension benefitsBut TVA President Bill Johnson insists changes and caps in retirement benefits
Unions object to TVA effort to cut pension benefits
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 10 days ago
But TVA President Bill Johnson insists changes and caps in retirement benefits are needed to close a $6 billion funding shortfall without having to raise electric rates in the Tennessee Valley. TVA has proposed a 20-year plan to pump another $5.5... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Lawmakers want to honor Knoxville soldier who saved Jews in HolocaustWASHINGTON—For refusing to back down even when staring down the barrel of a Naz
Lawmakers want to honor Knoxville soldier who saved Jews in Holocaust
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 11 days ago
WASHINGTON—For refusing to back down even when staring down the barrel of a Nazi officer's pistol, Army Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds was honored last week by Israel for an act of bravery that saved as many as 200 Jewish Americans during World War... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Lawmakers want to honor Knoxville soldier who saved Jews in HolocaustWASHINGTON—For refusing to back down even when staring down the barrel of a Naz
Lawmakers want to honor Knoxville soldier who saved Jews in Holocaust
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 11 days ago
WASHINGTON—For refusing to back down even when staring down the barrel of a Nazi officer's pistol, Army Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds was honored last week by Israel for an act of bravery that saved as many as 200 Jewish Americans during World War... Read more
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