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Chuck Schumer: If GOP tries to fill Ginsburg's seat, 'nothing is off the table next year'

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) at a press conference in Washington. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images In a Saturday conference call, Chuck Schumer said that "nothing is off the table next year" if Republicans try to rush to fill the open Supreme Court seat, formerly held by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Schumer, the minority leader, has generally been cautious about pushing big institutional changes in the past, but his new statement signals a renewed fight for ...
Tags: Utah, Politics, New York, Supreme Court, Scotus, Republicans, Washington, Senate, Trends, Democrats, Gop, United States, Maine, Alaska, Tennessee, Iowa


Walmart, Amazon Made Donations To QAnon-Promoting GOP Lawmaker

Walmart, Amazon and other corporate giants donated money to the reelection campaign of a Tennessee state lawmaker who had used social media to amplify and promote the QAnon conspiracy theory, according to an Associated Press review of campaign finance records and the candidate’s posts. The corporate support for a QAnon-promoting politician is another example of how the conspiracy theory has penetrated mainstream politics, spreading beyond its origins on internet message boards popular with right...
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Walmart, Amazon Donate To QAnon-Promoting Tennessee Politician

The conspiracy theory continues to penetrate mainstream politics.
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Here are all of Trump's possible Supreme Court nominees, including several conservative judges, lawyers, and 3 senators

US Supreme Court in Washington, DC. Eric Thayer/Reuters The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has raised the stakes for the fate of the Supreme Court. President Donald Trump earlier this month announced 20 new names that he may nominate if he's reelected, in an effort to energize evangelicals and socially conservative voters. Though Trump may put forth a pick before then because of the sudden vacancy created by the late Ginsburg. Trump added Republican Sens. Ted Cruz, Josh...
Tags: Utah, Politics, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Scotus, Colorado, Montana, Washington, Mexico, Kentucky, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Georgia


Sparks head into pivotal offseason following early playoff exit

One game. It’s all the Sparks got in the 2020 WNBA playoffs before their season came to an end on Thursday with a loss to the Connecticut Sun in the second round. And with the season reaching its end, one of the most consequential offseasons in franchise history is about to begin. The Sparks have nine players set to become free agents this winter, according to contract details on Spotrac.com. You might have heard of a few of them. Like Candace Parker. Chelsea Gray. Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike. Bri...
Tags: Sports, Atlanta, Adidas, Sport, Soccer, Tennessee, Connecticut, Associated Press, Sykes, WNBA, Gray, Sparks, Alexander, Parker, BRADENTON Fla, Augustus


Judge allows DNA testing in case of Tennessee man on death row for 32 years

Evidence in the case of a Tennessee man who was sentenced to death three decades ago can be tested for the first time for DNA, a judge ruled this week.
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Inside Tennessee’s Push To Bring Thousands Of NASCAR Fans Together During A Pandemic

Emails and other documents reveal some of those who were ― and weren't ― asked to weigh in before a massive crowd came.
Tags: News, Tennessee, Nascar


A carjacker held a couple hostage for hours in Tennessee before killing the husband, investigators say

Aileen and Jordan Stevens were driving to church Sunday when a car rear-ended their Ford Mustang along Interstate 24 in Tennessee. It was about 9:30 a.m. -- Aileen Stevens was teaching Sunday School that morning at their church in Rutherford County, her family said.
Tags: Cnn, Ford Mustang, Tennessee, Rutherford County, Aileen, Jordan Stevens, Aileen Stevens


Carjacker held a couple hostage for hours then killed the husband, investigators say

Aileen and Jordan Stevens were driving to church Sunday when a car rear-ended their Ford Mustang along Interstate 24 in Tennessee. It was about 9:30 a.m. -- Aileen Stevens was teaching Sunday School that morning at their church in Rutherford County, her family said.
Tags: News, Ford Mustang, Tennessee, Stories, Rutherford County, Aileen, Jordan Stevens, Aileen Stevens


A carjacker took a couple hostage on their way to church. He'd just shot four people, investigators say

Aileen and Jordan Stevens were driving to church Sunday when a car rear-ended their Ford Mustang along Interstate 24 in Tennessee. It was about 9:30 a.m. -- Aileen Stevens was teaching Sunday School that morning at their church in Rutherford County, her family said.
Tags: Cnn, Ford Mustang, Tennessee, Rutherford County, Aileen, Jordan Stevens, Aileen Stevens


1 million+ Californians top list of missed COVID payments

If you're hoping for a second COVID-19 stimulus check, it's looking like you're going to have to wait until after the November election for Congress to act. However, there is better financial pandemic payment news for millions of folks who didn't get the first coronavirus economic impact payment (EIP). Non-filers left out of first payments: Nearly 9 million individuals missed out on the first payment, notes the Internal Revenue Service, because they didn't file a tax return for the 2018 or 20...
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GOP Sen. Marsha Blackburn Mocked After Vowing To Never Rewrite U.S. Constitution

The Tennessee Republican apparently forgot about those little changes called "amendments."
Tags: News, Tennessee, GOP Sen Marsha Blackburn


Fantasy Football: Start Ben Roethlisberger, Sit Drew Brees In Week 2

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Tags: Sports, New Orleans Saints, Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, Drew Brees, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tennessee, Steelers, New Orleans, Indianapolis Colts, Philadelphia Eagles, Fantasy Football, Miami Dolphins, Melvin Gordon, Minnesota Vikings


Federal officers stockpiled semi-automatic rifles and tried to obtain a controversial 'heat ray' ahead of tear-gassing protesters for Trump's photo-op, a whistleblower says

Members of the DC National Guard, U.S. Park Police and U.S. Secret Service watch from Lafayette Park as demonstrators gather to protest the death of George Floyd on June 2, 2020. Alex Brandon/AP Federal law enforcement officers stocked up on semi-automatic rifles hours before forcefully clearing protesters from Lafayette Square in Washington, DC, according to whistleblower testimony obtained by The Washington Post. Officers also unsuccessfully sought to obtain a controversial "heat ray" th...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington Post, White House, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Missouri, Washington Dc, Tennessee, New York Times, Ads, Homeland Security, Secret Service, Npr, Dc


Federal officers stockpiled semiautomatic rifles and tried to obtain a controversial 'heat ray' ahead of tear-gassing protesters for Trump's photo op, a whistleblower says

Members of the DC National Guard, the US Park Police, and the US Secret Service at Lafayette Park on June 2 as demonstrators gathered to protest the death of George Floyd. Alex Brandon/AP Federal law-enforcement officers stocked up on semiautomatic rifles hours before forcefully clearing protesters from Lafayette Square in Washington, DC, according to whistleblower testimony obtained by The Washington Post. Officers also unsuccessfully sought to obtain a controversial "heat ray" that can c...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Minneapolis, Washington Post, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Missouri, Washington Dc, Tennessee, New York Times, Homeland Security, Npr


Alexander: Candace Parker, superstar and mentor

Bubble life in this summer of Pandemic Sports can lead to some weird experiences. As Candace Parker of the Sparks noted Tuesday, you wind up bumping into people you wouldn’t have dreamed of seeing under ordinary circumstances. “I was walking in the lobby of the hotel yesterday and I saw a ref swimming laps in the pool,” Parker said, half incredulously, on a Zoom conference Tuesday from the WNBA’s Bradenton, Fla. bubble. “To me, I think it’s just weird to see everybody as human beings (instead of...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Tennessee, Nba, Philadelphia, Associated Press, Lebron James, North America, WNBA, Toronto Raptors, Orlando, Sparks, Alexander, Parker, Derek Fisher


Jason Isbell to play socially distanced concerts in Tennessee

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit will play their first Tennessee shows of 2020, and break in a new socially distanced concert setup in Grundy County.          [Author: Nashville Tennessean]
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NC driver charged after video shows SUV run over BLM protester in Tennessee crosswalk

A 37-year-old man from Bakersville, North Carolina, turned himself in Monday, police said.
Tags: News, Tennessee, BLM, NC, Bakersville North Carolina


Episode #52: It’s Spooky Season + The Home Edit Joins Us!

Hello, hello. It’s officially spooky season (our podcast, our rules) and this week we’re chatting about all the fall things. We’re also joined by Clea and Joanna of The Home Edit! They’ve got a new Netflix show streaming as well as a book that’s about to launch … so we have a lot of chat about. You can stream the episode here on the blog or on  iTunes ,  Spotify ,  Google Play ,  TuneIn ,  Pocket Casts , and  Stitcher . You can find the podcast posts archive here . Show Notes:  -Link to Davi...
Tags: Podcast, Kim Kardashian, Instagram, Etsy, Reese Witherspoon, David, Netflix, Rachel Zoe, Tennessee, Starbucks, Jeremy, Santa, Jumanji, Lindsay Lohan, Stella, Container Store


Yamaha Unveils All-New Wolverine RMAX2 1000 and RMAX4 1000

The new 2021 Yamaha Wolverine Rmax 2 and Rmax 4. IMG Yamaha MARIETTA, Ga. – September 3, 2020 – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, sets a new benchmark in the recreational off-road segment, unveiling the all-new Proven Off-Road Wolverine RMAX 1000 line of two- and four-seat Side-by-Side (SxS) models, assembled at Yamaha’s state-of-the-art U.S.-based Newnan, Georgia, factory, giving serious adventure-seekers a new level of class-leading high-performance, extreme capability, power delivery, and versatilit...
Tags: Usa, Guns, Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Power, Fox, United States, Tennessee, Gear, Wisconsin, Wolverine, Magellan, Yamaha, CVT, Newnan Georgia


Parents in Tennessee are suing their school district for enforcing mask mandate

The lawsuit claims that the mandate is denying equal education opportunities to students who will not wear masks.
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A supercomputer found a promising theory about why COVID-19 cases go downhill fast. It even explains the bizarre range of symptoms.

Claudia da Costa Leite, a radiology professor at University of Sao Paulo, examines lung scans on July 29, 2020. Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty Images Tennessee researchers used a supercomputer to analyze lung fluid from coronavirus patients. They found that patients with severe cases may produce too much bradykinin, a chemical that regulates blood pressure. This could set off a chain reaction that leads to COVID-19's bizarre range of symptoms — including cardiac, gastrointestinal, and neurologic...
Tags: Science, News, China, Trends, Tennessee, Paris, World Health Organization, Supercomputers, Michigan, Vitamin D, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Jacobson, Inflammation, University of São Paulo, Benoit Tessier, Wuhan China


New job, new start -- how this woman changed her life with the help of her local grocery store

LaShenda Williams beams with gratitude every time she enters the Inglewood, Nashville, Kroger store in Tennessee. This is her workplace and a symbol of the new life she is building for herself.
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Alvin Kamara Signs 5 Year Extension with New Orleans

Alvin Kamara signs 5 year extension with New Orleans to a massive deal.  The extension is for $75 million in new money — bringing the total value to $77.133 million — and includes $34.333 million guaranteed. The new deal for Alvin Kamara came right after Dalvin Cook agreed to an extension. The average annual value of the extension, $15 million, matches what Ezekiel Elliott signed with the Dallas Cowboys in 2019 and trails only Christian McCaffrey’s $16 million per year with the Carolina Panthe...
Tags: New Orleans Saints, NFL, Tennessee, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans, Jazz, Saints, Carolina Panthers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Ezekiel Elliott, Michael Thomas, McCaffrey, Kamara, Dalvin Cook, Alvin Kamara


How rural states can bridge the 'digital divide,' according to two economic development experts

These are the state policies that impact digital access among rural Americans. Alexander Farnsworth/Getty Images Rural communities are disproportionately affected by the pandemic, as limited access to high-speed internet makes it difficult for people to work from home, access healthcare, and homeschool their kids.  Brian Whitacre and Roberto Gallardo, experts in economic development, examined initiatives and restrictions from rural state governments to determine which policies impacted the...
Tags: Colorado, California, US, Trends, Strategy, Broadband, Internet Access, Digital Divide, Tennessee, Louisiana, North Carolina, Rural America, Nordic, Oklahoma State University, Gallardo, Roberto Gallardo


49ers Hopeful To Be Able To Play Opener Despite Smoky Skies

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan remains hopeful the 49ers will be able to play their season opener against Arizona as scheduled despite poor air quality caused by wildfires in Northern California. The Niners practiced Friday at their facility as scheduled with an Air Quality Index between 150 and 200. NFL rules call for postponing or moving a game if the AQI is expected to remain consistently above 200 at the stadium on the day of the game. “If it gets to 200, that’s...
Tags: California, Stanford, Football, Sports, San Francisco 49ers, NFL, Raiders, San Francisco, Tennessee, Arizona, San Diego, Chargers, Miami, Denver, Northern California, Samuel


Permanent Disbarment: A Tennessee First

From the web page of the Tennessee Supreme Court The Tennessee Supreme Court today entered an order permanently disbarring an attorney from practicing law in Tennessee. A lawyer is “disbarred,” that is, expelled from the legal profession, when the Supreme... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Tennessee, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


New Leaf Run-off Poll for October • The Times They Are a'Changin': Revolution

This is the runoff poll to select the book we'll read and discuss in October, 2020. Note: I won't be voting in this poll unless there is another tie, at which point I'll cast the tiebreaking vote. We love new participants. We're happy for you to vote, but in the interest of a vibrant conversation, we'd like to request that you not vote unless you plan to join the discussion whatever the selection. :) So if you haven't posted in a book club thread yet, do please say a quick hello h...
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Two Tennessee hikers attempt FKT of Smokies trails to raise money for park

Two Tennessee hikers attempt FKT of Smokies trails to raise money for park Two hikers from Tennessee plan to walk over 900 miles and raise $60,000 for Great Smoky Mountains National Park Preventative Search and Rescue. Nancy East and her hiking partner Chris Ford are attempting a fastest known time (FKT) attempt of hiking all […] The post Two Tennessee hikers attempt FKT of Smokies trails to raise money for park appeared first on Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine.
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Tennessee, Go Outside, Chris Ford


Marriott Bonvoy also includes private vacation home rentals through its Homes & Villas platform — here's how it works plus top rentals available to book in the US

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Marriott Although the novel coronavirus is still affecting much of the US, many people have started to resume travel following shutdowns due to the pandemic. Vacation rentals in particular have seen a surge since April, in large part because it is easier to practice social distancing and there is no contact with other guests.  For those seeking a hotel-like experience in a private home, Marriott Bo...
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