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EXCLUSIVE Interview With State Rep. Jimmy Matlock On Announcement He Is Running For 2nd Congressional District Seat

State Representative Jimmy Matlock (R-Lenoir City), citing Rep. John J. “Jimmy” Duncan’s (R-TN-02) announcement Monday that he will not seek re-election to Congress, announced his organization of a campaign to run for the 2nd District Congressional seat. In an exclusive interview with The Tennessee Star, Rep. Matlock shared that his…

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Selects Eastern District of Tennessee to Participate In New Opioid Fraud And Abuse Detection Unit Pilot Program

Tennessee Star

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Wednesday during a speech at the Columbus Police Academy a new Department of Justice (DOJ) pilot program, Opioid Fraud and Abuse Detection Unit, and named eastern Tennessee as one of the 12 districts selected to participate in the program. According to the DOJ website, the…

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Tennessee’s Republican U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker Help Elevate Victim Status of Muslims Living in America

  On April 5, 2017, Senators Alexander and Corker joined in the unanimous consent of the Senate and “agreed to” S.Res. 118: A resolution condemning hate crime and any other form of racism, religious or ethnic bias, discrimination, incitement to violence, or animus targeting a minority in the United States. Because S.Res.118 was…

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Promise Kept: President Trump Introduces Immigration Overhaul with Backers Senator Tom Cotton and Senator David Perdue

Tennessee Star

  President Trump introduced what supporters say is the most significant overhaul in the American immigration system in 50 years Wednesday. “This legislation will not only restore our competitive edge in the 21st century, but it will restore the sacred bonds of trust between America and its citizens,” President Trump…

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President Trump Donates Second Paycheck to Department of Education

Tennessee Star

  President Trump announced his second paycheck will be donated to the Department of Education. In a statement, the Trump Administration earmarked the funds specifically to host a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) camp for students. It’s not the first time President Trump has sought to focus attention on the…

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Knoxville Man Creates Bracelets With Bible Verse Featured On Police Department Plaque

  A Knoxville man has created bracelets featuring the Bible verse written on a plaque at the Knoxville Police Department that was moved last week because of complaints from the Freedom From Religion Foundation. The plaque, which was hanging above an employee entrance, was moved to the other side of the…

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