Twenty Arrested in Memphis Accused of Using Fraudulent Documents to Obtain Work

The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) arrested 20 men and women in Memphis this week for using fraudulent identification documents to get jobs at Expeditors International. Homeland Security Investigations worked with THP on the case, said Thomas Byrd, a spokesman for U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). “It’s a state level…

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President Donald Trump Calls China President Xi Jinping Over North Korea’s Missile Test

President Donald Trump, President Xi Jinping, Kim Jong Un

President Trump urged China’s president in a phone call Wednesday to use “all available levers” to pressure North Korea to halt its “provocations,” a day after Pyongyang tested a new intercontinental ballistic missile. Mr. Trump emphasized to Chinese President Xi Jinping “the determination of the United States to defend ourselves…

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Minnesota Public Radio Fires Long-time Radio Personality Garrison Keillor: ‘I Put My Hand on a Woman’s Bare Back’

Citing “inappropriate behavior with an individual who worked with him,” Minnesota Public Radio said Wednesday it has terminated its relationship with Garrison Keillor, the former host of “A Prairie Home Companion” who helped build MPR into a national powerhouse. …

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Former State Rep. Billy Spivey Joins Race to Replace Former State Senator Jim Tracy in Special Election

Former State Rep. Billy Spivey (R-Lewisburg) announced today that he is a candidate for the Republican nomination in the special primary election scheduled to replace former State Sen. Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) in the 14th State Senate District. “Over two terms in the Tennessee House, I took on Common Core. I…

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Democrats Threaten to Shut Down the Government if No DACA Amnesty

The congressional Democrats once vowed to never shut down the government over legislative issues such as immigration, but they seem ready to switch strategies during the Trump era. Normally, the government’s funding runs out from time to time, and congressional leaders have to agree on raising the debt limit to…

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FDA Warning: Bone Treats Making Dogs Sick, Causing Death

Federal authorities are warning dog owners against giving their pets packaged bones as treats or chew toys after receiving complaints of at least 15 deaths and dozens of illnesses. The Food and Drug Administration says it has received 68 reports of pet illnesses related to “bone treats,” which are processed…

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Special Election Dates Announced to Fill Jim Tracy’s Tennessee State Senate Seat

Special election dates have been set to fill the state Senate seat vacated by former state Sen. Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville). Primaries have been set for Jan. 25, with the general election set for March 13, according to a writ of election issued by Gov. Bill Haslam. Joe Carr and Shane…

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