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Senator Corker Joins Democrats, Will Vote ‘No’ on Once-in-a-Lifetime Tax Reform

In a move he telegraphed for weeks, retiring junior Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee announced Friday afternoon he will not vote for the tax reform package heading to the floor of the Senate, citing concerns for the government’s mounting deficits and debt. “This is yet another tough vote. I am…

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Disney Makes History as ‘Thor’ Hits $5 Billion in Global Box Office Sales

The thunderous success of “Thor: Ragnarok” has helped Walt Disney Studios become the first distributor in history to hit $5 billion in annual global box office sales three times, it said Thursday. The superhero movie, made by Disney’s Marvel subsidiary, is on the verge of surpassing $800 million worldwide, putting…

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Daniel Sedin Reaches Milestone in Canucks’ Win Over Preds, 5-3

Daniel Sedin recorded his 1,000th career point Thursday with a game-tying, power-play goal, and rookie Brock Boeser tacked on the game-winning marker less than four minutes later as the Vancouver Canucks rallied to topple the Nashville Predators 5-3 in Bridgestone Arena. Sedin, whose assist on Loui Eriksson’s second-period goal was…

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Phil Fulmer Named Interim AD at University of Tennessee, Currie Placed on Leave With Pay

Phil Fulmer has been named interim Athletic Director at the University of Tennesseem and Athletic Director John Currie “has been placed on leave with pay,” UT Chancellor Beverly Davenport said at a press conference Friday afternoon. “Phillip Fulmer has been a great representative of the university. He has been a…

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Report: Tennessee Has Fired Athletic Director Who Botched Search for Head Football Coach

WBIR-TV in Knoxville is reporting that the University of Tennessee has fired athletic director John Currie for his handling of the search for a new head football coach. According to reports, Currie attended a short meeting Friday morning at the chancellor’s office. The meeting reportedly lasted approximately eight to 10…

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Scientist Claims He Was Forced To Quit His Govt. Job After Becoming A Trump Admin Adviser

A scientist who’s worked at North Carolina’s environmental agency for more than two decades said he was forced out after being appointed to a Trump administration scientific advisory board. Donald van der Vaart was chosen to serve on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Science Advisory Board in early November, less…

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Scott Williams Vying With Rep. Art Swann for Doug Overbey’s Tennessee State Senate Seat

UPDATE: Friday 3:30 pm central The Blount County Commission has voted to appoint state Rep. Art Swann to Doug Overbey’s state Senate seat.    In a statement, Lt. Gov. Randy McNally said:    “Congratulations to my friend Art Swann on his appointment to the Tennessee Senate by the Blount County…

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