Meet the Martian Hopefuls: Elon Musk and All the Others Trying to Get to Mars

Ready set go. Elon Musk still really wants to put people in a canister, set off a controlled explosion beneath them, and shoot them out of the Earth’s atmosphere towards a barren, airless piece of rock—preferably one 33 million miles away. On Friday at the International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide,…

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Genetically Engineered Bacteria Spread by Mosquitos’ Breeding Could Eradicate Malaria

Scientists spent ten years developing the special bug. The mosquito micro biome influences what parasites take hold. The mosquito is a delicate insect, with spindly legs and a graceful proboscis. The parasitic, single-celled organisms that spread malaria are even smaller and more fragile, and scientists are trying their hardest to…

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It’s Two Times the Bumps and a Truckload of Country on this Star-Studded Trip

Screenshot – babymoon Country stars build great friendships with each other, sharing stories of the road, the pleasure and pain of recording and the general highs and lows of the job. But Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard share something more personal. Both of their wives are expecting,…

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Yet Another NASCAR Superstar Enters the Anthem Controversy Fray

austin dillon anthem As much as the NFL has found itself in the middle of the discussion surrounding the national anthem controversy, NASCAR has also found itself being looked at closely, particularly after President Trump singled out the sport for not “[putting] up with disrespecting our country and our flag.”…

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Six Apps to Add Blockbuster Special Effects to Your Smartphone Videos

And…action! Add professional effects by simply tapping your phone’s screen. David Nield/Popular Science The smartphone revolution hasn’t just put a video camera in your pocket. It’s given you a whole movie-making studio in one compact package. With the right apps, you can add special effects and filters that the Hollywood…

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NBA Commissioner: Rules Require Standing for Anthem

Citing a league regulation, NBA commissioner Adam Silver anticipates no protests or demonstrations during the national anthem before games in his league. Speaking Thursday after the NBA’s Board of Governors meetings in New York, Silver said, “We have a rule that requires our players to stand for the anthem. It’s…

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Trump’s November Asia Trip to Include First China Visit

U.S. President Donald Trump will embark on a trip to Asia in November with the goal of garnering global support against the North Korean threat, while attending regional summits and discussing trade, the White House announced Friday. “The president’s engagements will strengthen the international resolve to confront the North Korean…

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First Lady Melania Trump Isn’t Happy An Elementary School Rejected Her ‘Racist’ Dr. Seuss Books

First Lady Melania Trump slammed an elementary school librarian’s rejection of so-called “racist” Dr. Seuss books gifted by the first lady to the school. Trump responded to Liz Phipps Soeiro, a school librarian at Cambridgeport Elementary School in Massachusetts, who rejected 10 Dr. Seuss books from the first lady in…

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Women Share Struggles at Worship Event in Thompson’s Station Friday to Inspire Others

THOMPSON’S STATION, Tennessee — Tammy Daniel believes in the power of story. The Christian author, speaker and worship leader is open about the struggles in her life, and has launched a ministry giving women a platform to share their own stories to help and inspire others. A handful of women…

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Domenic Sarno, Dem Mayor of Dr. Seuss’ Hometown, Slams Librarian for Trump Snub

The Democratic mayor of Dr. Seuss’ hometown of Springfield, Massachusetts, slammed an elementary school librarian who publicly rejected first lady Melania’s Trump’s book donation, calling the rejection “political correctness at its worst.” Mayor Domenic Sarno on Thursday offered to take the books instead and invited President Trump and his wife…

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Another GOP Leader Calls For McConnell To Step Down

Republican Study Committee Mark Walker said Friday that it might be in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s best interests to retire. “I think he’s a huge part of the problem,” Walker said. “There’s a growing consensus that would be very happy if the fine senator from Kentucky called it a…

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Six GOP Senators Who Could Follow Corker into Retirement

The surprise retirement of Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) may signal a rush to the exit door for other longtime establishment Republicans in the Senate. Several GOP members of the upper chamber — most of them advanced in age — have struggled to acclimate to the style and agenda of President…

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President Trump Will Decide Fed Chair in Two or Three Weeks

President Donald Trump indicated Friday he would select his nominee to be the next Federal Reserve chair within weeks, after meeting potential candidates. Trump said he would decide who chairs the US central bank, after interviewing Kevin Warsh, Jerome Powell and two other candidates. “I’ve had four meetings” Trump said…

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Texas Supreme Court Judge Don Willett Nominated to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals

Outspoken conservative and Texas’ official Tweeter Laureate Justice Don Willett was nominated to the join the federal bench as a Circuit Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit by the Trump Administration, the White House announced Thursday. Upon hearing the nomination was made public, Judge Willett took to…

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Commentary: NFL Players’ Protests Risk Stadium Funding

American taxpayers shelled out billions of dollars to build the stadiums that National Football League players are now using to stage their kneel-down protests of the national anthem. The players say they have a right to express their displeasure with racism in the U.S. with their protests, but lawmakers say…

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Sudanese Refugee Who Allegedly Murdered Woman at Antioch TN Church Motivated by Revenge for Shootings at Black Church

A black man who opened fire at a Sunday church service in Tennessee left a note that referenced retaliation for a white supremacist’s shooting massacre at a black church in South Carolina, the Associated Press reports. (more) Credit: Metropolitan Nashville Police Department Investigators found the note in the car of…

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Titans’ Delanie Walker to Fans: Stay Home

The Tennessee Titans’ tight end Delanie Walker may believe money grows on trees, for he apparently does not think ticket-buying fans pay his salary. The NFL player smack-talked his team’s fan base earlier this week when he said those who are upset about high-salaried players kneeling for the national anthem…

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State Senator Mark Green To Speak Tuesday At First Tuesday Event

State Sen. Mark Green (R-Clarksville) will speak Tuesday at Tim Skow’s First Tuesday event. A Republican activist, Skow in an email to First Tuesday fans mentioned the “political earthquake centered in Alabama,” where Roy Moore this week won the state’s GOP Senate primary runoff. Wondering what this might mean for…

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Mae Beavers Calls on Randy Boyd to Return and Refuse Donations from Haslam Family

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Mae Beavers released the following statement today on the NFL protests, Randy Boyd, and the Haslam family’s support for the radical leftists pushing the un-American protests of the National Anthem. “Randy Boyd should immediately return any donations the Haslams have made to his campaign,” Beavers opened. “What’s more, Randy Boyd…

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Cleveland, Tennessee Businessman Pulls Ads From NFL Broadcasts

A Cleveland, Tennessee, businessman is yanking his commercials from TV and radio broadcasts of NFL games for the rest of the season because of national anthem protests. Allan Jones is the founder of Check Into Cash and runs commercials for Check Into Cash, Buy Here Pay Here USA, and U.S.…

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Beacon Center of Tennessee Calls for Referendum on Funding New Soccer Stadium

The Beacon Center of Tennessee is calling for a public referendum to allow taxpayers to vote on whether tax dollars should be used to build a new Major League Soccer stadium in Nashville. Mayor Megan Barry has worked out a preliminary private-public deal to use tax dollars to help fund…

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Charlie Daniels Speaks Out on the National Anthem Protest ‘Kneelers’

Charlie Daniels is never afraid to speak his mind when it comes to political matters, and he’s got a lot of thoughts on the current controversy surrounding NFL athletes kneeling during the national anthem. During an interview with nationally syndicated radio show “Big D and Bubba,” Charlie said, “I think…

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Ryan Anderson of Heritage Foundation Gives Lecture on Religious Liberty at Union University

Religious liberty is a fundamental human right, one that even Americans who aren’t religious should value, Ryan Anderson of The Heritage Foundation said at Union University earlier this month. Anderson spoke at the Southern Baptist school in Jackson, Tennessee, Sept. 12 as part of an annual Constitution Day lecture series,…

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Commentary: Will Speaker Ryan and Majority Leader McConnell Pass President Trump’s Tax Plan?

by CHQ Staff   President Trump has released the framework for his tax reform and reduction plan to positive reaction from conservatives. Our friends at the Club for Growth issued a statement saying, “Fundamental tax reform comes around only once in a generation, and this is our chance.  The outline…

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Steve Scalise Didn’t Realize the Extent of His Injuries Until Days After the Shooting

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise said he didn’t realize how extensive the damage to his body was in the immediate aftermath of the shooting. “I found out later just how much damage was done internally. My femur was shattered. The hip and pelvis had serious damage where the bullet went…

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President Trump Lifts Puerto Rico Shipping Restrictions

President Donald Trump lifted US shipping restrictions on storm-battered Puerto Rico for 10 days Thursday, temporarily removing a legal obstacle blamed for slowing the disaster relief response to Hurricane Maria, the White House said. A 1920 law that restricts shipments between American ports to US-owned and operated cargo ships has…

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Democrat Al Green’s Goofball Logic: ‘Impeachment Does Not Require a Crime’

File this one under Crazy Democrats. Rep. Al Green, yes a Democrat, actually said during an interview on SiriusXM that the president doesn’t actually have to commit any type of crime in order to be impeached. That explains a lot, actually. For instance: It explains why Democrats have troubling connecting…

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Birmingham City Council Passes Sweeping Protections For LGBT People

The Birmingham City Council in Alabama this week passed non-discrimination ordinances that include sweeping protections for LGBT people and spell out criminal penalties for violators. The council on Tuesday unanimously passed an ordinance addressing discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations, and a companion measure addressing discrimination in  awarding city contracts. The…

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Stricken with Cancer: ‘Today, I’m the One’

Award-winning “Veep” star Julia Louis-Dreyfus has breast cancer, she announced through social media on Thursday. The 56-year-old American actress revealed the diagnosis to her 750,000 Twitter followers, posting a note that read: “One in eight women get breast cancer. Today, I’m the one.” “The good news is that I have…

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Keith Urban Bids a Musical Farewell to the Man He Calls His “Father in a Parallel Universe”

Keith Urban Don Williams Keith Urban paid tribute to his musical hero, Don Williams, in an intimate service remembering the late country star at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville on Sept. 27. Before he sang, Keith detailed just how instrumental Don’s music has been in…

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Physicists Report New, Solid Observation of Gravitational Waves

It’s pretty much official now: there are gravitational waves. A collaboration between the LIGO Lab and the Virgo interferometer collaboration just reported the first joint detection of gravitational waves, adding much more weight to previous detection events. It’s not the first time gravitational waves had been detected. Physicists had recorded…

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Commentary: Pope Francis, a Man of Thee Not Me

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Pope Francis has once again trotted into political territory, calling on the masses to not just feed and clothe but also open border doors and shelter strangers from lands far and away. His words? European nations, all the developed nations, need to welcome more migrants. Well, isn’t that special. Now…

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Progressive University of Tennessee-Knoxville Professors Lead Discussion on Privilege and Oppression

Two progressive University of Tennessee-Knoxville professors who endorse critical race theory led a discussion on campus Tuesday about privilege and oppression. The Hodges Library hosted the discussion “to begin dialogue on the topic of racial inequality and other aspects of oppression,” according to The Daily Beacon, the student newspaper. Band-aids…

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Commentary: Are the Haslams the First Family of the Never Trumpers?

There may be plenty of “Never Trumpers” on the Republican side of the aisle, with John Kasich and Jeb Bush immediately coming to mind, but no family can claim more current political power in the “Never Trumper” sphere than the Haslam family of Tennessee. The controversial NFL protests against the…

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President Trump Deletes Tweets Endorsing Luther Strange after Judge Roy Moore Win

Several of President Trump’s past endorsements of Sen. Luther Strange disappeared from the president’s personal Twitter account after the Republican senator lost Tuesday’s GOP primary runoff to former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore. Mr. Trump repeatedly touted the Republican incumbent’s campaign on Twitter leading up to Alabama’s special election this…

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