‘Raging Bull’ Boxer Jake LaMotta Dead at 95

Jake LaMotta, the legendary former world middleweight boxing champion whose wild life and times inspired the Oscar-winning movie “Raging Bull,” has died at age 95, his family announced Wednesday. LaMotta, an iconic figure from boxing’s 1950s golden age best known for a brutal six-fight rivalry with Sugar Ray Robinson, passed…

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Commentary: A Brief History of the Road Runner vs. Wile E. Coyote

One of the former joys of the movie-going experience that today’s kids are totally unfamiliar with was the appearance of one or more animated cartoons that precede the feature film. Two classic Warner Brothers cartoon characters that captured youthful imaginations better than any others, were Wile E. Coyote and the…

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Commentary: President Trump Is Just the Guy to Rein in the United Nations

President Donald Trump took the United Nations to task in recent remarks at the global body’s New York headquarters, telling those attending a special forum on “management, security and development” that the entity was in dire need of reform. It’s about time America snipped the U.N.’s wings. Among Trump’s scolding…

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Union-Backed Antoinette Lee Wins Nashville Metro Council Runoff Election

Antoinette Lee defeated Tim Herndon in a runoff election Tuesday to fill a vacated seat on Nashville’s Metro Council. Lee won 655 votes (55 percent) to Herndon’s 540 (45 percent), according to unofficial results released by the Election Commission Tuesday evening. The seat is in District 33, which covers part of Antioch.…

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Trump Overturns Obama, Makes It Much Easier For CIA To Kill Terrorists

The Trump administration loosened Obama-era restrictions on CIA drone strike approval, accelerating the air war on the Islamic State and Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, NBCNews reports. The drone strikes predominantly took place in Syria and Yemen where multiple violent terrorist organizations operate. The Trump administration is also in the…

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Financial Regulation Champ Elizabeth Warren Met With Top Wall Streeters

Elizabeth Warren

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts met with Jamie Dimon this summer after repeatedly targeting the J.P. Morgan CEO in recent years as part of her crusade against the perceived excesses of Wall Street. Warren met privately with Dimon in Washington, D.C., early this summer and attended a Democratic fundraiser…

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NAACP Sues Trump Over Decision To Rollback DACA

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump Monday in an attempt to protect those in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The NAACP is suing Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Homeland Secretary Elaine Duke, among others, for taking away…

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Bill O’Reilly Spars with Matt Lauer over Fox News Ouster: ‘Don’t Be Sarcastic’

Sparks flew in NBC’s New York studios on Tuesday as author Bill O’Reilly arrived to talk about his new book and April ouster from Fox News Channel. “Today” show viewers who tuned in Tuesday morning witnessed the first major interview by Mr. O’Reilly since a spate of sexual harassment allegations…

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Christian Hymn Singing Fills Grand Ole Opry

  NASHVILLE, Tennessee — The Grand Ole Opry House was filled Monday evening with the sound of Christians singing hymns old and new. Hymn-writers Keith and Kristyn Getty led a spirit-filled event related to a conference they are leading this week at Brentwood Baptist to promote congregational singing. The husband and…

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Judd Matheny Prepared for Special Election if U.S. Rep. Diane Black Leaves Seat to Ramp Up Gubernatorial Campaign

BRENTWOOD, Tennessee — State Rep. Judd Matheny (R-Tullahoma) said Tuesday he wouldn’t be surprised if U.S. Rep. Diane Black (R-TN-6) decided to resign her seat in Congress to focus on her campaign for governor. “If not, the governor’s race is going to leave her behind,” said Matheny, speaking at a…

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POLL: 82% of Republicans Support a Military Strike Against North Korea Should Diplomacy and Sanctions Fail

The American attitude toward North Korea appears to be evolving ­- and not necessarily in a docile direction. The number of Americans who would support a U.S. military response to the rogue nation’s aggression is “significantly higher” these days, according to a new Gallup poll. “As North Korea continues to…

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Commentary: Paul Manafort Wiretapped – and Suddenly, Donald Trump’s Not So Crazy

Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, was being wiretapped by feds – not just once, but twice – as part of an FBI investigation into his dealings in Ukraine and Russia. The secret surveillance took place at a time when Manafort was in contact with Trump, all the…

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Gorka: Trump’s ‘Rocket Man’ Rhetoric Helps Shove North Korea ‘Back in its Box’

Tennessee Star

Dr. Sebastian Gorka, former deputy assistant to President Donald Trump, said that the president’s decision to refer to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un as “Rocket Man” in front of the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday “gets us halfway” to shoving the regime “back in its box” where it belongs,…

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Pastors’ Spouses Happy But Experience Stress, Especially Younger Ones, LifeWay Research Study Shows

Pastors’ spouses say their roles are meaningful and fulfilling, but they also experience pressure and stress, younger spouses especially, according to the results of a new LifeWay Research study. The survey of 720 spouses focused primarily on spouses of senior or solo pastors within a variety of Protestant denominations. The…

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Lee Beaman Launches Super PAC to Raise $4 Million to Support Andy Ogles and Oppose Bob Corker in GOP Senate Primary

Tennessee Star

Middle Tennessee’s most recognized auto dealer has launched a Super PAC that intends to raise $4 million in a Super PAC for independent expenditures to support Andy Ogles and oppose Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) in the 2018 Republican U.S. Senate primary in Tennessee. “Ogles is the former state director of…

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