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FedEx worker killed in accident at Memphis hub.

The unidentified female employee was loading and unloading cargo.

- ABC News - US

Summit for the readers who are hot for petaFLOPs: Server nodes flashed at SC17.

Oak Ridge Top 500-leading system's innards Analysis IBM offered HPC fans at SC17 a gawk at the server tray for the upcoming Summit supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory , Tennessee.…

- TheRegister - UK

The Drag Show Must Go On!.

The aldermen of Portland, Tennessee, ran into the First Amendment when they tried to ban drag shows from their town. On Monday night, the attempt by the town of Portland, Tennessee, to ban drag shows came to an end. For months, the town's aldermen have been searching for a way to regulate drag shows out of existence. But ...

- ACLU - US

Teen sex slave was sentenced to 51 years in jail for shooting her abuser.

WARNING: Graphic content Social media is awash with this face today.The picture shows Cyntoia Brown. In 2004, at the age of 16 she was sex-trafficked by a pimp nicknamed "Kut-Throat" in Nashville, Tennessee.Cyntoia came to be...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Celebrities out in support of teenage sex trafficking victim who was sentenced to 51 years in jail for shooting her abuser.

WARNING: Graphic content Social media is awash with this face today.The picture shows Cyntoia Brown. In 2004, at the age of 16 she was sex-trafficked by a pimp nicknamed "Kut-Throat" in Nashville, Tennessee.Cyntoia came to be...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

MLK symposium scheduled in Memphis on death anniversary.

- Townhall.com - US

MLK symposium scheduled in Memphis on death anniversary.

Tennessee's National Civil Rights Museum and the University of Memphis are planning a two-day symposium about civil rights and economic equality on the 50th anniversary of the killing of Martin Luther King Jr., with former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder scheduled as a keynote speaker.

- FOX News - US

Judge Reprimanded for Shortening Sentences for Birth Control.

Judge Sam Benningfield, of White County, Tennessee, made national headlines this spring, again over the summer, and is doing it one more time this fall. For the most part, it's all related to the same idea he had that was so wild it violated the Constitution. Benningfield, back in......

- FindLaw - US

Who is Cyntoia Brown? Kim Kardashian, Rihanna and more demand justice for imprisoned child sex slave.

The 29-year-old Tennessee woman was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of man who hired her for sex when she was just 16.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Tennessee judge behind inmate sterilization program rebuked.

- Townhall.com - US

Dioceses of Nashville, Jefferson City get new bishops.

Vatican City, Nov 21, 2017 / 05:34 am .- On Tuesday, the Vatican announced Pope Francis' appointment of Fr. Shawn McKnight as the next bishop of the Diocese of Jefferson City, and Msgr. Mark Spalding as the new leader of the Diocese of Nashville. In a Nov. 21 statement coinciding with the Vatican announcement, Fr. Michael ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Outraged Rihanna Takes Up Cause of Woman Serving Life

If the name Cyntoia Brown isn't familiar, that could change soon thanks to the advocacy of Rihanna and other celebs. An Instagram post by Rihanna caused the hashtag FREECYNTOIABROWN to go viral Tuesday, reports the Tennessean . The 29-year-old Brown is serving a life sentence in Tennessee for a murder she...

- Newser - US

Mysterious Twitter account appears to be involved in leak of Conyers' sexual harassment settlement

One of the most popular fake Twitter accounts run out of Russia, going by @TEN_GOP, long purported to be the unofficial representative of the Tennessee Republican Party. After fooling everyone from far-right conspiracy theorists like Jack Posobiec to Glenn Greenwald to the sitting president of the United States, Twitter ...

- ThinkProgress - US

The NFL playoff picture through 11 weeks includes includes 11 good teams and 1 huge outlier

There has been a lot of chatter about this season's NFL playoff picture, especially on the AFC side, where an 8-8 or 9-7 record might be good enough to get a team into the postseason. But while the NFC has more of the top teams, if the playoffs began today, we would have most of the best teams, with just one obvious ...

- Business Insider - US

Dioceses of Nashville, Jefferson City get new bishops

Vatican City, Nov 21, 2017 / 05:34 am .- On Tuesday the Vatican announced Pope Francis' appointment of Fr. Shawn McKnight as the next bishop of the Diocese of Jefferson City, and Msgr. Mark Spalding as the new leader of the Diocese of Nashville. In a Nov. 21 statement coinciding with the Vatican announcement, Fr. Michael ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Tennessee House members, staff to receive YWCA training

Tennessee state representatives and their staffs are being required to attend sexual harassment training led by the YWCA. The Tennessean reports House Speaker Beth Harwell, a Nashville Republican who is … Click to Continue Ľ

- Miami Herald - US

Judge reprimanded for offering reduced sentences to inmates who got vasectomies

A Tennessee judge didn't want inmates reproducing once they got out of jail, so he offered reduced sentences to those who got vasectomies or birth…

- TheBlaze.com - US

Tyson to build $300M facility in Tennessee, create 1,500 jobs

Tyson Foods announced Monday it plans to build a $300 million facility and create more than 1,500 local jobs in western Tennessee.

- UPI - US

Tyson puts Kansas plant on hold, to build facility in Tennessee

The company will continue to consider potential sites in Kansas for additional expansion of its poultry business, spokesman Worth Sparkman told Reuters in an email on Monday. The proposed $320 million plant in Tonganoxie, Kansas was expected to create about 1,600 jobs. Tyson said the plant in Gibson County, Tennessee ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Tyson Foods: New facility in Tennessee to create 1,500 jobs

Tyson Foods Inc. plans to build a new chicken production complex in Tennessee, a $300 million project that is expected to create more than 1,500 jobs when the facility begins operations in late 2019, the company said Monday.

- WRAL.com - US

Tyson Foods: New facility in Tennessee to create 1,500 jobs

- Townhall.com - US

Country legend Mel Tillis has died

Mel Tillis, an eminent country singer-songwriter famous for his song catalog and stuttering when he spoke but not when he sang, died on Sunday in Ocala, Florida, likely of respiratory failure though his publicist said Tillis had "battled intestinal issues since early 2016 and never fully recovered." He was 85. Tillis' long ...

- The Week - US

One of the largest pyramids in the world is a Bass Pro Shops that was rumored to be cursed

AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht One of the largest pyramids in the world is a Bass Pro Shops megastore in Memphis, Tennessee. The pyramid also hosts a hotel, indoor swamp, and bowling alley. However, for roughly a decade, the pyramid was empty — and some believed it was cursed due to a crystal skull installed by the owner ...

- Business Insider - US

'It never really leaves you.' Opioids haunt users' recovery

NASHVILLE, Tenn. √ʬĬĒ It's hard to say whether businessman Kyle Graves hit rock bottom when he shot himself in the ankle so emergency room doctors would feed his opioid habit or when he broke into a safe to steal…

- Billings Gazette - US

Mel Tillis, country music star known as 'Stutterin' Boy,' dead at 85

- Mel Tillis, who embraced his own speech impediment to become one of Nashville's most celebrated singer-songwriters during a six-decade career in country music, has died at age 85, his publicist said on Sunday.

- Reuters - US

Mel Tillis, country music star known as 'Stutterin' Boy', dies at 85

LOS ANGELES, Nov 20 ‚ÄĒ Mel Tillis, who embraced his own speech impediment to become one of Nashville's most celebrated singer-songwriters during a six-decade career in country music, has died at age 85, his publicist said yesterday. Tillis...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Bannon: The 'Grassroots Deplorables' Are Going To Run McConnell Out of Office

Sunday on the “Cats Roundtable” radio show on AM 970 in New York City, former White House chief strategist and¬†Breitbart executive chairman Steve Bannon said¬†Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell and his “cronies”¬†would be run out of office by what he called “the grassroots ...

- Breitbart - US

Air Force Academy student from Tennessee is a Rhodes Scholar

A U.S. Air Force Academy student from Tennessee has been named a Rhodes Scholar.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Jobless rates fell in 11 US states, hit record lows in 2

WASHINGTON " Unemployment rates fell to record lows in Idaho and Tennessee in September, and dropped in 9 other states.The Labor Department's report on state unemployment also showed the extent of Hurricane Irma's damage in...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

One of the largest pyramids in the world is a Bass Pro Shops megastore with rumored ties to mythical curses

AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht One of the largest pyramids in the world is a Bass Pro Shops megastore in Memphis, Tennessee. The pyramid also hosts a hotel, indoor swamp, and bowling alley. However, for roughly a decade, the pyramid was empty — and some believed it was cursed due to a crystal skull installed by the owner ...

- Business Insider - US

'Nashville' to come to a close with Season 6

"Nashville" star Charles Esten thanked fans after CMT confirmed the show has been canceled.

- UPI - US

An interview with William Eggleston

Michael Bonner November 16, 2017/Posted at;uncut.co.uk/ The legendary photographer embarks on a music career, aged 78… Photo by Peter Townsend It is early morning in Memphis and already the photographer¬†William Eggleston¬†is planning his next project. I'll be in Paris very … Continue reading → The post An ...

- worldwide hippies - US

Two churchgoers shot during discussion about bringing guns to church

A man accidentally shot himself and his wife during a discussion on gun violence in churches, less than two weeks after a deadly massacre in a Texas church. Older members of a United Methodist Church in Tellico Plains, Tennessee were meeting for a Thanksgiving gathering on Thursday afternoon. One member of the group took ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Family finds stranger inside uncle's casket

A family in Tennessee was shocked to find a strange man, complete with their uncle's outfit, lying in the casket meant for their uncle. The family was gathered at John P. Franklin Funeral Home in Chattanooga on Wednesday for the...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Two accidentally shot in church - during church shooting discussion

Police in Tennessee, US, say two people were accidentally shot inside a church on Thursday afternoon. They were there to participate in an open forum on the recent church shooting in Texas.The incident happened on Thursday afternoon,...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Man who accidentally shot self, wife in church while discussing church shootings will keep his carry permit

'We in the police department think they've suffered enough,' said the police chief in Tellico Plains, Tenn.         

- USA TODAY - US

Tennessee Baptist Convention bans church for not 'cooperating' by hiring female pastor

The Tennessee Baptist Convention affirmed on Tuesday a decision to ban the First Baptist Church of Jefferson City from voting at the conservative organization's annual meeting. WBIR News reported the decision was based on a resolution stating “a church whose office of pastor is held by a...

- The Raw Story - US

Research shows drones could help crop management take off

Unmanned aerial systems , commonly referred to as drones, could help farmers determine if their crop is growing satisfactorily, according to a recent study conducted by University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture researchers.

- PhysOrg - NL

Jobless rates fell in 11 US states, hit record lows in 2

Unemployment rates fell to record lows in Idaho and Tennessee in September, and dropped in 9 other states.

- FOX News - US

Tennessee man accidentally shoots self, wife during church gun-violence chat

- Townhall.com - US

Jobless rates fell in 11 US states, hit record lows in 2

WASHINGTON √ʬĬĒ Unemployment rates fell to record lows in Idaho and Tennessee in September, and dropped in 9 other states.

- Billings Gazette - US

Tennessee Students to Speak with NASA Astronauts on International Space Station

Students at Southside Elementary School in Lebanon, Tennessee, will have the opportunity to speak with NASA astronauts living, working and doing research aboard the International Space Station at 10:05 a.m. EST Monday, Nov. 20.

- NASA - US

Police: Man accidentally shoots himself, wife at church

Police in Tennessee say a man accidently shot himself and his wife while showing off his gun in church.

- FOX News - US

Two accidentally shot in church while discussing church shootings

Two hurt in accidental shooting at East Tenn. church during discussion on church shootings         

- USA TODAY - US

Army medic 'raped and strangled his 9-month-old daughter to death with a cord'

Army combat medic Christopher Conway, 22, of Fort Campbell, Tennessee, USA, is charged with the homicide and aggravated rape of one of his newborn twin daughters.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Watch this 'favorite' teacher get $25,000 surprise at school assembly

The Milken Family Foundation gave two teachers in Tennessee cash prizes as part of an annual recognition of committed educators.         

- USA TODAY - US

NFL WEEK 11: Our official predictions for who wins this weekend

Mike Ehrmann/Getty After a few weeks of misfires, our bets have finally settled down a bit, going a nice 7-7 last week. While not profitable, getting steady is a good thing in such a volatile year of football. Add to that the fact that we were two half-point decisions away from a 9-5 weekend, and it's pretty easy to see ...

- Business Insider - US

Jeff Sessions gets smoked on his ridiculous ideas about weed

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has never been a fan of marijuana legalization. We know that. But on Tuesday, Rep. Steve Cohen sought the nature of Sessions's opposition.  Sessions sat before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, largely to answer questions about whether he misled Congress in earlier testimony about the ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Prof Wishes Cold Death on Press Sec Sanders: 'She Wouldn't Be Missed'

A University of Memphis nursing assistant professor didn't think White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders deserved to be given an Army pilot's jacket to stay warm during a chili visit to South Korea with the president last week. She'd have rather her frozen to death.

- TruthRevolt.org - US

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