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Prosecutors ask US Supreme Court to review Bill Cosby’s overturned sexual assault conviction
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Prosecutors ask US Supreme Court to review Bill Cosby’s overturned sexual assault conviction

Prosecutors in Pennsylvania announced Monday they’re appealing a court ruling in the case against Bill Cosby to the US Supreme Court, arguing that a statement from a previous district attorney that they would not file charges against Cosby does not mean that charges would never be filed. The Montgomery County district attorney, who led the…MORE

Fauci says he doesn’t expect more travel restrictions even if Omicron variant proves more contagious and deadly
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Fauci says he doesn’t expect more travel restrictions even if Omicron variant proves more contagious and deadly

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, said Monday that he doesn’t anticipate the United States will implement additional travel restrictions even if the Omicron variant proves worse than previous strains of Covid-19. President Joe Biden announced last week that the US would restrict travel from South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini,…MORE

Esper says Americans deserve ‘unvarnished’ look at ‘tumultuous’ Trump administration as he sues Pentagon over book redactions
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Esper says Americans deserve ‘unvarnished’ look at ‘tumultuous’ Trump administration as he sues Pentagon over book redactions

Former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said Monday that the American people deserve an “unvarnished” look at former President Donald Trump’s “tumultuous” presidency after he filed a lawsuit against the Pentagon for not clearing his book manuscript for publication. “My view is that the American people deserve a full and unvarnished history of the last…MORE

Iran nuclear talks restart as participants draw their lines in the sand
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Iran nuclear talks restart as participants draw their lines in the sand

Iran nuclear talks resumed Monday in Vienna, Austria, as the US warned Tehran against further uranium enrichment, Israel forcefully lobbied against sanctions relief for Iran and Iran announced its “willingness and seriousness” to reach a deal — but only if the US lifts sanctions. The flurry of public messaging was punctuated by a report out…MORE

Secretary of defense orders review of US airstrike that killed civilians in Syria in 2019
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Secretary of defense orders review of US airstrike that killed civilians in Syria in 2019

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has ordered a review of a US airstrike conducted in Syria in 2019 that the Pentagon only recently admitted had killed civilians after the publication of a New York Times report, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said during a briefing on Monday. The review will be conducted by Gen. Michael Garrett,…MORE

‘Patriots 45 MAGA Gang’ planned violence on January 6, prosecutors say
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‘Patriots 45 MAGA Gang’ planned violence on January 6, prosecutors say

Federal prosecutors have indicted a trio of alleged US Capitol rioters — including one who is accused of assaulting DC police officer Michael Fanone — for planning to be violent together on January 6, according to court records and a Justice Department statement on Monday. One defendant, Edward Badalian, a 26-year-old from California, allegedly wrote…MORE

Pentagon denies Oklahoma governor’s request and insists National Guard members must be vaccinated
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Pentagon denies Oklahoma governor’s request and insists National Guard members must be vaccinated

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin denied a request from Oklahoma’s governor to exempt his state’s National Guard members from the Pentagon’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate. Austin emphasized that the vaccine mandate is a lawful order that promotes “the health, safety and readiness of our military personnel, regardless of duty status” in the letter, which CNN obtained…MORE

Boebert and Omar have contentious call amid backlash for anti-Muslim remarks
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Boebert and Omar have contentious call amid backlash for anti-Muslim remarks

Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado and Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota spoke on the phone, the two members of Congress confirmed Monday, amid criticism of Boebert’s anti-Muslim remarks aimed at Omar. The call did little to calm tensions between the two lawmakers, as Omar says she hung up on Boebert, after she “refused…MORE

Biden meets with retailers and grocers to discuss supply chain as holiday season begins
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Biden meets with retailers and grocers to discuss supply chain as holiday season begins

President Joe Biden met with the CEOs of a number of major retailers and grocers on Monday to discuss the holiday shopping season, part of the administration’s ongoing effort to emphasize the strength of the nation’s supply chains amid growing concerns. The roundtable with CEOs had been slated to be one of two supply chain-related…MORE

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Ron White at the Tennessee Theatre 1/29/22

Ron White at the Tennessee Theatre 1/29/22

Catch Ron White live at the Tennessee Theatre Saturday, January 29th! Tickets on sale Friday, 10/29 at 10am Ron White official site https://tatersalad.com/ Get tickets Here

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COATS FOR THE COLD

It’s time to gather your gently used or new coats and donate them during the Coats for the Cold campaign for Knox Area Rescue Ministries! Drop off the coats at any KARM location or Prestige Cleaners location! Please help our friends in need by donating a gently used or new coat during the Coats for…

Dogwood Arts Bazillion Blooms

Dogwood Arts Bazillion Blooms

It’s planting time in Tennessee! Dogwood Arts is on a mission to Keep Knoxville Blooming by selling dogwood trees through their annual Bazillion Blooms program.