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Critical blood shortage: Red Cross urges blood and platelet donors to give now

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 25, 2017) — While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, a critical blood shortage remains. The Red Cross urges eligible donors to give now to help ensure ...

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White House press secretary Spicer resigns

By KEN THOMAS and JULIE PACE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sean Spicer is resigning his position, according to two people with knowledge of the decision. One of those people said Spicer is quitting because of objections over the appointment of a new White House communications director, ...

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McCain’s cancer diagnosis jolts Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain’s diagnosis of brain cancer jolted the Senate where Republicans and Democrats offered prayers and words of encouragement for a six-term lawmaker with a war hero past. “The outpouring of bipartisan respect and love for John McCain as he faces this cancer battle reminds us ...

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At 111, oldest WWII veteran visits Memphis for documentary

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Despite the swelling crowd that milled about, silence descended on the baggage claim area of Memphis International Airport this past Thursday as the most famous passenger on Flight 511 sat in a wheelchair posing for photos with strangers and accepting handshakes from children born a full ...

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Last duet: Kenny, Dolly announce final performance together

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two of country music’s biggest stars, Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, whose onstage chemistry spawned hit duets like “Islands in the Stream” and “Real Love,” will be making their final performance together this year. Rogers, who is retiring from touring, says his final performance with Parton ...

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Tennessee education coalition focuses on teacher diversity

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A new report released by a group of Tennessee educator preparation programs focuses on eliminating the barriers preventing diverse candidates from choosing teaching as a career. The Tennessean reports the Trailblazer Coalition is led by Lipscomb University, Belmont University and the Nashville Teacher Residency and released its report ...

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