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Astronaut Rhea Seddon to give free talk at APSU on Aug. 20 as part of PeayClipse celebration

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – On April 12, 1985, Dr. Rhea Seddon sat on 4.5 million pounds of explosives. It was a moment she’d been preparing for most of her life, but that didn’t stop her from feeling a little anxious. “It’s pretty scary those first few minutes,” she said during a ...

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Supreme Court partly reinstates Trump travel ban, fall arguments set

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is letting a limited version of the Trump administration ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries to take effect, a victory for President Donald Trump in the biggest legal controversy of his young presidency. The court said Monday the ban on visitors from ...

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Total solar eclipse 1st in 99 years to sweep width of US

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — This August, the U.S. will experience its first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in 99 years. Total solar eclipses occur every year or two or three, often in the middle of nowhere like the South Pacific or Antarctic. What makes this one so special — at ...

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Trump signs law to make VA more accountable for vets’ care

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Friday that will make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire employees, part of a push to overhaul an agency that is struggling to serve millions of military vets. “Our veterans have fulfilled their duty to ...

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Ex-football player charged in rape, victim testify in trial

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A female student who was raped while unconscious in a college dorm room and one of the former Vanderbilt University football players charged with assaulting her both broke down in tears as they testified Wednesday in the athlete’s trial. Visibly shaken during her 16 minutes on ...

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McNally joins executive panel of lieutenant governors’ group

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Senate Speaker Randy McNally has been named to the executive committee of the Republican Lieutenant Governors Association. McNally is an Oak Ridge Republican who was elected by Senate colleagues to run the upper chamber of the Tennessee General Assembly in January. He succeeded longtime Speaker ...

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