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Thursday, October 2, 2014

SECRET SERVICE HEAD RESIGNS
The head of the Secret Service has resigned. Julia Pierson is out, new leadership on the way in, after recent security breaches.

TEXAS HOSPITAL SAYS IT MADE MISTAKES ABOUT EBOLA
Officials at a Dallas hospital are admitting they messed up in diagnosing a patient there who has Ebola. The patient came in, told the nurse he had just come in from Liberia and was showing symptoms but either the hospital protocol wasn't in place or wasn't followed, because she didn't tell anyone else, and sent him home.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

ISIS AIR STRIKES
The Obama Administration is keeping the pressure on ISIS forces in Syria, with at least 20 air strikes in the past 24 hours. It was focused mainly in an area where ISIS is trying to take over a Kurdish town.
The increase in airstrikes comes as Britain joins the air war against the militant force that controls broad stretches of Syria and Iraq. 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

U.S TROOPS TO STAY IN AFGHANISTAN
The U.S.

Monday, September 29, 2013

BATTLE OF FRANKLIN
The restoration of a historic battlefield in Franklin is forcing a few businesses to find new homes. Among them, a pizza place and a family owned tortilla business. In 2012 Civil War preservationists raised $1.8 million to buy the Columbia Avenue building in Franklin. Archaeologists recently unearthed new pieces from the Battle of Franklin which was fought in the parking lot of the complex.

Friday, September 26, 2014

COALITION BOMBING CONTINUES
Coalition jets are dropping more bombs on ISIS-held oilfields in eastern Syria. We're apparently trying to take out the crude oil that ISIS sells to fund its terrorist operations.

ROB BIRONAS’ FATHER SAYS SON’S LIFE NOT THE LAST 30 MINUTES
The memorial service was yesterday for Rob Bironas... the former Titans kicker who died in a one-vehicle crash Saturday night.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

NO STRUCTURAL PROBLEMS FOUND AT POLK BUILDING AFTER EVACUATION
Workers at the James K. Polk State Office Building had a break yesterday, but for a weird reason. Several workers say they felt the 18-story building shaking or swaying. Engineers were called in and say they haven't found any structural problems, but they're putting in some monitoring devices, and the workers go back in today. The James K.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

AIR RAIDS
There were more U.S.-led airstrikes overnight, on ISIS militants in Syria. President Obama will call for more international support to combat ISIS when he speaks to the UN General Assembly today.
More than 40 nations are in a U.S.-led coalition to go after the Sunni [[ SUE-nee ]] extremist group... that's taken over large areas of Iraq and Syria.

ANOTHER RAPE REPORTED AT VANDY
Vanderbilt University is investigating the SECOND alleged rape on campus since classes started last month.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

OBAMA ADDRESSES NATION TODAY
President Obama will address the nation about the air campaign against ISIS in Syria this morning.  American forces and Arab allies started hitting dozens of targets overnight.  The strikes primarily centered on the city of Raqqa [[ RAWK-KAH ]], which ISIS considers the capital of its self-declared Islamic State.  

ISIS STRIKES
At least 20 ISIS targets in Syria have been hit by airstrikes conducted by the U.S.

Monday, September 22, 2014

FORMER TITANS KICKER ROB BIRONAS DIES IN CAR CRASH
         It's a sad day for Friends and fans of former Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas. The 36-year-old crashed his car late Saturday night on Battery Lane in south Nashville, and was pronounced dead at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was reportedly just a mile away from home.

Friday, September 19, 2014

PARKING DAY
Today is PARK(ing) day, where cities around the world, including Nashville, transform parking spaces into mini parks. It's a one-day annual event to remind us to plan for more green spaces in urban areas. There are more than 30 spaces downtown that'll be transformed.

STUDY: ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS MAY RAISE YOUR BLOOD SUGAR
If you're drinking diet soda or eating products with artificial sweeteners, there's yet another study that says, "not good."

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