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Editorial | TNReady testing, testing, testing and failing

The Commercial Appeal Editorial Board, David Waters  / April 20, 2018 For the third consecutive year, TNReady couldn’t pass the test. The state’s buggy, beleaguered standardized testing system for grades 3-11 was bogged down by computer glitches and a “deliberate” cyberattack. School districts here and across the state halted or canceled testing for which they […]

Editorial | Memphis won’t surrender to legislative confederates

The Commercial Appeal Editorial Board, David Waters  Published 12:00 p.m. CT April 18, 2018 | Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest and his trusty bronzed steed, part of a Jim Crow monument removed late last year from a Memphis park, apparently are riding again through their old stomping grounds in rural West Tennessee. Our West Tennessee neighbors […]

Neil Young Performs With Steven Stills; The Heartbreakers Reunite For First Performance Since Tom Petty’s Death: Watch

The Light Up The Blues benefit concert for Autism Speaks was more than eventful. by Mackenzie Cummings-Grady During a mini-set Saturday night (April 21) at the “Light Up The Blues” benefit concert for Autism Speaks, Neil Young announced after performing a powerful rendition of “Birds” that he wanted to bring his “brother” onto the stage. When Stephen Stills graced the […]

Shock Study: Quarter Of Children 6 And Under Own A Smartphone

Studyfinds.org LONDON — How young is too young when it comes to owning a smartphone? Believe it or not, according to a new study, a quarter of children six and under actually own a mobile device. Researchers with musicMagpie, a company that helps people declutter by selling their unwanted electronics online, conducted the study after […]

Gronkowski, the horse, is out of the running of the Kentucky Derby with a slight infection

Jason Frakes, Louisville Courier Journal The prospective field for the Kentucky Derby was shaken up Monday with the announcements of both Gronkowski and Quip no longer being considered for the race. Phoenix Thoroughbreds, owner of Gronkowski, announced Monday afternoon that the horse developed a slight infection over the weekend. Gronkowski “was immediately treated with antibiotics,” […]

Drinkers have more bad mouth bacteria, study finds

By Susan Scutti, CNN (CNN)Your mouth naturally contains about 700 types of bacteria, some good but others not so much. The mouths of people who routinely drank one or more alcoholic beverages each day contained an overabundance of bad bacteria and a smaller amount of good bacteria than those of nondrinkers, new research has found. […]

Net neutrality is all but dead. Here’s what happens now.

BY MJ FRANKLIN, Mashable Everyone take a moment of silence please — the free and open internet is all but dead. In December 2017 the FCC, under chairman Ajit Pai, voted to repeal net neutrality, signaling the end of the open internet as we know it. The decision was controversial at the time, with everyone from Alyssa Milano to Reddit calling out […]