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Weekend Fun

FRI: Grizzlies / Cavaliers at the Forum, Creedence Clearwater revisited at Horseshoe, U of M Jazz Orchestra at Neil’s, Miles Flatt at Lafayette’s SAT: Drivin’ n Cryin’ at Minglewood, 2pm book signing by Mark Greaney at Novel, Aquanet at Lafayette’s, Robert Cray at Goldstrike SUN: Soup Sunday at FedEx Forum at 11 to benefit Youth […]

A Famously Armed Teacher Responds to Trump’s Idea

Joel Myrick stopped a school shooter in 1997 By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff Posted Feb 22, 2018 7:31 AM CST (NEWSER) – President Trump picked up where he left off Wednesday night, taking to Twitter on Thursday morning to expound upon his idea of arming teachers. “I never said ‘give teachers guns’ like was stated on Fake News […]

Inside Twitter’s Bot Purge

Former Twitter engineers talk about the company’s attempt to ‘quietly clean up their mess’ after an overnight purge of fake accounts left far-right trolls fuming. TAYLOR LORENZ, The Daily Beast Over the past 24 hours, Twitter suddenly deleted thousands of accounts as part of a massive crackdown on automated bots on the platform. The pulldown […]

Study: Red Wine Prevents Tooth Decay, Gum Disease

By Katelyn Newman , Digital Producer, Staff Writer, US News IT MAY STAIN YOUR teeth, but red wine contains chemicals that could also help prevent tooth decay and gum disease, according to a study published Wednesday in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. A team of researchers in Spain discovered that red wine contains polyphenol, a micronutrient that […]

33% of Americans do not have more savings than credit card debt

USA Today – Setting aside emergency savings is a key piece of personal finance advice that many struggle to follow through on, but more Americans may be making progress on boosting savings, a survey released Thursday says. According to personal finance site Bankrate.com, 33% of Americans say they do not have more emergency savings than credit card […]

U.S. women end Canada’s streak to win hockey gold in shootout at 2018 Winter Olympics

KEVIN ALLEN  |  USA TODAY SPORTS GANGNEUNG, South Korea — A gold-medal women’s Olympic hockey game for the ages was deserving of a winning goal that no one will soon forget. Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson, the sixth U.S. shooter in a shootout, skated slowly toward the net, faked a shot, shifted the puck left, then pulled it right before tucking […]

‘I’m Not Going to Wait for Some Adult to Make Change’

Students around US take to streets to protest gun violence By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff Posted Feb 21, 2018 2:01 PM CST (NEWSER) – Students who survived the shooting that left 17 dead earlier this month in Florida marched on the state capitol in Tallahassee on Wednesday to confront lawmakers and demand a ban on assault weapons, CNN reports. […]

Trump Pitches Teachers With Guns, More Mental Institutions

President meets with friends, family of Stoneman Douglas shooting victims By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff Posted Feb 21, 2018 6:03 PM CST (NEWSER) – President Trump promised to “do something about this horrible situation that’s going on” while meeting with students and families affected by shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and other schools Wednesday at […]

Bill allowing wine, liquor sales on Sundays given early approval

Joel Ebert, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee The effort to allow Tennesseans to buy wine and liquor on Sundays has passed its first committee. The House State Government Subcommittee approved the measure Wednesday with a unanimous voice vote. The legislation, HB 1540, would align hours of liquor and wine sales with beer sales. Current law prohibits […]