TDOT TELLS NASHVILLE THEY WON’T HIDE HISTORIC FORREST STATUE

The Tennessee Department of Transportation has “respectfully denied” the Metro Council’s request to block the Nathan Bedford Forrest statue on Interstate 65. The council approved a resolution to ask TDOT to plant trees blocking its view to the public on July 8. The statue, which is surrounded by Confederate flags, sits on private property near…

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NATION: OOOPS – CHEATERS WEB SITE HACKED, MILLIONS OF ‘AFFAIRS’ COULD BE EXPOSED

Ashley Madison, a dating website targeting married people, was breached by hackers, exposing the information of millions of its customers, site ownerAvid Life Media confirmed. In a statement released Monday on the Ashley Madison site, Avid Life Media says they were flagged on an unauthorized attempt to gain access to their systems. The company says…

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KISSING CHICKENS CAN CAUSE SEVERE SALMONELLA SICKNESS, SO SAYS THE CDC

Beware: Kissing a chicken could make you sick. As a growing number of Americans embrace the back-to-nature trend of raising their own backyard poultry, federal health officials warn that unsafe (and overly affectionate) handling can spread Salmonella. So far this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says at least 181 people in 40…

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FOUR MARINES KILLED, POLICE OFFICER WOUNDED IN CHATTANOOGA, SHOOTER DEAD

A gunman unleashed a barrage of fire at a recruiting center and another U.S. military site a few miles apart in Chattanooga on Thursday, killing at least four Marines, officials said. The attacker was also killed. U.S. Attorney Bill Killian said officials were investigating the possibility it was “domestic terrorism.” FBI agent Ed Reinhold said…

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