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  1. Four things ordinary people can do to counter hate after Charlottesville

    08.17 / 14:43 wmot.org Wmot.org - Tennessee (TN)
    On Saturday,  a white nationalist rally erupted into deadly violence  as a car plowed into a crowd. On Tuesday,  President Donald Trump blamed “both sides” for the violence , in effect equating neo-Nazis and white supremacists with counter-protesters speaking out against racism. “We have a president who was unable to find moral clarity in the days after Charlottesville, and that is both saddening and angering,” says Eric Liu, founder and CEO of Citizen University and author of "You're More …
  2. Mid-state non-profits see little upside to GOP tax reform

    08.17 / 14:43 wmot.org Wmot.org - Tennessee (TN)
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (OSBORNE) -- Middle Tennessee’s non-profit organizations will keep a wary eye on Congress as lawmakers take up tax reform in September. A business friendly overhaul of the nation’s convoluted tax code has been on the Republican wish list for years. But after GOP infighting derailed the party’s Obamacare repeal effort, it’s not clear Republicans can reach consensus on the tax issue either. Tari Hughes is President of the Nashville based Center for Non-Profit Management . She…
  3. Chemists Say You Should Add A Little Water To Your Whiskey. Here's Why

    08.17 / 14:43 wmot.org Wmot.org - Tennessee (TN)
    It's a common refrain from whiskey enthusiasts: Add a few drops of water to a glass to open up the flavors of the drink. For example, hard-liquor expert Alice Lascelles said in a demonstration for the Sunday Times that "if you're tasting with a master blender, they will always add some water at some stage." But the science behind this claim has been murky. A couple of chemists in Sweden set out to figure out why adding a little water would improve the drink's taste. They say the taste…
  4. Tennessee Sen. Corker calls Virginia death 'act of terror'

    08.17 / 13:44 wmot.org Wmot.org - Tennessee (TN)
    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Corker on Wednesday called it an "act of terror" for a car to be driven into a crowd of anti-racist protesters in Virginia, but the Tennessee Republican declined to weigh in on President Donald Trump's comments blaming both white supremacists and counter-protesters for violent clashes. Corker said he will leave it to others to weigh in on Trump's comments showing sympathy for fringe groups' efforts to preserve Confederate monuments. But the senator did …
  5. Tennessee Supreme Court rules in favor of ex-Vols

    08.17 / 13:44 wmot.org Wmot.org - Tennessee (TN)
    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Supreme Court has denied the state's bid to appeal a ruling that permits attorneys for former Tennessee football players A.J. Johnson and Michael Williams to seek social media communications from witnesses for their upcoming rape trials. This ruling enables lawyers to pursue those communications by issuing subpoenas to witnesses, including the woman who says Johnson and Williams raped her on November 2014. The Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals ruled i…
  6. Phoenix Mayor Asks Trump To Delay Visit, Hoping For 'More Sound Judgment'

    08.17 / 13:44 wmot.org Wmot.org - Tennessee (TN)
    Shortly after President Trump posted a link for tickets to a rally in Phoenix, the city's mayor issued a statement asking the president not to come, saying, "our nation is still healing from the tragic events in Charlottesville." Mayor Greg Stanton continued , "If President Trump is coming to Phoenix to announce a pardon for former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, then it will be clear that his true intent is to enflame emotions and further divide our nation." Stanton, a Democrat, is in his second term…
  7. Joint Chiefs Denounce Racism After Trump's Comments

    08.17 / 13:44 wmot.org Wmot.org - Tennessee (TN)
    Members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, high-ranking military officials who advise the president, appeared to distance themselves from President Trump by publicly condemning racism in the aftermath of Trump's comments about the attack in Charlottesville. Five of the country's top uniformed leaders — of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and National Guard — have all sent tweets critical of "racism," "hatred" and "extremism," after a man who reportedly expressed admiration for Nazism all…
  8. Much at stake for Tenn. in Trump NAFTA renegotiation

    08.17 / 10:44 wmot.org Wmot.org - Tennessee (TN)
    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- A mid-state researcher says Tennessee has a lot at stake as President Donald Trump begins re-negotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement today. Trump has repeatedly threatened to withdraw the United States from NAFTA and similar trade agreements if other nations are unwilling to renegotiate to terms he likes. Middle Tennessee State Global Commerce specialist Dr. Steve Livingston warns that Tennessee is deeply connected to trade partners stretching from…
  9. Spain Rescues Nearly 600 People At Sea As Migration Patterns Change

    08.17 / 10:44 wmot.org Wmot.org - Tennessee (TN)
    Spanish authorities say they've rescued 593 migrants at sea in just one day. The Spanish Maritime Safety & Rescue Agency, also called Salvamento Marítimo, said it recovered the people on 15 boats Wednesday in the Strait of Gibraltar and the Alboran Sea, the western part of the Mediterranean Sea. Among the migrants were 39 minors, according to Spain's state-owned public broadcaster RTVE. As of last week, the United Nations' International Organization for Migration says 8,385 …
  10. Many Nurses Lack Knowledge Of Health Risks To Mothers After Childbirth

    08.17 / 10:44 wmot.org Wmot.org - Tennessee (TN)
    In recent months, mothers who nearly died in the hours and days after giving birth have repeatedly told ProPublica and NPR that their doctors and nurses were often slow to recognize the warning signs that their bodies weren't healing properly. A study published Tuesday in MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing substantiates some of those concerns. Researchers surveyed 372 postpartum nurses nationwide and found that many of them were ill-informed about the dangers mothers face…
  11. He Crossed The Border In A Packed, Unventilated Trailer And Survived

    08.17 / 10:44 wmot.org Wmot.org - Tennessee (TN)
    Brandon Martinez, 16, was one of nearly 40 undocumented immigrants found on a blistering summer day inside an unventilated trailer parked at a San Antonio Wal-Mart. Ten died, and Brandon barely survived. Federal officials who interviewed some of the survivors say that the human cargo was assembled and loaded into the truck in the border city of Laredo. Some had paid smugglers to take them across the Rio Grande in rafts. One immigrant said there were as many as 200 people in the back of the…
  12. A Greek Summer Hit Fills A Generation With Hope

    08.17 / 05:38 wmot.org Wmot.org - Tennessee (TN)
    Until last year, few Greeks had heard of Marina Satti. The architecture student-turned-classically-trained singer had performed in musicals and ancient Greek plays, but her music career was largely under the radar. She played what she calls "blender" music — a combination of jazz, funk and rock — with musician friends at home. "I grew up influenced by Björk and Moderat and the Berlin electronic scene," Satti says. "And then, while I was studying at the Berklee College of Music, I looked to …
  13. Women Who Love Wine: Are You Binge-Drinking Without Realizing It?

    08.16 / 23:43 wmot.org Wmot.org - Tennessee (TN)
    If one glass of wine takes the edge off, why not drink a few more? This thinking may help explain the findings of a new study that points to an increase in drinking among adults in the U.S., especially women. "We found that both alcohol use and high-risk drinking, which is sometimes called binge-drinking, increased over time," says Deborah Hasin , a professor of epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center and an author of the study. To assess drinking trends, researchers…
  14. Probiotic Bacteria Could Protect Newborns From Deadly Infection

    08.16 / 23:43 wmot.org Wmot.org - Tennessee (TN)
    If you're in desperate need for some good news, look no further. Scientists in the U.S. and India have found an inexpensive treatment that could possibly save hundreds of thousands of newborns each year. And it turns out, the secret weapon was sitting in Asian kitchens all along: probiotic bacteria that are common in kimchi, pickles and other fermented vegetables. Feeding babies the microbes dramatically reduces the risk newborns will develop sepsis , scientists report Wednesday in the…
  15. The Best Item In An Astronaut's Care Package? Definitely The Ice Cream

    08.16 / 23:43 wmot.org Wmot.org - Tennessee (TN)
    A SpaceX craft docked at the International Space Station on Wednesday carrying more than 6,400 pounds of lab equipment and supplies for crew members living there. But perhaps the most eagerly awaited cargo on the resupply mission may also be its most perishable: ice cream. We all remember astronaut ice cream , those little dehydrated bricks of neopolitan. The reason astronauts generally don't have much access to the real stuff isn't rocket science, but rather something we've all…
  16. Some Top Republicans Criticize White Supremacists, But Not Trump By Name

    08.16 / 21:28 wmot.org Wmot.org - Tennessee (TN)
    Vice President Pence on Wednesday declined to denounce or distance himself from President Trump's controversial remarks the day before that "there's blame on both sides" for recent violent clashes in Charlottesville, Va., between white supremacist groups and counterprotesters. "What happened in Charlottesville was a tragedy, and the president has been clear on this tragedy and so have I," Pence told reporters in Chile. "I spoke at length about this horrible situation in Colombia, and I…
  17. Kenyan Opposition Leader Vows To Take Election Challenge To Supreme Court

    08.16 / 21:28 wmot.org Wmot.org - Tennessee (TN)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Auv23VCXMwg Just over a week after Kenyans went to polls to decide their president, opposition leader Raila Odinga has vowed a legal challenge to the official results that re-elected his rival, incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta. At a news conference Wednesday , Odinga announced that he plans to take allegations of "computer-generated fraud" to the country's Supreme Court. "This is just the beginning," he said. "We will not accept and move on." Odinga and his campaign…
  18. Poll: Majority Believes Trump's Response To Charlottesville Hasn't Been Strong Enough

    08.16 / 20:24 wmot.org Wmot.org - Tennessee (TN)
    A majority of Americans thinks President Trump's response to the violence in Charlottesville was "not strong enough," according to a NPR/ PBS NewsHour/ Marist poll . Fifty-two percent of respondents said so, as compared to just over a quarter (27 percent) who thought it was strong enough. Eighty percent of the poll of 1,125 Americans was conducted after the president's controversial comments Tuesday blaming "both sides" for the violence that left one woman dead after a man drove his car…
  19. Poll: Majority Believes Trump's Response To Charlottesville Hasn't Been Strong Enough

    08.16 / 20:24 wmot.org Wmot.org - Tennessee (TN)
    A majority of Americans thinks President Trump's response to the violence in Charlottesville was "not strong enough," according to a NPR/ PBS NewsHour/ Marist poll . Fifty-two percent of respondents said so, as compared to just over a quarter (27 percent) who thought it was strong enough. Eighty percent of the poll of 1,125 Americans was conducted after the president's controversial comments Tuesday blaming "both sides" for the violence that left one woman dead after a man drove his car…
  20. Israel's Netanyahu Faces Criticism For Delayed Reaction To Charlottesville Rally

    08.16 / 19:19 wmot.org Wmot.org - Tennessee (TN)
    President Trump is not the only world leader facing criticism for a delayed condemnation of Saturday's white nationalist march in Charlottesville, Va. For three days, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — an outspoken critic of anti-Semitism around the world — said nothing about the anti-Jewish chants and Nazi swastikas paraded in Charlottesville. Only after Trump delivered a statement Monday against "the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups" did Netanyahu tweet hi…