Billionaire space cowboys Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson have rightfully been taking some flack for sub-orbital jaunts earlier this month that garnered plenty of headlines but little in the way of actual scientific advancement, apart from trying to normalize the idea of routine spaceflight f…

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Beginning in August, I’ll be traveling the state learning and celebrating all the ways UT serves the state of Tennessee as part of the “Everywhere you look, UT” tour. The tour, which will last three months, will feature more than 50 counties stretching from Mountain City to Memphis.

The richest man on Earth briefly lost that title Tuesday morning, but only because for a few floaty minutes he was no longer on Earth. Jeff Bezos has spent two decades using his Amazon wealth to underwrite a rocket venture, Blue Origin. On Tuesday the company launched its first manned flight…

Even with this year’s emotionally jarring MLB season – featuring widespread fan misbehavior, COVID-19 postponements, and a game suspension caused by a shooting in Washington, D.C. – it’s generally accepted (as stated by Jimmy Dugan in the film “A League of Their Own”) that “There’s no crying…

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President Biden and other world leaders are on the brink of an extraordinary agreement that could curb the maddening — and until now, seemingly insoluble — problem of corporate tax evasion. Success would mean hundreds of billions of dollars in new revenue for fixing crumbling infrastructure,…

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In 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic brought travel to a screeching halt, tourists spent more than $23 billion in the state. Cumberland County’s share of that was $132.1 million. The county was 19th out of Tennessee’s 95 counties for tourism dollars.

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Recreational vehicle living is a growing trend, particularly for younger people, who, post-Covid, prefer to work at home instead of commuting to their company’s office building.

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Since I’m spending this week vacationing with my family in Newport Beach, I thought I’d talk to my son Cameron and let him do a little ranting.

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By bringing home US troops from Afghanistan, and leading NATO and allied forces out of the country, the U.S. president, Joe Biden, is acting on his campaign trail argument that American “forever wars” distract from more pressing issues at home. While the effect of the withdrawal will be felt most keenly in Afghanistan, where there are justifiable fears that the Taliban are poised to reclaim power, the broader question Mr. Biden poses is for neighboring nuclear-armed Pakistan and the role that it wants to play in the region.

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Alzheimer’s, Cancer, Parkinson’s, ALS, Autism; are just a few life changing diagnosis. Organizations fighting these battles to cure these diseases do amazing work. From research, to studies, clinical and drug trials, or specialty clinics; all very worthy doing life changing work and worth every ounce of support given them.

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Unclaimed property is money turned over to the state by businesses and organizations unable to locate the rightful owner. The Unclaimed Property Division is a consumer protection program that works to reunite the millions of missing dollars turned over every year with its rightful owners.

At first glance, the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing college student-athletes to profit from their names, images and their likenesses allows high-profile athletes to sign endorsement contracts and make good money from their athletic endeavors.

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I figured that nine months after the pandemic began, sheltered and cooped up Americans would be creating a baby boom. It never happened. In California, for example, births in 2021 are expected to be about 50,000 fewer than in 2020.

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