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House Votes to Defend Health Care Law in Federal Appeals Court

 

American Heart Association

American Heart AssociationWashington, D.C.Following is a joint statement from the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society Action Network, American Diabetes Association, American Lung Association and National Multiple Sclerosis Society:

Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to petition to intervene in a case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit that could determine the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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NASA Telescopes used to study unusual Flash of Light nicknamed “The Cow”

 

Written by Jeanette Kazmierczak
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationGreenbelt, MD – A brief and unusual flash spotted in the night sky on June 16th, 2018, puzzled astronomers and astrophysicists across the globe. The event – called AT2018cow and nicknamed “the Cow” after the coincidental final letters in its official name – is unlike any celestial outburst ever seen before, prompting multiple theories about its source.

Over three days, the Cow produced a sudden explosion of light at least 10 times brighter than a typical supernova, and then it faded over the next few months.

AT2018cow erupted in or near a galaxy known as CGCG 137-068, which is located about 200 million light-years away in the constellation Hercules. This zoomed-in image shows the location of the "Cow" in the galaxy. (Sloan Digital Sky Survey)

AT2018cow erupted in or near a galaxy known as CGCG 137-068, which is located about 200 million light-years away in the constellation Hercules. This zoomed-in image shows the location of the “Cow” in the galaxy. (Sloan Digital Sky Survey)

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My Two Cents: A Nation Divided

 

My Two-Cents with Hank BonecutterClarksville, TN – This article is strictly my opinion and does NOT reflect the opinion of the staff, management or sponsors of Clarksville Online and it’s partners.

I’ve just finished watching President Trump’s speech from the oval office.  I watched it online and watched in horror the HATE that has consumed this country and is perpetuated by all of us in some form or fashion. 

I’m no expert and I’m not trying to change the world, I’m just trying to enjoy life, my family, my grandsons and my faith. I want ALL of us to do good, to be healthy, happy and fulfilled. 

Washington D.C.

Washington D.C.

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AAA says Gasoline Demand Hits Lowest Level in Nearly Two Years Pushing Pump Prices Even Cheaper

 

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AAATampa, FL – The latest Energy Information Administration (EIA) data registers gasoline demand at 8.6 million b/d for the week ending December 28th – the lowest level on record since February 2017.

Despite record motor vehicle travel for the holiday, demand was down nearly 900,000 bbl, suggesting that demand this winter could be lower than expected.

Prices at the Gas Pump continue to drop. (AAA)

Prices at the Gas Pump continue to drop. (AAA)

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Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts selects James Halford as Chief of Staff

 

City of Clarksville

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – James Halford Jr., a lifelong Clarksville resident and former Director of Strategic Planning at Fort Campbell, has been named Clarksville Chief of Staff by City of Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts.

Chief of Staff is the top administrative position in Clarksville’s Mayor/City Council form of government, and works to advise the Mayor, supervise staff in the Mayor’s office, and plan and direct operational programs and projects.

James Halford Jr. has deep resume in planning, management.

James Halford Jr. has deep resume in planning, management.

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Nashville Predators defeat the Washington Capitals 6-3

 

Nashville PredatorsWashington, D.C. – The Nashville Predators finally broke through with a win today, defeating the reigning Stanley Cup Champion, Washington Capitals, 6-3.

The Predators had been on a bit of a slide, losing their last six games, and the victory today could be a sign of better things to come. 

With their mothers in attendance, the Predators had an extra dose of motivation coming into today’s game. 

Washington got off to a quick start when Michal Kempny took the face off and whipped a wrist shot past Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne for the early 1-0 lead.  The score came at the 4:33 mark of the opening frame.

Nashville Predators center Rocco Grimaldi (23) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against the Washington Capitals during the first period at Capital One Arena. (Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators center Rocco Grimaldi (23) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against the Washington Capitals during the first period at Capital One Arena. (Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports)

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American Heart Association says Final Farm Bill protects SNAP, addresses Food Insecurity

 

American Heart Association

American Heart AssociationWashington, D.C. – American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following statement on the final farm bill language released by House and Senate negotiators:  

“We commend congressional leaders for negotiating a bipartisan farm bill that prioritizes the needs of low-income people to provide a reliable source of food for their families.

Nancy Brown; Chief Executive Officer, American Heart Association

Nancy Brown; Chief Executive Officer, American Heart Association

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AAA reports Prices Fall Below $2.00 Per Gallon in Nine States

 

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AAATampa, FL – Nearly 20 percent of states are currently enjoying prices below $2.00 per gallon. Nationally, retail averages have dropped ­­­83 of the past 90 days. The national average for regular unleaded gasoline currently sits at $2.30 per gallon, which is six cents less than one week ago, 24 cents less than one month ago and 16 cents less than at the same time last year.

Heading into 2019, gasoline demand is expected to dwindle during the month of January, an expected change following the busy holiday travel season.

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NASA Hubble Space Telescope captures image of Cosmic Holiday Wreath

 

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – This festive NASA Hubble Space Telescope image resembles a holiday wreath made of sparkling lights. The bright southern hemisphere star RS Puppis, at the center of the image, is swaddled in a gossamer cocoon of reflective dust illuminated by the glittering star. The super star is ten times more massive than the Sun and 200 times larger.

RS Puppis rhythmically brightens and dims over a six-week cycle. It is one of the most luminous in the class of so-called Cepheid variable stars. Its average intrinsic brightness is 15,000 times greater than the Sun’s luminosity.

NASA Hubble Space Telescope's cosmic holiday wreath is made up of sparkling stars with RS Puppis, a type of variable star known as a Cepheid variable. As variable stars go, Cepheids have comparatively long periods — RS Puppis, for example, varies in brightness by almost a factor of five every 40 or so days. RS Puppis is unusual; this variable star is shrouded by thick, dark clouds of dust enabling a phenomenon known as a light echo to be shown with stunning clarity. These Hubble observations show the ethereal object embedded in its dusty environment, set against a dark sky filled with background galaxies. (NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) – Hubble/Europe Collaboration; Acknowledgement: H. Bond (STScI and Pennsylvania State University)

NASA Hubble Space Telescope’s cosmic holiday wreath is made up of sparkling stars with RS Puppis, a type of variable star known as a Cepheid variable. As variable stars go, Cepheids have comparatively long periods — RS Puppis, for example, varies in brightness by almost a factor of five every 40 or so days. RS Puppis is unusual; this variable star is shrouded by thick, dark clouds of dust enabling a phenomenon known as a light echo to be shown with stunning clarity. (NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) – Hubble/Europe Collaboration; Acknowledgement: H. Bond (STScI and Pennsylvania State University)

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American Heart Association says Schools should stay the course despite final USDA rule on Nutrition Standards

 

American Heart Association

American Heart AssociationWashington, D.C. – The American Heart Association issued the following statement in response to the final rule on school nutrition standards issued this month by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The rule eliminates the final sodium target, decreases the amount of whole grains, and allows 1 percent flavored milk in school meals.

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