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They said President Donald Trump Did not have a COVID Testing Strategy, They were Wrong

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – “The story of how the country went from nothing to more than half-a-million COVID tests on some days is a tale of inspired private–public cooperation,” Rich Lowry writes for National Review.

“The media often insisted that there was no testing plan, simply because the plan wasn’t centralized enough, a line of attack pursued by Democrats as well.”

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Farmers, Ranchers and Private Forest Landowners Use Conservation to Protect Pollinator Habitat, Boost Crop Production

 

USDA - U.S. Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – The next time you snack on almonds, add blueberries to your smoothie or eat pumpkin pie, thank a pollinator and thank farmers, ranchers and private forestland owners who work hard to create and maintain their habitat.

Pollinators, such as honeybees, bumblebees, butterflies, birds, bats, flies and many others, play a critical role in crop production. Without pollinators, we wouldn’t have many crops.

During the week of June 22nd-28th, the nation will celebrate these iconic and crucial pollinators during National Pollinator Week.

National Pollinator Week is June 22nd-28th.

National Pollinator Week is June 22nd-28th.

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Manna Café Ministries to hold Mobile Pantry at One Church this Saturday, June 20th

 

Manna Café MinistriesClarksville, TN – On Saturday, June 20th, 2020, Manna Café Ministries will conduct a Mobile Pantry at One Church, 1810 Tiny Town Road, Clarksville, TN 37042 (Great Escape/Regal Movie Theater parking lot).

This free event will begin at 10:00am.

Anyone in the community needing assistance with groceries is welcome.

Manna Café Ministries to hold a Mobile Pantry food giveaway on Saturday, June 20th.

Manna Café Ministries to hold a Mobile Pantry food giveaway on Saturday, June 20th.

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Representative Mark Green Calls on National Security Subcommittee to Examine Program for Foreign Military Recruits

 

U.S. House of RepresentativesWashington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Green has sent a letter to National Security Subcommittee Chairman Lynch calling for a hearing to examine vulnerabilities in the Department of Defense’s MAVNI (Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest) program.

Green commented, “In recent years, DOD has discovered the MAVNI program recruited individuals who had received fraudulent visas to attend universities that did not exist, individuals with falsified transcripts from universities owned by a Foreign National Security Agency and a State Sponsored Intelligence Organization, and in one case, an individual with professed support for 9/11 terrorists.”

U.S. Representative Mark Green

U.S. Representative Mark Green

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Tennessee Department of Health reports 726 new cases of Coronavirus in Tennessee, June 15th, 2020

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – On Monday, June 15th, 2020, the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) reports that there have been 30,951 confirmed cases of COVID-19 Coronavirus in Tennessee. That is an increase of 726 cases from Sunday’s 30,225. There have been 462 confirmed deaths in Tennessee because of the virus.

There have been an additional seven cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus reported in Montgomery County. The total is at 339. There has been five deaths in Montgomery County due to the virus.

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

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AAA says Drivers Know It’s Wrong, But Many Do It Anyway

 

AAA Foundation for Traffic SafetyWashington, D.C. – The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety’s latest research finds drivers who have been in at least one crash in the past two years are significantly more likely to engage in risky behaviors like speeding or texting, even when they think the police may catch them.

After three months of staying at home, AAA urges drivers to keep everyone safe on the roads and warns motorists against falling back into dangerous driving habits.

New research shows crash-involved drivers admit to risky driving behaviors. (AAA)

New research shows crash-involved drivers admit to risky driving behaviors. (AAA)

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Nashville State Community College expands Culinary, Hospitality Management Apprenticeships

 

Nashville State Community CollegeNashville, TN – Nashville State Community College is expanding its commitment to meet the local hospitality industry’s demand for a pipeline of talent.

First Apprenticeship Begins this Fall Through Nashville State Community College.

First Apprenticeship Begins this Fall Through Nashville State Community College.

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U.S. Senate considering legislation to cut in half the $224 million maintenance backlog at Great Smoky Mountains National Park

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Last week, the United States Senate is considering the most important conservation legislation that we’ve had in half a century, the Great American Outdoors Act.

The legislation has the strong support of President Donald Trump, the last six Secretaries of the Interior, over 800 sportsmen and conservation groups, and 60 senators — Democrats and Republicans — who are working together in a remarkable way. It will do more for our public lands than any piece of legislation we have passed in at least 50 years.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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FDA Approves Drug to Treat Infants, Children with HIV

 

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)Silver Spring, MD – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Tivicay (dolutegravir) tablets and Tivicay PD (dolutegravir) tablets for suspension to treat HIV-1 infection in pediatric patients at least four weeks old and weighing at least 3 kg (6.61 pounds) in combination with other antiretroviral treatments.

For babies and young children with HIV, getting treatment early is very important. HIV can progress more quickly in children than adults.

For babies and young children with HIV, getting treatment early is very important. HIV can progress more quickly in children than adults.

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Astrobotic picked to send NASA’s VIPER rover to Moon’s South Pole

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – NASA has awarded Astrobotic of Pittsburgh $199.5 million to deliver NASA’s Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) to the Moon’s South Pole in late 2023.

The water-seeking mobile VIPER robot will help pave the way for astronaut missions to the lunar surface beginning in 2024 and will bring NASA a step closer to developing a sustainable, long-term presence on the Moon as part of the agency’s Artemis program.

Illustration of NASA's Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) on the surface of the Moon. (NASA Ames/Daniel Rutter)

Illustration of NASA’s Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) on the surface of the Moon. (NASA Ames/Daniel Rutter)

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