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Marsha Blackburn, Joni Ernst Lead Bicameral Bill to Protect Migrant Children from Human Traffickers at Southern Border

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), the first two Republican women to serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee, have introduced legislation to combat asylum fraud and protect children arriving at the border from falling victim to human trafficking.

S. 2420, the End Child Trafficking Now Act of 2019, amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to require a DNA test to substantiate the familial relationship between an alien and an accompanying minor. The legislation will prevent drug traffickers and gang members from trafficking children.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Austin Peay State University’s Michael Dickins creating own work, championing others

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – For a moment, it sounded as if someone was trapped deep inside the metal barrel. This unnerving feeling grew more intense as gallery visitors walked toward the rusty drum.

It looked like a normal barrel, used to collect garbage or – for the more desperate – to build a fire on an icy winter night, but once visitors peered inside, they heard flat, unemotional voices offering up “thoughts and prayers.”

Michael Dickins is director of galleries at Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

Michael Dickins is director of galleries at Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital adds noninvasive screening method for Colon Cancer

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – While colonoscopy, a procedure performed in the hospital under sedation, is the most accurate screening method for colon cancer, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) recently added a new, noninvasive screening method for colon cancer that beneficiaries can do at home.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States and medical officials said early detection greatly increases survivability.

Mail-in colon cancer screening may end colonoscopy for most. (CDC)

Mail-in colon cancer screening may end colonoscopy for most. (CDC)

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Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance warns Seniors of Genetic Testing Scams

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) is warning consumers about Genetic Testing Scams aimed at Seniors to collect their personal information.

That is way TDCI is joining other state and national regulators to warn consumers about reports of people claiming to represent genetic testing firms who are visiting senior living communities, assisted living facilities and senior centers to swab seniors’ cheeks purportedly to collect genetic material in order to screen for cancer or other life-threatening diseases.

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Clarksville Police report Kenneth Hudspeth arrested for 1996 murder of Crista Bramlitt

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On October 28th 1996, at 2:45pm, Clarksville Police Officers responded to 418 Peachers Mill Road Lot 45, Sunnydale Mobile Home Park, in connection to a deceased 23 year old female found inside identified as Crista Bramlitt.

There were obvious signs which pointed to her being a victim of a homicide and indicators of sexual assault. An autopsy revealed that the cause of death was suffocation.

Kenneth Hudspeth has arrested in Arizona for the 1996 murder of Crista Bramlitt in Clarksville.

Kenneth Hudspeth has arrested in Arizona for the 1996 murder of Crista Bramlitt in Clarksville.

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APSU led research team names new crayfish species for 101st Airborne Division

 

Austin Peay State University (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The stream beds on the Tennessee side of Fort Campbell harbor a rare treasure, a rusty-brown crayfish with white-tipped claws that exists nowhere else in the world. Former Austin Peay State University (APSU) graduate student Erin Bloom led the research that identified the crayfish as a new species.

The Screaming Eagle Crayfish is rare, and it's vulnerable, found at only three streams at Fort Campbell and one stream in Clarksville. (Carl Williams)

The Screaming Eagle Crayfish is rare, and it’s vulnerable, found at only three streams at Fort Campbell and one stream in Clarksville. (Carl Williams)

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NASA’s BioSentinel satellite to study Space Radiation for Manned Deep Space Flights

 

NASA’s Ames Research Center

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationMountain View, CA – Astronauts live in a pretty extreme environment aboard the International Space Station. Orbiting about 250 miles above the Earth in the weightlessness of microgravity, they rely on commercial cargo missions about every two months to deliver new supplies and experiments.

And yet, this place is relatively protected in terms of space radiation. The Earth’s magnetic field shields space station crew from much of the radiation that can damage the DNA in our cells and lead to serious health problems.

BioSentinel’s microfluidics card, designed at NASA Ames, will be used to study the impact of interplanetary space radiation on yeast. Once in orbit, the growth and metabolic activity of the yeast will be measured using a 3-color LED detection system and a metabolic indicator dye. (NASA)

BioSentinel’s microfluidics card, designed at NASA Ames, will be used to study the impact of interplanetary space radiation on yeast. Once in orbit, the growth and metabolic activity of the yeast will be measured using a 3-color LED detection system and a metabolic indicator dye. (NASA)

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NASA research shows Sugar Molecule may exist in Interstellar Space

 

NASA’s Ames Research Center

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationMountain View, CA – When we think of sugar, it’s in the form of a holiday sweet or a reason to head back to gym after New Year’s Eve — we don’t usually think of the complex varieties that form the structural backbones of our very genetic code. And we certainly don’t think of sugar floating around in the vast darkness of space.

New research suggests that the sugar molecule that puts the “D” in DNA — 2-deoxyribose — could exist in the far reaches of space. A team of NASA astrophysicists were able to create DNA’s sugar in laboratory conditions that mimic interstellar space.

This enormous mosaic of the Milky Way galaxy from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, shows areas of interstellar space where dozens of dense clouds, called nebulas, are forming into new stars. (NASA)

This enormous mosaic of the Milky Way galaxy from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, shows areas of interstellar space where dozens of dense clouds, called nebulas, are forming into new stars. (NASA)

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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports Santa’s Reindeer have gone missing

 

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO)

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Santa’s missing reindeer.

Santa Claus visited Montgomery County on Monday, December 17th, 2018 to conduct a preliminary test flight, check chimney integrity, and review his local naughty and nice list.

After setting his reindeer up in a warm barn with fruitcakes for lunch, Santa left the area to search for his own meal.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Investigators search for clues to what happened to the missing reindeer.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Investigators search for clues to what happened to the missing reindeer.

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Tennessee Department of Veterans Services says Remains of Hawkins County Soldier Killed in World War II Identified

 

Tennessee Department of Veterans Services

Tennessee Department of Veterans ServicesNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder recognize the service and sacrifice of U.S. Army Private First Class Lewis Price of Rogersville, who was reported missing as of November 6th, 1944 during World War II. 

The Hawkins County native was assigned to Company E, 2nd Battalion, 109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division during weeks of combat in the Hurtgen Forest in Germany.  Price was 23-years old when he went missing.

U.S. Army Private First Class Lewis Price of Rogersville Tennessee to be laid to rest on Friday, December 14th at 1:00pm (CST)

U.S. Army Private First Class Lewis Price of Rogersville Tennessee to be laid to rest on Friday, December 14th at 1:00pm (CST)

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