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NASA projects examine COVID-19 and it’s effects on the Environment

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – While scientists around the world are confined to their homes during the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, Earth observing satellites continue to orbit and send back images that reveal connections between the pandemic and the environment. “Satellites collect data all the time and don’t require us to go out anywhere,” Hannah Kerner, an assistant research professor at the University of Maryland in College Park, said.

Kerner is among eight researchers recently awarded a rapid-turnaround project grant, which supports investigators as they explore how COVID-19 Coronavirus lockdown measures are impacting the environment and how the environment can affect how the virus is spread.

Small, blocky shapes of towns, fields, and pastures surround the meandering Mississippi River, the largest river system in North America in this Landsat image. (NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/USGS)

Small, blocky shapes of towns, fields, and pastures surround the meandering Mississippi River, the largest river system in North America in this Landsat image. (NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/USGS)

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President Donald Trump remarks during Press Briefing, August 14th

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Okay. Thank you very much, everybody. So we have some very interesting news. Kevin Clinesmith, a corrupt FBI attorney who falsified FISA warrants in James Comey’s very corrupt FBI, is expected to plead guilty.

You probably heard that. It just came out. So that’s just the beginning, I would imagine, because what happened should never happen again. So, he is pleading guilty. Terrible thing. Terrible thing. The fact is they spied on my campaign and they got caught. And you’ll be hearing more.

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

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Marsha Blackburn Includes Mission-Critical Military Priorities in Senate-Passed Defense Bill

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – The Senate has passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 with the support of Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.). As a member of the Senate Armed Services and Veterans Affairs’ Committees, Senator Blackburn was able to include language to fund mission-critical projects that will directly impact military communities in Tennessee.

Senator Blackburn authored 51 of the provisions included in this bill, which includes $148.08 million for programs vital to Tennessee and to the national defense.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Marsha Blackburn Works to Fund Mission-Critical Military Priorities

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – The Senate Armed Services Committee has filed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021. As a member of the Committee, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) included language to fund mission-critical projects that will directly impact military communities in Tennessee.

“Our nation is forever indebted to the service members who put their lives on the line in the name of freedom,” Senator Blackburn said. “Tennessee is honored that multiple military installations call the Volunteer State home.”

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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AAA reports Tennessee Gas Prices Hold Steady

 

AAANashville, TN – Tennessee gas prices, on average, increased slightly over last week – only rising nearly two cents. The Tennessee Gas Price average  is now $1.89 which is 20 cents more than one month ago and nearly 46 cents less than one year ago. 

“Demand levels are likely to ebb and flow in the coming weeks as people continue to be cautious about travel,” said Megan Cooper, spokesperson, AAA – The Auto Club Group. As a result, pump prices will likely continue to increase, but at a slower rate through the end of the month.

Tennessee is the 9th least expensive Gas Market in the United States. (AAA)

Tennessee is the 9th least expensive Gas Market in the United States. (AAA)

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President Donald Trump’s Remarks During a Roundtable on Transition to Greatness: Restoring, Rebuilding, Renewing

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Nice place. Wow. I’ve been hearing about this one. Great job. (Laughter.) Great job. Thank you very much for being here. It’s an honor. And very important time in our country. A lot of things are happening. And I think when it all ends up, it’s going to end up very good for everybody.

It’s an honor to be at Gateway Church with the Attorney General — our great Attorney General, William Barr. Thank you. (Applause.) And my friend, Ben Carson, who’s done a fantastic job at HUD. Secretary. (Applause.) And a young star, Jerome Adams, General. Where is Jerome? Jerome? (Applause.) Along with a lot of my friends out in the audience.

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

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AAA reports Tennessee Gas Prices rise 8 Cents

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County has the Second Lowest Gas Prices in Tennessee

AAANashville, TN – The Tennessee gas price average jumped eight cents this week – the largest weekly increase the state has seen so far in 2020. 

The Tennessee Gas Price average  is now $1.79 which is nearly 23 cents more than one month ago and nearly 64 cents less than one year ago. 

Tennessee Gas prices continue to rise. (AAA)

Tennessee Gas prices continue to rise. (AAA)

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AAA says Tennessee Gas Prices climb Seven Cents

 

Clarksville has the Third Cheapest Gas Prices in Tennessee

AAANashville, TN – Tennessee motorists paid an average of $1.69 this Memorial Day – a nearly 82 cent discount over last year’s holiday. 

Today’s Tennessee Gas Price average is now $1.70 which is 14 cents more than one month ago and nearly 83 cents less than one year ago. 

79% of Tennessee gas stations have prices below $1.75. (AAA)

79% of Tennessee gas stations have prices below $1.75. (AAA)

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AAA says Motorists to see Cheapest Memorial Day Pump Prices in Nearly Two Decades

 

AAANashville, TN – After breaking a ten week decline last week, Tennessee gas prices continue to inch higher. The Tennessee Gas Price average is now $1.63 which is only a two cent increase over last week and three cents higher than one month ago.

To keep things in perspective, Tennesseans are still experiencing gas prices that are 92 cents cheaper compared to this time last year.  

Tennessee currently the 10th least expensive market in the nation. (AAA)

Tennessee currently the 10th least expensive market in the nation. (AAA)

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Era of Offshoring United States Jobs Is Over

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – “Some say crises don’t so much alter the course of history as accelerate changes already underway. That’s certainly the case when it comes to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic and the offshoring of American jobs,” U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer writes in The New York Times.
 
“Every day I talk to business leaders who now acknowledge they underestimated the risk in decisions to move jobs overseas.”

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