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Republicans Threaten Davidson and Shelby Counties Over In-Home Learning

State legislators attempted to follow through on Gov. Lee’s rhetoric about reopening schools Gov. Bill Lee addresses the special session on Jan. 19 We weren’t far into the new year before the Tennessee General Assembly and Republican Gov. Bill Lee returned to a favorite pastime: singling out Nashville and Memphis for special treatment. Lee kicked off a four-day special legislative session last week with a pointed critique of school leaders in the state’s two largest districts, where officials have mostly

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Republicans Threaten Davidson and Shelby Counties Over In-Home Learning

The Blackwell Sisters and the Harrowing History of Modern Medicine

A metrotome sounds like a more pleasant device than it is. A switchblade of sorts, it was once used to treat fertility issues. A doctor would push the metrotome into a woman’s uterus, press the handle, and release the blade; when he pulled it out, it cut through one side of her cervix. After that, the doctor reinserted the tool and repeated the procedure on the other side. Eventually a version of the metrotome was made with a double blade that could cut both sides of the cervix at once—a supposed improvement

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The Blackwell Sisters and the Harrowing History of Modern Medicine

What We Get Wrong About Joan Didion

“Maybe America does have a gun problem.” Didion saw something else: a city victimized by decades of fatuous thinking and poor planning. New York, she thought, had clung to sentimental narratives about melting pots and special opportunities—“the assurance that the world is knowable, even flat, and New York its center, its motor, its dangerous but vital ‘energy’ ”—to the extent of being blind to the fraying of its civic and economic fibre. In crisis, New Yorkers simply doubled down, appointing

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What We Get Wrong About Joan Didion

What Are the Cultural Revolution’s Lessons for Our Current Moment?

“And they stumbled through the door at half past two in the morning after unplanned drinks with Lexi and Dave, nary a thought given to Sammy’s dinner bowl, which had sat empty for hours.” Notwithstanding this strategic omission, Yang’s book offers the most comprehensive journalistic account yet of contemporary China’s foundational trauma. Memoirs of the Cultural Revolution, first appearing in the nineteen-eighties, belong by now to a distinct nonfiction genre—from confessions by repentant former

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What Are the Cultural Revolution’s Lessons for Our Current Moment?

Things That Are Different in Europe

Illustration by Luci Gutiérrez More than half of U.S. travelers (54%) said they would feel comfortable traveling internationally six months after a vaccine becomes available. —USA Today. In Europe, they don’t eat dinner until eleven-thirty at night. Small children and the elderly are roused from a deep sleep to come down for dinner and are made to eat six-course meals. Four of the courses are different kinds of pasta. Then they go back to sleep. In Europe, a man’s mistress comes over for dinner and eats

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Things That Are Different in Europe

Mental health funding shortfall is costing lives

Sadly, this is an editorial we have written before. And even more sadly, we will almost certainly write it again. Because here, in Ontario, in 2021, our society and our governments still don’t get it on the subject of providing adequate mental health services. We know what we need to do, we know what happens when we don’t do it, and still, our government and a disturbing number of the people who elect them, remain unwilling to do what is necessary. The story of Attila Csanyi is not new, or unique. Compellingly

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Mental health funding shortfall is costing lives

‘The Umbrella Academy’ will be back filming in Hamilton next month

The popular superhero show “The Umbrella Academy” will return to shoot on the streets of Hamilton next month. The Netflix series, which stars Elliot Page as a member of a dysfunctional family of former child heroes, is set to begin filming its third season on Feb. 8, says the industry outlet Production Weekly. The series, which also shoots in Toronto, is expected to shoot until the summer. It might appear questionable to see filming proceed in the face of a provincial lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic,

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‘The Umbrella Academy’ will be back filming in Hamilton next month

Volunteer program to build community rinks in Hamilton hits some bumpy ice

There was a crisp bite in the air as he sprayed water onto the icy infield of the baseball diamond at Bruce Park. He didn’t seem to mind. Better now while it was merely brisk than when the big chill arrived on the weekend. Besides, he was able to do it in daylight. Usually he and the other three volunteers who keep the makeshift, central Mountain rink intact are out there overnight. “It’s a lot of work,” says the man who will only identify himself as Abraham. But are their efforts appreciated? “You

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Volunteer program to build community rinks in Hamilton hits some bumpy ice

Obituary: Ethel Wilson worked at Hamilton Mountain Wendy’s until she was 97

Ethel Wilson had a wish to work until she was 100. “You don’t think I’m just going to stay around the house, do you?” she told The Spectator in 2011 when she marking her 20th year working at a Hamilton Mountain fast food restaurant. She was 90 at the time. She almost made it. She retired in 2018 when she was 97, due to health reasons. Wilson died Dec. 9, 2020, just after turning 99 the month before, on Nov. 11. Wilson was a beloved figure at the Wendy’s restaurant on Upper James Street, just south

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Obituary: Ethel Wilson worked at Hamilton Mountain Wendy’s until she was 97

How can I get my deeply troubled family to show me some support? Ask Ellie

Q: I’m 33, still living at home and helping out. My mom, my younger brother, 21, my grandmother and uncle are all in poor health. My grandmother’s demanding of my mother, who’s had depression and anxiety for years. My uncle’s deaf and suffers from schizophrenia. My younger brother has substance abuse issues, issues with alcohol and marijuana, and possibly some anxiety and self-esteem issues. I feel like I can’t make my own feelings known. Sharing how all this affects me just makes things worse.

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How can I get my deeply troubled family to show me some support? Ask Ellie

Sidney Powell releases Kraken

Trump attack dog's new PAC can raise unlimited amounts of money; Powell faces a $1.3 billion defamation suit Sidney Powell, attorney for President Donald Trump, conducts a news conference at the Republican National Committee on lawsuits regarding the outcome of the 2020 presidential election on Thursday, November 19, 2020. Trump attorneys Rudolph Giuliani and Jenna Ellis, also attended. (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) A Friday filing with the Federal Election Commission shows that Sidney

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Sidney Powell releases Kraken

How The Biden Administration Might Affect COVID Numbers In Houston (Jan. 25, 2021)

Houston Matters begins at 9 a.m. CT on 88.7FM or listen online. Join the discussion at 713-440-8870, talk@houstonmatters.org or @HoustonMatters. On Monday’s Houston Matters: We get an update on COVID-19 numbers in Greater Houston and discuss how the new Biden administration is affecting response to the virus and rollout of vaccines. Also this hour: Veterinarian Dr. Lori Teller answers your questions. Then, we learn about police reform measures in the Texas Legislature. And George Springer finds a new home

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How The Biden Administration Might Affect COVID Numbers In Houston (Jan. 25, 2021)

Health officials work to keep new COVID-19 variant under control in Washtenaw County

Actions Washtenaw County Health Officials are working to keep six cases of the new COVID-19 variant under control. Posted at 5:59 AM, Jan 25, 2021 and last updated 2021-01-25 05:59:17-05 ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The University of Michigan is working to combat the spread of the new variant of COVID-19 with a two-week pause for all university athletics. The Washtenaw County Health Department says several people affiliated with U-M's athletic program tested positive for the more contagious COVID-19 variant, B.1.1.7.

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Health officials work to keep new COVID-19 variant under control in Washtenaw County

The nation's top running back in 2022 sets commitment date

The Alabama Crimson Tide currently have just one commitment for 2022 in linebacker Robert Woodyard of Mobile, Alabama. On Saturday, one of Alabama’s top targets for the 2022 class announced when he would making his college commitment. Emmanuel Henderson, a five-star running back from Geneva County High in Hartford, Alabama, says he will announce his choice on March 13. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Henderson is the No. 1 ranked running back in the 2022 class and is expected to choose between Alabama, Auburn, and

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The nation's top running back in 2022 sets commitment date

Super Bowl LV early spread picks for the 2020 NFL season

Jan 17, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) looks to the sidelines during the AFC Divisional Round playoff game against the Cleveland Browns at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

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Super Bowl LV early spread picks for the 2020 NFL season

Boris Johnson confirms plans to relax lockdown measures within weeks

BORIS JOHNSON has confirmed that the Government is exploring the "potential of relaxing some measures" before mid-February. Boris Johnson has confirmed that the Government is looking at relaxing lockdown measures by the middle of February. The Prime Minister made the remarks during a visit to a vaccination site at Barnet Football Club in north London on Monday morning. He told reporters the government were "looking at the potential of relaxing some measures" before next month. Boris Johnson has confirmed that

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Boris Johnson confirms plans to relax lockdown measures within weeks

Peter Mullan salary: How much was Peter Mullan paid for Ozark?

PETER MULLAN gave a strong performance as Missouri heroin dealer Jacob Snell in Ozark. Some fans of the Netflix crime drama are curious to know: how much was Peter Mullan paid for Ozark? Ozark will be ending with a bang as the writers prepare to wrap up the hit Netflix thriller with an extended fourth series. The show launched back in 2017 and quickly established itself as a must-watch on the streaming platform. Season four is in the works at the moment with the cast and crew shooting the new episodes. How much

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Peter Mullan salary: How much was Peter Mullan paid for Ozark?

Top 3 Seoul Dynasty Takeaways from the First Weekend of the NeXT Tournament

This weekend was the first of two weekends in which the NeXT tournament 2021 was running. The Seoul Dynasty faced the Guangzhou Charge and the Shanghai Dragons. These matches were the first to three would win. It was with the maps being in the order of King of the Hill, 2CP, Hybrid, Payload and then it would go back to King of the Hill. There was the ability to have switch-ins between maps, and the Dynasty did take advantage of that. Here are the top 3 takeaways that the Tiger Nation should get from the two

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Top 3 Seoul Dynasty Takeaways from the First Weekend of the NeXT Tournament

“Ready to go”: Nick Kyrgios Fires Warning Shot at Rivals Ahead of Australian Open 2021

FILE PHOTO: Tennis - Australian Open - Fourth Round - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia - Australia's Nick Kyrgios reacts during his match against Spain's Rafael Nadal. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File Photo Colorful and controversial, Nick Kyrgios, or rather his full package of high-intensity game and on-court antics have been sorely missed in the men’s field for close to a year now. February 25, 2020 was the last time the tennis world saw the maverick Australian in action. However, his title defense in scenic Acapulco

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“Ready to go”: Nick Kyrgios Fires Warning Shot at Rivals Ahead of Australian Open 2021

Russia Headed Towards Authoritarianism, Say World Leaders

Law enforcement officers clash with participants during a rally in support of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Moscow (Photo: REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov) Governments around the world condemned mass crackdowns in Russia in the wake of protests following the arrest of activist Alexei Navalny only days after his return from Germany. Observers estimate more than 3,500 Navalny supporters were detained over the weekend after a rash of street demonstrations in nearly 100 cities across the country. The

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Russia Headed Towards Authoritarianism, Say World Leaders