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‘On the right side of history’: ousted Tennessee vaccine official on mandates, myths and muzzles

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Dr Michelle Fiscus worked in the health sector for almost 20 years, most recently as Tennessee’s top vaccine official. Until the day she was fired, she got excellent job performance reviews. And then one day she sent ...

Newly discovered Tennessee Williams story published for the first time

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As soon as he crossed the border into Italy, Tennessee Williams found his health was “magically restored”. “There was the sun and there were the smiling Italians,” wrote the author of A Streetcar Named Desire in his m...

Q&A: did the climate crisis fuel Henri and the Tennessee flooding?

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As the US west bakes in a prolonged drought, parts of the eastern half of the country have faced the opposite problem as extreme rainfall and fierce winds took their toll on communities as far apart as Tennessee and R...

Tennessee floods death toll rises after homes and businesses destroyed – video

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The flooding in rural areas on Saturday took out roads, cellphone towers and telephone lines, leaving families uncertain about whether loved ones survived. Many of the missing live in neighborhoods where the water ros...

‘It’s just unbelievable’: Tennessee surveys wreckage after floods

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Tennesseans were surveying the mangled wreckage of towns and communities across the middle of the state on Monday, after a record-breaking deluge caused flash flooding that swept away houses, shattered lives and left ...

Tennessee floods death toll rises to 22 as Biden offers help

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At least 22 people were confirmed dead on Sunday as rescue crews searched desperately amid shattered homes for dozens still missing after record-breaking rain sent floodwaters surging through parts of Tennessee. The ...

Tennessee radio host who criticised vaccine efforts dies of Covid-19

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A conservative radio host from Tennessee who was critical of vaccination efforts and mask mandates died on Saturday, after weeks in a Nashville hospital battling Covid-19. Phil Valentine’s death was reported by his s...

Tennessee: fired vaccine expert denies sending dog muzzle to herself

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A former Tennessee government official who was fired amid controversy over vaccine access for teenagers has denied sending herself a dog muzzle she told authorities was delivered anonymously, possibly as a warning to ...

Tennessee radio host doubted and mocked vaccines – now he has Covid

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A conservative radio host in Tennessee who urged listeners not to get vaccinated against Covid-19 has changed track and called on listeners to get the shot, after contracting the virus and ending up in hospital in “ve...

Tennessee to halt vaccine outreach to teens amid conservative backlash – report

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The Tennessee department of health will reportedly halt all vaccine outreach to teenagers amid a conservative backlash against Covid-19 vaccines for adolescents. The department’s new guidance, announced in reports and...

Beyond These Walls review – Tennessee Williams cools down in Boston Spa

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Northern Broadsides has a history of putting a northern English stamp on the world canon, a tradition upheld by artistic director Laurie Sansom as he digs up four lesser-seen shorts by Tennessee Williams and relocates...

‘Craziest thing’: Tennessee police shock escaped and ‘agitated’ zebra with a Taser

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Law enforcement officials helped capture a loose zebra in middle Tennessee after it escaped from an exotic livestock auction. According to news outlets, the Cookeville police department and Putnam county sheriff’s off...

‘Vaccine interlopers’ exploit chaotic policies to skip line in rural Tennessee

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Tennessee was deemed the worst place to live in the world for Covid-19 transmission this past winter. That didn’t happen by mistake; it has been a snowball of failures in leadership, lack of education, and tourism eco...