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Day: October 9, 2019

The US has ramped up its air campaign in Afghanistan to highest level in nine years

By Shawn Snow, Military Times OCTOBER 9, 2019. As peace negotiations between the Taliban and U.S. unraveled, the U.S. dramatically ramped up its air campaign against militants in Afghanistan. According to U.S. Air Forces Central Command, U.S. aircraft dropped 948 munitions in Afghanistan during the month of September. That’s the highest number of munitions dropped […]

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Sexual Preference Discrimination Discussed

Sexual Preference Discrimination Discussed

By Debi Holcomb, Fannin Sentinel Staff Writer Fannin County Democrats met October 7 in the Senior Center. Vice Chair Connie Galloway was the guest speaker. Galloway introduced her spouse, Dixie Carter and stated they had been together over 19 years. Galloway played a video she made in 2015 explaining how she was fired because of […]

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General Electric freezing pension plan for 20,000 of its U.S. employees

By Tomi Kilgore, MarketWatch (Reprinted with permission) General Electric is freezing the pensions of 20,000 U.S. salaried workers to reduce billions in future pension obligations and trim debt. About 700 employees in its supplemental pension program, geared toward executives, will also have their pension benefits frozen. The company said the change won’t impact already retired […]

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Trump’s Executive Order on Medicare: Brainstorm Health

By Sy Mukherjee, Brainstorm Health-Fortune (Reprinted with Permission) The Trump administration made a pretty significant move today (Oct. 3) on health care policy—President Trump issued an executive order on Medicare aiming to further privatize the public program, which covers some 60 million elderly and disabled Americans. To be clear, Medicare already contains a significant private […]

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Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall Impacts Thousands Over Five day Stay in Blue Ridge

By Bree Collar, Sentinel Staff Writer The faces and lives of the 58,307 men and eight women who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the Vietnam War are forever etched on the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, DC serving as a memorial and healing place for family and friends. The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall came to […]

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