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What Donald Trump’s Minnesota tweet reveals about his moral compass

Just before 1 a.m. ET on Friday morning, the President of the United States got on Twitter and decided to offer his thoughts about the ongoing unrest in Minnesota following the release of video footage showing the death of an unarmed black man named George Floyd while he was being taken into custody by police.…MORE

Lady Gaga releases highly anticipated new album ‘Chromatica’

Lady Gaga releases highly anticipated new album ‘Chromatica’

It’s finally here! Lady Gaga released her new album, “Chromatica” on Friday, much to the excitement of her fans. Gaga took to Instagram to post a video of herself dancing to the song, “911” from her new work. The 16-track album features an array of dance anthems, one could say Gaga is returning to her…MORE

Big chains filed for bankruptcy every week in May. Here are 6 of them

Big chains filed for bankruptcy every week in May. Here are 6 of them

Temporary store closures. Near-zero travel demand. People shopping online even more as they’re stuck home. It was the perfect storm for bankruptcy for some of the country’s most recognizable consumer brands — and several have filed recently. Retailers had already been struggling, and now they’re bearing the brunt of coronavirus’ impact. But a large gym…MORE

Senators ask CDC for plan to fix coronavirus-related drop in vaccinations

Senators ask CDC for plan to fix coronavirus-related drop in vaccinations

Seventeen Democratic senators have sent a letter to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, asking for a plan to fight a “dramatic” drop in childhood vaccinations since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier this month, the CDC reported a “notable decrease” in the number of vaccines ordered through a federal program that…MORE

‘Space Force’ casts Steve Carell in a broad satire that never achieves liftoff

‘Space Force’ casts Steve Carell in a broad satire that never achieves liftoff

Reuniting Steve Carell and “The Office” producer Greg Daniels, “Space Force” carries such an impressive payload — from the star-heavy cast to the concept — it’s a shame the actual show isn’t better. As is, this too-broad parody has sporadic moments but consistently feels like it’s trying way too hard to achieve liftoff, like an…MORE

American spending collapsed by a record 13.6% in April

American spending collapsed by a record 13.6% in April

American consumer spending ground to a halt during the coronavirus lockdown, and that is a massive problem for the spending-addicted US economy. April’s personal consumption data showed a 13.6% drop in consumer spending, according to a Bureau of Economic Analysis report released Friday. That’s equal to $1.89 trillion, and drags spending down to a level…MORE

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CMA Fest 2020 Has Been Canceled

CMA Fest 2020 Has Been Canceled

Nashville’s 2020 CMA Fest on June 4–7 has been canceled. It will not be rescheduled. The Country Music Association issued the following statement on March 31: After careful deliberation, and in following the latest guidance from national, state and local authorities, we are sad to announce that CMA Fest will not take place in 2020.…

Tennessee Tornado Relief: How to Donate Money, Food, Time & More

Tennessee Tornado Relief: How to Donate Money, Food, Time & More

In the wake of the tornadoes that ripped though Tennessee on March 3—killing at least 22 people and damaging hundreds of structures—many folks are wondering how to help. Money To donate money, visit the Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund, which was created by the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to support those affected by the…