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Saturday, April 20, 2019

Mueller report
Among the instances of fake, Russian-controlled social media activity highlighted in the release of the Mueller Report is an account which pretended to be a Tennessee Republican account. It labeled itself as a Republican Party Twitter account that attracted more than 150,000 followers, as part of the effort by the Kremlin to elect Donald Trump as president. The Mueller report details activities of the Russian-linked Internet IRA and members of the Trump campaign. The account first appeared in late 2015 bearing the seal for the state of Tennessee and Twitter took the account down in 2017. The Tennessee Republican Party had repeatedly tried to halt the account, and criticized Twitter for taking too long to finally remove it. The account frequently tweeted racist posts, anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim messages.

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Monday, June 24, 2019

  • NU power outage
  • Judge Duane Slone honored
  • Opioid deaths decrease in Tennessee
  • Congress blocks Saudi arms sales
  • Baby milk formula is recalled
  • Newport Street Department

    Sunday, June 23, 2019

  • Housing starts in Tennessee
  • Retirement costs
  • Suicide increases in Tennessee

    Friday, June 21, 2019

  • Roe representative to be in Newport

    Thursday, June 20, 2019

  • McCord visits Newport
  • Alexander sponsors legislation to reduce out of pocket medical costs
  • Messer arrest
  • Special session of CLB

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019

  • Cocke County budget discussions continue
  • Phillips charged in double murder
  • ETSU tuition to increase
  • Small business job growth
  • Library is closed

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