4:54pm

Tue July 29, 2014
The Two-Way

Y'all Keep Talking: Lab Scratches 'Southern Accent Reduction' Course

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 6:04 pm

Government scientists can speak Southern after all.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory has announced that in response to complaints from staff, it's canceling plans to hold a six-week "Southern Accent Reduction" course, the Knoxville News Sentinel reports.

Officials at the scientific complex in east Tennessee said they had only been responding to an employee request. They've now responded to the anger of offended workers.

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4:49pm

Tue July 29, 2014
Business and the Economy

New Auto Manufacturing Group Aims to Speak with One Voice

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Hoping to give the industry a "common voice," the newly created Kentucky Automotive Industry Association launches this week.

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4:09pm

Tue July 29, 2014
Law

Coaches Help Released Inmates Step From The Cell Into A Job

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 7:31 pm

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4:09pm

Tue July 29, 2014
Politics

The Great Blue Hope: Michelle Nunn Tries The Improbable In Ga.

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 7:31 pm

Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn greets campaign volunteers at South DeKalb Community Achievement Center in Decatur, Ga., on May 13. The U.S. Senate race in Georgia is one of the most closely watched in the country.
David Goldman AP

Georgia has been considered safely red territory for more than a decade. But there's a new energy among Democrats in the state, where candidate Michelle Nunn represents the party's best chance of winning a Senate seat in years.

This is Nunn's first run for public office, but she's far from an unknown in a state where her father, Sam Nunn, is a Democratic icon who represented Georgia in the Senate for more than two decades.

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4:09pm

Tue July 29, 2014
History

Forget Tea Pot Dome: Harding's Love Letters Make For A New Steamy Scandal

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 7:50 pm

A letter from Warren G. Harding to his lover, Carrie Fulton Phillips, dated Jan. 24, 1916.
Don Gonyea NPR

President Warren G. Harding presided over Prohibition, died before completing his first term, and is consistently ranked by historians and the public as one of the worst U.S. presidents.

But suddenly he's getting a lot of attention, thanks to a cache of steamy love letters he wrote to a mistress over 15 years. Sealed for a half-century, today the Library of Congress made the entire collection available to the public.

James Hutson, chief archivist of the manuscript division at the library, pulled a box of the letters from the collection this morning.

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4:09pm

Tue July 29, 2014
Middle East

One Gaza Family Observes A Grim Holiday In Wartime

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 7:31 pm

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4:09pm

Tue July 29, 2014
Asia

Beijing Begins Apparent Corruption Probe Into High-Level Official

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 7:31 pm

China has begun investigations into one of the country's senior politicians. Zhou Yongkang was a former domestic security chief, and he's suspected of "serious disciplinary violations" — a phrase which usually stands for corruption.

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4:09pm

Tue July 29, 2014
World

White House Accuses Moscow Of Violating Landmark Arms Control Deal

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 7:31 pm

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4:09pm

Tue July 29, 2014
Politics

Leahy Aims To Patch Loopholes With A Revamp Of NSA's Data Collection

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 7:31 pm

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4:09pm

Tue July 29, 2014
U.S.

White House Widens Scope Of Russian Sanctions To Finance And Defense

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 7:31 pm

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