Report: Americans Are Now More Likely To Die Of An Opioid Overdose Than On The Road

For the first time in U.S. history, a leading cause of deaths — vehicle crashes — has been surpassed in likelihood by opioid overdoses, according to a new report on preventable deaths from the National Safety Council. Americans now have a 1 in 96 chance of dying from an opioid overdose, according to the council's analysis of 2017 data on accidental death. The probability of dying in a motor vehicle crash is 1 in 103. "The nation's opioid crisis is fueling the Council's grim probabilities, and...

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Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments provided by the Pink Palace Family of Museums

Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments by the Pink Palace Family of Museums

Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments by the Pink Palace Family of Museums.

Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments provided by the Pink Palace Family of Museums

Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments provided by the Pink Palace Family of Museums

Memphis, TN – The University of Memphis, formerly Memphis State University, is honoring the Memphis State Eight this week for breaking the color barrier in 1959.

Memphis, TN – Beverly Guest Kirkwood interviews her sister-in-law Lillian Lajuana Walker on becoming a writer.

Memphis, TN – Linda Knox reminisces with her daughter Marisa Knox about singing to her as a child and then in turn continuing the family tradition by singing and playing games with her grandson.

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The highest ranking female House Republican called on Iowa GOP Rep. Steve King to resign from Congress over his recent comments to The New York Times on white supremacy and white nationalism.

"We do not support it or agree with it, and as I said I think he should find another line of work," House GOP Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., told reporters Tuesday morning.

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North Carolina's flagship public university plans to remove the pedestal where a now-toppled Confederate statue once stood on a main campus quad, its chancellor said Monday.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt also announced that she will step down at the end of the school year. Folt's surprise order to put the pedestal in storage drew an angry response from the leader of the board overseeing the state's public universities, but he stopped short of saying he would seek to stop the removal.

Once more, the U.K. has arrived at a difficult fork in the road.

Down one path is the withdrawal agreement Prime Minister Theresa May negotiated with the European Union, a deal meant to ease the jarring changes that could come with the U.K.'s departure from the international bloc on March 29. Down the other path is a rejection of that agreement — and the possible embrace of alternatives ranging from a no-deal Brexit to no Brexit at all.

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TENNESSEE NEWS

The Tri-Star State: Haslam Reflects On 8 Years In Office And What He Hopes Bill Lee Will Learn

Hear the interview with Gov. Bill Haslam. Gov. Bill Haslam wraps up eight years in office at the end of this week. His tenure has been marked by some nationally recognized successes — like boosting college enrollment — and one big defeat: the failure of his Medicaid expansion plan, Insure Tennessee.

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ARKANSAS NEWS

Traveling Arkansas: ‘Forrest Gump’ at the Little Rock Ron Robinson Theater

Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travel Writer Kim Williams talks about the following events happening in Arkansas during the weekend of January 18!

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