Knoxville's Smart City Technologies

Knoxville’s recent tech upgrades to streetlights, parking meters and some traffic lights represent the tentative first steps towards creating a smart city. The technology is designed to make streets safer, and serve the community better with more parking and less congestion. I spoke to Jeffrey Branham, Chief Traffic Engineer for the city, about those initiatives and what the future might hold in store.

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How Social Media Can Reveal Overlooked Drug Reactions

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When Allison Ruddick was diagnosed with stage 3 colorectal cancer in October 2014, she turned to the world of hashtags.

After her initial diagnosis it wasn't clear if the cancer had metastasized, so she was in for a nerve-wracking wait, she says. She wanted outside advice. "But they don't really give you a handbook, so you search kind of anywhere for answers," Ruddick says. "Social media was one of the first places I went."

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President Trump signed a massive spending bill Friday, hours after threatening a veto that would have triggered a government shutdown.

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A man who took hostages in a supermarket in southern France killed three people and wounded 16 others, says French President Emmanuel Macron. Investigators say he killed the first of his victims when he hijacked a car, then killed two others at the grocery.

An official with the police union told The Associated Press that the suspect was shot to death when police raided the market in the town of Trebes.

Last week, we posed this question to our audience: When do charitable partnerships cross the line?

The question came in light of a recent alliance between the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and Heineken. The beer giant is offering its communications and logistics expertise to help with the delivery of health-care supplies in markets where Heineken already has an extensive distribution system.

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A hostage situation is underway in France. It's unfolding in the southwestern part of the country. Police and special forces have been sent to a supermarket where one person is confirmed dead. Reporter Jake Cigainero is on the line from Paris. Hi there.

You Can't Fall If There's No Gravity

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Good morning. I'm Noel King. We all have parts of our jobs that we don't especially enjoy. Andrew Feustel is an astronaut. He's been to space three times. Impressive, right? But Feustel recently confessed that there's one part of blasting off into space that he does not like.

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