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  • Four Marines and gunman killed in Tennessee shootings

    July 16, 2015 | 10:22 am

    Four Marines were killed on Thursday by a gunman who opened fire at two military offices in Chattanooga, Tennessee, before being fatally shot in an attack officials called a brazen, brutal act of domestic terrorism.

    The FBI named the suspect as Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, 24,...

  • Hundreds of groups back diversity on day of Klan rally in Memphis

    April 1, 2013 | 8:37 am

    Around 250 communal organizations and religious groups joined the mayors of Memphis and Shelby County, Tenn., in publishing a statement supporting diversity on the day the Ku Klux Klan staged a rally in the city.

    "We believe our city is stronger and richer for its broad array of...

  • Street preacher loses case against University of Tennessee

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    February 18, 2012 | 10:03 pm

    If you’ve spent considerable time on a college campus recently, you’ve probably seen a street preacher. At UCLA, they tend to frequent Bruin Walk, the main pedestrian walkway through campus. Crowds tend to congregate but, in my experience, they’re not really there to hear the message...

  • Students Link to Shoah With ‘Clips’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm


    When George Jacobs heard about the children's Holocaust project in Whitwell, Tenn., he immediately thought of Malka.

    She was the emaciated young woman who had kissed the mezuzah on his lapel when the American airman had visited the infirmary at Mauthausen after World War II. When...

  • Grasping the Shoah

    By Ellen Jaffe-Gill

    May 10, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    In a small town in eastern Tennessee, a town without Jews, teenagers are almost halfway through a project that will give them a visual handle on the enormity of the Shoah.

    Eighth-grade students at the 425-student Whitwell Middle School -- whose student body is all white except for...