'Why Do You Have This Spy Hysteria?' Putin Asks At Annual News Conference

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96aZjH_sAdA Russian President Vladimir Putin held his annual news conference on Thursday, an event that commonly runs for hours, offering a kaleidoscope-like glimpse of Putin's view of his country and the world. In this year's edition, the topics ranged from President Trump to Russia's ban at the 2018 Winter Olympics — and the state of the fishing industry in Murmansk. "There are things Trump wanted to do but couldn't yet, like reforming healthcare ... or...

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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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California fire officials say the massive Thomas fire has claimed the life of a firefighter.

"I am very saddened to report that a firefighter fatality has occurred on the Thomas Incident," Chief Ken Pimlott, the director of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, tweeted. "Please join me in keeping our fallen firefighter and his loved ones in your prayers and all the responders on the front lines in your thoughts as they continue to work under extremely challenging conditions."

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60 Years On, Keeping RCA Studio B From Dying Behind A 'Glass Coffin'

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Arkansas-Native Sister Rosetta Tharpe Among 2018 Rock Hall Of Fame Inductees

Hear KUARs report on Sister Rosetta Tharpe to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Sister Rosetta Tharpe, a pioneering gospel singer and guitar player from Arkansas, will be among the 2018 inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She was born in the Woodruff County town of Cotton Plant in 1915 and achieved fame in the 1930s. Tharpewas among six acts announced Wednesday for next year's induction ceremony and will be honored in the category Early Influences. Stephen Koch, host...

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