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Tuesday, May 22nd

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In news today…

The Lee University A Cappella ensemble Voices of Lee received three awards at the 2018 A Cappella Award ceremony, held in Nashville, Tennessee, this past Saturday. The evening included live performances from nominees and special guests, and a red carpet experience.

Voices of Lee was nominated earlier this spring for “Collegiate Group of the Year,” “Religious Group of the Year,” and “Video of the Year” for their music video of “What a Beautiful Name” by Hillsong, and after several weeks of international online voting, Voices won all three.

There were 21 award categories, of which 19 were voted on by the public and announced at the May 19th ceremony. In total, there were 80 finalists representing 11 different countries and 46,580 votes were submitted.

From USA Today…

The Trump administration wanted U.S. Sen. Bob Corker to join its diplomatic ranks.

But the retiring Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman declined, saying he turned down the chance to become the next U.S. ambassador to Australia.

The Australian Financial Review reported earlier Monday that Corker was a leading contender for the job, along with fellow retiring GOP senators Orrin Hatch of Utah and Jeff Flake of Arizona.

Corker said he was first approached about the position about three weeks ago. He spoke with President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo several times about the opportunity, but informed them last week of his decision to turn down the post.

The president and Pompeo respected his decision to decline the offer, and Corker said he is honored the administration asked him to serve

From the Cleveland Daily Banner…

Food, shirts, hats, chances for special prizes and luminaries were sold at Saturday’s Relay for Life, and when the event concluded that evening, nearly $20,000 was raised for cancer research and to help those in the area dealing with the disease.

Those funds are now being combined with previous contributions in 2018 by local businesses, industries, churches and schools, along with individuals, to bring the total raised this year to nearly $115,000.

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