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FBI opens criminal probe into VA health care scandal

FBI opens criminal probe into VA health care scandal

June 11th, 2014 1:35 pm by MATTHEW DALY and ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

As Congress moves to help thousands of military veterans enduring long wait times for VA medical care, the FBI said it has opened a criminal investigation into the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Crime
Police: Wrong-way driver arrested after Johnson City chase

Police: Wrong-way driver arrested after Johnson City chase

June 11th, 2014 1:28 pm by Elizabeth Saulsbury

Jon P. Layton was charged with felony evading arrest, driving left of the center line, and second offense driving on a revoked license.

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Local doctor, wife get probation, $300K in fines in cancer drug case

Local doctor, wife get probation, $300K in fines in cancer drug case

June 11th, 2014 12:24 pm by Staff Report

Dr. Anindya Kumar Sen and his wife, Patricia Posey Sen, who run the East Tennessee Cancer and Blood Centers in Johnson City and Greeneville, were convicted in December of purchasing misbranded cancer drugs.

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Senate Republicans block student loan bill

Senate Republicans block student loan bill

June 11th, 2014 12:09 pm by ERICA WERNER, Associated Press

The bill would have been paid for with the so-called Buffett Rule, which sets minimum tax rates for people making over $1 million.

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2 more men charged in Holly Bobo case

2 more men charged in Holly Bobo case

June 11th, 2014 11:54 am by Associated Press

The brothers were charged with tampering with evidence and accessory after the fact. Two other men have pleaded not guilty to kidnapping and murder charges.

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Crime
SW Virginia man charged with statutory rape after alleged sex with 13-year-old girl at Kingsport Aquatic Center

SW Virginia man charged with statutory rape after alleged sex with 13-year-old girl at Kingsport Aquatic Center

June 11th, 2014 11:44 am by Nick Shepherd, NET News Service

Police said the relationship began on Facebook, and the man used a false identity.

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Minorities in Medicine: ETSU med school seeking to boost underrepresented populations

Minorities in Medicine: ETSU med school seeking to boost underrepresented populations

June 11th, 2014 9:02 am by Nathan Baker

14 Hispanic high school students and college freshmen started Monday at the Simulated Medicine in Action camp in the medical college's simulation lab.

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Fight rages over definition of Tennessee whiskey

Fight rages over definition of Tennessee whiskey

June 11th, 2014 8:48 am by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

State lawmakers this summer are expected to return to the struggle of crafting the legal definition of Tennessee whiskey, whose history and lore is entwined in the state's identity as much as lobsters in Maine and crab cakes in Maryland.

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Opinion
Blue Plum could grow into premier festival

Blue Plum could grow into premier festival

June 11th, 2014 8:40 am by CHRIS DULA

The Blue Plum Festival has the potential to become a truly significant regional event each year, akin to the size and scope of festivals such as Belle Chere or Rhythm & Roots.

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What can the U.S. do about gun violence in schools?

What can the U.S. do about gun violence in schools?

June 11th, 2014 8:38 am by Associated Press

Tuesday's fatal teen shooting at an Oregon school followed a string of mass shootings that have disturbed the nation, including one on Sunday in Nevada that left two Las Vegas police officers and a civilian dead.

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