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'Better together:' Wellmont, Mountain States officially announce merger plans

'Better together:' Wellmont, Mountain States officially announce merger plans

April 2nd, 2015 7:51 pm by Nathan Baker

After decades of fierce competition for patients in the region, Wellmont Health System and Mountain States Health Alliance hope to create the peanut butter cup of health care providers, aiming to combine into an organization that is better together.

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Arkansas lawmakers pass revised religious objections bill

Arkansas lawmakers pass revised religious objections bill

April 2nd, 2015 4:57 pm by ANDREW DeMILLO and TOM DAVIES, Associated Press

Opponents said they believed the measure still needs explicit anti-discrimination language similar to Indiana's proposal.

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Update: Death toll stands at 147 in Kenya massacre

Update: Death toll stands at 147 in Kenya massacre

April 2nd, 2015 4:01 pm by TOM ODULA, RODNEY MUHUMUZA and KHALIL SENOSI, Associated Press

Four of the gunmen were killed by security forces.

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Nuke deal: World powers, Iran reach crucial framework

Nuke deal: World powers, Iran reach crucial framework

April 2nd, 2015 4:00 pm by GEORGE JAHN and MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press

Speaking from the White House, President Barack Obama called it a "good deal" that would address concerns about Iran's nuclear ambitions.

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Robert Schuller turned drive-in movie ministry to megachurch

Robert Schuller turned drive-in movie ministry to megachurch

April 2nd, 2015 3:20 pm by GILLIAN FLACCUS and AMY TAXIN, Associated Press

The world-famous televangelist and author memorialized in decades of recorded sermons and books died early Thursday at a care facility in Artesia, daughter Carol Schuller Milner said. He was 88.

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Mom says baby born without nose 'perfect the way he is'

Mom says baby born without nose 'perfect the way he is'

April 2nd, 2015 2:31 pm by Staff Report

Eli Thompson began breathing through his mouth right away on March 4.

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NY Boy Scouts hire gay Eagle Scout despite national policy

NY Boy Scouts hire gay Eagle Scout despite national policy

April 2nd, 2015 1:49 pm by JENNIFER PELTZ and DAVID CRARY, Associated Press

The Boy Scouts of America didn't immediately respond to an inquiry about the hire.

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Indiana unveils changes to religion bill; Arkansas in flux

Indiana unveils changes to religion bill; Arkansas in flux

April 2nd, 2015 1:25 pm by TOM DAVIES and ANDREW DeMILLO, Associated Press

The Indiana amendment prohibits service providers from using the law as a legal defense for refusing to provide services, goods, facilities or accommodations.

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Investigators identify body parts from all 150 Germanwings crash victims

Investigators identify body parts from all 150 Germanwings crash victims

April 2nd, 2015 1:07 pm by Associated Press

Marseille Prosecutor Brice Robin said Thursday that investigators have found and studied 2,854 body parts.

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Bristol announces traffic patterns for spring races at BMS

Bristol announces traffic patterns for spring races at BMS

April 2nd, 2015 12:50 pm by Contributed to the Press

Special attention has been given to all the pedestrians in the area of the racetrack and to their safety.

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