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GOP leader backs Insure Tennessee, says House votes aren't there yet

GOP leader backs Insure Tennessee, says House votes aren't there yet

January 13th, 2015 9:17 pm by Dave Boucher, The Tennessean

A leading Republican in the state House is backing Gov. Bill Haslam's plan to expand health coverage in the state, but doesn't think there are the votes to pass the plan in the House at the moment.

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Jailed Virginia lawmaker wins election amid sex scandal

Jailed Virginia lawmaker wins election amid sex scandal

January 13th, 2015 8:55 pm by LARRY O'DELL, Associated Press

A Virginia lawmaker who resigned his seat following a sex scandal involving a teenager has won it back in a special election.

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Haslam names panel to recommend judicial candidates

Haslam names panel to recommend judicial candidates

January 13th, 2015 8:15 pm by Associated Press

Gov. Bill Haslam named the members of an 11-person council to recommend candidates to fill judicial vacancies in Tennessee.

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Deputies fear missing Kingsport couple -last seen in Elizabethton - are endangered

Deputies fear missing Kingsport couple -last seen in Elizabethton - are endangered

January 13th, 2015 4:39 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

Their vehicle was found abandoned in Carter County.

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Dozens of abortion rights protesters rally in Nashville

Dozens of abortion rights protesters rally in Nashville

January 13th, 2015 1:33 pm by Associated Press

Lawmakers who oppose abortion rights also held a press conference inside the building to announce their plans to enact similar laws struck down by a 2000 state Supreme Court decision.

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TennCare ends contract with computer vendor

TennCare ends contract with computer vendor

January 13th, 2015 12:16 pm by Associated Press

TennCare says it is ending its contract with computer vendor Northrop Grumman Corp. and will find another company to develop a computer system to determine Medicaid eligibility.

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Obama sits down with leaders of new GOP-run Congress

Obama sits down with leaders of new GOP-run Congress

January 13th, 2015 12:10 pm by Josh Lederman, Julie Pace; Associated Press

President Barack Obama, huddling with House and Senate leaders for the first time this year, urged lawmakers Tuesday to stake out areas of compromise, including on trade, tax reform and cybersecurity.

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'Crushing' - Air Force JROTC instructor calls Kingsport murder victim a leader

'Crushing' - Air Force JROTC instructor calls Kingsport murder victim a leader

January 13th, 2015 10:59 am by Rick Wagner, NET News Service

Already accepted into a delayed entry program of the U.S. Marine Corps and set to graduate from Sullivan South in the spring, Dylan Wayne Ferguson seemed to have everything going to him.

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Update: Jury finalized in 1st murder trial in April 2013 Johnson City shooting death

Update: Jury finalized in 1st murder trial in April 2013 Johnson City shooting death

January 13th, 2015 8:47 am by Becky Campbell

Marcus Gergish is accused of gunning down Timothy B. Peregoy Sr. outside Peregoy's son's apartment building on Nathaniel Drive shortly after 12 a.m. April 3, 2013.

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Johnson City police blew door off hotel room to reach murder suspect

Johnson City police blew door off hotel room to reach murder suspect

January 13th, 2015 8:31 am by Max Hrenda

On Monday, Kingsport police released the names of the shooting victims.

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