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Advocates continue call for Medicaid expansion in Tennessee

Advocates continue call for Medicaid expansion in Tennessee

October 21st, 2014 4:45 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Members of the state chapter of the NAACP and other health care advocates held a mock funeral across from the state Capitol on Tuesday to characterize lives they say will be lost if Medicaid is not expanded in Tennessee.

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Police in Canada find remains of 4 dead infants in storage locker

Police in Canada find remains of 4 dead infants in storage locker

October 21st, 2014 4:40 pm by Associated Press

Concerned employees at the storage locker company called police Monday.

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Eastern Kentucky hospital: No Ebola patient here

Eastern Kentucky hospital: No Ebola patient here

October 21st, 2014 2:49 pm by Staff Report

An eastern Kentucky hospital staff has responded to rumors that it is treating a patient for the Ebola virus, issuing a statement saying the rumor is false.

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One American released from North Korea, two remain

One American released from North Korea, two remain

October 21st, 2014 2:31 pm by LARA JAKES, AP National Security Writer

American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub.

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Should children be banned from working on tobacco farms?

Should children be banned from working on tobacco farms?

October 21st, 2014 1:05 pm by FREDERIC J. FROMMER, Associated Press

Public health advocates and lawmakers are trying anew to get kids off tobacco farms.

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Workout-Sitter

Workout-Sitter

October 21st, 2014 10:19 am by Gary B. Gray

Eleven-month-old Gracie Huff adds another 22 pounds to dad's pushups.

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Judge nixes paragraph related to Summitt in UT athletics discrimination lawsuit

Judge nixes paragraph related to Summitt in UT athletics discrimination lawsuit

October 21st, 2014 9:18 am by Dan Fleser, Knoxville News-Sentinel

The amended complaint, filed in June, included a paragraph stating that as part of the athletic department consolidation UT athletic director Dave Hart forced Summitt "into an involuntary early retirement."

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Carter County Commission fails to agree on minutes

Carter County Commission fails to agree on minutes

October 21st, 2014 8:43 am by John Thompson

It is a very rare event to see the minutes of a previous meeting voted down by an organization, but that is what happened Monday in the meeting of the Carter County Commission.

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Unicoi board hammers down building codes

Unicoi board hammers down building codes

October 21st, 2014 8:39 am by Brad Hicks

The town of Unicoi's building codes are now in place.

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Olympian Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5-year prison term for girlfriend's shooting death

Olympian Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5-year prison term for girlfriend's shooting death

October 21st, 2014 8:30 am by CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY, Associated Press

Pistorius, who had cried and wretched during his trial, was unemotional as he stood to hear his sentence.

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