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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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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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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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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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Suspect in Va. abduction charged in DC area rape

Suspect in Va. abduction charged in DC area rape

October 20th, 2014 4:27 pm by Associated Press

Jesse L. Matthew Jr. was charged with abducting and raping a woman in suburban Washington, D.C., in 2005

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Railroad merger talks derail

Railroad merger talks derail

October 20th, 2014 1:59 pm by Tom Murphy, Associated Press

Canadian Pacific Railway has ended talks with U.S. counterpart CSX about a possible combination and plans no more discussions.

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Foster children left in TennCare lurch

Foster children left in TennCare lurch

October 20th, 2014 11:33 am by Tom Wilemon, The Tennessean

When Tennessee abdicated responsibility for Medicaid applications to the federal government, foster children got locked out.

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Bodies of 7 women found in northwestern Indiana

Bodies of 7 women found in northwestern Indiana

October 20th, 2014 11:05 am by Associated Press

The Lake County coroner's office said three of the bodies were found Sunday night at two locations in Gary, a city about 30 miles southeast of Chicago.

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Rangers rescue family lost in Smoky Mountains

Rangers rescue family lost in Smoky Mountains

October 20th, 2014 11:02 am by Associated Press

Rangers in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park have rescued a Louisiana family who became lost while hiking Mount LeConte.

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