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Study says Insure Tennessee could bring $1.14B to state

Study says Insure Tennessee could bring $1.14B to state

January 12th, 2015 3:34 pm by The Associated Press

A University of Tennessee economic study commissioned by advocates for expanding Medicaid says Gov. Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee could create 15,000 jobs and bring $1.14 billion in new spending to the state.

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White House says U.S. should have sent high official to Paris march

White House says U.S. should have sent high official to Paris march

January 12th, 2015 2:45 pm by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

The White House appeared to have been caught off guard by both the display of international unity at the Paris march and the criticism of its decision to be represented only by Ambassador Jane Hartley.

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Divers find black boxes in AirAsia crash, retrieve one

Divers find black boxes in AirAsia crash, retrieve one

January 12th, 2015 11:40 am by Achmad Ibrahim, Associated Press

Divers retrieved one black box Monday and located the other from the AirAsia plane that crashed more than two weeks ago, key developments that should help investigators unravel what caused the aircraft to plummet into the Java Sea.

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Cuba completes release of 53 political prisoners

Cuba completes release of 53 political prisoners

January 12th, 2015 11:30 am by Bradley Klapper, Andrea Rodriguez; Associated Press

Cuba has completed the release of 53 political prisoners that was part of last month's historic deal between the United States and Cuba, the Obama administration said Monday.

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Senate finance committee chair questions legality of Medicaid expansion in Tennessee

Senate finance committee chair questions legality of Medicaid expansion in Tennessee

January 12th, 2015 9:50 am by Tom Humphrey, Knoxville News-Sentinel

In a letter to the state attorney general, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Randy McNally has posed a series of questions about the legal validity of Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to expand Medicaid, suggesting potential problems in several areas.

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Nashville police obtain vehicular homicide warrant for woman in fatal wrong-way crash

Nashville police obtain vehicular homicide warrant for woman in fatal wrong-way crash

January 12th, 2015 8:57 am by Associated Press

Police say Delois Beasley, who sustained serious injuries, told investigators that she had consumed "way too much" alcohol.

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Trial to begin in slaying of woman, unborn fetus

Trial to begin in slaying of woman, unborn fetus

January 11th, 2015 8:57 pm by Jamie Satterfield, Knoxville News Sentinel

The trial of Knoxville man accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend will test a new law that lets prosecutors off the hook in proving her fetus was viable.

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Free community college plan draws praise, criticism

Free community college plan draws praise, criticism

January 11th, 2015 3:11 pm by Michael Collins, Knoxville News Sentinel

Sandy Baum firmly believes the federal government has a responsibility to assure educational opportunities for students across the country.

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Police: 5 guns found in car of Idaho shooting-spree suspect

Police: 5 guns found in car of Idaho shooting-spree suspect

January 11th, 2015 2:50 pm by GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press

Investigators found five guns and a laptop computer in the vehicle of a man suspected of killing three people in a shooting spree, a police chief said Sunday, but they hadn't yet uncovered any motive for the rampage.

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Hamblen officials don't know what's causing mysterious booms

Hamblen officials don't know what's causing mysterious booms

January 10th, 2015 10:31 pm by Associated Press

Hamblen County officials are trying to determine the source of several mysterious loud booms heard in and around Morristown over the past two years. The latest occurred Tuesday morning.

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