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3 years dead: Police find decomposed bodies of twins in Chattanooga home

3 years dead: Police find decomposed bodies of twins in Chattanooga home

April 1st, 2014 2:48 pm by Associated Press

Police found the skeletal remains of Andrew and Anthony Johnson sitting in recliners in their living room. Investigators think they died in early 2011 based on the bodies' conditions.

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13 deaths: Congress seeks answers on delay in GM recall

13 deaths: Congress seeks answers on delay in GM recall

April 1st, 2014 2:37 pm by DEE-ANN DURBIN and TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writers

Diana DeGette, D-Colorado, held up an ignition switch for one of the cars and said a small spring inside of it failed to provide enough force, causing the car engines to turn off when they went over a bump.

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Report: Tennessee's incentive for Volkswagen was contingent on Haslam's 'satisfaction' with union vote

Report: Tennessee's incentive for Volkswagen was contingent on Haslam's 'satisfaction' with union vote

April 1st, 2014 12:27 pm by Associated Press

Haslam, who has been a vocal critic of the United Auto Workers' efforts to represent workers at Volkswagen's lone U.S. plant, has long denied suggestions that tax credits, grants and other incentives were tied to the union being rejected at the factory.

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Haslam drops raises for teachers, state workers

Haslam drops raises for teachers, state workers

March 31st, 2014 9:56 pm by Chas Sisk, The Tennessean

Gov. Bill Haslam's plan to boost pay for teachers will be put on hold for at least a year, the governor announced Monday, as he works to close a $160 million gap in the state budget.

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More victims found on east side of Washington mudslide

More victims found on east side of Washington mudslide

March 31st, 2014 4:47 pm by LISA BAUMANN and MANUEL VALDES, Associated Press

Searchers have had to contend with treacherous conditions, including household chemicals, septic tanks, gasoline and propane containers. When rescuers and dogs leave the site, they are hosed off by hazardous materials crews.

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Down to the wire: Mad dash for health care sign-ups on deadline day

Down to the wire: Mad dash for health care sign-ups on deadline day

March 31st, 2014 2:43 pm by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press

Supporters of the overhaul fanned out across the country in a final dash to sign up uninsured Americans.

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Liquor giant sues over Tennessee's storage law

Liquor giant sues over Tennessee's storage law

March 31st, 2014 2:06 pm by Lance Williams, Nashville

Liquor giant Diageo Americas, the owner of Tullahoma, Tenn.-based George Dickel whiskey, has sued the state of Tennessee over a nearly 80-year-old law requiring distillers to store their alcohol within the state's borders.

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Tennessee death row inmates dying of natural causes

Tennessee death row inmates dying of natural causes

March 31st, 2014 1:04 pm by Associated Press

Many inmates awaiting execution on Tennessee's death row never make it to the execution chamber.

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U.S., Russia talks fail to end Ukraine deadlock

U.S., Russia talks fail to end Ukraine deadlock

March 30th, 2014 9:10 pm by Matthew Lee, Associated Press

The United States and Russia agreed Sunday that the crisis in Ukraine requires a diplomatic resolution, but four hours of talks between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov failed to break a tense East-West deadloc

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Rural residents confront higher health care costs

Rural residents confront higher health care costs

March 30th, 2014 8:54 pm by KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press

Health care has always been more expensive in far-flung communities, where actuarial insurance data show fewer doctors, specialists and hospitals, as well as older residents in need of more health care services. But the rural-urban cost divide has been ex

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