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After threats, Sony cancels 'The Interview' Dec. 25 release

After threats, Sony cancels 'The Interview' Dec. 25 release

December 17th, 2014 5:41 pm by JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer

The largest multiplex chains in North America had already pulled the film from its screens.

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Arkansas' model Medicaid experiment in jeopardy

Arkansas' model Medicaid experiment in jeopardy

December 17th, 2014 4:27 pm by Andrew DeMillo, Associated Press

Arkansas became the first Southern state to expand its Medicaid program in a way that many Republicans found acceptable. The state bought private insurance for low-income people instead of adding them to the rolls of the Medicaid system, which GOP lawmake

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Judge orders attorneys to move Holly Bobo murder case forward

Judge orders attorneys to move Holly Bobo murder case forward

December 17th, 2014 4:00 pm by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

Months after two men were charged with kidnapping and murdering a 20-year-old Tennessee nursing student, their attorneys say they have not seen any evidence linking their clients to the crime.

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Update: U.S., Cuba patch torn relations in historic accord

Update: U.S., Cuba patch torn relations in historic accord

December 17th, 2014 3:36 pm by JULIE PACE and MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press

"These 50 years have shown that isolation has not worked," President Barack Obama said in remarks from the White House. "It's time for a new approach."

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Candice McQueen named new Tennessee education commissioner

Candice McQueen named new Tennessee education commissioner

December 17th, 2014 2:48 pm by Joey Garrison, The Tennessean

Lipscomb University Senior Vice President Candice McQueen is Gov. Bill Haslam's pick to fill Tennessee's high-profile education commissioner position at a time when public schools has never been more debated here.

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Update: TBI, DCS joins Greeneville police in investigating infants' deaths

Update: TBI, DCS joins Greeneville police in investigating infants' deaths

December 17th, 2014 2:22 pm by Max Hrenda

The Greeneville Police Department announced it is investigating the deaths of two infants whose bodies were found inside a local home.

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Sources say US, Cuba seek to normalize relations

Sources say US, Cuba seek to normalize relations

December 17th, 2014 11:19 am by JULIE PACE and MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press

The announcement comes amid a series of new confidence-building measures between the longtime foes.

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Compounding pharmacy officials face racketeering charges for deadly meningitis outbreak

Compounding pharmacy officials face racketeering charges for deadly meningitis outbreak

December 17th, 2014 9:31 am by DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press

A co-owner and a pharmacist at a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy blamed for a 2012 deadly meningitis outbreak face charges of racketeering for allegedly causing the deaths of patients who received tainted steroids manufactured by the company, federal o

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Statewide coalition forms to support governor's Medicaid expansion plan

Statewide coalition forms to support governor's Medicaid expansion plan

December 17th, 2014 7:12 am by Associated Press

More than 80 business, health care and civic groups have formed the Coalition for a Healthy Tennessee to support Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to offer health coverage to more than 200,000 low-income Tennesseans.

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Carmike chain cancels Rogen film showings after vague threat from hackers

Carmike chain cancels Rogen film showings after vague threat from hackers

December 17th, 2014 7:03 am by LINDSEY BAHR, Associated Press

Carmike Cinemas has decided to cancel its planned showings of "The Interview" in the wake of threats against theatergoers by the Sony hackers.

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