Johnson City Press Saturday, January 31, 2015
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Anti-Medicaid expansion lawmaker criticizes radio ads

Anti-Medicaid expansion lawmaker criticizes radio ads

January 23rd, 2015 5:04 pm by Erik Schelzig, Associated Press

State House Republican Caucus Chairman Glen Casada, a staunch opponent of Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to extend health coverage to 200,000 low-income Tennesseans, is criticizing radio ads targeting fellow Republicans for failing to condemn the plan.

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Johnson City Schools hoping snow doesn't cut into break time

Johnson City Schools hoping snow doesn't cut into break time

January 22nd, 2015 9:20 pm by Tony Casey

If Johnson City Schools can make it through the weekend and the early part of next week without having used any of their yearly allotment of snow days, they'll be one step closer to a May 22 end to the school year.

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Saudi state TV reports: King Abdullah has died at 90

Saudi state TV reports: King Abdullah has died at 90

January 22nd, 2015 7:21 pm by AYA BATRAWY and ABDULLAH AL-SHIHRI, Associated Press

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, the powerful U.S. ally who joined Washington's fight against al-Qaida and sought to modernize the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom with incremental but significant reforms, including nudging open greater opportunities for wom

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9-year-old twins left mostly alone for months while parents were in Nigeria, police say

9-year-old twins left mostly alone for months while parents were in Nigeria, police say

January 22nd, 2015 3:38 pm by Associated Press

Manchester police said the uncle promised to stop by every couple of days to drop off food, but when police got involved in November, they found no edible food in the refrigerator and only ramen noodles in a cabinet.

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Thumbs in pre-human ancestors suggest they were more like us than once thought

Thumbs in pre-human ancestors suggest they were more like us than once thought

January 22nd, 2015 2:26 pm by Associated Press

This is the oldest evidence of pre-humans using hands to manipulate items, said Brian Richmond, human origins curator at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

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Fort Campbell soldiers returning from Ebola-fighting mission

Fort Campbell soldiers returning from Ebola-fighting mission

January 22nd, 2015 1:41 pm by Associated Press

The soldiers have completed 21 days of controlled monitoring at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.

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GOP pushes abortion bill through House after earlier stumble

GOP pushes abortion bill through House after earlier stumble

January 22nd, 2015 1:37 pm by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press

The White House warned that President Barack Obama would veto the measure, all but ensuring that it would never become law.

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Jeff Gordon to retire as full-time driver after 2015 NASCAR season

Jeff Gordon to retire as full-time driver after 2015 NASCAR season

January 22nd, 2015 10:52 am by Associated Press

Four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon says he will retire as a full-time driver after 2015 season.

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Campaign finance protest, hidden camera disrupt U.S. Supreme Court

Campaign finance protest, hidden camera disrupt U.S. Supreme Court

January 22nd, 2015 10:11 am by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

The protest Wednesday took place on the fifth anniversary of the court's Citizen United ruling that freed corporations and labor unions to spend as much as they want on elections for Congress and president.

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Deflated balls: Did the Patriots cheat to get to the Super Bowl?

Deflated balls: Did the Patriots cheat to get to the Super Bowl?

January 22nd, 2015 9:42 am by Associated Press

It's not the first time the Patriots' practices have been questioned.

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