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Uninsured Tennesseans percentage at lowest in a decade

Uninsured Tennesseans percentage at lowest in a decade

November 17th, 2014 5:03 pm by Richard Locker, Knoxville News-Sentinel

A University of Tennessee report released Monday says that 7.2 percent of Tennessee's 6.5 million residents are without some form of health insurance coverage.

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School bus catches fire at Middle Tennessee high school

School bus catches fire at Middle Tennessee high school

November 17th, 2014 4:45 pm by Jared Felkins, Lebanon Democrat

School resource officers knocked down the fire with extinguishers.

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Bill Cosby clarifies statement on rape accusations

Bill Cosby clarifies statement on rape accusations

November 17th, 2014 2:51 pm by Associated Press

The new statement released Monday says that Cosby's denials do not refer to accuser Andrea Constand, whose civil lawsuit against him was settled in 2006.

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Update: Tennessee Vols suspend 2 players amid assault investigation

Update: Tennessee Vols suspend 2 players amid assault investigation

November 17th, 2014 1:49 pm by STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer

The suspects are Vols linebacker A.J. Johnson, a senior, and defensive back, Michael Williams, a sophomore, a police source confirmed to The Tennessean.

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Why does airfare keep rising despite lower oil prices?

Why does airfare keep rising despite lower oil prices?

November 17th, 2014 1:47 pm by SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, AP Airlines Writer

Simply put: Airlines have no compelling reason to offer any breaks.

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UT coach Butch Jones: Reported rape involves football players

UT coach Butch Jones: Reported rape involves football players

November 17th, 2014 1:12 pm by Don Jacobs and Dustin Dopriak, Knoxville News Sentinel

University of Tennessee football coach Butch Jones said Monday that the reported rape and sexual assault Sunday of two 19-year-old women at a South Knoxville apartment complex involves football players.

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Same-sex marriage issue goes squarely before U.S. Supreme Court

Same-sex marriage issue goes squarely before U.S. Supreme Court

November 17th, 2014 12:32 pm by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

The legal landscape looks similar to what the court confronted when it took on earlier major civil rights cases.

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Bill would repeal Common Core in Tennessee

Bill would repeal Common Core in Tennessee

November 17th, 2014 11:49 am by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

The proposal would set up a Tennessee Standards Commission that would recommend to the State Board of Education new standards to be used in the state's K-12 public schools.

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6 sent to hospitals after head-on Knox school bus crash; no serious injuries reported

6 sent to hospitals after head-on Knox school bus crash; no serious injuries reported

November 17th, 2014 11:32 am by Don Jacobs, Knoxville News-Sentinel

A Halls High School student on Monday lost control of a car on a curve on a wet North Knox County road and slammed head-on into an oncoming school bus.

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Waiting for answers: Knox's undocumented immigrants hope for action

Waiting for answers: Knox's undocumented immigrants hope for action

November 17th, 2014 10:58 am by Mike Blackerby, Knoxville News-Sentinel

The red-siren issue has further divided Republicans and Democrats and drawn battle lines across the country.

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