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Lawsuit challenges baby name denial

Lawsuit challenges baby name denial

October 13th, 2014 1:27 pm by Associated Press

A lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union says a Middle Tennessee couple should be able to give their child a surname of their choosing.

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Liberia avoids mass hospital strike amid Ebola

Liberia avoids mass hospital strike amid Ebola

October 13th, 2014 1:13 pm by Jonathan Paye-Layleh, Associated Press

Health workers reported for duty at Liberia's hospitals on Monday, largely defying calls for a strike that could have further hampered the country's ability to respond to the worst Ebola outbreak in history.

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The Anbang-Astoria? U.S. eyes sale of NY's Waldorf hotel to Chinese firm

The Anbang-Astoria? U.S. eyes sale of NY's Waldorf hotel to Chinese firm

October 13th, 2014 1:07 pm by MATTHEW LEE, AP Diplomatic Writer

Concerned about potential security risks, the U.S. government is taking a close look at the sale of New York's iconic Waldorf Astoria hotel to a Chinese insurance company.

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Knox county challenger outspent incumbent Campfield threefold in Senate win

Knox county challenger outspent incumbent Campfield threefold in Senate win

October 13th, 2014 1:04 pm by Associated Press

Recent campaign finance disclosures show nearly half a million dollars was spent in the primary race for the District 7 Senate seat, which hooks through central Knoxville.

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KPD searching for alleged convenience store robber

KPD searching for alleged convenience store robber

October 12th, 2014 9:59 pm by Staff Report

Kingsport police officers are asking for the public's help in tracking down a man accused of robbing a convenience store over the weekend.

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Vanderbilt junior runs for seat in Tennessee House

Vanderbilt junior runs for seat in Tennessee House

October 12th, 2014 9:06 pm by Adam Tamburin, The Tennessean

While many students at Vanderbilt University will be heading home this weekend for a fall break full of rest and relaxation, junior Matthew Huffer will be hitting the campaign trail.

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No taxation from representation? Amendment 3 would prohibit Tenn. income tax

No taxation from representation? Amendment 3 would prohibit Tenn. income tax

October 12th, 2014 3:49 pm by Gary B. Gray

The jury is still out on Amendment 3, but one relatively short yet powerful paragraph could be a game-changer.

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Texas hospital worker infected with Ebola; CDC says protocol breached in treating 1st patient

Texas hospital worker infected with Ebola; CDC says protocol breached in treating 1st patient

October 12th, 2014 12:39 pm by CAROLE FELDMAN, Associated Press

The woman had extensive contact with Thomas Eric Duncan before Duncan died Wednesday from Ebola.

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Abortion rights advocates raise $1.5 million in quarter

Abortion rights advocates raise $1.5 million in quarter

October 11th, 2014 9:07 pm by Scott Stroud, The Tennessean

Abortion rights advocates raised more than twice as much money for the campaign to defeat Amendment 1 to the state constitution as the amendment's supporters took in, according to figures provided by both sides.

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City officials fire solid waste center manager, foreman after theft allegations

City officials fire solid waste center manager, foreman after theft allegations

October 10th, 2014 9:14 pm by Tony Hernandez, Knoxville News Sentinel

A manager and a foreman at Knoxville's solid waste transfer station have been fired after allegations of theft, gambling on duty, policy violations and other issues, officials said Friday.

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