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TennCare considers scrapping $38M computer system

TennCare considers scrapping $38M computer system

December 9th, 2014 11:21 am by Associated Press

The system under design was supposed to determine Medicaid eligibility, but it has been bogged down with delays and design defects. It was supposed to be operational more than a year ago and is still not complete.

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Obama to visit Nashville for speech on immigration

Obama to visit Nashville for speech on immigration

December 9th, 2014 9:11 am by Associated Press

Obama has said the action that could shield 4 million people from deportation was necessary in light of inaction by Congress. Opponents have called the move unconstitutional and vowed to stop it.

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UAW makes first inroads into  Southern, foreign-owned auto industry

UAW makes first inroads into Southern, foreign-owned auto industry

December 9th, 2014 7:16 am by Erik Schelzig, Associated Press

The United Auto Workers on Monday qualified for the top tier of a new labor policy at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee, giving the union its first formal role within a foreign-owned auto plant in the South.

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Mother, 2 young sons among 6 dead in plane crash

Mother, 2 young sons among 6 dead in plane crash

December 9th, 2014 7:06 am by Ben Nuckols, Associated Press

A mother and her two young sons, one of them just a month old, were killed Monday morning when a private jet crashed into their two-story wood-frame home.

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Haslam addresses public safety summit in Nashville

Haslam addresses public safety summit in Nashville

December 8th, 2014 1:53 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

While there's been progress in making Tennessee a safer state, much remains to be done, particularly on domestic violence, Gov. Bill Haslam said Monday.

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Hawkins couple who killed child with grape soda receives 35-year sentence

Hawkins couple who killed child with grape soda receives 35-year sentence

December 8th, 2014 12:45 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

A Surgoinsville couple accused of killing their 5-year-old daughter by forcing her to drink too much grape soda and water as a punishment were each sentenced to 35 years Monday in Hawkins County Criminal Court.

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Red panda dies unexpectedly at Knoxville Zoo

Red panda dies unexpectedly at Knoxville Zoo

December 8th, 2014 9:58 am by Associated Press

Zoo officials told WBIR-TV that they suspect a heart arrhythmia, but a necropsy will be performed to confirm the cause of death.

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High court rejects BP appeal of Gulf spill settlement

High court rejects BP appeal of Gulf spill settlement

December 8th, 2014 9:48 am by Associated Press

The Supreme Court is leaving in place BP's multibillion-dollar settlement with lawyers for businesses and residents over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Chlorine gas sickens 19 at furries convention

Chlorine gas sickens 19 at furries convention

December 7th, 2014 9:19 pm by DON BABWIN, Associated Press

Chlorine gas sickened several people and forced the evacuation of thousands of guests from a suburban Chicago hotel early Sunday, including many dressed in cartoonish animal costumes for an annual furries convention who were ushered across the street to a

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Survivors gather to remember Pearl Harbor attack

Survivors gather to remember Pearl Harbor attack

December 7th, 2014 4:01 pm by JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER, Associated Press

Many of the veterans who survived the Pearl Harbor attack that launched the United States into World War II attended Sunday's 73rd anniversary ceremony with the help of canes, wheelchairs and motorized scooters.

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