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Children's hospital-linked infections fall sharply

Children's hospital-linked infections fall sharply

September 8th, 2014 9:34 am by LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer

The results from 174 U.S. hospitals in 39 states suggest increasing efforts to improve patient safety and reduce preventable health-care linked infections are working, the study authors said.

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Obama to outline strategy on Islamic State

Obama to outline strategy on Islamic State

September 8th, 2014 9:33 am by TOM RAUM, Associated Press

President Barack Obama plans to begin laying out his strategy for defeating Islamic State militants expanding their grip in Iraq and Syria.

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Dr. Joe Smiddy to retire to expand charity work

Dr. Joe Smiddy to retire to expand charity work

September 8th, 2014 9:31 am by Nick Shepherd

"I'm leaving Wellmont, I've worked here 41 years at Holston Valley," he said. "I'm transitioning into full-time local and foreign mission work, so I'm going to be working full-time, just not at Wellmont."

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Remains found in county where Tennessee student went missing

Remains found in county where Tennessee student went missing

September 7th, 2014 11:01 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE — Authorities are investigating possible human remains in the county where a Tennessee nursing student disappeared in 2011.

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Border Patrol: Leave law enforcement to the pros

Border Patrol: Leave law enforcement to the pros

September 7th, 2014 8:51 pm by Associated Press

Not long ago, the U.S. Border Patrol was the only law enforcement agency monitoring the mesquite thickets and sugarcane fields along the Rio Grande. Now the thick brush is teeming with hundreds of state troopers, National Guardsmen and civilian militia me

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U.S. doctor infected with Ebola improves but still 'very sick'

U.S. doctor infected with Ebola improves but still 'very sick'

September 7th, 2014 7:49 pm by Associated Press

An Ebola-infected American doctor receiving treatment in Nebraska has shown some improvement but is still "very sick," his wife said in a statement.

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Joan Rivers remembered at star-studded funeral

Joan Rivers remembered at star-studded funeral

September 7th, 2014 6:17 pm by KAREN MATTHEWS, Associated Press

NEW YORK — Howard Stern delivered the eulogy, Broadway singer-actress Audra McDonald sang "Smile" and bagpipers played "New York, New York" at Joan Rivers' funeral Sunday.

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Hawkins County BOE recognizes its new student representatives

Hawkins County BOE recognizes its new student representatives

September 7th, 2014 5:48 pm by Jeff Bobo

The Hawkins County Board of Education's fourth class of student members were recognized Thursday night, with two students representing each of Hawkins County's three high schools.

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MTSU program seeks to prevent sexual assault

MTSU program seeks to prevent sexual assault

September 7th, 2014 5:30 pm by Associated Press

MURFREESBORO — Middle Tennessee State University is starting a program that aims to reduce the possibility of sexual assaults on campus by targeting potential male attackers.

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Lincoln Street repaving project scheduled to start Monday

Lincoln Street repaving project scheduled to start Monday

September 7th, 2014 5:15 pm by Matthew Lane

The summer of paving is not quite over yet. Michael Thompson, assistant public works director, said the repaving of Lincoln Street from the John B. Dennis Highway to Sullivan Street is scheduled to begin on Monday.

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