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Brain-eating amoeba rattles nerves in La. parish

Brain-eating amoeba rattles nerves in La. parish

September 20th, 2013 1:48 pm by JANET McCONNAUGHEY, Associated Press

While officials try to pin down the source of a deadly amoeba found in the water supply of a suburban New Orleans community, bottled water sales in St. Bernard Parish have skyrocketed and some people worry about washing their faces in the shower.

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Man, girlfriend charged with murdering 4 in East Tenn.

Man, girlfriend charged with murdering 4 in East Tenn.

September 20th, 2013 12:31 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

A 22-year-old woman and three boys, ages 16 and 17, were found dead in a car on Renegade Mountain on Sept. 12. The suspects are alleged to have attempted to rob two of the victims during a marijuana exchange.

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House votes to derail Obamacare, fund government

House votes to derail Obamacare, fund government

September 20th, 2013 11:30 am by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press

The GOP-controlled House voted Friday to cripple President Barack Obama's health care law as part of a risky ploy that threatens a government shutdown in a week and a half.

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NSCC, WGU Tenn. reach agreement

NSCC, WGU Tenn. reach agreement

September 20th, 2013 9:41 am by Rick Wagner

The community college serving much of Northeast Tennessee has a new articulation agreement and discount deal with WGU Tennessee, an online university geared toward nontraditional students.

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Childhood obesity up in Tenn.

Childhood obesity up in Tenn.

September 20th, 2013 7:16 am by Marci Gore

HMG registered dietitian Jennifer Walker says that in the past 30 years childhood obesity rates have tripled, and parents are largely responsible.

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Obama takes on coal with first-ever carbon limits

Obama takes on coal with first-ever carbon limits

September 20th, 2013 6:57 am by DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press

The Obama administration is pressing ahead with tough requirements for new coal-fired power plants, moving to impose for the first time strict limits on the pollution blamed for global warming.

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Senate Ed. panel holds hearings on common core

Senate Ed. panel holds hearings on common core

September 20th, 2013 6:54 am by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Supporters and critics of a new set of benchmarks for math and reading are getting their voices heard this week.

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Vols' offensive line ready for major challenge

Vols' offensive line ready for major challenge

September 20th, 2013 6:51 am by STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer

The star power in Tennessee's game with No. 19 Florida on Saturday is in the trenches instead of at the skill positions.

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J.C. woman arrested after recanting child rape claim against boyfriend

J.C. woman arrested after recanting child rape claim against boyfriend

September 20th, 2013 6:44 am by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

A Johnson City woman who told police earlier this month she witnessed her boyfriend sexually abuse a 3-year-old girl has been charged with filing a false report for recanting her story.

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Tenn. August unemployment at 8.5 percent

Tenn. August unemployment at 8.5 percent

September 20th, 2013 6:36 am by Associated Press

Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips said it's the third consecutive month that the rate has not changed from 8.5 percent.

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