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AP: Data discrepancies in health sign-ups

AP: Data discrepancies in health sign-ups

June 4th, 2014 2:59 pm by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press

More than 2 million people who got health insurance under President Barack Obama's law have data discrepancies that could jeopardize coverage for some, a government document shows.

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Report: DCS rebounding under new leadership

Report: DCS rebounding under new leadership

June 4th, 2014 2:57 pm by Associated Press

An expert panel tasked with monitoring the Tennessee Department of Children's Services says the agency has flourished under new leadership.

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Update: Eastman searching for cause of power outage that shut down plant, triggered emissions discharges

Update: Eastman searching for cause of power outage that shut down plant, triggered emissions discharges

June 4th, 2014 12:03 pm by Hank Hayes

In a statement released Wednesday night, Eastman said it was "in the process of conducting a safe and orderly restart of operations." The company also said that all personnel should report to work as scheduled unless notified otherwise.

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'Hunger Games' salute used as protest in Thailand

'Hunger Games' salute used as protest in Thailand

June 4th, 2014 6:50 am by JOCELYN GECKER and THANYARAT DOKSONE, Associated Press

Protesters against the military coup are flashing the gesture as a silent act of rebellion, and they're being threatened with arrest if they ignore warnings to stop.

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Highway 11-W wreck claims life of Church Hill woman

Highway 11-W wreck claims life of Church Hill woman

June 4th, 2014 6:41 am by Jeff Bobo

A Church Hill woman was killed when a pickup struck the passenger side of the vehicle in which she was riding as it crossed Highway 11-W at the Goshen Valley Road intersection.

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$15 minimum wage permits few luxuries in US cities

$15 minimum wage permits few luxuries in US cities

June 4th, 2014 6:37 am by DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP, Associated Press

Monday's vote by the Seattle City Council created the nation's highest minimum wage, but lattes, theater tickets and cable television will still be out of reach for most of those workers.

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Hail, tornadoes reported as storms cross Midwest

Hail, tornadoes reported as storms cross Midwest

June 4th, 2014 6:32 am by BARBARA RODRIGUEZ, Associated Press

Baseball-sized hail pummeled homes and cars in Nebraska and Iowa on Tuesday as powerful thunderstorms moved through a swath of Midwest states, also causing severe flooding and prompting reports of tornadoes.

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Storms crossing Midwest bring hail, tornadoes, flooding

Storms crossing Midwest bring hail, tornadoes, flooding

June 4th, 2014 1:14 am by Associated Press

Baseball-sized hail pummeled homes and cars in Nebraska and Iowa on Tuesday as powerful thunderstorms moved through a swath of Midwest states, also causing severe flooding and prompting reports of tornadoes.

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New Kingsport budget proposal includes 13-cent property tax hike

New Kingsport budget proposal includes 13-cent property tax hike

June 3rd, 2014 11:54 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — The BMA took the first step in approving the 2015 budget Tuesday night, one that includes a 13-cent property tax hike, no garbage collection fee and slight increases in the water and sewer rates.

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Religious leaders organizing prayer rally near Thomas Walker High

Religious leaders organizing prayer rally near Thomas Walker High

June 3rd, 2014 10:38 pm by Wes Bunch

EWING — Religious leaders in western Lee County are organizing a prayer vigil in front of Thomas Walker High School Wednesday in response to a recent letter sent to school administrators by the ACLU.

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