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Secret lists, deaths: Claims roil Veterans Affairs

Secret lists, deaths: Claims roil Veterans Affairs

May 15th, 2014 7:39 am by BRIAN SKOLOFF, Associated Press

Investigators are attempting unravel the truth behind allegations of a secret list supposedly maintained to hide lengthy delays for sick veterans, making it appear as if they were seeing doctors sooner when some may have died while waiting.

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High bidder stuck in limbo after city hall auction in Bluff City

High bidder stuck in limbo after city hall auction in Bluff City

May 14th, 2014 11:35 pm by Nick Shepherd

Sherry Grubb put in the winning bid for the old city hall building in Bluff City, and now she wonders why the Board of Mayor and Aldermen has yet to approve the sale.

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PHOTO GALLERY & VIDEO: HCSO remembers fallen officers

PHOTO GALLERY & VIDEO: HCSO remembers fallen officers - VIDEO

May 14th, 2014 8:45 pm by Jeff Bobo

Sheriff Ronnie Lawson said Wednesday that one of the greatest fears for any sheriff or chief of police is to lose an officer. Between January 2013 and May 2014 there have been 146 police officers killed in the line of duty in the United States.

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Lung cancer screening could cost Medicare billions

Lung cancer screening could cost Medicare billions

May 14th, 2014 6:13 pm by Associated Press

Every person covered by Medicare would shell out an additional $3 a month if the government agreed to pay to screen certain current and former smokers for lung cancer, a new study estimates.

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Anger, grief simmer after 245 miners die in Turkey

Anger, grief simmer after 245 miners die in Turkey

May 14th, 2014 3:32 pm by DESMOND BUTLER and SUZAN FRASER, Associated Press

In a relentless procession that ignited wails of grief, rescue workers coated in grime lumbered out of a mine in western Turkey again and again on Wednesday, struggling to carry stretchers laden with bodies.

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Woman, 54, set to receive honorary diploma from Sullivan Central High School

Woman, 54, set to receive honorary diploma from Sullivan Central High School

May 14th, 2014 3:24 pm by Rick Wagner

More than three decades after last attending Sullivan Central High School, Zenda Carmody will go across the stage and receive her high school diploma Thursday night.

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Consumers losing doctors with new insurance plans

Consumers losing doctors with new insurance plans

May 14th, 2014 12:46 pm by KELLI KENNEDY, Associated Press

Some consumers who bought insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law have buyer's remorse after realizing that their longtime doctors aren't accepting the new plans.

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Five cases of measles reported in Tennessee

Five cases of measles reported in Tennessee

May 14th, 2014 11:26 am by Associated Press

The disease has been considered eliminated in the United States since 2000 other than occasional outbreaks due to people traveling overseas, and then spreading it among those who aren't vaccinated.

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Report highlights child labor on US tobacco farms

Report highlights child labor on US tobacco farms

May 14th, 2014 8:30 am by Associated Press

Children as young as 7 are working long hours in fields harvesting nicotine- and pesticide-laced tobacco leaves under sometimes hazardous and sweltering conditions, according to a report released Wednesday by an international rights group.

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Hundreds contact FBI about pedophile teacher case

Hundreds contact FBI about pedophile teacher case

May 14th, 2014 8:14 am by MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN and TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press

Calling William Vahey one of the most prolific pedophiles in memory, the FBI had said that the teacher molested at least 90 boys whose photos were found on a memory drive stolen by his maid.

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