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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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Coal mine blast leaves 166 dead, many trapped in Turkey

Coal mine blast leaves 166 dead, many trapped in Turkey

May 13th, 2014 10:29 pm by Associated Press

Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said 787 people were inside the coal mine in Soma, some 155 miles south of Istanbul, at the time of the accident and 363 of them had been rescued so far.

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West Virginia mine had history of safety problems

West Virginia mine had history of safety problems

May 13th, 2014 10:18 pm by Associated Press

Two miners who were killed on the job Monday night worked in a coalfield that had so many safety problems federal officials deemed it a "pattern violator," a rare designation reserved for the industry's worst offenders.

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Mayor Dennis Phillips:  'This is the worst year ever'

Mayor Dennis Phillips: 'This is the worst year ever'

May 13th, 2014 9:39 pm by Matthew Lane

Raising property taxes, establishing a garbage collection fee, laying off city employees and freezing pay for at least one year. Some or all of these actions may be taken by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen to balance Kingsport's 2015 budget.

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'God' rams truck into Maryland TV station

'God' rams truck into Maryland TV station

May 13th, 2014 7:12 pm by Associated Press

"It's very clear the subject is suffering from emotional or mental health issues," Towson, Md., Police Chief James Johnson said. The suspect was not injured but was taken for medical treatment, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said.

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Buyer's remorse: Consumers losing doctors with new insurance plans

Buyer's remorse: Consumers losing doctors with new insurance plans

May 13th, 2014 6:17 pm by Associated Press

Before the law took effect, experts warned that narrow networks could impact patient's access to care, especially in cheaper plans. But with insurance cards now in hand, consumers are finding their access limited across all price ranges.

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Senate votes to open debate on renewing tax breaks

Senate votes to open debate on renewing tax breaks

May 13th, 2014 4:10 pm by Associated Press

The Senate voted 96 to 3 to open debate on the bill, which has strong backing from the business community but would add about $85 billion to the budget deficit.

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A look at the proposed peace plan for Ukraine

A look at the proposed peace plan for Ukraine

May 13th, 2014 4:02 pm by Associated Press

A potential peace deal for Ukraine has emerged after months of political chaos, deadly violence, economic volatility and the worst crisis between Russia and the West in a generation.

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