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Audit: More than 57,000 await initial VA visits

Audit: More than 57,000 await initial VA visits

June 9th, 2014 2:42 pm by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

More than 57,000 veterans have been waiting 90 days or more for medical appointments, the Veterans Affairs Department said in a wide-ranging audit released Monday.

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Obama moves to extend student loan payment relief

Obama moves to extend student loan payment relief

June 9th, 2014 2:42 pm by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

President Barack Obama says the rising costs of college have left America's middle class feeling trapped. He says no hard-working youngster in America should be priced out of a higher education.

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Greeneville man dies after police chase

Greeneville man dies after police chase

June 9th, 2014 12:40 pm by NET News Service

A 74-year-old man was killed in a police chase in Greeneville on Sunday after speeding away from a hit-and-run crash with a police cruiser, the Tennessee Highway Patrol reported.

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New details released in vehicle crash that killed 7-year-old

New details released in vehicle crash that killed 7-year-old

June 9th, 2014 10:34 am by Nick Shepherd

A truck rolled backward out of a parking lot and eventually struck a guardrail, killing a 7-year-old girl over the weekend.

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Memphis officer charged with robbery, assault

Memphis officer charged with robbery, assault

June 9th, 2014 9:46 am by Associated Press

Memphis police say an off-duty officer has been charged with trying to steal $1,500 from a family about to leave on a trip sponsored by the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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Scam artists targeting area residents with variety of cons

Scam artists targeting area residents with variety of cons

June 9th, 2014 9:46 am by Rain Smith

Crooks are constantly coming up with new ways to fleece the unsuspecting, elderly and naive — along with those simply enticed by extravagant false promises.

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Where have all the missing American workers gone?

Where have all the missing American workers gone?

June 9th, 2014 9:43 am by TOM RAUM, Associated Press

In May, the U.S. workforce-participation rate — the combination of those with jobs and unemployed workers actively seeking them — was just 62.8 percent, the same as the month before. Job markets have been essentially flat since October.

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Morgan recovering after surgery following crash

Morgan recovering after surgery following crash

June 9th, 2014 9:42 am by BRUCE SHIPKOWSKI, Associated Press

Tracy Morgan is recovering but is expected to remain hospitalized for several weeks after having surgery on a broken leg suffered in a chain-reaction crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that left two others critically injured and one dead.

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Scientists explore using trees to clean pollution

Scientists explore using trees to clean pollution

June 9th, 2014 9:42 am by RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI, Associated Press

Before Houston and its suburbs were built, a dense forest naturally purified the coastal air along a stretch of the Texas Gulf Coast that grew thick with pecan, ash, live oak and hackberry trees.

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Sullivan's sheriff's budget requests unlikely to net more than $1 million in new funds

Sullivan's sheriff's budget requests unlikely to net more than $1 million in new funds

June 8th, 2014 9:20 pm by J. H. Osborne

For the year ahead, Sullivan County Sheriff Wayne Anderson submitted budget requests, for all the public safety services under his authority, that list more than $7 million worth of new spending.

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