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Region gets  serious about prescription drug abuse

Region gets serious about prescription drug abuse

September 28th, 2013 8:35 pm by Nick Shepherd

In the past week, East Tennessee State University held a two-day prescription drug abuse summit and Wellmont Health Systems held a three-hour prescription drug abuse conference.

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Time to choose insurance: HHS aggressively promoting plans, states still resisting

Time to choose insurance: HHS aggressively promoting plans, states still resisting

September 28th, 2013 7:28 pm by Hank Hayes

Ready or not, here they come. Barring a last-minute act of Congress, federal health insurance exchanges will begin enrolling on Tuesday Tennesseans and Virginians who do not have health insurance coverage.

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Deadline nearing, GOP seeks health care delay

Deadline nearing, GOP seeks health care delay

September 28th, 2013 3:03 pm by DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent

GOP lawmakers emerging from a closed-door meeting said they would pass legislation by day's end incorporating their new demands, along with a companion measure specifying that U.S. troops be paid even if a shutdown occurs.

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Why investors shouldn't fear a government shutdown

Why investors shouldn't fear a government shutdown

September 28th, 2013 3:01 pm by KEN SWEET and STEVE ROTHWELL, AP Markets Writers

NEW YORK (AP) — The government shuts down. The economy unravels. Stocks plunge. That may be Wall Street's worst fear, but history shows it's mostly overblown.

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2 charged in death of Kentucky toddler

2 charged in death of Kentucky toddler

September 28th, 2013 2:59 pm by Associated Press

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Two people have been indicted in the death of a Kentucky toddler last year.

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Despite horrific events, statistics say, we've never been safer

Despite horrific events, statistics say, we've never been safer

September 28th, 2013 1:44 pm by JESSE WASHINGTON, AP National Writer

"The probability of something happening is so very low. But this is the nature of terror and terrorism: It gets in our heads that something could happen. This is the entire idea of terror. It's like this insidious fear that seeps into our mind-set."

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Another major earthquake rocks Pakistan

Another major earthquake rocks Pakistan

September 28th, 2013 12:55 pm by ABDUL SATTAR, Associated Press

A major earthquake rocked Pakistan's southwest Saturday, killing at least 15 and sending panicked people running into the street just days after another quake in the same region killed hundreds, officials said.

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SPIN METER: What's behind all the budget bombast?

SPIN METER: What's behind all the budget bombast?

September 28th, 2013 12:36 pm by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

Even for a town accustomed to hyperbole, the political sparring over spending, borrowing and health care has produced more than its share of over-the-top rhetoric.

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Missing kids' mom insists they're alive

Missing kids' mom insists they're alive

September 28th, 2013 12:27 pm by DAVID MELSON, Shelbyville Times-Gazette

One year after Cheryl Leverette Daniel's children were last seen, shortly before a fire that destroyed her parents' home where they were staying, she holds on to hopes of seeing them again.

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Court tosses meth-related murder conviction

Court tosses meth-related murder conviction

September 28th, 2013 12:23 pm by Associated Press

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An appeals court has dismissed a murder conviction against a man accused of giving a fatal dose of methamphetamine to a Campbell County woman.

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