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Promise of price cut on hospital bills is in limbo

Promise of price cut on hospital bills is in limbo

June 23rd, 2013 6:06 pm by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Huge list prices charged by hospitals are drawing increased attention, but a federal law meant to limit what the most financially vulnerable patients can be billed doesn’t seem to be making much difference.

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Man killed by train in Johnson City

Man killed by train in Johnson City

June 23rd, 2013 5:35 pm by NET News Service

JOHNSON CITY — A pedestrian was killed by a train in west Johnson City on Saturday.

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VIDEO: Paula Deen apologizes for racial slur

VIDEO: Paula Deen apologizes for racial slur - VIDEO

June 23rd, 2013 3:53 pm by Associated Press

Deen took a stab at damage control when she took to YouTube to apologize “for mistakes I have made” and ask fans and family for forgiveness. “Inappropriate, hurtful language is totally, totally unacceptable,” she said in the brief video.

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UPDATE: Edward Snowden seeks asylum in Ecuador

UPDATE: Edward Snowden seeks asylum in Ecuador

June 23rd, 2013 1:51 pm by PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press

Ecuador’s foreign minister, Ricardo Patiño Aroca, tweeted that Snowden had requested asylum, although NBC News has not independently confirmed this with the foreign minister.

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Stories you may have missed

Stories you may have missed

June 23rd, 2013 12:00 pm by Staff reports

Stories from this past week include a Va. man who drowned, a dead bear found on Wilcox drive, search for new police chief and a Hawkins County school official has been fired. Find these stories and more in stories you may have missed.

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Newly insured to deepen primary care doctor gap

Newly insured to deepen primary care doctor gap

June 22nd, 2013 6:41 pm by ANN SANNER, Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Getting face time with the family doctor could soon become even harder. A shortage of primary care physicians in some parts of the country is expected to worsen as millions of newly insured Americans gain coverage.

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Wing walker, pilot die in crash at Ohio air show

Wing walker, pilot die in crash at Ohio air show

June 22nd, 2013 6:26 pm by ASHLEY THOMAS, Associated Press

CINCINNATI — A plane carrying a wing walker crashed at an air show and exploded into flames Saturday, killing the pilot and stunt walker, authorities said.

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Zimmerman judge: No testimony on 911 call screams

June 22nd, 2013 2:13 pm by Associated Press

Judge Debra Nelson ruled that the methods used by the experts aren't reliable. But her ruling doesn't prevent the 911 calls from being played at trial.

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Kingsport BMA approves 2014 budget, along with other projects

Kingsport BMA approves 2014 budget, along with other projects

June 22nd, 2013 1:00 pm by Matthew Lane

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen did more than just approve Kingsport’s budget for 2014 this week. City leaders also took action on a number of smaller, but notable projects.

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Beagle-boxer-basset wins World's Ugliest Dog

Beagle-boxer-basset wins World's Ugliest Dog

June 22nd, 2013 12:21 pm by Associated Press

"This dog looked like he's been photo-shopped with pieces from various dogs and maybe a few other animals," judge Brian Sobel said.

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