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GOP-controlled House approves legislation imposing one-year delay in parts of Obamacare

GOP-controlled House approves legislation imposing one-year delay in parts of Obamacare

September 29th, 2013 12:48 am by DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent

WASHINGTON — Locked in a deepening struggle with President Barack Obama, the Republican-controlled House approved legislation early Sunday imposing a one-year delay in key parts of the nation’s health care law.

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It’s still too early to tell the long-term impact of e-cigarettes

It’s still too early to tell the long-term impact of e-cigarettes

September 28th, 2013 10:44 pm by Jennifer Sprouse and Nathan Baker, NET News Service

There are a lot of differences between cigarettes and electronic cigarettes –– size, shape, smell –– but local medical experts say it’s hard to predict what the long-term health impact will be for current users.

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UPDATED WEDNESDAY School project: Countywide  group putting  focus on finding facts  —  for now

UPDATED WEDNESDAY School project: Countywide group putting focus on finding facts — for now

September 28th, 2013 8:57 pm by Rick Wagner

When Kingsport-based Eastman Chemical Co. bought Solutia Inc. in 2012 and moved employees from St. Louis to the Tri-Cities, Sullivan County school board Vice Chairman Jack Bales said many chose to live in Washington County, not Sullivan County.

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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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