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Lung cancer screening could cost Medicare billions

Lung cancer screening could cost Medicare billions

May 14th, 2014 6:13 pm by Associated Press

Every person covered by Medicare would shell out an additional $3 a month if the government agreed to pay to screen certain current and former smokers for lung cancer, a new study estimates.

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Anger, grief simmer after 245 miners die in Turkey

Anger, grief simmer after 245 miners die in Turkey

May 14th, 2014 3:32 pm by DESMOND BUTLER and SUZAN FRASER, Associated Press

In a relentless procession that ignited wails of grief, rescue workers coated in grime lumbered out of a mine in western Turkey again and again on Wednesday, struggling to carry stretchers laden with bodies.

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Woman, 54, set to receive honorary diploma from Sullivan Central High School

Woman, 54, set to receive honorary diploma from Sullivan Central High School

May 14th, 2014 3:24 pm by Rick Wagner

More than three decades after last attending Sullivan Central High School, Zenda Carmody will go across the stage and receive her high school diploma Thursday night.

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Consumers losing doctors with new insurance plans

Consumers losing doctors with new insurance plans

May 14th, 2014 12:46 pm by KELLI KENNEDY, Associated Press

Some consumers who bought insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law have buyer's remorse after realizing that their longtime doctors aren't accepting the new plans.

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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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