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CDC: Nurse exposed to Ebola should not have flown

CDC: Nurse exposed to Ebola should not have flown

October 15th, 2014 3:13 pm by MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer

A top federal health official said Wednesday that a Texas nurse exposed to the Ebola virus never should have taken a flight from Cleveland to the Dallas area.

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Tennesseans urged to fight 'voter suppression'

Tennesseans urged to fight 'voter suppression'

October 15th, 2014 3:11 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Cooper said the tougher voting laws are examples of "voter suppression," and the way to fight back is to have heavy voter turnout, particularly from blacks and younger voters.

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Killer of country comic 'Stringbean' gets parole

Killer of country comic 'Stringbean' gets parole

October 15th, 2014 3:10 pm by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

The Akemans were fatally shot in 1973 as they returned home following a performance of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Stringbean also performed on the TV program "Hee Haw."

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Tennessee localities will vote Nov. 4 on wine sales in retail food stores

Tennessee localities will vote Nov. 4 on wine sales in retail food stores

October 15th, 2014 9:24 am by Hank Hayes

On Nov. 4, nearly 80 localities will vote on the so-called "wine in grocery stores" referendum, including all three Tri-Cities and a number of smaller Northeast Tennessee towns like Church Hill and Rogersville.

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The Abortion Wars: For abortion foes, a national strategy built at the state level

The Abortion Wars: For abortion foes, a national strategy built at the state level

October 15th, 2014 8:39 am by By Alana Semuels and Maria L. La Ganga, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

The numbers have changed little over the decades: A majority of Americans support abortion. But across the country, the anti-abortion movement has recorded major success in the last four years.

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Second health care worker tests positive for Ebola in Dallas

Second health care worker tests positive for Ebola in Dallas

October 15th, 2014 8:36 am by By Claire Cardona, The Dallas Morning News (MCT)

The worker reported a fever Tuesday and was immediately isolated at the hospital, health department spokeswoman Carrie Williams said in a written statement.

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Road work ahead: TDOT gives area officials update on large projects

Road work ahead: TDOT gives area officials update on large projects

October 15th, 2014 8:08 am by J. H. Osborne

Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey noted that the state's gasoline tax has not been increased since the late 1980s, and said funding concerns for TDOT have left the state's approach to roads as one primarily of maintenance, not improvement.

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Tennessee man charged with raping Holly Bobo

Tennessee man charged with raping Holly Bobo

October 14th, 2014 3:21 pm by Associated Press

Authorities say the brother of a man charged with kidnapping and killing a Tennessee woman has been charged with raping her.

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Storms blamed for 2 deaths sweep across the South

Storms blamed for 2 deaths sweep across the South

October 14th, 2014 9:48 am by JEFF MARTIN, Associated Press

The vast system, which claimed two lives Monday after spinning off tornadoes in Arkansas and Missouri, sent heavy thunderstorms across much of Georgia.

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Tenn. voters to decide on veterans gaming measure

Tenn. voters to decide on veterans gaming measure

October 14th, 2014 9:39 am by Associated Press

State law limits nonprofit gaming activities to raffles, reverse raffles, cakewalks and cakewheels. It does not authorize bingo, which was responsible for one of the darkest and bloodiest phases in Tennessee's political history.

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