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Number of uninsured Americans rises to 50.7 million

September 17th, 2010 5:03 am by Staff Report

According to USA Today a record rise in the number of people without health insurance across the nation is fueling renewed debate over a health care law that could to work better at boosting coverage than controlling costs.More than 50 million people were

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Drug-resistant 'superbugs' hit 20 states, spread worldwide

September 17th, 2010 4:58 am by Staff Report

USA Today is reporting that bacteria that are able to survive every modern antibiotic are cropping up in many U.S. hospitals and are spreading outside the USA, public health officials say.The bugs, reported by hospitals in more than 20 states, typically s

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Gov. Bredesen calls for more budget cuts

September 17th, 2010 4:44 am by Chas Sisk

The state of Tennessee is preparing to cut its budget by between $45 million and $160 million next year under plans being put together by the outgoing administration of Gov. Phil Bredesen. In the first step toward writing the state budget for the year

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Discovery of 'little girl's panties' leads to East Tennessee man's arrest for exploiting a minor

September 17th, 2010 4:42 am by Staff Report

KNOXVILLE - The discovery of "little girl panties" by his girlfriend at the home the couple shared led to the arrest of a South Knox County man. Bob Robinson, 49, of Maloney Road was arrested about 7 p.m. Wednesday at Carl Cowan Park in West Knox County,

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Study: Each pack of cigarettes sold in Tenn. costs the state $20

September 17th, 2010 4:39 am by Kristi L. Nelson

Every time a pack of cigarettes is sold in Tennessee, more than $20 goes up in smoke.So says a national study by researchers at Penn State University, who compared the costs to society of smoking with the economic benefits of states providing smoking cess

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SW Va. Regional Jail settles $2M sex discrimination suit

September 17th, 2010 4:28 am by Staff Report

According to a Bristol Herald Courier report the the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Authority has settled a sex discrimination lawsuit filed by a former female guard who claimed that inmate abuse and scandals involving top officials were often overlooke

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