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Gov. Haslam's Medicaid talk draws GOP criticism

Gov. Haslam's Medicaid talk draws GOP criticism

August 30th, 2014 4:00 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

"It seems the governor is not very serious about whatever he has in mind regarding Medicaid expansion, because he hasn't conferred with the General Assembly," Norris said.

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Prosecutor: Ex-governor took bribes from CEO

Prosecutor: Ex-governor took bribes from CEO

August 29th, 2014 7:00 pm by LARRY O'DELL, Associated Press; MATTHEW BARAKAT, Associated Press

In closing arguments, prosecutor David Harbach told jurors they needed to convict McDonnell even though the popular Republican was swept into office in a landslide five years ago.

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8 apply to become next Tenn. attorney general

8 apply to become next Tenn. attorney general

August 29th, 2014 5:00 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

The field of candidates also includes Gov. Bill Haslam's top legal adviser, Herbert Slatery; Republican state Sen. Doug Overbey of Maryville; and courts administrator Bill Young of Brentwood.

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Man gets 27-year sentence in Smokies attack

Man gets 27-year sentence in Smokies attack

August 29th, 2014 10:33 am by Associated Press

Prosecutors have said that in June 2012, William Seevers held at knifepoint a 44-year-old woman who had been hiking on the Gatlinburg Trail.

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Obama cautions against using force to solve crises

Obama cautions against using force to solve crises

August 29th, 2014 10:31 am by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

Faced with deepening crises in the Middle East and Ukraine, President Barack Obama is putting the brakes on the notion that American military power can solve either conflict.

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Ukraine conflict weighs on markets; retailers fall

Ukraine conflict weighs on markets; retailers fall

August 28th, 2014 5:31 pm by Associated Press

U.S. financial markets ended slightly lower Thursday, marking their first loss in a week of record highs.

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Charges against Tennessee gun rights advocate dismissed

Charges against Tennessee gun rights advocate dismissed

August 28th, 2014 5:00 pm by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

A Nashville judge has dismissed charges against a man who walked around downtown last year wearing a bullet-proof vest and carrying an assault rifle with a silencer.

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Advocates urge governor to expand Medicaid

Advocates urge governor to expand Medicaid

August 28th, 2014 3:53 pm by Associated Press

Tennessee NAACP President Gloria Sweet-Love says her group wrote the governor about two weeks ago and will hold events throughout the year to draw attention to the issue.

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Lawmakers call for hearing on new history course

Lawmakers call for hearing on new history course

August 28th, 2014 2:50 pm by Associated Press

The Associated Press reports that the lawmakers wrote a joint letter to the board questioning whether the course "emphasizes negative aspects while omitting or minimizing the positive" aspects of American history.

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Russian columns enter Ukraine; leader urges calm

Russian columns enter Ukraine; leader urges calm

August 28th, 2014 11:59 am by DALTON BENNETT, Associated Press; RAF CASERT, Associated Press

Two columns of tanks and military vehicles rolled into southeastern Ukraine from Russia on Thursday after Grad missiles were fired at a border post and Ukraine's overmatched border guards fled, a top Ukrainian official said.

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