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More women leading auto dealerships

More women leading auto dealerships

December 12th, 2014 9:38 am by By Joe Taschler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Fewer than 8 percent of all car dealerships nationwide have female owners.

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150 years ago, Kingsport's fall opened the door for Union advance into SW Va.

150 years ago, Kingsport's fall opened the door for Union advance into SW Va.

December 12th, 2014 9:37 am by Ned Jilton

On Dec. 13 1864, all the plans and preparation of the Confederates' defenses were undone by a man from Kingsport who knew the North Fork of the Holston River.

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Ramsey: Medicaid expansion a possibility in Tenn.

Ramsey: Medicaid expansion a possibility in Tenn.

December 12th, 2014 6:51 am by Associated Press

Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey says that if fellow Republican Gov. Bill Haslam succeeds in his negotiations with President Obama's administration on a special Tennessee deal for Medicaid expansion, the result could be "sellable" to skeptical lawmakers.

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DOJ says tribes can decide whether to legalize pot

DOJ says tribes can decide whether to legalize pot

December 12th, 2014 12:27 am by Associated Press

The U.S. Justice Department said Thursday Indian tribes can grow and sell marijuana on their lands as long as they follow the same federal conditions laid out for states that have legalized the drug.

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America's Health Rankings says it's unhealthy to be us

America's Health Rankings says it's unhealthy to be us

December 11th, 2014 11:05 pm by Nick Shepherd

High obesity rates, lack of physical activity and the worst violent crime rate in the country contributed to Tennessee being ranked close to the bottom in overall health, according to a recent report which ranks all 50 states in overall health.

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Man survives 12 days adrift in small boat off Hawaii

Man survives 12 days adrift in small boat off Hawaii

December 11th, 2014 9:00 pm by By Javier Panzar, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

After spending 12 days surviving off raw fish while lost at sea, Hawaii fisherman Ron Ingraham, 67, had a simple request for the friends who gathered to greet him when the U.S. Coast Guard brought him home: Anybody got a cigarette?

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White House swings behind huge $1.1T spending bill

White House swings behind huge $1.1T spending bill

December 11th, 2014 7:00 pm by DAVID ESPO, Associated Press; ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press

House Republican leaders narrowly quelled a revolt among their conservatives Thursday, then worked to overcome Democratic opposition to legislation to provide $1.1 trillion in government spending

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Haslam and UT: Student trustee's resignation letter not public

Haslam and UT: Student trustee's resignation letter not public

December 11th, 2014 6:01 pm by The Associated Press/Knoxville News-Sentinel

R.J. Duncan quit the board six months into a two-year appointment by the governor, left UT Oct. 11.

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Students less likely to report sexual assault than nonstudents, study says

Students less likely to report sexual assault than nonstudents, study says

December 11th, 2014 5:41 pm by The Associated Press/Los Angeles Times

Department of Justice study also found 20 percent of victims fear reprisal if they report attack.

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42.9 million Americans have unpaid medical bills

42.9 million Americans have unpaid medical bills

December 11th, 2014 10:30 am by JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer

The findings suggest that many Americans are being trapped by debt because they are confused by the notices they get from hospitals and insurance companies about the cost of treatment.

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