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Official: VA improperly spends $5 billion a year on health

Official: VA improperly spends $5 billion a year on health

May 15th, 2015 7:34 am by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

"Gross mismanagement" by senior agency leaders has wasted billions of dollars and made a "mockery" of federal laws regarding purchasing of goods and services, said Jan Frye, deputy assistant secretary for acquisition and logistics.

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'King of the Blues' legend B.B. King dead at age 89

'King of the Blues' legend B.B. King dead at age 89

May 15th, 2015 7:17 am by KEN RITTER, Associated Press

B.B. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname King of the Blues, died late Thursday at home in Las Vegas. He was 89.

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Kingsport murderer dies on death row

Kingsport murderer dies on death row

May 14th, 2015 8:30 pm by Nick Shepherd

A Sullivan County man sentenced to death in 1978, making him the longest tenured Tennessee inmate on death row, died Wednesday of natural causes.

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Amtrak train in deadly wreck was speeding, but why?

Amtrak train in deadly wreck was speeding, but why?

May 14th, 2015 9:37 am by GEOFF MULVIHILL, Associated Press

Federal investigators have determined that an Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia, killing at least seven people, was careening through the city at 106 mph before it ran off the rails along a sharp curve

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FBI errors on hair analysis call convictions into question

FBI errors on hair analysis call convictions into question

May 14th, 2015 9:36 am by By Joseph A. Slobodzian, The Philadelphia Inquirer (TNS)

Now, an ongoing FBI hair-analysis review - preliminary results were announced April 20 - recommends a wholesale look at cases in which testimony about microscopic hair analysis contributed to a guilty verdict.

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In Wisconsin's capital city, police protests stay peaceful

In Wisconsin's capital city, police protests stay peaceful

May 14th, 2015 9:35 am by TODD RICHMOND, Associated Press

No one has hurled so much as a pebble, broken anything or thrown any punches in protests since Officer Matt Kenney shot 19-year-old Tony Robinson in March in a home near the Capitol building.

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Haslam to honor 3 slain servicemen from Tennessee

Haslam to honor 3 slain servicemen from Tennessee

May 14th, 2015 9:34 am by Associated Press

Gov. Bill Haslam will honor three slain Armed Services members from Tennessee during a ceremony in Nashville. Haslam is scheduled to honor the servicemen at a ceremony Friday at War Memorial Plaza.

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J.C. parents arrested after toddler's surgeries to remove foreign objects

J.C. parents arrested after toddler's surgeries to remove foreign objects

May 14th, 2015 7:34 am by NET News Service

A Johnson City couple was arrested Wednesday on felony neglect charges after their 2-year-old son needed several surgeries to remove foreign objects from his digestive system.

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Lawyers give closing arguments in marathon bomber's trial

Lawyers give closing arguments in marathon bomber's trial

May 14th, 2015 7:30 am by DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer

Prosecutors and defense attorneys on Wednesday made their final appeals to the jury that will decide the fate of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as jurors began deliberating whether the Boston Marathon bomber should get life in prison or the death penalty.

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Group says Tennessee has transportation 'crisis'

Group says Tennessee has transportation 'crisis'

May 13th, 2015 8:30 pm by Hank Hayes

An advocacy group warned Wednesday that Tennessee has a "transportation infrastructure funding crisis" threatening driver safety and the state's economic competitiveness.

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