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GOP Medicaid cuts would hit states fighting opioid epidemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican drive to roll back Barack Obama’s health care law is on a collision course with a national opioid epidemic that’s not letting up. Medicaid cuts resulting from the GOP legislation would hit hard in states deeply affected by the addiction crisis and struggling to turn ...

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Feeling blue? Crayola seeks help naming its new crayon

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — Crayola has the blues — five, to be exact. The iconic crayon maker left it to fans to come up with a name for a new blue crayon replacing the recently retired color dandelion. After receiving nearly 90,000 submissions, Crayola narrowed it down to five names ...

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State Fire Marshal Encourages Tennesseans to Leave Fireworks to the Experts

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office reminds Tennesseans of a simple, yet significant tip for safer Fourth of July celebrations: Let the pros handle the fireworks. With a multitude of professional displays scheduled for the Fourth, including one of the nation’s largest in Nashville, there’s no shortage of ...

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APSU College of Science and Mathematics renamed College of STEM

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – In the next decade, analysts predict that Amazon, Apple, Google or Tesla will become the world’s first trillion-dollar, publicly traded company. The astounding growth of these companies—Barclays predicts Amazon will triple its revenue by 2027—is leading many to argue that America’s economic future has become dependent on ...

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GOP may keep some Obama tax increases to save health bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leaders considered keeping one of former President Barack Obama’s big tax increases on wealthier Americans and using the money to fatten proposed subsidies for the poor in a bid Thursday to placate moderate GOP lawmakers and salvage their struggling health care bill. With a core ...

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Tennessee city looks to privatize airport

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville’s mayor may privatize the operations of city-owned Nashville International Airport to generate funding for mass transit in middle Tennessee. The Tennessean reports Mayor Megan Barry’s office confirmed hearing a presentation in May from Oaktree Capital Management, an investment firm that has also made bids to ...

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