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6:19am

Thu November 29, 2012
Sports

MTSU Leaves Sun Belt for Conference USA

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Middle Tennessee State University President Sidney A. McPhee held a news conference this morning to announce big changes for Blue Raider sports.

“Today ladies and gentlemen, I’m pleased to formally announce that Middle Tennessee State University has accepted an invitation to become a member of Conference USA.”

In a press statement, MTSU says it will “enjoy significant national and regional television exposure and revenue sharing,” as a new Conference USA member school.

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12:34pm

Wed November 28, 2012
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Tenn. Infant Morality Likened to Third World Country

Credit nfnf.org

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than 800 medically fragile newborns are cared for each year by an organization launched in Tennessee more than a decade ago with the help of former Titan offensive tackle Fred Miller.

Nurses for Newborns of Tennessee conducts more than 4400 home visits a year to follow the growth of at-risk babies to the age of 2.

Executive director Vicki Beaver says her nurses are ready to take a phone call from moms in need of assistance  24 hours a day.

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12:25pm

Wed November 28, 2012
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Afghanistan vs. Tennessee: An International Debate

The MTSU debate team faces off against a debate team from Afghanistan November 27, 2012.
Credit MTSU

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The ancient art of debate intersected with the latest in communications technology earlier this week at Middle Tennessee State University.

MTSU’s debate team faced off against a debate team in Afghanistan by way of Skype video conferencing. The debate focused on the internet and democracy.

The competition began just after midnight Tuesday morning; the middle of the day in Afghanistan.

MTSU debate coach Patrick Richey says his team was impressed with the competition.

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12:16pm

Wed November 28, 2012
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Catholic Challenge to Health Care Law Dismissed

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a group of Catholic nonprofits in Nashville that challenged a provision of the new federal health care law.

An attorney for the nonprofits said in court earlier this month that the agencies have a religious objection to providing health care coverage for their employees that includes services like contraception and sterilization.

He asked U.S. District Judge Todd Campbell to issue an injunction, preventing the government from enforcing the so-called contraceptive mandate.

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1:44pm

Tue November 27, 2012
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Bomb Threats Target Dozens of Tenn. Counties

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Authorities in Tennessee are investigating bomb threats that forced the evacuation of dozens of courthouses across the state, including several here in Middle Tennessee.

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency’s Dean Flener says that - so far - bomb threats have been made against government facilities in 28 counties.

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