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11:20am

Thu June 28, 2012
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Reaction in Tennessee to Health Care Ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reaction in Tennessee to Thursday's Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act has been strong if somewhat predictable.

Within hours of the decision’s announcement, Governor Haslam had recorded and uploaded his reaction to YouTube.

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11:20am

Wed June 27, 2012
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TCAP Scores Rise in Latest Round of Tests

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Tennessee student scores are up overall in the latest round of assessment tests of elementary and middle school students.

Gov. Bill Haslam and Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman announced the statewide test results at a Nashville middle school Tuesday.

The governor credited the state's recent emphasis on improving education standards in Tennessee for producing the improved results.

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11:11am

Wed June 27, 2012
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Inventor Hopes to Harness the Mississippi to Generate Power

MEMPHIS, Tenn (AP/WMOT) — A West Tennessee inventor has won a $125,000 grant from the state to develop a water turbine that he says will harness the power of the Mississippi River to generate electricity.

Geoff Greene of Memphis invented a slow-turning turbine that will transfer power into the local electricity grid. Using the grant and private funds, Greene plans to build a prototype to conduct reliability testing in the Mississippi later this summer.

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11:05am

Wed June 27, 2012
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Heat Deaths Feared As Temperatures Rise

MEMPHIS, Tenn (AP/WMOT) — The sick, elderly, or those who don't have an air conditioner are being urged to take special precautions as temperatures approach 100 degrees and the risk of heat-related deaths rises.

The National Weather Service says temperatures will climb into the triple-digits by Thursday in much of the state. Forecasters say in an advisory that it will feel like a "pressure cooker" here in the Mid-State by Friday.

Middle Tennessee Medical Center ER Doc Kevin Beier suggests when it’s time to seek medical care.

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12:25pm

Tue June 26, 2012
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MTSU Signs Pact with University in Turkey

MTSU photo by J. Intintoli

MURFREESBORO: Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Middle Tennessee State has signed an agreement that will result in a student exchange between the university and a school in the nation of Turkey.

MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee and Dr. Resit Ozkanca of Meliksah University in Kayseri, Turkey, inked the deal Monday in Murfreesboro.

Dr. McPhee says his goal in signing the agreement is to help prepare students to compete in the global market place.

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