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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — National Weather Service forecasters are issuing storm warnings ahead of an expected drop in temperatures accompanied by snow and ice in Tennessee.

Here in Middle Tennessee, a winter storm warning goes in effect at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening in areas around and north of Interstate 40, including Nashville and Crossville. Meteorologist Brittney Whitehead in the Nashville Office tells us what to expect.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The death toll from this past week’s winter storms is up to 22 in Tennessee.

Officials say six deaths were the result of traffic accidents, three died in a fire, and nine succumbed to hypothermia. The rest were for various causes, including one man who couldn’t get to dialysis treatment.

Most of Middle Tennessee escaped additional damage during Friday’s ice storm, but the Cumberland Plateau wasn’t so lucky.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a possible presidential contender in 2016, will headline the Tennessee Republican Party's annual fundraiser in May.

 

Chairman Chris Devaney says that the Statesmen's Dinner speech by Bush reflects that Tennessee will play a key role in the 2016 nomination process.

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WASHINGTON (APWMOT) — A Tennessee Democrat voted against party and president yesterday to help Republicans pass a bill approving construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.

Nashville Congressman Jim Cooper was one of 28 Democrats to join the Republican majority to pass the bill. Rep. Rep. Steve Cohen, the other Democrat in Tennessee’s congressional delegation, voted against the pipeline.

President Obama has promised to veto the measure. While the bill passed both chambers comfortably, neither has the votes to override a veto.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — This year’s open enrollment period under president Obama’s health care law comes to a close on Sunday.

So far, about 7.5 million people have enrolled using the Affordable Care Act’s online Insurance Marketplace. The marketplace provides federal subsidies for private health insurance for people who don't have job-based policies.

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