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99 charged in Shelby County in check cashing ring

Adrian Sainz-Associate Press

Ninety-nine people have been charged with cashing more than $41,000 in checks using an illegally-obtained state of Tennessee account number, authorities said Tuesday.

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‘They just beat the hell out of us’

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For a night, the Houston Rockets’ new defensive mindset was blown up completely, leading to a blowout by the Memphis Grizzlies.

The Grizzlies dominated a showdown between the teams with the NBA's best records, running away from the Rockets in a 119-93 victory on Monday night.

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Obama’s step-grandmother in U.S. to promote schools

Sarah Obama

UNITED NATIONS — Barack Obamas 94-year-old step-grandmother is in the United States this week to promote her dream of a modern education and health complex in the western Kenyan village where the president's father was raised and is buried — and hopes to see the president again.

Sarah Obama, who was married to the president's late grandfather, said in an interview through an interpreter on Monday that she had "a vision" sitting under her favorite mango tree in the tiny village of Kogelo in 2013 of a legacy that would continue her work helping children and live on long after she is gone.

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5 things to know as Steelers beat Titans 27-24

Titans

NASHVILLE — The Pittsburgh Steelers go into their bye with Le'Veon Bell showing he can help Ben Roethlisberger with the balance coach Mike Tomlin has been wanting all season.

Bell turned in the best rushing performance in the NFL this season Monday night with 204 yards, and the Steelers finally beat a struggling team as they rallied for a 27-24 win over the Tennessee Titans.

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Tenn. has lowest number of uninsured in decade

NASHVILLE (AP) — A new University of Tennessee report says the number of uninsured people in Tennessee has hit a 10-year low.

Media cited the study in reporting that the number of people without health insurance shrunk about 25 percent in the first year of the health insurance marketplace, which was implemented under the federal Affordable Care Act. It was the biggest drop since the university began collecting data 20 years ago.

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