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Roundup: News briefs

Roundup: News briefs

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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Roundup: News briefs

Roundup: News briefs

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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Roundup: News briefs

Roundup: News briefs

Bill seeks to repeal Common Core, set up panel

NASHVILLE (AP) – Two Republican state senators have filed legislation to repeal the state's Common Core standards.

The measure would set up a so-called Tennessee Standards Commission that would recommend to the State Board of Education standards to be used in the state's K-12 public schools.

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Roundup: News briefs

Roundup: News briefs

Nashville lawyer lead counsel in cemetery lawsuit

 (AP) — A Nashville lawyer has been appointed lead attorney in a class action lawsuit against a Memphis cemetery accused of mishandling bodies.

Kathryn Barnett, managing partner of the Nashville office of Morgan & Morgan, is working with other law firms in handling the lawsuit against Galilee Memorial Gardens. A trial for the lawsuit has been set for October 2015.

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African-American military leaders uphold a proud tradition of service

African-American military leaders uphold a proud tradition of service

As the nation pauses this Veteran’s Day to honor past and present members of our fighting forces, a brief review of the long list of African-American men and women in the military reveals faith in country, courage within and outside of battle, and above all personal strength and spiritual conviction.

The list of these African-American military leaders has not always been a staple of high school history courses. Yet, the following individuals past and present are among those that have been an inspiration to Black America for more than a century:

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Roundup: News briefs

Roundup: News briefs

Shelby County officials warn of temperature drop

 (AP) — Emergency officials in Shelby County are advising residents to take precautions ahead of a significant drop in temperatures this week.

National Weather Service forecasters in Memphis say temperatures are expected to fall into the 40s on Tuesday afternoon, then drop into the 30s on Tuesday night.

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