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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Democratic leaders say Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's decision not to expand Medicaid in Tennessee has cast a pall over his achievements of late. Haslam last year declined to accept the Medicaid money without special arrangements for the state, drawing criticism from Tennessee Democrats.

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden are visiting Fort Campbell on the Tennessee-Kentucky line on Wednesday to speak with soldiers and their families at a career fair. During the visit, the first lady is to announce new government tools to simplify job hunting for veterans making the transition to civilian life.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say two Memphis women have pleaded guilty to filing false tax returns using personal information from dead people. The U.S. attorney's office in Memphis says 31-year-old Nakita Brooks and 30-year-old Cheryl Wright face up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to defraud the government.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The state Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by a Loudon County woman who tried to heal her daughter's cancer through prayer. Jacqueline Crank was convicted of misdemeanor child neglect in 2012 and given a sentence of 11 months and 29 days, suspended to unsupervised probation - 10 years after the death of her teenage daughter.

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