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Despite abuse deterrent formulation, Purdue Pharma's OxyContin continues to be used by some people with opioid addiction to get high. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Insurer To Purdue Pharma: We Won't Pay For OxyContin Anymore

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Federal Judge In Texas To Hear States' Case Against Obamacare

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Emergency room doctors face long-term stress, making them especially prone to depression and suicide. Blake Farmer/WPLN hide caption

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When Doctors Struggle With Suicide, Their Profession Often Fails Them

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Family Caregivers Exchange Tips, Share Stories To Ease Alzheimer's Losses

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Police In Tenn. Search For Gunman Who Killed 4 At Waffle House

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Beloved Singer And Songwriter Mel Tillis Dies At 85

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Host Carrie Underwood, who panned the CMA's decision to avoid any mention of guns during Wednesday's award show, performed a hymn as the photos of all 58 victims from Las Vegas flashed on the screen. Rick Diamond/Getty Images hide caption

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Country Music Association Awards Honor Las Vegas Shooting Victims

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Glen Campbell, Country Music Legend, Is Dead At 81

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Despite Trump's Push, Obstacles Remain For Return Of Apprenticeships

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Is 'Fred Douglas' Park Named After Frederick Douglass?

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Marcus Johnson, a 12th-grader at the Tennessee School for the Blind, takes a timed test on interpreting charts and graphs, typing his answers into his Braille writer. Blake Farmer/WPLN hide caption

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As Braille Literacy Declines, Reading Competitions Held To Boost Interest

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam (right) speaks at Cane Ridge High School while Senator Mark Norris looks on. A recent audit found that one in three high school graduates hadn't fulfilled the state's graduation requirements. Dawn Majors/Courtesy of the Office of Governor Bill Haslam hide caption

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