CEO says no plans to cut back on staff, services at St. Francis

The CEO of LifePoint Health, which is on the verge of acquiring St. Francis Hospital, assured a crowd of about 80 people that his company has no intention of reducing the level of staffing or the number of lines of services provided by it, should their deal go through.

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Chicken coop trial: Mother found guilty of child cruelty

Now Diana Franklin will be the one who’s locked away while someone else decides what she eats. Sheriff’s deputies took the 48-year-old Taylor County woman into custody Monday after a jury found her guilty of confining her adopted daughter in various outbuildings on family property outside Butler, denying her food and comfort, and on one occasion putting a gun to her head and threatening to shoot.

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Natalia Naman Temesgen: A little thought experiment

In light of the horrific, IS-led terror attacks in Paris, civilians, military personnel and politicians alike are debating how America should proceed with regard to Syrian refugees. It's a layered and complex issue, no doubt. But it seems nearly every opinion brought to the floor is rooted in an emotional reaction to the threat of terror.

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