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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A federal judge says he may rule as early as next week on a lawsuit accusing the state of failing to provide certain services required by the federal health care law. The lawsuit says the state did not provide in-person assistance and forced applicants to apply for TennCare through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace website.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Prosecutors say the mother of a 4-month-old girl who died of drug toxicity has been indicted on a reckless homicide charge. The Shelby County district attorney's office says 34-year-old Catrina Perryman has been charged in the death of her daughter, Isabella Chavez.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Eight candidates have applied with the Tennessee Supreme Court for the next eight-year term as state attorney general. Tennessee is the only state where the high court appoints the attorney general. The justices plan to hold public hearings with candidates they deem qualified for the job.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Republican lawmaker suggests that Gov. Bill Haslam isn't serious about submitting a proposal for Medicaid expansion in Tennessee. Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris says he feels the governor is "not very serious" about a proposal to expand Medicaid because he has not conferred with lawmakers on the issue.

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