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Actress hints at Senate run in speech

Updated: 03/22/2013 - Actress and Kentucky native Ashley Judd made a rare public reference to her possible run for the seat held by Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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Ancient afterglow of Big Bang shows older universe

Posted: 03/21/2013 - New results from a look into the split second after the Big Bang indicate the universe is a bit older than previously thought but the core concepts of the cosmos - how it began, what it's made of and where it's going - seem to be on the right track.

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NY appeals court to consider local fracking bans

Updated: 03/21/2013 - Towns that want to control land use through zoning against the drilling industry are being pitted against landowners who say state law trumps local authority when it comes to oil and gas development in New York.

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Rand Paul endorses immigrant path to citizenship

Updated: 03/19/2013 - Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul is endorsing a path to citizenship for the nation's illegal immigrants, a significant move for a favorite of tea party Republicans who are often seen as hostile to such an approach.

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GOP roadmap calls for immigration reform

Posted: 03/18/2013 - The Republican National Committee is endorsing comprehensive immigration reform as part of a multi-step roadmap designed to improve the GOP's brand among minority voters who overwhelmingly backed Democrats last fall.

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Farmer could be on Ethics Commission agenda Monday

Posted: 03/18/2013 - The Executive Branch Ethics Commission has a meeting set for Monday when they could decide whether former University of Kentucky basketball star Richie Farmer violated any of rules when he was state agriculture commissioner.

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Governor hopes to increase Ky. business with Canada

Updated: 03/12/2013 - Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear says he will lead a trade mission to Canada in June, and that international businesses interested in participating should sign up quickly due to limited spacing.

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Lawmakers reach deal on tax oversight bill

Posted: 03/12/2013 - House and Senate negotiators have worked out a tentative agreement on a bill that would strengthen accountability of Kentucky's 1,200-plus taxing districts that collect revenue for a variety of local government entities ranging from fire departments to libraries.

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Lawmakers remain at odds on pension reform

Posted: 03/12/2013 - Lawmakers are still at odds on how to shore up Kentucky's financially troubled pension plans for state and local government retirees.

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Lawmakers remain at impasse on how to fix pension

Updated: 03/11/2013 - Gov. Steve Beshear and legislative leaders still have not broken an impasse on how to go about shoring up the financially troubled pension plans for state and local government retirees.

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Obama: Outreach to GOP aimed at ending gridlock

Updated: 03/09/2013 - President Barack Obama says he's reaching out to lawmakers from both parties in hopes of untangling the gridlock that has stymied progress on budget issues in Washington.

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China foreign minister rejects hacking accusations

Updated: 03/09/2013 - China's foreign minister has rejected accusations that the country's military was behind massive hacking attacks on U.S. and other foreign targets and called for more international cooperation in policing the Internet.

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