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Barr to take oath of office Thursday in DC

Posted: 01/03/2013 - Barr, a Lexington attorney, won election in November over Democratic U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler in a bitter race to represent the 6th Congressional District.

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Despite deal, taxes to rise for most Americans

Updated: 01/02/2013 - The tax package negotiated by President Barack Obama and Senate Republicans and passed by Congress will protect 99 percent of Americans from an income tax increase.

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White House meeting a last stab at a fiscal deal

Updated: 12/28/2012 - A Friday afternoon meeting among congressional leaders and the president stands as a make-or-break moment for negotiations to avoid across-the-board first-of-the-year tax increases and deep spending cuts.

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Obama's 2nd inauguration to draw smaller crowds

Posted: 12/26/2012 - City officials are expecting 600,000 to 800,000 visitors for the Jan. 21 inauguration, far less than the 1.8 million people who flooded the National Mall four years ago.

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Grimes to explore early voting

Updated: 12/20/2012 - Alison Lundergan Grimes said in a news release Wednesday she plans to hold meetings statewide next year to discuss whether Kentucky should change its election laws to allow early and unexcused absentee voting.

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Election over, administration unleashes new rules

Updated: 12/13/2012 - In recent weeks, the administration has proposed rules to deal with runoff from logging roads, require data recorders in cars and trucks and implement the new health care law.

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Fiscal cliff talks appear to be stalled

Posted: 12/12/2012 - House Speaker John Boehner and President Barack Obama spoke on the phone Tuesday, a day after the president offered to reduce his initial demand for $1.6 trillion in higher tax revenue over a decade to $1.4 trillion.

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Morehead awarded grant from NCAA

Posted: 12/12/2012 - The NCAA has selected Morehead State as one of six institutions for a grant as part of a three-year pilot program aimed to increase student-athlete academic performance.

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