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Jimmy Carter call US-Cuba diplomacy 'courageous'

Updated: 12:24 PM - Former President Jimmy Carter says he is "proud and grateful" for the president's efforts to restore diplomatic ties with Cuba. Carter calls the shift in policy "courageous."

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Health exchange processes 100,000 in past month

Updated: 12/17/2014 - More than 100,000 people in Kentucky have applied for or renewed their health care coverage through the state's health benefit exchange during a one-month open enrollment.

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Sen. Neal elected to board of national caucus

Posted: 12/16/2014 - Senate Democratic Caucus Chairman Gerald Neal has been elected to the National Board of Directors of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators.

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'Exodus: Gods and Kings' conquers the box office

Updated: 12/14/2014 - "Exodus: Gods and Kings" ruled the box office its opening weekend with a chart-topping $24.5 million, according to box office tracker Rentrak's Sunday estimates.

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White House: Obama supports spending bill

Posted: 12/11/2014 - The White House says President Barack Obama will sign a $1.1 trillion spending bill that has drawn widespread opposition from Democrats over its inclusion of banking and campaign money provisions they dislike.

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US retail sales climb on holiday shopping

Updated: 12/11/2014 - U.S. retail sales perked up in November with the start of the holiday shopping season, led by online buying and purchases of autos, clothing and electronics.

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McConnell: Senate GOP wants to rein in EPA

Updated: 12/06/2014 - Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the new Republican-run Senate will try to rein in the Environmental Protection Agency by targeting its budget.

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Eric Holder: Cleveland Police engaged in pattern of excessive force

Updated: 12/04/2014 - Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday that "there is reasonable cause to believe that the Cleveland Division of Police engages in a pattern and practice of using excessive force," after Justice Department investigators examined nearly 600 cases of use of force that occurred between 2010 and 2013.

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School lockdown on US base in SKorea a precaution

Updated: 11/30/2014 - A high school principal at a U.S. base in South Korea says officials locked down the school and base as a precaution after someone reported an unscheduled "active shooter drill."

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6 counties chosen for post-election audit in Ky.

Posted: 11/21/2014 - Attorney General Jack Conway says six Kentucky counties have been chosen in a random drawing to undergo independent inquires for any potential irregularities during this month's election.

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NSA director: China can damage US power grid

Posted: 11/21/2014 - China and "one or two" other countries are capable of mounting cyberattacks that would shut down the electric grid and other critical systems in parts of the United States, according to Adm. Michael Rogers, director of the National Security Agency and head of U.S. Cyber Command.

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McConnell confident Democrats will join EPA fight

SENATOR MITCH MCCONNELL

Posted: 11/15/2014 - Newly elected Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he expects Democrats will join him in his quest to thwart the Environmental Protection Agency's efforts to reduce the country's carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants.

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