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EPA adds to W.Va.'s list of impaired waterways

Updated: 03/25/2013 - Federal regulators say the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection improperly left 255 streams totaling 1,000 miles off a list of impaired waterways it submitted for approval last fall.

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Patriot eyeing Ky. for bioenergy plant

Posted: 03/25/2013 - A bioenergy company has been scouting out locations and buildings in a Corbin business park as it looks for a site to build a plant processing sugar beets into fuel.

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Funding source for Paducah plant cleanup uncertain

Posted: 03/25/2013 - A funding source and start date for the cleanup of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant is uncertain as officials try to grapple with budget issues and when the facility will cease operations.

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Talks continue on industrial hemp legislation

Posted: 03/25/2013 - House Floor Leader Rocky Adkins is reporting progress in negotiations on a bill that would allow Kentucky to quickly license hemp growers if the federal government ever lifts a ban on the crop.

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High court weighs drug companies' generics policy

Posted: 03/25/2013 - The Supreme Court is struggling with whether it should stop pharmaceutical corporations from paying generic drug competitors to delay releasing their cheaper versions of brand-name drugs.

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Cyprus bailout lifts US stock markets

Posted: 03/25/2013 - U.S. stock markets are opening higher after Cyprus clinched a last-minute bailout that saved it from bankruptcy.

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Russia moves to restructure loan to Cyprus

Posted: 03/25/2013 - A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin says the president has asked the government to restructure a 2.5 billion euro ($3.2 billion) loan to Cyprus.

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Spring snowstorm hits central states, pushes east

Updated: 03/25/2013 - A wide-ranging storm is burying thoughts of springtime weather across a number of Midwestern states under a blanket of snow and slush, leaving in its wake dashed Palm Sunday plans, dozens of canceled flights and treacherous roadways as it churns eastward.

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Knox awaits verdict from Italy's highest court

Posted: 03/25/2013 - A lawyer says Amanda Knox is "very anxious" as Italy's top criminal court hears arguments from prosecutors appealing her acquittal in the murder of her roommate.

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Kentucky women sink Navy 61-41 in NCAA tourney

Updated: 03/24/2013 - DaNesha Stallworth scored 18 points and Jennifer O'Neill added nine of her 12 points in the second half to lead second-seed Kentucky to a 61-41 win over 15th-seeded Navy on Sunday in the opening round of the NCAA women's tournament.

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GOP's 'no' on Medicaid becomes "Let's make a deal'

Updated: 03/24/2013 - Given the choice of whether to expand Medicaid under President Barack Obama's health care law, many Republican governors and lawmakers initially responded with an emphatic "no."

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Detroit manager to listen, then assess priorities

Updated: 03/24/2013 - A bankruptcy lawyer and turnaround expert tasked with reviving Detroit's beleaguered finances could be greeted by a crowd of protesters when he arrives at work Monday.

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Little progress on jobs for disabled Americans

Posted: 03/24/2013 - Whether it means opening school track meets to a deaf child or developing a new lunch menu with safe alternatives for students with food allergies, recent Obama administration decisions could significantly affect Americans with disabilities.

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New pope revives question: What is a 'Latino?'

Posted: 03/24/2013 - Pope Francis is being hailed as the "first Latino pope." He's a native Spanish speaker born and raised in the South American nation of Argentina. But for some Latinos in the United States, there's a catch: The pope's parents were born in Italy.

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Kerry in Iraq to press on Iran flights to Syria

Posted: 03/24/2013 - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged Iraq's leaders on an unannounced visit to Baghdad to halt Iranian overflights of weapons and fighters heading to Syria and to overcome sectarian differences that still threaten Iraqi stability 10 years after the American-led invasion that toppled dictator Saddam Hussein.

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Winning $338M Powerball jackpot ticket sold in NJ

Posted: 03/24/2013 - A single ticket sold in New Jersey matched all six numbers in Saturday night's drawing for the $338.3 million Powerball jackpot, lottery officials said. It was the 13th drawing held in the days since a Virginia man won a $217 million jackpot Feb. 6.

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Powerball jackpot tantalizes at $320 million

Posted: 03/24/2013 - People across the country are hoping to pick the six winning Powerball numbers drawn Saturday night - and the $320 million jackpot that comes with them.

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