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GOP seeks alternative to overtime pay

Posted: 05/06/2013 - It seems like a simple proposition: give employees who work more than 40 hours a week the option of taking paid time off instead of overtime pay.

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School districts seek 'Innovation' status

Posted: 05/06/2013 - Education experts will soon be examining applications from public schools districts across Kentucky that want to become "Districts of Innovation."

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DEA collects 7,100 pounds of drugs at take-back

Posted: 05/06/2013 - The federal Drug Enforcement Administration collected more than 7,100 pounds of unwanted, unused and expired prescription medications in Kentucky during a National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

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NH sale features EKG of Armstrong's moon heartbeat

Updated: 05/06/2013 - A New Hampshire auction house will soon accept bids on space and aviation artifacts, including an electrocardiogram of Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong's heartbeat taken when he first set foot on the moon.

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Feds: Hepatitis B no barrier to health practice

Posted: 05/05/2013 - The federal government has moved to protect hepatitis B-positive health care providers and students studying for a career in medicine or dentistry from being targeted because of their diagnosis.

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Compulsive gambling funds off pace of new casinos

Posted: 05/05/2013 - The unrelenting spread of casino gambling across America is reaping billions of dollars for the industry and government coffers yet is also creating more compulsive gamblers. Addiction experts say the sum spent for treatment and counseling isn't enough to keep pace.

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New jobs and energy gains helping lift US economy

Updated: 05/06/2013 - A stronger-than-expected April rebound in job creation and recent dramatic discoveries of vast U.S. oil and gas reserves are helping to lift the American economy out its long funk.

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Bangladesh building-collapse toll tops 600

Posted: 05/05/2013 - Police in Bangladesh say more than 600 bodies have now been recovered from a garment-factory building that collapsed 11 days ago, and the grim recovery work continues.

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Readying new Syria push, US feels out Russia again

Posted: 05/04/2013 - The U.S. is trying to leverage new evidence that Syrian President Bashar Assad's government used chemical weapons, and make a fresh diplomatic and possible military push with allies to end the country's civil war.

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